Month: November 2015

Last Week’s Workout Recap (11/23-11/29)

It’s the end of November. Time is flying. I’m still getting over the cold I had. I just have a little cough left. Thanksgiving marked the beginning of the Runner’s World Run Streak. I’m doing it again this year and am on day 4 so far. Here’s what I did last week:

Monday – 2 morning treadmill miles.Tuesday – I overslept and didn’t have time to run before work. I got first break for work and ran 3 miles on the treadmill.Wednesday – 3 morning treadmill miles.Thursday – 4 Thanksgiving miles to start the #RWRunStreak.  Friday – 5 miles on the Burke Gilman Trail.
Saturday – Ran 3.7 miles in Kirkland.  Sunday – Nice 6 miles on the Burke Gilman Trail.
I ended up with 26.76 miles for the week. I wasn’t able to get any cross training in though. I’m planning on changing that this week. It was nice to be able to run outside four days in a row. Also, I loved running on the Burke Gilman Trail and in Kirkland.

It was nice to go up to my brother’s house for Thanksgiving! Always great to spend time with family and enjoy yummy food!
On Friday, we tried a new place for me, Boiling Point. If you like hot pot, this is great! I thought it was good and I like the idea of being able to choose your own hot pot ingredients. There’s a good variety of soups you can get with different ingredients like a Korean one, seafood one, and Angus beef one. I chose the beef and it was delicious.

On Saturday, we went to downtown Kirkland and walked around. I ran along the waterfront while they walked around further. We also went to the Google Campus. It’s cool they have a walking/running trail, the Kirkland Corridor that goes through it. I ran a little on the trail. There was also a fun zipline the kiddos enjoyed.

We had a nice lunch at Homegrown, a sustainable sandwich shop that features organic ingredients. The chicken pesto sandwich was really good!! 

That was just some of the fun weekend. I watched my 7 yr old nephew play in his first tennis tournament. He did awesome and took 2nd place! We also had a great dinner at the Facing East restaurant. It was my first time there and was pretty good. I don’t have Taiwanese food very often and it was good. I liked the pork burger they had as well as the chow mein. I forgot to take pics. Today, was mostly spent driving home and listening to the Seahawks game on the radio. Go Hawks!

How’d your week go? Any races coming up?

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Last Week’s Workout Recap (11/9-11/15)

November is moving right along. Last weeks workouts went well and I reached my goal of running at least 25 miles this week and ran 27 miles. Woohoo! I’m on my way to 100 miles for the month. Here’s what I did:

Monday – I tried another BOSU workout from the bonus dvd that came with the BOSU and did FUSE. It’s a good one! I’m really liking how the BOSU works different muscles as well as my balance. Tuesday – I ran 4 foggy morning miles.  Wednesday – Ran a nice 5 miler before work.
Thursday – I tried the Long And Lean BOSU workout today. I was surprised to see Chalene Johnson as the instructor and it had yoga and Pilates inspired moves. I think it was the beginning of PiYo. I liked it! I also ran 3 miles on the treadmill.

  

Friday – Ran 4 morning miles.

Saturday – Ran 9 treadmill miles. Sunday – I usually don’t run on Sundays before work, but felt like running so I ran 2 miles on the treadmill.  

So it was a good week of workouts. I’m really enjoying the BOSU workouts and would like to find more. Do you know of any good BOSU workouts? How’d your week go? Are you training for anything? Any races coming up?

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Last Week’s Workout Recap (11/2-11/8)

Another week of workouts done. For November, I’ve decided to go for 100 miles, so I figure 25 miles per week. Let’s see if I can keep it up. Here’s what I did last week:

Monday – I tried the BOSU for the first time and did the Total Body Workout that came with it. I’m loving the BOSU! It’s an awesome element that adds balance.
Tuesday – Ran 4 miles before work.Wednesday – I ran 6 miles on the treadmill.Thursday – I decided to try another BOSU workout and did one from the bonus dvd. It was called BURN. I had a great workout but I was a bit disappointed because they used an additional BOSU and the ballast ball, which I don’t have in the last circuits. Afterwards, I ran 2 miles on the treadmill.   Friday – Ran 5 miles on the treadmill.Saturday – I ran 8 miles on the treadmill. We got a new treadmill a while ago and I’m happy that it’s finally working. It feels a lot better than the older one and much quieter. It has iFit which I haven’t tried yet. iFit lets you customize your workout, where you can set your own speed, distance, time, incline, decline, and even change up the scenery by adding Street View images to your workout. There’s lots of workout programs and other features which I need to read up on. I got 30 days free since it took them so long to get the new treadmill working. Sunday – Rest Day

So this was a pretty good week. I got 25 miles in. I ran more treadmill miles than I wanted to though since the kiddos had no school on my days off from work. But it was nice using the new treadmill on Saturday.

How’d your week go? Do you like running on the treadmill? Have you tried iFit?

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Last Week’s Workout Recap and Weekly Wrap (10/26-11/1)

It was a decent week of workouts last week. It’s good and bad that I don’t have any races scheduled for the rest of the year. It’s nice being able to do what I please but I have that feeling I should be doing more. October ended with 83 miles for the month. That was my lowest monthly total for the year. I guess it’s not bad since I was recovering from my first marathon. Next month, I’ll try for 100 miles. It was the first time I was less than 100 miles since March. Well, here’s what I did last week:

Monday – Ran 3 morning miles.Tuesday – I decided to do Insanity Max:30 Tabata Power.  Wednesday – Ran 4 rainy morning miles.Thursday – Rest Day but did some walking.   Friday – Ran 5 miles on the treadmill.   Saturday – Ran 6 miles on the treadmill.Sunday – Rest Day.

The highlight of the week was Halloween. The kiddos had so much fun trick or treating. I took them to an outside mall early around 1pm.Then we continued later in the evening. This year was the first year we went further than our actual small development. We went to a lot more houses down our road and there were lots more decorated houses which was neat to see. Check out that big cat in the background. Its head actually moved. 
Also, on Saturday I was excited to see what came in the mail. I got the BOSU I won from the #BOSUSstrong Fitfamily Challenge from BOSU and Fit Approach!! It’s so cool that I won and I’ll be doing my first workout on Monday. 🙂

Also, congrats to Nicki J. who won the bottle of Mighty Nut Powdered Peanut Butter. 

How’d your week go? How was your Halloween? Have you used a BOSU?

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