Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Crazy sore

Well, I missed my weekly update by 2 days. Not bad considering I'm still getting back into the swing of things.

For this round of half marathon training, I decided that I wanted to incorporate more things than just running. I wanted to add weights, arms, lunges (gasp!) and abs. With this in mind, last Monday was my first go at it.
I did legs and back. My workout consisted of lat pull downs, multiple kinds of rows, squats, lunges and plie squats. I had planned on doing 3 sets of 15 reps of everything and only managed to get 2 sets done but I was TOAST!!

I woke up Tuesday morning and could.not.move! I was doing the hobble/wobble/walk thing until Thursday! I even tried to run/walk on the treadmill on Wednesday to try and shake my legs out with no luck. By Friday, I was back to normal and was able to do 6 miles Saturday morning.

As far as food goes, I was ambitious and made a breakfast of scrambled eggs and sausage for the week as well as a dinner/ lunch meal. For my dinner meal, I made shake n bake chicken tenders and roasted carrots and rutabagas.


Lunch/ Dinner

In addition to my other expeditions, I have been working on my yard. It had these baby trees surrounding my back patio. I kept them to hide my motorcycle but since I've decided to sell my motorcycle b/c I don't have a garage, I don't need the trees anymore. I've been slowing hacking them down with a pair of lawn laupers and finally finished!

baby trees were pretty dense





Also, this week I finally tried my new pair of running pants. They are 2XU brand and I got them for $35 instead of $80 with an ACTIVE deal. They were quite comfy and light. I did leg work in them yesterday and they were nice. We'll see how they do on a run. They are 7/8 length which was perfect for my stumpy legs!

Today is election day and I voted. I'm not sure why but I love these little stickers!!

Since I am able to walk today after my Monday leg workout, I'm hopefull that the hobble/wobbles are behind me until I mix things up again. I took today off from the gym and watched V for Vendetta since it is November 5th after all. Remember, remember! 

What kinds of things do you do besides running? Any favorite moves?

Sunday, October 27, 2013


 This week I spent a lot of time on recovering from the half marathon last weekend.

Monday - I could barely move and had some migraine thing going on so I didn't make it to work but made it to the chiropractor and he fixed me up with a good crunching.

Tuesday - I went to my first Columbus Blue Jackets game and they won! I even got great and cheap seats b/c I donated blood!

Wednesday - I got my nails done! I was hoping for a fall color but didn't have any luck, so I went sparkly and girly. I was happy that all of my toenails decided to stay! This fact still freaks me out!

I also came home and made a healthy dinner. A little siracha never hurt anyone!!


Thursday - I got a massage with hot stones. This was my first experience with hot stones and it was amazing! My massage therapist (MT) is pretty awesome and used scented oils on me as well. She found some inflamation in my calves still, which kind of blew my mind, but she worked it out. I left her house a happy limp noodle! And proceeded to go home and work on getting my fluids in to flush out the toxins. 

Friday - I went to my first OSU and BIG 10 volleyball game. OSU was playing Nebraska. Sadly they lost 3-1 but they were 4 good games to watch and very worth the $5 ticket.

Saturday - I was a bum and enjoyed sleeping in. Then I got motivated and kept working on chopping down the baby trees in my yard, still in my pjs and slippers. Sometimes I feel sorry for my neighbors. :) I got a decent amount done and then moved all the baby trees into a pile to dry out so I can actually use my fire pit next year!

After my yard work, I made some apple crisp and went to a cousin's house for dinner. We had some great lasagna followed by pool and then a bonfire!! Yay for Smores in October!

Today- I started out bumming it b/c it was cold and I didn't want to get out of bed. After deciding to get up, I made it to the gym for the first time since the half. I walked 2 miles b/c my left foot was hurting me and then did some abs and back. I even threw in some hip exercises. This time around, I want to incorporate more things into my workouts, like core, arms and other cardio equipment.

After the gym, I made a grocery list and hit up a new store in town called Lucky's Market. The place was packed and I had to fight for a parking spot!! It's a new organic/ local/ whole foods kind of place. I really liked what I saw and got $0.20 off my bill for my reusable bags!

I came home and started making chicken noodle soup. With it getting chilly around here, I thought it was appropriate. I made it in the crockpot and the chicken took a long time to cook but it was worth it!!

On another note, I've signed up for my 3rd year of the Holiday Booty Buster Challenge. If you'd like to know more about it, just ask or you can sign up here

What other things do you do in addition to your running? How long do you wait to get active after a half marathon?

Sunday, October 20, 2013

I'm back!

Well, it's been almost a year to the day since I last posted and I'm sad about that. Things have been pretty crazy around here in that time. I took some time off of running and started back up after January 2013. I got more serious in June when I started training for the Columbus 1/2 marathon, which I ran in today.

I'm starting my blog back up because I will be training for my 5th 1/2 Marathon on May 3 in Columbus, OH, doing the Cap City 1/2 marathon. My plan for the winter is to train with my friend Anna and increase our speed and for Anna to finish, since this will be her first half!!

The Race

The race today was a pretty good one. After living in this city for almost a year and a half, I got to see some parts that I haven't had a chance to see on my own yet. I enjoy exploring cities this way. Here's a picture of me and my friend Jessie after the race today. This was her first half marathon and she did awesome!

As to an update on other things, here are my dog children now. It's a lot of fun to watch them romp around the yard. It's nice for Heif to finally have a playmate. 

I look forward to keeping you up date on my training! Here's to a happy and healthy 5th 1/2 marathon!