Tuesday, November 30, 2010

November Summary

Sigh - another month is over - kinda wish I had a 'good' month but with the CPA test and then being out of town for Thanksgiving my time was really limited. Yes I could have ran at my parents but Ohio in November = C-O-L-D! I'm a FL girl - I dont do cold. haha

Just a warning about December - vacation and holidays will be here before we know it, I'm trying hard to get some miles in before all this happens so dont be disappointed when you dont see an update from me in a while.

33.25 miles in November
Biking: 15.49 miles
Running: 9.4 miles
Elliptical: 5.36 miles
Walking: 3 miles

News Flash

I am still Alive I promise!!

haha - I havent been out for a run since sunday - monday was gym night which consisted of the elliptical and treadmill where I did 1 mile on each. Havent seen my best friend since I was out of town and missed our annual Turkey Trot 5K so we walked on the treadmill and chatted it up before Spin class then for an hour sweated out all the yummies from turkey day.

Tonight - back to the gym, decided to show the elliptical some more love and pushed the interval button. The 'program' looked like a rolling hill that never stopped. 2.5 miles later it was weight time. There are these great machines at the gym and they move with you (I'll have to get the name later) but it was a great workout and I have a feeling I might be yelled at by the muscles tomorrow morning.

Ooh Ooh - this weekend 5K - i'm excited. I havent ran a race 5K since well umm April. Its ok - I am a slacker. Ahh so race day - is a 5K or 1/2 marathon (sigh - one day I'll sign up for that one) BUT kinda booo hiss is the fact the race starts at 715am for the 5K - its right outside my house so I dont have to worry about having to get up early to drive somewhere but still - ugh! I love sleeping in. ::Fingers crossed:: for a new 5K PR - we'll see though.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Run #43

"The real purpose of running isnt to win a race. It's to test the limites of the human heart." - Bill Bowerman

So tonight after our bike ride, we got back to the house and after helping his parents hang a few more Christmas lights - we got the dog on the leash and went for a run around the neighborhood. I think I've said it before but the neighborhood is small and its nice because its one loop and when you include the driveway (its a long one) you can easily do 1.5 miles which is awesome. BUT holy hills - well I'm not sure you can call them hills but in 3 spots there are some really good inclines.

Brett and I ran together - the garmin died on us starting up so we found a stopwatch (so no splits - boo). I really enjoyed running with him tonight. Yes usually I hate it but he was a HUGE help. I was not in the mood to run, once we started i wanted to quit and he gave me pointers on how to run downhill without killing my legs. THEN, near the finish he was pushing me to get there and to my surprise, had a decent time in my book. :)

Results of Run #43
Distance: 1.5 miles
Time: 14:26
Pace: 9:37 / mile

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cycle #8

"Ride your bike, ride your bike, ride your bike." - Fausto Coppi

Hello World - yes its been a while. I had my 1st part of the CPA test last week and when I finished it was get home and pack the car for a nice 16 hour drive up to Ohio to visit family for Thanksgiving. Its not fun driving at night but its great because there is no traffic and the dog sleeps the entire way.

There is the Kady Monster in my parents backyard, going for a walk on the trail. While walking, I thought it would be a nice run because the scenery is gorgeous, but it was SO cold!! Brett tried going for a run while we were there but when its only about 40 outside and the wind makes it feel colder, forget it!

So anyways - we are back in FL - it was a nice 76 today!! Went to visit Bretts parents and we went out for a nice bike ride. After being couped up in a car for 16 hours on the way home it was nice taking a nice ride around a few neighborhoods.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I know I did!

Results of Cycle #8

Distance: 12.1 miles

Time: 51:30

Pace: 14.1 mph

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Run #42

"Every run is a great run!" - Sasha Azevedo

Tonight was a GREAT run. Well not at first. BFizzle and I thought the event going on downtown was over so when got close to the event (which was the Orlando food and Wine fest and some concert) it was all gated and blocked off so there was NO running the normal path. I cut through some parking lot, down a few steps to the lake and ran the lake, while Brett - I'm not sure where he went.

Holy people tonight - who do not pay attention to where they are walking and I swear hear me huffing and puffing behind them and wont be a tad bit courteous and move over 4 inches. One lady, appeared out of nowhere and doesnt even look to where she is going and her person with her didnt look either and the decide to walk in the middle of the sidewalk (when granted there were a TON of people around). Well since she kinda came out of nowhere I didnt see it coming and flat our ran into her purse hanging off the side of her. I really dont care what she thought/said to me since I couldnt hear much except what was on the iPod and I was moving tonight.

Ok back to the 'great' run aspect about this - The weather was great, a little chilly but not horrible, and I ran great and have a new 2 Mile PR. YIPPEEE!

Results of Run #42
Distance: 2.10
Time: 20:13
Pace: 9:37/mile
M1: 9:49
M2: 9:35
M3 (.1) - 8:12 / mile pace

2 mile: 19:24

Friday, November 12, 2010

Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge


So through Kitzzy's blog I saw this thing called the Bootie buster challenge - I immediatly was interested b/c of the word Bootie alone. hahah

Anyone can sign up through the blog and its from Nov 20th - January 7th and the goal is to not gain the lbs during the holidays. To keep things fun - for the activities you do you 'earn' points and points can win you free stuff!!

Put your name on the list - give it a try - it should be fun! :)

Run # 41

"No Pain, No gain" - Athletic Proverb

So its been a while - let me give a quick update. Nov 22 - I take part 1 of the CPA exam. Yep, I'm a nerd. I have a double major in Accounting and Finance and worked at the Big 4 accounting firm Ernst & Young before throwing in the towel after 2.5 years. Its a great company, but its hard to really have a life / see my husband when you're required to work a minimum 55 hours a week January - March (the most hours i put in 1 week was 75 and NO there is no thing as overtime). So anyways, I've come to this point in my life to where I've realized if I want to be respected more / get into a better job I need those 3 little letters. This test is not fun and its 4 parts so Part 1 is 10 days away. YIKES. So doing anything 'fun' like running/exercising has but cut from my normal routine in order to study, study, eat, and study when I get home from work.

BUT - last night I needed a good run. Not sure what was going to happen so I went out later - I'm not a fan of it being dark so soon but whatever. Once I got outside I figured I'd do a mile and go from there - well I 'cheated' and looked at the garmin and I was moving so I figured lets go all out and see how fast I can just do 1 mile. I <3 it. I PR'ed tonight. I am so happy and it felt amazing to go out and run. Tonight - ugh - I wanted to run again but i'm being lazy updating daily mile/ and this blog so tomorrow during a break I'll run or go ride and log some miles :)

Results of Run #41
Distance: 1.00 mile
Time: 9:00
Pace: 9:00 / mile
Previous 1 Mile Record: 9:19

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I Love FitSoks!!!!

So Back in August I won a pair from Courtney @ http://superfoodsuperfood.wordpress.com/ and fell in love. Went to facebook - found FitSok and 'liked' them. and here and there they'll have giveaways so I posted in time and I won!!! So excited.
cant wait to get these in the mail.

Ok so what makes these so great is

1 - they dont bunch

2 - they dont slide down your heel

3 - they keep your feet dry (yes even for hot sticky FL weather i've noticed my feeet are drier than normal when I go run and come back and take my shoes off)

4 - they fit great

5 - they are cushy but not too soft and not too thin either.

I highly recommend these if you are a: in the market for some new socks b: want to take my word for it and try some out. 1 downside is they do not sell in FL - you can order online through their website http://www.fitsok.com/ :)

and No - they did not ask/tell me to do this - I'm doing it off my own free will b/c I really like their product. :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

October Summary

48.97 miles in October!
Because I heart Numbers Here is a breakout:
Swimming: Zero - gotta get back into the pool
Biking: 25.99 miles
Running: 17.33 miles
Walking: 5.65 miles
Started the 100 Pushup Challenge this month ! So far so good - its a great challenge and I can tell a difference already.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Run #39 & 40

"You play the way you practice" - Pop Warner

I've been busy so this is a combo of Yesterdays and Today's run.

Yesterday - Gym day - 1 mile walk on the treadmill before spin class. 1 hour spin class - it was HOT. There was no AC in the room tonight. So I think I sweated an additional 20 lbs. It felt good, especially after all the halloween candy. Good thing today is Nov 1st - Brett and I are starting fresh, going on vacation next month so we are going to attempt to cut back on our sweets in the house for November (except when Thanksgiving comes - we'll have to cheat a little then). Then when I came home, Brett and I went for a run around the lake. it was late so it was really dark and with the election tomorrow the senate candidates were doing something so they had all kinds of stuff blocked off so a normal run turned into an adventure run.

Today - came home, started to clean house, went and picked up hubby from work, came home finished cleaning, had a freak out moment b/c of the time it was taking - so hubby finished chores and I went for a stress relief run. wasnt far - just had to get out - it rained this afternoon so it was gorgeous out. Nobody around the lake, nice cool weather = nice run.
After I got back I re-started week 4 of the 100 pushup challenge. Last week I did day 1 but never finished out the week so Tonight was a great night to start over. :)

Results of Run #39
Distance: 1.30 miles
Time: 13:04
Pace: 10:01 / mile
M1 - 10:03
M2 (.3) - 9:51

Results of Run #40
Distance: 1.15
Time: 11:13
Pace: 9:46 / mile
M1 - 9:51
M2 (.15) - 9:16