Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Finally....A Run In The Sun!

Yesterday was hot, a little sticky, but well worth it after all the rain, fog and overall grossness we have been experiencing. Needless to say, I was excited to run in the sun!!

My plan was to go out moderately hard and run 4 miles, after my super slow-don't-get-your-HR-above-160 run on Sunday I was excited to run it out!

My garmin died on me, but I had back up with my iphone and Map My Run, I ended up running 4.12 in 39.12 (9:31 pace). Thank god for technology! I felt great and was challenged but not all crazy out of breath and wheezy, although I did breather hard.

Food was a different story - I ended up at Applebee's at 10pm eating like 2,000 calories! Uggh!

It is painfully obvious to me that nutrition has to be top priority for me to start seeing awesome results.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Sched.

Because I haven't been blogging, I wanted to throw out my goals/update for the week for now, I'll write a real post when I get a sec..

Ran 6 on Sunday in my low HR zone (couldn't go above 160 which is HARD as I tend to skew hi), which meant it was a really slow run, which I hated
Monday: weights - upper body/abs
Today: depending on the weather (holy rain these days) either 4 miles outside or a speed workout on the mill
Weds: 6am spin followed by legs

Thurs - Sun: Will be away at a convention (EACYPAA) but am planning on building in at least 1 longish run and at least a gym session.

Monday....BEACH! Happy Memorial Day!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Feelin Good!

Why hello Friday, I'm so glad you are here!

Even though I was DYING from whatever cold I had, I still managed a fairly productive few days. Weds was my upper body/ab workout + 2 miles (which BTW I am super sore from), yesterday was spin and today I ran 3 miles of intervals. Food has been good, minus the pretzel and donut last night. I feel good and that is what I plan on focusing on. I know I can always improve, but for me right now it's about feeling a-ok!

Tonight is pizza night with my crew - this is a tough one for me as I really should join pizza anonymous. I'm thinking either a small veggie pie or a salad...I'll see how I feel later. I know for sure I am not going for the meat pie (that's what she said...couldn't resist!). Planning is critical for me, and I'm really trying to stay the course, so I have no doubt I'll choose wisely!

Todays eats:
Trader Joe's sprouted wheat toast with a slice of mozzarella
Chicken salad on a la tortilla wrap with spinach
TJs' protein muffin for a snack
Dinner TBD (wish me luck :) )
I think I'm waaaay too carb heavy.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Day 1

Yesterday was my first day feeling better, but I figured better play it safe and take one more day off from running. The plan is to do my first BFL workout tonight and run 3, either on the treadmill or the street depending on the weather. I'm hoping I can run, if anything I will take it slow as I still have a little chest congestion.

Yesterday's food was pretty clean. I kept with my plan and I felt good, not deprived. I need to get a hang of the protein/carb ratio thing, but that will come. Today so far has been so so...I ended up grabbing a pretzel from Auntie Anne's at the mall, probably should have just said no, but I still feel good about my choices so far..

Breakfast was a TJ's protein muffin, lunch was Kale chips, grilled chicken, salsa, spinach and light sour cream on a La Tortilla wrap (50 calories!). I'll probably have chicken sausage and salad for dinner. No carbs since I had the pretzel.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Wow, I am sick...well, truth be told, I'm feeling MUCH better today, but yesterday was BRUTAL. I hate Spring colds, they just mess up my mojo.

I haven't worked out due to said cold, Coach knows and is like no worry, rest! Whew! The problem with all this rest is that I'm not moving and I miss it, plus I ate a little crappy this weekend, but I'm OK with it as I'm back on track today.

Drum roll please....I'm making a public statement, I will be more confident and beach ready in 12 weeks (yes, I'm reading Body for Life). Bill says to write it out so I am! I have had this goal for a few summers in a row, to be fit enough to look somewhat HOT on the beach for an annual beach party (I'm saying HOT rather than bikini ready, but really I want to rock the bikini). I have about 30 lbs of fat to move...

Challenges and I don't usually get along, but I'm changing my mindset - I am making a DECISION to work it. So work it I am. I may start posting workouts and daily food, I find that when I'm out there on the internets, I do my best.

So for my food so far, I've had the following:

Breakfast/morning snack:
TJ's protein muffin, half of a Nature-valley PB granola bar (will have the other half as a snack later)

Spicy Boca chicken patty over salad

The plan for dinner is to have chicken sausage or a piece of grilled chicken with veggies and a small baked potato. Fruit for dessert.


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Allergies? And Track Practice

What a week!

I think I have allergies (who on Long Island doesn't).

Or I'm getting sick. Still can't decide.

I ran my first track practice since the winter.

Got a chill, left, but still ran a decent amount.

Ate bagels and pizza this week (diet fail).

Have a 4.5 - 5 miler on the schedule for tonight.

Officially done with the boy.

Officially ready for the weekend :)

Should probably rename this post. Oh well.

Monday, May 9, 2011


Things that basically rock my socks right now:

Getting up wide eyed and bushy tailed 3 minutes before my alarm!

6am spin (on a Monday no less!)

Ordering my new sneaks onine and getting free socks..woohoo!

Overall excitement for my training this week

Letting go of expectations, just going with the flow (that's a tough one!)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

LIRRC 5k....1st Place AG!!

I love all the summer runs that take place on Long Island - we have the State Park Summer Run Series that happens every Monday for abut 8 weeks and the LIRRC Weds 5k runs. 2 great opportunities to PR and improve week after week. AMAZING!

Although this wasn't my best race, like at all. I believe there were 6 of us so that's pretty awesome that I even managed to place.

My strategy was to go in and just run a steady pace. My splits on my training runs have been all over the place so I thought this would be a good opportunity to exert myself yet stay controlled. It sort of worked, I think I was abut 15 seconds off per mile (fast, slow, fast).

D-Rock ran with me and placed 2nd which was awesome as this was her first race in probably 5 years. We then went home and ate pizza (which I also had for lunch along with a bagel for breakfast and a giant cookie at my agency meeting....going to hell with myself...).

Today is an off day. I have the JDRF Gala which should include lots of dancing....but NO bread or cookies!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Just to make it official...

I'm in!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Weekend Love

First off my running stats:

Fri: 3 miles - 9:50 pace
Sat: 3 miles - 10.00 pace
Sun: 2 miles just to stretch out my legs before my drive to CT, no idea of time.

I'm feeling good but slow, but that's ok. I didn't really press myself, I just wanted to run (it had been a week!!).

And now...some weekend love!

My Godson's 4th Birthday

Apples and PB (my version of!

iPhone apps, specifically Lighbox, awesome pics!!

The boy, who may or may not be back in the picture...

My new training plan with the coach...I just got my sched for the week, it's pretty light and totally doable...27 weeks till the Full Mary!!