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Workouts 12/10 – 12/17

This week it will be challenging to make time for workouts, but for at least half of it I have a new workout buddy, Danica! She and her fiance/my cousin, J, are visiting San Antonio for an end of semester vacation. I also am heading home to Minnesota mid-week to celebrate an early Christmas with my family.

Saturday, December 10 – 
All Day: 3 hrs walking mostly in the rain (to farmers market, around Riverwalk and to find the car after leaving the Riverwalk)

Sunday, December 11 – 
PM: 15 minutes stairmill, 30 minutes elliptical, 10 min stretch/foam roll

Monday, December 12 –  
PM: Bodypump – Danica and I had never been to this class, but we thoroughly enjoyed it. Bodypump is a weight lifting sequence class where you lift to music and luckily this class hit every muscle group. I have decided since I cannot make myself a weights routine and stick to it, I may just start going to bodypump class two or three times a week.

Tuesday, December 13 –
PM: 20 min run to local track
1 lap jog around track
200 m run/sprint, 200 m recover (:47, :49, :48, :46 were my times for the run/sprint) 

20 min run home
15 min yoga/foam roll

Wednesday, December 14 –
PM: 30 min airport walking 

Thursday, December 15 – REST

Friday, December 16 – REST

Saturday, December 17 –
Noon: 1 hour ice skating

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Posted by on December 24, 2011 in Running, Work Out Logs


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Workouts 12/3-12/9

Ok, the holiday season is kicking my eating butt, well actually the holiday season is probably adding to my butt. The goal for this week is to keep the workouts in high gear so my holiday eating spree doesn’t catch up to me! I also am trying to eat balanced meals during the week so if there are holiday parties, weddings, and eating out with friends and family on the weekends, I have a little cushion. Not the best perspective, but if working out hard is the way I can enjoy (a little too much) good food with good company, it’s totally worth it.

Saturday, December 3rd –
PM: wedding dance! woohoo…I got at least and hour and a half in
Later PM: birthday dancing! yep, I was home early enough that I could join some friends to go out dancing for at least another hour and a half. Plus, a good 20 minutes walking to and from the car.

Sunday, December 4th –
Afternoon: 5 hours of shopping….at least three hours of walking and two hours of standing, my feet feel like they got a workout even if I didn’t really break a sweat.

Monday, December 5th –
Noon; 30 minutes elliptical, 5 min cool down
5 min warm up, incline 10, resistance 5
1 min: incline 20, resistance 1
1 min: incline 19, resistance 2….until  you get to incline 11, resistance 10
3 min back pedal, incline 1, resistance 5
2 min back pedal, incline 1, resistance 7
1 min: incline 10, resistance 5
1 min: incline 9, resistance 5
1 min: incline 8, resistance 6….repeat until you get to incline 1, resistance 10

3 min back pedal cool down

Tuesday, December 6th –
Noon: 20 min run (from work to dr. appointment, the bank, Subway and back to work), 10 min walk, and the following exercises while I was waiting for the dr:
4 x 20 calf raises
3 x 15 squats
3 x 10 incline push-ups
3 x 15 bench dips

Wednesday, December 7th –
PM: 3 hrs of cleaning/housework/laundry

Thursday, December 8th –
Noon: 20 minutes stairmill, 15 min elliptical

Friday, December 9th – REST

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Posted by on December 10, 2011 in Running, Work Out Logs


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Workouts 11/26-12/2

How is it almost December alreday?! Well, we are right in the middle of holiday season, so I’m trying my best to eat right and exercise enough. I’m not totally back into the swing of running, so I’m also trying to vary my workouts to build some muscle and keep myself interested.

Saturday, November 26 –
Afternoon: Crossfit-ish workout  – good but tough
3 rounds of the following in about 36 minutes
25 jumping jacks
25 push-ups
25 squats
25 sit-ups
25 chair dips
25 box(bench) jumps
400 m fast run/sprint (when I was almost at the end of each sprint, I said “I HATE working out! and I never want to do this again!”)

Sunday, November 27 –
PM: 45 min stairmill, 10 min walk, 10 min foam roll & stretch

Monday, November 28 –
Noon: 40 minute walk

Tuesday, November 29 – REST

Wednesday, November 30 –
Noon: 30 minutes stairmill
3 x 50m walking lunges
3 x 15 push-ups

Thursday, December 1 –
Noon: 40 min run, 5 min walk

Friday, December 2 –
Noon: 30 minutes elliptical
2:30 min warm up incline 10, resistance 1,
1 min incline 20, resistance 1
1 min incline 19, resistanse 2
1 min incline 18, resistance 3….(continue until you get to incline 11 and resistance 10)
5 min backpedal on incline 1 and resistance 5 (so I can catch my breath and work different muscles) return to forward pedaling
1 min incline 10 resistance 5
1 min incline 9 resistance 5…(repeat this until you get to incline 1 and resistance 10)
5 min backpedal on incline 1 and resistance 5 (cool down)


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Workouts 11/19 -11/25

Thanksgiving is this week so I have been trying to eat right and exercise enough to make up for all the GREAT food I’ll eat all weekend long with my Texas family at the ranch.

Saturday, November 19 –
AM: 20 minutes stair mill, 3 x 20 abs, 3 x 10 pushups and 10 minutes foam roll

PM: 2 hours of DANCING!!!

Sunday, November 20 –
Afternoon: 60 minutes pilates class

Monday, November 21 –
PM: Mini home workout
3 x 10 push-ups
3 x 20 bodyweight squats
3 set of 21’s, bicep curls (7 reps straight to 90°, 7 reps 90° to full curl, 7 reps full curls)
3 x 20 bodyweight calf raisers
3 x 12 tricep extension on fit ball
3 x 8 bent back fly

Tuesday, November 22 –
PM: 3.28 miles in 30 minutes, 5 min walk, 10 minute foam roll

Wednesday, November 23 – REST

Thursday, November 24 –
2 hour horse back ride (I was SO sore after an hour an a half, I didn’t know if I could make it back to the barn!)

Friday, November 25 –
AM: Pre-Turkey Trot of 30 min run, 10 min walk, 10 min stretch
PM: 1 1/2 hour horseback riding


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Posted by on November 29, 2011 in Running, Work Out Logs


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