Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Week 11, Wednesday

I'm still here, and I'm still blogging. Tonight, I met with the women I'll go with to NYC in about a month. There are 5 of us in the hotel room (2 queen beds and a pullout couch). We're hoping to see a show, do a bus tour and maybe even see New York's new Archbishop in his new parish for mass Saturday night. I want to get on tv for the Today Show but I don't know anything about that yet. I need to find out. We're staying at the Doubletree Suites in Times Square!!! I'm so excited! Please post your ideas for my trip. I haven't been there in 20 years.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Week 10, Sunday

I'm sorry that I have to bore you again, but I'm going to make one more boring post. I walked outside again, and it was glorious....the neighbors were out, and everyone was talking. I was out supposedly walking for about 90 minutes and I only clocked about 6000 steps, but the great thing was that I got to catch up with my neighbors. I love my neighborhood.

Week 10, Saturday

Socks! Yes, I treated myself to new socks....the really cushy, thick, white ankle socks. It's amazing what a difference it makes in my running. Maybe if I had these thick socks a few weeks ago during the "rock" post, I wouldn't have even felt the dumb rock and could have saved myself some frustration.

Anyway, I walked outside today with my husband...twice. I clocked over 12,000 steps...I just couldn't resist being outside today. It was beautiful...maybe 50 degress!

Week 10, Friday

Just a quick post here....I got a little behind in my posting. Today, I got on the elliptical for a mile and a half, then hopped on the treadmill for two more miles. Not very exciting...but I got it done.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Week 10, Tuesday

Felt ambitious, so I worked out again today. Funny thing is, I didn't get a theme song again today. How boring! Anyway, I jumped on the elliptical today for 2.75 miles (after my usual sit ups). I'm hoping to work out again tomorrow, but only if my house isn't blown away. It's crazy windy out there tonight!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Week 10, Monday

Good workout today...but I didn't come up with a theme song. I jumped on the elliptical for my warm up for 10 minutes, lifted weights for about 40 minutes, then on the treadmill for about 20 minutes. It's semi-warm out today, so maybe I'll get a walk outside this evening.

Sorry for such a boring post...I'm just not feeling creative today...I spent a lot of time in the past couple of days grading papers and I think I cooked my brain...(hate when that happens)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Week 9, Thursday

"Ain't no mountain high enough...ain't no valley low enough....ain't no river wide enough...." (Who wrote this song? Who sang it? Help!) I was feeling motivated to work out today. I did my couple hundred situps, then did a 10 minute warm up, then walked for 45 minutes...a power walk, with a good incline...up and down, faster, slower...and then a 5 minute cool down. It was a full hour of hard walking....I did it. Then I grabbed some more water and pedalled a recumbent bike for 15 minutes.

I'm a little sore now. But I made a decision to now follow the "walking" training for this race. I'm really happy that my body has responded so well to this workout plan (still wish that I have dropped a few more pounds, but that's another issue) but I don't want to put in the time, strain and psychic energy to run the 13 miles. I'd rather walk.

I can't believe it's week 9...that race is coming up quick! I need to start making specific plans for NYC. Five days is a long time...there's lots of things to do!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Week 9, Tuesday

Song for the day, (who knows it?) "movin' right along wackadoo wackadoo, footloose and fancy free...." Yes it's true, I was channeling the Muppet Movie while I was running today. I can't even tell you why. I was running and felt pretty good (no rocks today) and even did a couple hundred situps to start the work out. Not only that, but the temperature in Milwaukee is supposed to get above freezing for a couple of days in a row this week. Maybe I'll be able to convince CT to run with me again outside....CT? CT? Talk to me.....

caption for photo, "A bear in its natural habitat....a Studebaker!"

Monday, March 2, 2009

Week 8, Friday


You know, after playing volleyball on Thursday night, I had every intention of doing an ambitious run to get back on track. I was on the treadmill, shoes tied, ready to go and....I started...and felt something in my shoe. I wiggled, I jiggled (my shoe) and thought that I could walk it off....I couldn't. So I sat down on the treadmill at Bally's, took off my shoe and sock, shook them out....put them back on and tried again. It was still there. Arghhh!!!! Frustrated, I went to the other side of the gym and started lifting weights instead...until I blew off some frustration. Then I took off my shoe and sock again, and walked my two miles on the treadmill.

Yes indeedy...took an extra bit of motivation to get some exercise today....

(yes, I know I am a dork....)