Thursday, June 23, 2016

Thursday Training Update

Time for a training update! I am still in pre-training until July 17, and then the serious stuff starts happening!
So Thursday I did Insanity Pure Cardio. This stuff really kicks my butt!

Friday was a hot and humid run. I ran with the Zombies Run app, and ended up with 2.72 miles when the mission was over. 

Saturday was a group run with Fleet Feet that started with Core Class which always kicks my butt. Debbie is a crazy woman.  Anyway, we had a 2.75 mile run, but there was construction so it was altered a bit, ending up at 2.83 instead. And Terry rescued a turtle while we were running, which was fun!

Sunday was a rest day. We spent the day doing whatever the hubs wanted, since it was Father's Day.
Monday I ran 3 miles with Ali. We ran a 3:1 for the most part. Ali is faster than me, and it always pushes me to run a little faster. 

Tuesday was supposed to be a track workout with Fleet Feet, but I ended up with a migraine and had to bail. I was really looking forward to it! I ended up walking in front of the TV to get my steps instead.
Wednesday was a rest day. I ran a lot of errands and we walked the dogs.

A few extra pics.....
From Tuesday's Weight Watchers meeting...
And I finished another country in Coach Jenny's Grand Prize Challenge!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there!
The collage is by Skirt Sports...

Friday, June 17, 2016

Judge Not....

It seems that social media is rampant with people judging other people's actions and beliefs these days.
Should guns be legal?
Should that poor little boy's parents be watching him closer?
And so on.
Our development has a Facebook page and it is often filled with people shaming others. This person cut me off on this road. This person drove too fast. With photos of license plates. 

This week we got a new toy. They are super popular in our development for traveling to parties, the pool, the park, the tennis courts. It's hot here in SC, and the cart is much cooler than traveling in your car. It's also battery operated so we are saving gas and the environment.
And they're fun.
You can throw a cooler in the back, grab some towels, and hit the pool. When you get there, guaranteed there will be 4 other carts lined up in the lot.
Foolishly I posted this pic on Facebook, because we wanted our local friends to see it, and because we were happy.

Sassy, right?
And so began the shaming and the judging.
Well gee, I hope you actually play golf.
Do you really need that?
You know those things tip over, right?
And so on.
You know how it goes.

Do I need it? 
Let's be real, who really needs a golf cart?
We moved to a new area. All of my friends are back in Jersey. Many of my new friends drive these. It's very popular here in SC. Many strip malls have actual golf cart parking.
For real.
And do you see what I'm doing here?
Now I'm trying to justify my purchase.

Whose business is it whether or not I buy a golf cart? Just mine.
Whatever happened to the days when we were just happy for each other? When did it become okay to type something we would never say to someone face to face?
I'm on a new mission and I owe it all to Tim McGraw. Let's all just need Humble and Kind.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Thursday Training Update

I haven't done an update in a couple of weeks. I have been plugging along, but my daughter is home from college and I'm distracted for sure! I also tweaked my knee a little just after Annapolis, so I'm taking it easier and modifying a lot. 
Thursday I ran the Virtual Running Shorts 5k. It was a cool morning but the humidity was insane and it definitely kicked my butt a little!

Friday I spent over 2 hours cleaning and organizing the garage. We got a pimped out golf cart last night and we spent the last two weeks making room for it.
Saturday was mentoring with Fleet Feet. We met at Winthrop University and did 2.5 easy miles. It was a bit hot and humid but the scenery was amazing.

Sunday I hit the gym with the hubs. The elliptical was taken so I hit the bike and then walked on the treadmill and did some pilates stretches. Afterwards, we went and checked out a local mall that had an aquarium in it! Fun!

Monday I started Insanity with a Fit Test, walked the pups, and hit the elliptical at the gym. 

Tuesday was Plyometric Cardio Circuit, an hour in the pool, and a little over a mile with Fleet Feet before storms called off our second mile.
Wednesday I started Cardio Resistance but only got halfway through before the power went out. We had all kinds of problems after that.  Nothing too serious, but it ate up the day. I did squeeze in about 30 minutes of lacrosse with my kids though!

All in all, a pretty good week. Official NYC training starts July 17, so this is just a warm up for the big show!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Summer Workouts, What's Your Fave?

It is definitely summer here in SC, and the temperature is at 70 and humid by 7 am. By noon it's in the 90s.
So let's talk Summer Workouts. I am starting my training for NYC next month, so right now I'm just doing base miles. About 10 a week. I have been doing them as early as possible for obvious reasons!
Today I began Insanity with the Fit Test. Since the garage has no AC, I will be doing this in the living room where it's nice and cool. I got the app for my iPad as well, so I can do it anywhere! I love technology.

I have access to our clubhouse gym. The dread mill gives me foot pain so I mostly stick to the elliptical when it's available. There is also a weight machine that uses bands, but I'm currently intimidated by it! One of these days I will have the Boy show me how to use it!


I have access to the pool. I don't think laps are for me, but maybe some water aerobics? Anyone have any ideas? I gotta check out Pinterest on this one! If I wait too long, it will be fun of screaming kids, but today around 10 it was pretty empty and school is out here so I'm guessing the moms wait until lunch time. 

So what about you? What workouts are you doing this summer?