Sunday, June 24, 2012

Day 1

I started a 15K training program today.  I don't intend to race, nor have I signed up for one.  But I want to remain healthy and strong physically, mentally and emotionally.  I tried just running after the Race for the Cure, but I found myself not doing anything since I didn't have a "plan".  So here is the plan.  Ten week 15K training plan, with the 200 sit ups program and the 100 push ups program with strength thrown in there on light days as well. 

Day 1- 60 minutes cross train (20 minutes stair step, 20 minutes bike, 20 minutes elliptical), 5 sets of push ups totalling 50.  Check!

Day 2 (tomorrow)- 3 mile run, strength set and sit up sets.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


I decided that I needed to add strength back into my routine this past weekend.  I got my game face on and tried doing some real, full range sit ups.  Whoa!

I guess those muscles that were sliced side to side and sewn back together from the belly button down are not really ready for my new resolution to be stronger.  I gawked at trying to do 30 sit up in a minute.  I was humbled quickly.

I guess a year later there are still things I am discovering about my new body.  Like flat but weak abs.  I have always loved ab workouts and thrived at them.  At one point I could crunch more than I could bench press.  I guess now, I have to build back up to doing minimal abdominal exercise.  Any tips?

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Offical Race Results!

Official Results:
Distance 5K
Clock Time 30:47
Chip Time 29:23
Overall Place 1118 / 4859
Gender Place 481 / 3267
Division Place 97 / 661
Age Grade 50.4%
Pace 9:28

I BEAT my REACH goal! 

We had such an amazing experience today.  Next up a 10k, and the Race for the Cure annually!