Monday, October 29, 2012

Run Like Hell Results

I did the Run Like Hell 5k run on October 20th. It was a struggle for me this year, but it may have been because I hadn't been feeling good a few days before. Either way I only missed last years time by a minute. I completed it in 30 minutes and some seconds (I cant remember it at the moment). Like always the hills were killer. I hate them with a passion. Unfortunately, that will have to be my last run of 2012. I am going to be getting really busy with work soon and I am having some medical things done that I will not be able to go for runs or heck even do Insanity. I hate not being able to do anything. :(

I still haven't decided if I am going to do the Hot Chocolate run in 2013. It really just depends on what goes on with me health wise.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Lack of motivation

So I wasn't able to do my last week of Insanity for month 2. I want to say part of it had to be that I was stressed about my doctors appointment that was yesterday. I did go for a 2 mile run on Tuesday just to get out of the house for a little bit.

I am not able to do any exercise today or tomorrow. I hate it, but I don't want to make things worse than they already are. I hope come Saturday that I will be able to do my race at Oakland Cemetery.

I'll be starting Insanity over next week or the week after. I won't have to worry about anymore runs for this year so I can just focus on Insanity.

I'll be posting a list of runs I plan on doing in 2013. Maybe I will see some local people there. :)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Not sure of the day

So I have lost count of the days that I have been doing Insanity. I know I could easily scroll down and look, but truth is I can't count the days that I didnt do anything.

Anyways, I did some max cardio conditioning today. A wonderful work out. I just love pushing myself every time during it. Now the other work outs, not so much. Maybe its because you aren't doing 3 sets of different routines. Who knows.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

2 days off plus potential race in Jan

So like I mentioned in my previous entries, I decided I needed to take some days off. I have worked my butt in these last couple of weeks that I just needed a few days to recover and relax. I will admit I was still beat from this weekend yesterday so I guess its a good thing that I did take off.

Anyways, tomorrow I plan on doing some max cardio conditioning. I don't want to lose what I have already gained. Next week I will definitely get back on a normal work out routine, but since I had so much going on this week and needed that break I got to start somewhere.

I was looking at some up and coming race and I am really considering doing the Hot Chocolate 5k in January. I know it is going to be really cold out, but it wouldn't be the first race that I have done in the freezing cold. If I end up doing that race it will help prepare me for my next race which will be in February. I usually try and do one race each month until July 4th. I still have some time to decide if I want to do this race or not. I just thought it would be cool to reward myself with hot chocolate after a very cold race.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Would have been the start of week 8

I wasn't able to do any Insanity today. I was just going to do the fit test, but had to be up earlier than normal to help move some things. So, I guess, you can sort of say I got a work out, right?

Anyways, I am probably going to take a few days off from working out to let my body catch up on me. I know, I know, I shouldn't, but I need to. I am just completely exhausted. I am hoping to get back to Insanity come Wednesday. Once I am done with Insanity for this month, I plan on starting back over with the month one stuff. Maybe I will gain a work out partner by then!.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Ella's Run 5k

So today I participated in Right to Hike's Ella's Run 5k. I ran in this race last year and even though I had fun, I knew what to expect...... HILLS! Not just your normal hills. I would go up a hill and turn around and go up an even longer hill. LOL! Oh, and some of it was a trail too. I really think that slows you down especially when you start off on pavement and then go to gravel/dirt and then back to pavement. Or maybe I am just a picky runner. Anyways, I don't have my official time yet, but my Nike + app said I finished around 29 min. This is about the same time that I finished last year.

Like all my other races I stayed and waited on the awards. It came to my age group and I was already thinking that I hadn't placed. I know I have such confidence in myself.

My age group 25 to 29 was called....

Third place person was named..

Then came the second place person...

Which happened to be ME!! OMG, I actually placed in a race! I mean, I know this race wasn't as big as some of the other races that I normally do, but still. I am still in shock that I placed.

I have 2 weeks to get ready for my Run Like Hell 5k in Oakland Cemetery. I hope I do well in this race as well. I know this one will be a tad bigger so I will have to run super fast. :)

Here is a picture of me after completing Ella's Run:

Friday, October 5, 2012

Day 44 of Insanity (Week 7 Completed)

Took it easy today. Tomorrow morning is my first 5k since I started Insanity. I am excited but also nervous. I really don't like running on this course, but hoping that Insanity helped strengthen my legs to take on the hills.

I will post something tomorrow about how I did. Wish me luck!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Day 43 of Insanity

My toe gave me a little bit of a problem today during Max Cardio Conditioning. I sort of took it easy. I really didn't want to cause any more aggravation. 

Tomorrow is my no work out day and rest up before my race.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Day 42 of Insanity

Well, my recovery day didn't go as planned. I ended up hurting my big toe on my right foot and since I have a race this weekend I felt like I needed to stay off of it, and hope that it doesn't give me any problems.

Tomorrow I am going to Max Cardio Conditioning and Cardio Abs. It will be my last work out of the week since I never do any sort of work out the day before a race.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Day 41 of Insanity

So today was Max Interval Plyo. I got a slow start to it this morning, but I got up and pushed play. I feel great knowing that I completed it. Of course I am like that with every work out.

Tomorrow is a much needed recovery day.

I am almost done with week 7 of Insanity. Like I mentioned in previous entries last week, I am not going to be able to do my work on Friday. I have a 5k run on Saturday. I normally don't do any sort of exercise the day before a race to give my body time to recover.

Speaking of the 5k, this will be my first time doing a race without necessarily training for. I am interested to see how much Insanity has in fact help tone up my legs. I can definitely see the definition, but are they actually stronger? We shall see on Saturday at 9 AM. I will be sure to post an update sometime on Saturday.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Day 40 of Insanity

I just have to say I have Max Interval Circuit. I feel like crap all the way through it. I just have to keep pushing. No one ever said that the second month was going to be easy...cause it isn't.

Tomorrow is Max Interval Plyo. I am not looking forward it, but I would prefer it over Circuit any day of the week. LOL