Monday, May 30, 2011

Workouts for the week May 30th - June 5th

Monday - Jillian shred and 30 minute walk
Tueday - 5 miles
Wednesday - Jillian shred and 30 minute walk
Thursday - 5 miles
Friday - 4 miles
Saturday - Heights 5K (3.1 miles)
Sunday - off (but I'll be at the beach so I may run a few miles on the beach)

Workouts for the week 5/23 - 5/29

Monday -- Weights for arms and shouldlers and 30 minutes (2 mile) walk on the treadmill
Tuesday -- Took off because my back was hurting really bad from the weights the day before.
Wednesday -- 5 mile run
Thursday -- 4 mile run (struggled; left leg hurts, really need new shoes)
Friday -- off
Saturday -- 6.2 miles, really really really really hot!
Sunday off

Total miles for the week 15.2

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Workouts for the week of 5/16 - 5/22

Monday -- weights and cardio
edit 5/16 -- 20 minutes of pretty heavy weights (just on shoulders and arms); 30 minutes of cardio alternating walking and light jogging intervals
Tuesday -- 5 miles
edit 5/17 -- 5 miles outside at night; knee and calf felt weird, not painful, just annoying, I think I need new shoes.
Wednesday -- weights and cardio
edit 5/18 -- some weights and 30 minute (2 mile) walk on the treadmill
Thursday -- 5 miles
edit 5/19 -- had the kids play at school so took the day off
Friday -- off
edit 5/20 -- 5 miles
Saturday -- 6 or 7 miles
edit 5/21 -- 6.2 miles
Sunday -- 4 miles
edit 5/22 -- 4 miles

Total miles for the week 20.2

Workout recap

So usually on Monday's I'll post what my projected workout schedule is for the week and then I'll edit that post each day with what I actually did.  I strive to stick as closely as possible to my schedule.  But sometime life gets in the way, sometimes my mental capacity gets in the way, and sometimes it just is what it is.
Last week (May 9th - May 15th) was just an off week.  And I have those sometimes.  I didn't eat well, and I didn't workout well.  It all started with an attempted 5 mile run on Monday (5/9).  I live in Texas after all and should know better than to try to run at 4 o'clock in the afternoon in Texas heat and humidity.  That was mistake number 1.  On top of that, I had run almost 8 miles that Saturday and a little over 3 miles on Sunday so my legs were pretty tired. So the run was a disaster, I did finish 5 miles, but I ran/walked and it took me about an hour to get through it.  Plus my left knee was pretty sore when I was done. As a result I ended up taking most of the rest of the week off.  Partly to let my knee rest, and mostly because I couldn't mentally get into working out or running.
Saturday though I got back in it.  Spent the night on Friday with my parents since B was in Baton Rouge for family stuff and got up and ran with my Dad on Saturday morning.  We ran a 5 mile route around my parents neighborhood.  Before this the longest my dad had run was 3.1 miles and we did this 5 miles at a pretty fast pace (average about 9:45 pace and ran a big hill at the end).  My dad is a super athlete though, this was a great run. 
Sunday I woke up before church and ran a little over 4 miles.  So I ended up with 14 miles for the week.  Not bad, but not great either.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hell Run 4/30/11 Austin, TX

On Saturday April 30th Brandon and I ran in the Hell Run just outside of Austin (on a big ranch in Smithville).  There were several waves throughout the day and we ran in the 1pm wave which was perfect because we got to sleep in and it gave us plenty of time to get there, get our stuff and hang out before we started.  We got some great stuff at the race: in our bags we got a tech shirt, a super hero cape, and on our bibs we could put our super hero names (mine just said HD, Brandon had them put Captain America on his). 
This run was H.A.R.D.  It was 3.45 miles and had 12 man-made obstacles.  The obstacles that we had to do were the easy part of the run.  Obstacles included jumping over 4 foot high walls, through several mudpits, up a tall pyramid of hay bales, under barbed wire, climbing over junk yard cars, through some tunnels, climbing a 8 foot high wall, jumping over small flames and swimming through a stock tank (more on that in a minute!).
The actual trail course was the hardest part and way harder than any of the obstacle that we had to do.  The course was all off-road trails and the entire course was up and down rolling hills (very little of the course was flat).  Some of the hills were up steep rocky slopes or steep switchbacks deep in the woods (at several points I felt like I was hiking!).  I finished in 48 minutes and Brandon finished in 53 minutes.  After the race we got a super sweet finisher medal and they gave all participants a ticket for a beer (and let me tell you it was the best beer I have ever had!!) :)
Despite the tough course though I had a blast and will definitely do a run like this again.  Hell Run is coming to Houston in the fall and we will definitely be doing it.
So yeah, a stock tank! If you don't know what a stock tank is, it is a big pond in the middle of a cow pasture were the cows go to swim, cool off, drink, and do their business if you know what I mean.  Well, on Saturday I did not know what a stock tank was when I had to swim through one.  I came to what I thought was just a big, deep, muddy (turns out that wasn't just mud, yuck)  pond that I had to swim through.  Luckily I kept the water out of my mouth and kind of swam on my back to keep my feet out of what I thought was mud.  When we were both done and on the way home I turned to Brandon and said "That pond water was really stinky and gross!" to which Brandon looked at me strangely and then started laughing hysterically.  "That wasn't pond water, that was a stock tank.  You know, where the cows swim and poop (he didn't say poop though)!"
OMG!!  That would have been great information to have BEFORE I swam through it! YUCK!!  Needless to say, I took a very long shower when we were done!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Workout for the Week of May 2nd - 8th

Monday -- 5 miles
edit 5/2 -- 5.2 miles; beautiful weather 80 degrees but no humidity
Tuesday -- Got a new Jillian Michaels workout dvd "Ripped in 30" plus I'm gonna walk/run for 30 minutes
edit 5/3 -- did most of the dvd but not all of it and walked for 35 minutes
Wedneday -- 5 miles
edit 5/4 -- 5miles (garmin died about 1.5 miles into the run; I ran my 5 mile route so I know I did at least 5 miles, was probably more but we'll just go with 5)
Thursday -- Ripped dvd and 30 minutes on the treadmill
edit 5/5 -- legs still HURT from doing the ripped dvd on tuesday and then 5 miles on wednesday so I did an upper body circuit instead (3 rounds of 12 pushups, 12 bicep curls with 10lb weights, 16 tricep dips, 50 crunches) and then walked on the treadmill fo 35 minutes (a little over 2 miles)
Friday -- off
Saturday -- 7 miles
edit 5/7 -- 7.7 miles
Sunday -- 3 mile run
edit 5/8 -- 3.5 miles

Total miles for the week: 21.4 miles

Monday, April 25, 2011

Workouts for the week of 4/25 - 5/1

Monday -- 5 miles
edit 4/25 -- 5.2 miles outside; hot, humid, slow, had to take lots of water/walking breaks
Tuesday -- yoga
edit 4/26 -- took a rest day because I had to tackle laundry mountain
Wednesday -- 6 miles
edit 4/27 -- 6.3 miles
Thursday -- weights and 3 miles
edit 4/28 -- light weights (arms) and 2.7 miles on the treadmill
Friday -- off, traveling to Austin
edit 4/29 -- off
Saturday -- HELL RUN  (3.45 miles w/ 12 obstacles)
edit 4/30 -- 3.45 miles very very very hilly and off course trails and 12 obstacles; finish in 49 minutes
Sunday -- gonna try to run 3 or 4 miles when we get home from Austin
edit 5/1 -- off; didn't have any time to run due to traveling and family stuff I had to do when I got home

Total miles for the week: 17.6