Thursday, March 15, 2012

Unless you know for sure...

Training has been going really great!

The last time I blogged was Day 4. I am now on Day 15 and still hanging in there!

Last week looked like this:
Monday - 3 miles
Tuesday - 1.5 miles, cross trained
Wednesday - 3 miles
Thursday - Rest
Friday - 4 miles
Saturday - Cross trained

This week:
Monday - off (hubby on shift)
Tuesday - 3.5 miles
Wednesday - 6 mile bike ride (woke up super queazy...)
Thursday - 3.5 miles

(Tuesday's time: 39:53; excited to see that I'm going faster!)

Friday - Rest
Saturday - HOLY CRAP I have to run 5 miles. It's suppose to be in the 70's this weekend! That's crazy awesome - for North Dakota!

With all of the cardio I've been doing, I'm a little frustrated with the scale these days. I know it's because of what eat, or what I don't eat. It's something that I obviously need to work on more. I try to tell myself it's 70% diet, 30% exercise. Well, I have the exercise down - it's time to start logging my eating habits.

Now...onto the title of this post. So, we just had a vendor stop in my work to see how things are going, on his way out he walks past my desk and says, as he is rubbing his stomach and looking at mine, "what's going on with this?" (assuming I'm pregnant) - - Are you KIDDING me? Seriously. I could NOT believe what I had just heard. There is definite etiquette that needs to be addressed here....I just laughed it off and said, "nothing. just fat." Then he proceeded to say, "ya, I have 20lbs to lose, too. What are you doing about it?" - Um, excuse me sir, but are you kidding me right now. I wanted to just look at him and say, "just go. you are in way too deep." I then told him I was training for a half marathon. The look on his face was like "ya right." - - - Seriously....Unless the woman has a t-shirt on that says "BABY ON BOARD" - Keep your mouth shut.

Anyways....see ya next week....

Friday, March 2, 2012

Day 4 Training

Well...I made it 4 full miles.

I know it wasn't super fast or anything, but I'm okay with that.
I met Claire at the gym this morning...she was a little late getting there, so I started before her. It was so hot in the fitness center. I thought at one point I was going to faint. 

This weekend, Mr. G and I are taking the kids to a waterpark and staying in a hotel. It'll be a fun getaway. We keep saying we are going to do it, but never take the time to do it. The kids have been packed and ready to go since Sunday night when we told them the plans!

Training for the weekend: Saturday - swimming at the waterpark
Sunday - 30 min cross training

I'm actually looking forward to next week's training. I never thought I'd be able to run a Half Marathon. Pretty excited to at least try! Ha

Happy Weekend Blog Friends!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Half Marathon Training

My friend, Claire, is turning 50 on April 11. On her 'bucket list' is to run a Half Marathon. So, being the awesome friend that I am (ha ha), agreed to run it with her. YIKES. I'm kinda freakin' out about it. I've never really ran further than 4 miles. I've only ran a handful of 5ks...and I wasn't in the lead on any of those! We searched a lot of the training plans that are out there...from Cool Running, Hal Higdon, Marathon Rookie to Jeff Galloway. We decided on the Hal Higdon plan. Neither one of us are pushing for a goal time. We just want to finish and hopefully not have to walk any of it.

We had planned on starting to train on Monday. We had a big snow storm come in on Sunday night, so I ended up not making the first day of does that sound like I'm making excuses already!?! To catch up on training, I had to run alone on Tuesday night - which totally sucked as I stared at the clock waiting to be done with my 3 mile run. Here's proof that I ran it...slowly. But still, I ran farther than the people still sitting on their couches, right?

Wednesday morning, Claire and I met at the gym for Day 2 of training. 3 miles....we had a warm-up included in the distance, so I ran a little further to make sure I put in the full 3 miles. our scheduled REST day. My legs really need it. Every time I get up from my desk I try to stretch my legs as much as I can. Wow are they ever sore!! I hope they are ready for tomorrow's training.... a 4 miler!!

Any tips for sore legs besides taking an ice bath? Not sure I could handle that - I guess I could go sit in a snowbank for a couple minutes!

Have a great day!!

Monday, February 27, 2012

What's Been Going On??? A whole lotta travelin'....

I'm such a bad blogger!!!

I've been super busy with traveling lately and work, snow storms, girl scouts, life in general! This momma needs a mental break!

So, my trip to California... we flew out of Fargo and had a slight lay-over in Denver...of course we were thirsty from the plane we may or may not have had a couple adult beverages...

After arriving at Newport Beach, we went and ate oceanside at an amazing restaurant, then we went whale watching for 2 hours. I did well for the first hour, then felt motion sickness coming on. I'm super glad I didn't lose my lunch!!

Alisha, Me, Steph and Heather...getting off the boat...finally!

While Steph got a Brazilian Blowout done on her hair, Heather, Me and Alisha took a dip in the pool at Kevin's parents house. What a beautiful home they had!! I felt like I was part of the Real Housewives of OC!

Enjoying a beach bonfire... Steph, Me, Alisha and Heather.

The love birds! We had such a great time visiting!!!

Minnesota/North Dakota girls!!

Wine tasting in Temecula.....Alisha, Heather, Steph, Me and Erica

Me and Alisha...we ate at Landmark...great food, great atmosphere - lots of fun!!!

Since getting home, we've encountered one huge snow storm, and another one is suppose to hit in the next 36 hours!

I signed up and paid for my first Half Marathon - part of the Fargo Marathon!!! Training was suppose to start this morning, but due to the snow...I was snowed in and couldn't get out of the driveway. So, training begins tomorrow night!

Training Schedule:
Week 1:
Monday: Snow day
Tuesday: 3 miles
Wednesday: 3 miles and cross training
Thursday: Rest
Friday: 4 miles
Saturday: 2 miles or cross training
Sunday: Stretch and Strengthen

Wish me LUCK!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Out of office...out of touch

Sorry for the lapse in blogging...

I've been doing a lot of this:

For work, I had the pleasure of driving to the opposite side of the State of North Dakota. I hate driving alone. I can only take so much of myself singing.

Due to being out of the office, and out of town - my fitness has gotten off track somethin' terrible this week.  I guess I should've planned ahead like SkinnyRunner does and checked out the status of hotel fitness rooms. But then again, the 6 drinks I may or may not have had might have detoured me from using it anyways. Not to mention those conference meals...yummy!

Anyways, this weekend I'll hit the gym up for some running and get back on my fitness track!

2 weeks until California!

My goal for next week is to try take more photos - I'm so bad a remembering to toss my camera in my bag! And to really count the calories and work hard at the gym!

Have a great day my Blog friends!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Frequent Flyer!!

Well, I just finished booking my girls trip to Vegas!

I'm going with these two....

And some other girls... we are heading there in May for a bachelorette party! Look out Vegas!!!

Today's temp in NDak. is -13 with a wind chill of -34. That is freakin' crazy!!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Workout Plans/Weekly Weigh In

I don't know about you, but I need to have a plan...for everything. Seriously - everything. This may drive Mr. G nuts, but tough. I'm a forgetful girl - what can I say?

This week - to hold myself accountable; I'm making a workout plan!

Monday: Interval Running Treadmill/ Strength Training - Abs/Arms Done
Tuesday: Bike 2 miles, Elliptical 2 miles, Run 2 miles (Due to time I only ran 1 mile) Done
Wednesday: Rest Day (yay!) Done I got 9 hours of sleep last night! It felt AH-MAZING!!
Thursday: Interval Running Treadmill/ 1 mile bike, 1 mile elliptical - Done
Friday: Straight Run - 3.1 Miles, Abs & Arms Strength Training - Done
Saturday: Interval Walking Routine/ Strength Training
Sunday: Rest Day

So, I weighed in this morning...Pretty excited that I'm down 4.5 lbs since last Monday (Jan. 9). I'm going to Newport Beach, California in 23 days!!! I'd like to be down another 5 lbs by then at least!