Month: April 2013

Fitness Friday!

TGIF!

As if you could hear that enough! I love Fridays in my office. It’s so calm and quiet and I can get a lot done without distractions. It’s nice!

So for my Fitness Friday I will be running 6 miles! AHHH!! That’s scary for me. 6 is a big number for me. But as I am in training for a half I figure it’s time. And it’s part of my run plan. I actually didn’t cross train or run yesterday (I was about to but realized I’d miss the beginning of the NFL Draft so I decided on a rest day instead). Glad I did, I don’t think it would have been wise since my calves and glutes are still feeling Wednesday’s kickboxing class (SO MANY SQUATS!).

So my plan is for 6 let’s see if it happens.

xo Liv

Found a Run plan to try

Day

Workout

Day 1

35-Minute Moderate Run

Day 2

Cross Training (30 to 40 Minutes)

Day 3

40-Minute Easy Run

Day 4

Cross Training (30 to 40 Minutes)

Day 5

Rest Day

Day 6

6-Mile Conversational Run

Day 7

Rest Day

Day 8

35-Minute Moderate Run

Day 9

Cross Training (30 to 40 Minutes)

Day 10

40-Minute Easy Run

Day 11

Cross Training (30 to 40 Minutes)

Day 12

30-Minute Easy Run

Day 13

5-Mile Conversational Run

Day 14

Rest Day

 

35-Minute Moderate Run

Walk 5 minutes at an easy pace to warm up. Run for 35 minutes at a moderate pace, about 75% to 80% of your maximum heart rate (max HR). Cool down by walking 5 minutes at an easy pace. Remember to stretch afterward.

Cross Training (30 to 40 minutes)

Spend half an hour with strength-training exercises or cardio work, like cycling or swimming. Just stay away from walking and running so those muscles can rest today.

40-Minute Easy Run

Warm up with a 5-minute walk. Run for 40 minutes at an easy pace, about 70% to 75% of your max HR. Walk 5 minutes at an easy pace to cool down before you stretch.

Cross Training (30 to 40 minutes)

Lift weights or do cardio for 30 minutes. You can hit the gym or head to your favorite yoga or Pilates class. But leave your running shoes at home today.

6-Mile Conversational Run

Walk 5 minutes at an easy pace to warm up. Run for 6 miles at a conversational pace, which is 65% to 70% of your max HR. Cool down by walking 5 minutes at an easy pace. Stretch.

30-Minute Easy Run

Warm up with a 5-minute walk. Run for 30 minutes at an easy pace, about 70% to 75% of your max HR. Walk 5 minutes at an easy pace to cool down before you stretch.

5-Mile Conversational Run

Walk 5 minutes at an easy pace to warm up. Run for 5 miles at a conversational pace, which is 65% to 70% of your max HR. Cool down by walking 5 minutes at an easy pace. Stretch.

As published on http://fitbie.msn.com/program/half-marathon-jumpstart/daily_plan

xo Liv

What can I say…

…that hasn’t already been said? Yesterday was a tragedy. As a n00b to the running community I am reaching out my support to anyone affected. I am not the greatest or fastest runner, but I am a runner. There. I said it. Yesterday a little boy was killed. Countless people lost limbs. Fear and Terror has been struck into the City of Boston and in the hearts of all Americans. Why? Runners are friendly people. We are a loving support group for one another. People were there running for loved ones whom they had lost or running for themselves.

Sorry my post isn’t very coherent. More like a stream of consciousness post as I am still processing what happened. My apologies.

My first half is in January. I will run it with Boston in my heart.

xo Liv

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Registered for my first HALF MARATHON!

I’m back baby!

I’ve been off of here for a few months but HERE I AM! I haven’t left you! I’ve been really busy this semester, luckily it should die down in the next four week. Fingers crossed!

So BIG NEWS! I registered for the Disney Half Marathon in January! This is my first half marathon and I am super excited. Not nervous yet, just excited! I down loaded the run Disney Training guides both for beginner and intermediate runners. I will finish the beginner one (even though I am a little bit more advanced than beginner) and then move on to intermediate. I have over 9 months so I’m not stressing myself out yet. I’m asking for as much advice as possible and reading as many articles as I can. I think my next official step will be going to a legit running store to get good shoes. I’ll probably get a hydration belt and ipod arm band. Hmm…and I’ll have to start thinking costumes…..I can always buy one around Halloween time. =)

Oh, I also have some other updates: I’ve been going to kickboxing class every Wednesday as the school I work at offers it for free. I LOVE IT! What a great workout! I’ve also been following (loosely lately though) the Atkins diet and I must say I have dropped almost 15 pounds from the picture of me in the fall! I weighed 155lbs at my heaviest and am now down to 143Lbs….still more to go! My waist has gone from 31 inches to 27.5. It’s all good progress. I’ve been doing other video workouts like Brazilian Butt Lift and the bootcamp and such but I have not been consistent. Lately, I’ve been bad with my diet and exercise so it’s time to get back on the wagon. Hopefully this blog post will get me back into the motivation zone. It feels so good to post about progress!

That’s all for now. Here’s hoping things die down so I can start my training. I think once this semester is over it will be so much easier!

xo Liv