Tag: Fitness

Last Week’s Seattle Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon Training Workouts Recap (6/1-6/7)

It’s Wednesday night and I’m just now posting last week’s workouts recap. It’s been a busy week. There’s only three more days until the Seattle Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon. It should be a fun one. I just checked the weather and the high in Seattle will be 72 deg and low of 51 deg. It should be great running weather. I think my training has gone well even if I didn’t follow a specific plan since my last half marathon last month. I’m still doing the Runner’s World Run Streak too. Here’s what I did last week:

Monday – Ran 3 miles.Tuesday – Ran a fast 5 miles.  Wednesday – Two miles on the treadmill for National Running Day.  Thursday – I got some strength training in and did Focus T25’s Gamma Extreme Circuit. Then in the evening went for a run with a friend.  Friday – I continued the running streak and ran a mile with my lil guy.Saturday – Ran a nice and early 5 miles.Sunday – Ran a mile to continue the streak.  That’s my recap from last week. Once I’ve ran the Seattle Rock’n’Roll Half marathon, I’ll start training for my first marathon. Do you know of a good marathon training plan? I’m not sure what plan I’ll follow yet. Well, hope you’re having a great week!

Last Week’s Seattle Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon Training Workouts Recap (5/18-5/24)

I’m behind in posting my workout recap for last week, but better late than never. The Seattle Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon is coming up soon, only 17 more days to go. After the Portland Rock’n’Roll Half, I took it easy and didn’t run until Thursday. Here’s what I did:

Monday – Rest. I just did my #plankaday which I post on Twitter.

Tuesday – Rest. #plankaday and did 3 min for the first time in a while.
Wednesday – I did PiYo Sweat. It’s been I while since I did that one and had a great workout.Thursday – Ran 3 miles.  Friday – Ran 5 miles on the treadmill.Saturday –  Ran 11 miles on the treadmill. It’s tough running that long on a treadmill, but a treadmill run is better than no run. It’s the only way I can run with the kiddos at home.Also, the Runner’s World run streak is back and I’ve decided to participate again. It started on Memorial Day, May 25 and ends on the Fourth of July. I’ll be running at least one mile per day, everyday until then. Anyone else doing it with me? 🙂How’s your week going so far?

Friday Five: Fitness Snapshots – Things That Will Keep You Healthy & Fit

TITLE (4)It’s Friday! I am linking up once again with Eat Pray Run DCYou Signed Up for What?! and Mar on the Run for their Friday Five Linkup. Every Friday they have a linkup for bloggers to link up a post about five things or write on their own theme. This week’s theme is “Fitness Snapshots”. I always post pics of me working out. But what exactly is fitness? Here is the first definition I got from Google.

IMG_2611Fitness is the condition of being physically fit and healthy. So here are five snapshots of things I do that keep me physically fit and healthy:

1. Running. Running is a great way to get fit and healthy. The benefits of running goes on and include improved cardio and respiratory health, reduced cholesterol, and strengthens the immune system. Here’s a pic from Wednesday’s run.

IMG_25512. Strength Training. Strength training makes you stronger, builds stronger bones, and improves athletic performance. Also, gaining more muscle is great since muscle burns more calories than fat. This is an older workout pic from when I was doing Insanity the Asylum – Strength.IMG_98953. Hiking/Walking. Here’s a pic from when I hiked the Manitou Incline in Colorado Springs a couple of years ago.2013-12-26 07.34.18

I haven’t done much hiking lately. The last time was in November, when I was in Colorado again. Just like walking, hiking improves your cardio fitness, bone density, and reduces risk of breast and colon cancer.

4. Yoga. There are many benefits of yoga that include improved flexibility, strength, and better posture. I need to keep working on doing more yoga. Here I am doing the crow pose. This pic is from March when I was doing P90X3.2014-03-20 10.42.125. Drinking Water. We all know that drinking water is good for us. I always try to drink at least half my body weight in ounces of water. Some benefits of drinking water include healthier skin, helps carry nutrients and oxygen to our cells, and aids in digestion.IMG_9871

What do you like to do to stay physically fit and healthy?

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Friday Five: Fitness Goals/Resolutions for 2015

Happy New Year everyone! I am linking up with Eat Pray Run DCYou Signed Up for What?! and Mar on the Run for the Friday Five Linkup. Every Friday they have a linkup for bloggers to Link up a post about five things or write on their theme. This week’s theme is Fitness Goals/Resolutions. Friday Five (1)Here are my five goals/resolutions for 2015:

1. Run and finish a marathon. I will sign up soon and hope to run my first marathon, the Portland Marathon in October. I will no longer be half crazy but full crazy lol. I just want to finish a marathon./home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/77e/68168024/files/2015/01/img_1783.jpg

2. I want to cook more and change it up with new recipes. I want to cut down on eating out and overall eat more healthy. /home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/77e/68168024/files/2015/01/img_1784.jpg

3. I want to run more miles than I did in 2014. According to Smashrun, I ran 712 miles. It’s a huge difference from 2013, with just 254 miles. I want to get at least 800 miles this year.

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/77e/68168024/files/2015/01/img_1785.jpg4. I want to PR in any of my races in 2015.

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5. Lastly, I want to continue to cross train. I did three Beachbody programs that helped my running last year. I recently got Insanity Max:30 and want to finish the 60 day program.

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/77e/68168024/files/2015/01/img_1787.jpgWhat are your goals for 2015?

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