January Calorie Burn

By Kelly

Monday-5 mile Treadmill Run-Intervals

Tuesday-46 minutes on the Elliptical Sports Training Program

Wednesday-5 mile Treadmill Run-Intervals

Thursday-3 mile Treadmill Run and 30 minute barre3 on-line workout

Friday-Rest

Saturday-4 mile interval walk/running hills outside

Sunday – 3 mile treadmill run and Jillian Michaels get ripped in 30 dvd

January has been an uneventful month so far (hence the lack of posts).     I have consistently been working out and I feel pretty good running.  I am much more cautious in increasing my mileage or speed too much because of the injuries that plagued me last year.    I have used the elliptical for cardio cross training, but also feel that I need to add in some strength workouts to help prevent injuries.  

Tara introduced me to Barre3. 

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I have only been able to attend one class because it is over an hour away, but I loved the class and I have started doing their on line workouts.    Barre3 classes are designed to transform the body to one of equal balance, strength and flexibility.    The workouts include barre + pilates + yoga.   All three things I love.  

Another new addition to my workouts have been Jillian Michaels-Ripped in 30.

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 The whole workout is less than 30 minutes and the soreness after doing it is unbelievable.    Jillian never fails at delivering a good workout even through a DVD. 

Even with these new workouts, I missed training for a race, so I signed up for these three:

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Scioto Mile(s) includes 2 races, one on March 17 and the other of April 7.  You get a free pair of Brooks running shoes and t-shirts for the entry price.   I will be running the 10k on March 17 and the 15k on April 7. 

These two will hopefully prepare me well to PR this race…

cap city 2013

 

My Garmin-less Week

by Sue

Nope. Still broken. But I’m just going with it.

So that was Tuesday; Wednesday I ran another 8-ish miles (74 min.) on a different, less alligator-populated route. The scariest thing I saw this time was the lady walking one lap dog while pushing the second one in a baby stroller. Really.

We totally lucked out on the weather, since it’s always hit or miss this time of year.

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When you live in Ohio, you can’t beat this on January 2nd. And I have the non-local sunburn to prove it.

Thursday I had planned on running 6. But due to time constraints and the fact that these two wanted to run the last mile with me, I changed my plans.

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4-plus miles in 36-plus min. with a little extra run thrown in there. Mileage goals or not, how could I say no to this?

So with that, we said goodbye to my wonderful in-laws and the Florida sun. Always a good time!

Back in Ohio on the treadmill:
Saturday: 6 in 50:58
Sunday: 6 in 51:25

I’m really curious how many miles I ran in 2012. I got a new calendar in August but I did save my old mileage record. It’s just a matter finding it in a few weeks when I’m unpacking.

32 total miles for the week.

A Lesson on Becoming Less Anal….

by Sue

Oh, no….this was NOT something I resolved to do. It was forced upon me.

But first, Happy New Year from sunny Florida! One set of my in-laws “winters” down here, so it’s a nice little annual vaca for us.

Some firsts on the first of the year:

  • first outside run since MCM
  • first longer run since MCM….and long overdue
  • first time I had no choice but to run outside without my Garmin
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    The horror! It wasn’t merely dead, it actually appeared to be broken–frozen/stalled out on the same screen no matter how many times I tried to reset it. Panic ensued. Because I NEED my numbers, and I need them 100% exact and accurate. ALL the time.

    But, I went….on feel alone, although my anal-ness in logging all my runs/times paid off, since I knew my basic pace if I just looked at the clock. I can’t give up everything, you know.

    Part of the beautiful trail I ran. A little sun, a little shade, a little bit of hills,

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    a little bit of southwest Florida reptiles. Yes, I also braved this:

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    OK….Alligator as in singular? So there’s just one of these little friends lurking around? Doubtful. Last time I checked alligator was NOT the plural form of the word. The bonus: it most definitely made me run faster. Like PR faster.

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    8-ish, Garmin-less miles in 74 minutes.

    Maybe it’ll work tomorrow.

    Christmas Wrap-Up

    by Sue

    Lucky for me, I had a bunch of time off over the holidays which resulted in fun family time and a great running week.

    Treadmill miles:

    Monday: 6 in 50:58
    Tuesday: 6 in 51:06
    Wednesday: 6 in 51:00
    Thursday: 6 in 51:14
    Saturday: 6 in 51:14
    Sunday: 6 in 51:04

    We had a wonderful Christmas, the last one to be spent in our current house. Kinda strange to think about.

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    Santa was one lucky guy.

    For Christmas I received all things running, so what’s not to love?

    My favorites of course:

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    Handmade by Anna (with some sewing machine help from Daddy).

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    A close-up of the picture of me running a track (do I do this?) drawn by Livia. It’s not saying “I am a sweetie”….it’s saying “I am sweaty”.

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    Ever since my MIL saw a similar one of these scrabble tile photo holders that my sister had found at an art fair last year, she has been on a mission to make them. The girls came up with the “marathon” part. Love it.

    Then we got a little snowed in the day after Christmas.

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    Looking forward to a little less of this right now….

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    Yes, those are beer cap buttons. It’s called upcycling.

    ….and a lot more of this in a couple days.

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    36 total miles for the week.