Friday, November 9, 2012

Leggings, Running, and Christmas

Happy Friday!

It is such a great day for most, but for me it means 3 nights of work...

Last night the family went to run some errands and we stopped by Old Navy because H needed a new coat. Well, we definetely came home with more than a coat. I bought my first pair of leggings. (I know, I am a bit delayed in the fashion world) But, I have had no idea what you are supposed to wear with them. Do you need a long cardigan over the top? Do you wear a dress over them? I am just kind of lost... But, I bought these leggings and a dress similar to this  I cannot find the exact same dress....Women's V-Neck Sweater DressesWomen's Stretch Leggings

But,  they looked cute at the store and when we got home I tried them on with some knee high brown boots and a brown flower belt and Hubby even thought it looked super cute. He even went on to say it made me look really thin...he knows I will wear it if he says that! Any suggestions for what to wear with leggings?


Last week, the day after I posted I ran 15.8 miles in 2:00:00 while pushing Olivia. I was very happy with that and was not sore the next day, which I was quite surprised about!

I have otherwise just done my normal ~8  miles every other day, walking, biking, and elliptical use at the gym. I am hoping to get out with Olivia this afternoon for either an 8 mile run and a 5 mile walk or a 16  mile run...we will see how my legs feel this afternoon, after I take a nap in a few minutes!

The latest bodyrock workout I did was:

Set timer for 10/50 4 rounds
Crab Toe Touches (I did about 30 each time)
Dive Bombers (I did 9-8)

Reset timer for 6R 10/10
Jump Lunges and Mt Climbers (JL,MC,JL,MC,etc.) with no rest in between. (JL~11, MC~15)

Reset again for 10/50 4Rounds
One Leg Hot Attack (One leg squat down, power up, leg back, leg down, switch legs)
Thigh Shrinker exercise (sumo squat, r leg side up, l leg side up, jump up)

Reset again for 6R 10/10
JL/Mt Climbers again...whew your legs will be tired and you will so want to quit here, but DO NOT!

You will feel it the next day...I am right now, but really focus on form. You can go to Body Rock and search the above exercises to see proper form, maybe someday i will upload a video! coming! I cannot believe it! We stopped at Walmart to get a few things and I decided I better let the kids try some bikes out to see what size we will need to buy them, as that will be there gift from SC!

Have a great weekend! Hope you get to do something fun!


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!!!!

Sorry for the lack of posts no posts in the past year….I would like to say it is because I am too busy, but that is not exactly true! I am working, taking care of kids, going to school for my MSN and fitting in time for exercise. So, I really have been busy. I just wish I could find a way to balance all of this and still blog regularly. I also have not run any races since this summer. Even then I only ran 1 or 2…and I won one!

Today at our house we are getting ready for Halloween by making Henrys costume…yep, nothing like waiting until the day of to make the costume! He is going to be a UPS truck and Olivia is going to the the UPS man. She LOVES the UPS man because he brings us shoes…or at least that is what she tells everyone! Clearly, I do a lot of online shoe shopping!

Running as of late has been going pretty good. I had surgery on my bum in September and had to limit running a bit but now I am back to about where I was before. I am still a touch slower, but on Sunday I pushed O in the stroller for an 8.05 mile run in 60 minutes! I was very, very happy with that because it was hilly and windy. I still average about 2 hours a day of exercise. I am trying to incorporate more HIIT into my exercise regimen, but I will say it is a challenge to do that AND run good, strong, long runs.

Here is one of my favorite workouts that makes your legs kill, and they will be sore for a day or two…or three after you complete it.

36 Rounds 10 seconds off and 30 seconds on

Low Jumping Jacks

Right Single Leg Dead Lift (I used a 10# DB in each hand)

Left Single Leg Dead Lift (same as previous)

Jump Lunge (I use no weight for these)

So you do each exercise 9 times…yep! Fun Times!

As an Ab exercise I like these three exercises

Reptile Push Ups

Knee Raises


Often I will do these after a workout like the one above and set my interval timer to 10/50 (10 seconds off 50 secs on) and do each exercise 2 or 3 times….

Hope you all have a great Halloween with your kiddos!

And, I am really going to try to start posting more regularly, so please comment and/or follow so I know who might be reading my blog, because I love to read your blogs!!!