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Running is coming along well. I have a 10K on Sunday. We shall see how that goes. Fingers crossed!!!! I have to clear 4.1 miles in an hour or less to avoid being swept - a quirk of this course and having to be clear of an area by 9:30. If we start RIGHT at 8:30 I should be good. If we go much beyond that...well, we'll see. I'll give it my best shot and see what happens.

Today I did all of Bob's Super Strength workout. It's so tough. I'm still not sure if I like it or not. LOL. I know it does good for me though, so that's incentive to do it. I'd love to keep it up during training, but I suspect I should do it more than once a week...and I really wanted one of my 2 cross-training workouts to be yoga. So...I don't know. We'll see.

So far things seem to be going well though! Woo!
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Let's see...

Sunday. Race for the Cure. I ran it in 39:14!!!! I was in shock! When I rounded the last curve and saw the finish line clock and did the math I'm pretty sure the words "What the fuck?!?!?!?" left my mouth. Kind of loud. And the best thing is I ran the majority of the time!! :)

Did all of Bob's Super Strength dvd. The jury is still out on if I like it or not. It's tough, and I had to take a lot of breaks - and also need to get some weights that let the bar sit a little higher off the floor because I'm killing my knuckles with plank rows and alternating T-stands with my weights now.

Yesterday was the cardio dvd. I'm liking it better - still VERY glad my name isn't Becky. Ha! And I noticed that today was the first time I haven't been sore the day afterwards! Woohoo!!

Today I went back to the gym to run. I decided to take the towel I got from Tiger Balm at the sponsor expo on Sunday and throw it over the display like I've seen some people do. And wow! I didn't get nearly as tired as I do when I can see the display. (I decided to give it a shot since there weren't timers on the route on Sunday and I ran a lot more...I'm thinking that seeing the time does a mental number on me and makes me more tired than I really am.) And wow!! I ran for 30+ minutes at 4.8mph!!! I say + because I stupidly accidentally hit the stop button partway into the run - I guess I got too close to the front rail and my hand hit the stop button on a swing - and had to restart, so my time restarted at 0. BUT I know I started running during the closing credits on Dr. Phil and I stopped when the 2nd episode of Judge Judy came on.

AND I felt great doing it! Stretched out for at least 20 minutes afterwards, and everything feels fine! :) Yay!!!


Aug. 28th, 2010 03:59 pm
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Today was going to be my first attempt back at running since the whole knee cramping (or whatever it HURT) when walking down stairs incident of Wednesday. It is a gorgeous day, so I contemplated going to Central Park and running or going to Prospect Park and checking that out. But I decided to hit the gym for a couple of reasons. First, ironic as it may seem, I feel like I've got more control over the treadmill in terms of speed, incline, etc. than outside. And second, and most important regarding the knee, it's a fixed distance from the subway station. In case anything DID go wrong, I'd rather be a fixed distance from the subway station than potentially be on the other side of the park from the subway station.

So gym it was.

I started with my warm-up walk, then went to a faster walk before increasing to a run. And I only ran in 5 minute segments with 5 minutes of 4mph walking between. I felt great, and did 5K in 44:15. So that was slower than Wednesday, but my knee felt FINE after!! I can try increasing the running time - or possibly going at 5mph for my 5 minute segments - during the week. And then next Sunday I'll basically just listen to my body. I'll try to walk around and get myself warmed up before the race starts so I won't have to do that first 5 minutes walking, but we'll see.

Overall I'm feeling good.

And really feeling like a runner - when I couldn't run for a couple of days it was really hard. I found myself WANTING to run. So I just have to make sure I don't push things too hard.

When I got home I decided to do the "15 Minute Yoga Abs" segment on Bob's Yoga for the Warrior dvd to work my abs a little. Make that A LOT!!!! Other than using boat pose as a base for some of the work, there is nothing yoga about that workout. It is 15 minutes of solid abs. I didn't do everything - there were a couple of places where I just had to rest or go to simple crunches. I'm sure my abs will let me hear about it for DAYS to come.

But I know I'll be back for more. Hee!


Aug. 11th, 2010 05:00 pm
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What a difference a month makes! At least when you're being consistent with something like c25k (even if not as much with other things).

I've finished 6 weeks of c25k and am now (well as of tomorrow) into the solid runs rather than intervals! Yesterday I managed almost all of my 25 minutes at 4.7mph. I had to drop down for a little while to get my breath/not puke because the poster child for why people shouldn't be allowed to use body spray BEFORE working out chose the treadmill right next to mine and I wasn't sure if I was on the verge of puking or an asthma attack. If something like that happens again, I'll say something to the gym staff - like suggest that if they feel they can't say "please refrain from using body spray before your workout" could there at least be "body spray free" locations in the gym. Nevertheless, with my 10 minutes warm-up and cool-down and the 25 minutes of running (maybe 5 at a fast fast walk or slow slow jog) I managed 2.5 miles! So woo!!

My plan today had been to either do No More Trouble Zones or Banish Fat Boost Metabolism (both Jillian's) today, but. We had a cookout at work, and I ate FAR too much lunch. So that meant PUNISHMENT! Which meant Bob's Cardio. Which I last (and first) did a month ago on July 10. And almost died doing it! So much modification. So much cursing at the computer (I use the dvd player on there because there's no room in my bedroom where the dvd player and tv are). Given how long it's been since I did it, I expected the worst.

But guess what? I did it! Very few modifications - and the ones I did do were more on the strength moves than on the cardio moves! I actually did it! By no means was it easy! I'm not crazy!! But it was significantly "easier" than the last time. I guess all the running really has increased my endurance!!


Jul. 10th, 2010 07:23 am
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Updating on yesterday's workout early since I was out late.

I decided (at the urging of some online exercise buddies) to give Bob Harper's new Inside Out Method Body Rev Cardio workout a whirl.

How bad could it really be, right? He's the "nice" one isn't he?

Um...I've felt pretty competent and like I was getting a good workout with Jillian's dvds up to now.


OMG, this dvd is unlike anything I've ever encountered. 60 minutes (a little more including warm-up and cool-down) where you don't stop. Or you're not supposed to. I did take a couple of "breaks" here and there. And I definitely modified some of the exercises - either all the way through or partway through. The one thing that's comforting is you can see Bob's three minions - or at least two of them - struggling themselves. I did want to reach through the computer screen and STRANGLE Becky when she tells him her thighs aren't burning and he punishes ALL of us for that.

I cried a couple of times (namely in the long-held squats), and did utter more than one "Oh HELL no!" when he said what we were going to do. Nevertheless I usually did it - or adapted it.

I was DRENCHED in sweat when it was over. I think the sports bra I had on is STILL wet.

It's definitely a great workout...but I'm definitely going to have to work into it.


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Acronyms You Should Know

30DS or The Shred = The 30 Day Shred (Jillian)
BFBM = Banish Fat Boost Metabolism (Jillian)
YM = Yoga Meltdown (Jillian)
TBL = The Biggest Loser
C25K = Couch to 5K


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