What’s been going on?

So it’s been a while.  I’ve reduced my number of fitness sites.  I’m on Fitbit (though soon not for steps), Garmin Connect (upgrading to a Vivoactive and retiring my Forerunner 305), and Endomondo.  I’ve deleted Runkeeper, DailyMile, Kinetic Lite, and soon Nike+.  

WoYoPracMo2017 just ended. My goal was to do a sun salutation every day.  I missed one day, but made it up the next day instead of just giving up.  I’m hoping to carry that on in February.  

That’s all for now.

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Good grief

its been well over a year since my last post. What have I been up to?  Good question!!!

In November, I inherited a Fitbit when hubs upgraded.  I keep track of those steps on dailymile. 

I ran a 5K 3/7.  My time was 36:22.  It’s a race I’ve done before, so I somewhat knew the coarse. 

I’ve ran a 10K March 29.  Run for Hope.  My time was 1:15:22.  Not pretty, but no real training for it.  The weather was dreary, misty, cold. For the most part, I kept a run walk ratio of 1:30/1 for the entire 10K.  

I ran 5Khaos 8/22.  My time was 1:04:10.  It is a 5K run with 18 or 19 obstacles, including mud, gorges, stream, and hills. So much fun!

This month I’m doing a squat challenge and throwing in crunches while I’m at it.

This is what I’m using. I’ve kept up with it.  I’m also doing this with an aunt & cousin, so it’s keeping me on task.  

That’s about it.  In still here.  Plugging away.  Hopefully I’ll get a bit of time to update my run page with more detail. 

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So it’s been about a month and a half since “The Plan”.  How’s it going, you ask?  It’s not.

I started off well enough.  Planking, bridges, 100’s a few times a day through May 24.  Then I just kind of stopped.  No bonus fitness.  At all.  It took about a week to get any sort of moving around done.

workoutThere you have it.  I have been moving around.  Here’s some of the social fitness sites I belong on:

  • Dailymile
  • Garmin Connect
  • Runkeeper
  • Endomondo
  • Nexercise
  • Nike+

Yeah..  I’d say I have a problem!  anyway..  I HAVE been active, whether it’s yard work, walking, cycling, rollerskating, housework.  🙂  It all counts!

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after further thought…

I think my plan might be a bit ambitious.  I’m modifying it a bit already.  Planking, bridge, and hundreds will stay.  Fitness app/misc. will be bonus.

Bike riding/elliptical/walking/running/roller skating will be modified to 30 minutes total.  Walking will be two 15 minute chunks.  Elliptical/stationary bike riding/skating will probably be 30 minutes in one chunk.  Running & outside bike riding will be 30 minutes minimum.

Here we go!


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got a plan

I hope anyway. Here’s what I’ve got figured out.  This I can do daily.

  • Plank.  full.  I can’t do the elbow planks.  Maybe later, out full planks on my hands.  I will get over the 90 second hump.
  • Bridge.  Either as reps or as long as I can.  Maybe both.
  • Pilates Hundreds.  Once a day.
  • Bike riding/elliptical/walking/running/roller skating.  One of them.  I need to do one of them daily, 30 minutes minimum.  Walking the kids to the bus stop doesn’t count.  Once I start working outside the house, this might be adjusted.
  • Fitness app/misc.  I know that’s kind of generic, but it’s what I’ve got.

These are the fitness apps/Fitness misc I have, that I don’t really use right now.

  • Ab workouts
  • All-in Yoga
  • Bootcamp
  • Core MDWorkout
  • Hot Body Yoga
  • Stimulus (another yoga app)
  • Workouts Lite
  • Yoga by MDWorkout
  • Yoga for Runners
  • Yoga Trainer
  • YogaWorkoutPro
  • WiiFit
  • Yoga Pose Deck
  • Pilates deck

I’m committing to one or two exercises daily.  If I get REALLY motivated, I’ll do a real workout twice a week.  A real workout will be 15 minutes or more.  I’ve got plenty of DVD’s to use.

There.  I’ve said it.  Come May 1st, I’ll be ready and to go.  I need to get in the habit to workout before getting ready for work.  I’ll need to once I start working again.


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when the going gets tough…

… the tough get going, right?  Well, not this girl.  When the going gets tough, this girl quits.

I started the 90 day plank challenge.  I made it through about day 14.  That’s when planking increased to 90 seconds.  I stopped.  What I SHOULD have done, was stick with 90 seconds until I could go the whole 90 seconds.  But I quit.

I’ve been training for a half marathon.  I should have been done by now.  I’ve gone through 9 weeks.  I haven’t ran for 2 full weeks.  I have no half on the schedule, so I’ve stopped.  I’m hoping to run again on Wednesday, 5 miles, and hopefully for the 9 mile run on Friday.  Ever since the halfway point, I am taking weeks to complete the week. For the most part, I seem to have quit, and so close to the goal too.

I need to make changes.  I have no excuse to get up when hubby gets up for work.  I’m lazy.  There I admitted it.  I hate leaving the cocoon of warmth.  I’m lazy and would rather check Facebook than get up and exercise.  I need to STOP!

My friend DTK created a spreadsheet and shared it with me.  I need to modify it to fit my needs and USE it.  We’ll be virtual workout buddies.  When I get that worked out, I’ll share here.  My plan.  I’ll get it worked up and fresh start May 1st.

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alrighty then..

It seems that marathon training has kind of hit another snag.  I just can’t get past the long Friday run.  I know I can do it.  It’s just the actual doing of it.  I had planned on running 8 miles this morning.  I just can’t get my butt in gear.  I’ve done week 8, day 1 twice now.  Once on the treadmill, once outside.

Today is a gorgeous day, but I’m not out running.  Why, you might ask?  I’ll be going on a tandem bike ride later.  One of the running club members has a tandem bike.  Every year, he gets a challenge.  This year, it’s 100 total miles with 10 different people.  So right now, I seem to be hanging up the running shoes for cycling.  15 miles already down, 85 more to go.

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