Friday, May 21, 2010

2 more days!

That's all I have until The Shamrock Duathlon.  5k run, 26k bike, 5k run.  Jon and I signed up together.  I'm so looking forward to doing this with him.  I'm totally no where near where I should be for training for this event, but we'll have fun anyways!!

Look forward to pics and results on Sunday Afternoon!


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Stressed Out?

Are you stressed out?  I was today, so I went for a run.  Boy it felt good.  No IPod; just me and nature and a few tears!

Don't hold it in, don't sit in bed, don't eat a bag of chips - EXERCISE!


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Workout Wednesday in the rain?!

Don't ever let rain keep you from exercising.  Do you know 1/2 the races I ran last year were in the rain?  It's actually kinda fun and I didn't get sick from any of them! 

I hadn't done anything since the 5K on Sunday, so I needed to GET OUT THERE.  Child #3 was napping, Child #2 was coloring, Child #1 was at I decided to jump and run!  I did 100 jumps with my jump rope and then ran a 1/4 of a mile.  Because I couldn't leave my 'house' I did 1/4 mile by doing a few laps in the road in front of my house.  It was great.  The rain came and I just kept at it.  I jumped 600 jumps and did 1 1/2 miles.  After that I went to my front stairs and did a step workout for about 5mins and then ran for 5 mins and then step for 5 and ran for 5. 

All in all I had a good workout!  I have 3 kids (2 were home) and I still got a workout in!  You can't give me the kids as an what's your other excuses?

Get out there PLEASE!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day 5K

I love to sleep, so my top two choices for a great Mother's Day would be sleeping in or running a race.  With the lovely rain on Saturday Morning baseball was canceled so I got to sleep in, so when Sunday came I got to race!!

My first 5K of the season - time 23:43.  The funny thing is that is my best time and that was the SAME EXACT time I got at my last 5K of 2009.  Interesting!

I hadn't really been doing a lot of running lately and I didn't do my normal race routine days before the race.  In fact, I decided the night before to run.  It was fun.  Jon and the boys came with me and I ran.  It was SUPER cold and windy. I wished I had more layers and a hat.  All in all I was happy with my results.

Looking forward to the Shamrock Duathlon in a few weeks.  Jon and I are doing it together.  I'm not really ready for it, but I'll go give it my best try.

A few pics from the race:  Running and then the finish with my boys.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Back at it!

After the 1/2 I was still recovering from a leg injury and so I just slowed down.  In fact, in a month I think I ran twice, so there is your mileage update for April - probably 17 miles (that includes the 1/2!).  I really focused on my eating.  I was able to maintain my weight without too much exercise besides the day to day routine of running after the 3 boys.

I was told by my dr a few wks ago to start doing more cross training.  So I swam last week and got on my bike a few times.  My leg felt great and so I'm back at it again!

It was brutal yesterday - 90 degrees!  I decided to run 2 miles and then bike.  Well I was thinking the bike was going to last longer than it did.....I only lasted 3 miles.  It was soooo hot.  Tonight I took a nice 3 mile run.  While it was still hot it was bearable. 

Before my run I was waiting for hubby to get home from baseball with our eldest.  I jumped about 600 jumps with my jump rope while the kids road their bikes.  I love doing things like that.  I need to be outdoors with them, but when they are on their bikes they don't need me, so I can still watch them while exercising.  So many people complain or comment about - how do you have time, you have all those kids - I fit it in!  I make it a priority.  If you don't have a jump rope - get one or you can do squats or jumping jacks.  I then got on my bike and we all road bikes together.  I also practiced a few transitions in preparation for my upcoming race.  They love being a part of my practice sessions.