Fitness(less) Friday


Yes you read that right- there has been no fitness this week. Well I shouldn’t say no fitness, the Hubz and I did get out on two

1/2 mile walks which is great improvement for him.  Honestly I did not have the time or energy to workout this week. I’m not completely happy about it because I love to have my workout time and my running but when things pile up somethings got to give. I’ve been trying to keep up on the house, take care of my husband, find time to sleep and I had to go back to work for the last half of the week so fitness (and washing my hair) have taken a backseat.  Now that the Hubz is starting to improve I am planning on getting a pilates workout in today and would like to go running one day this weekend.


Half Marathon Update:

As I said in previous posts this week, we will no longer be running the Disney Half-Marathon.  It disappointing on so many levels, considering this was going to be our first half, the entry fee was ridiculous, we had just made our flights down which were non-refundable (good thing they were cheap) and it means no vacation. I’m starting to think vacation isn’t meant for us. I’m not stopping my running, I have worked too hard to get where I am and I’m not giving it up but I am going to change things up a bit.  I am not doing the 10k on October 8th because really since this week was a wash there is no way I’ll be ready to run that distance in 2 weeks.  Unfortunately there are no other 10k’s in VT this year; there is a 5k though in November which I plan to run.

Now it’s time to start thinking about a new half-marathon for us to run.  I am predicting it will take the Hubz 6 weeks after he is allowed to start running again to finally get back to where he is (he has to take a month off from ALL physical activity, except slow walking).  After the 6 weeks I’d saw we are looking at 12 weeks of training, essentially 18-20 weeks of preparation for a new half.  That being said it lands us in mid-February or later. What 1/2 marathons would you suggest? We need to consider entry costs, destination and additional expenses. 

What was the most fun race you’ve ever ran? 

Fitness Friday: Vacation Workouts

This week I had to take a break from the gym. No seriously I had to because our gym decided to close for a maintenance week so that meant no classes, no gym workouts and worst of all no pool. I was really looking forward to some swim workouts but oh well there’s always next week. This week so far I have done one run, one walk and one run track workout. Tomorrow we are going to tons of walking around Philly but Neil and I plan to get up early and use the gym or pool at the hotel before we head out on our day. Saturday the goal is to do a 4-5miler along Kelly Drive but that will be weather dependent. If the predicted storms come then it will be a hotel gym workout and I’ll probably do 2-3 miles on the dreadmill and 20-30mint on the elliptical plus again more walking around Philly. Lastly, my Sunday workout will probably be elliptical or whatever other cardio machine the hotel has.  Trip cancelled due to Irene. I have no idea what my workouts will be this weekend- all depends on the weather. Do you workout on vacation? 

Fitness Friday: Half Way Through August

We are just over the half way point of August and things are going pretty well with my fitness goals.  I got a little hung up this week due to our hike last Saturday.  I ended up really straining my calf muscle which resulted in not being able to do my planned four mile run on Sunday and put  me out of commission for running most of this week.  That being said no more hiking until next summer since my half training official beings in 11 days.

Below is my workouts in August up until yesterday; still to come this week are yoga, 3-4 mile run and possible a swim and/or pilates.

What do you do to stay fit? 

August Workouts So Far: