Wednesday, September 30, 2009

3.1 Miles and Biko

This morning, I ran 3.1 miles again today and cut two whole minutes off her time! Still SOOOOOO slow, but I am getting faster! I can't believe I have run 8.2 miles since Monday. :) I ran it in 40:05.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Swim, Bike, Run

Today, I met a few people for an unofficial practice. We did 1/4 mile swim, 6 miles biking,and 2 miles running. WOO HOO! Progress from last week. I cannot believe that I am doing it! That first part of running is SO hard. I did run the 2 miles in around 24 minutes, so I am getting faster!

Monday, September 28, 2009

September 28 - less than 3 weeks to go!

Freaking out a little that it is less than 3 weeks to go. WOW. Today, i ran 3.1 miles. I was so proud because it was the first time that I actually knew I would do it BEFORE I started. That was a good feeling. Of course, I am SLOW AS DIRT. I did it though. I am keeping my heart rate in the 160's until the last half mile. I go high 170's for 1/4 mile, and then I just go as fast as my legs will still go at the end. It felt good.

Then, I had Biko. He shook it up a bit today with some great arm and leg reps before focusing on core. He kicked my butt. I told him that I would have to stop saying nice things about him, but he kept pushing anyway. :)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

I wrote out all the days to show what a slacker I was. We flew to Rhode Island, drove to the Cape, and then drove to Boston, and flew home from Rhode Island. Other than walking, dancing, and 25 minutes of swimming laps, it was a pretty lazy weekend.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Biko and Brick

Today, I went to Biko, and it was legs day. OUCH. Biko is really great, but I do not really like him on those leg days. I felt a little better when this weight lifting guy told me that he dreads leg days. :) He had me do the leg press on the upside down one where your head is tilted to the floor. I did the 17, 7, 5 or something like that. I twas evil. I also did the incline bench sit ups and the elbow rest thing while lifting knees up. I did have a ball in betwen my legs this time though. Progress!

Knowing I would be out of town, I decided that I really needed to ride my bike. So, i did the complete 9 miles. Then, I did a short run of .55 miles. I do not like that leg burning. :) Maybe I shouldn't have done all of that on my leg day. I am hoping that is it. :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuesday, September 22nd

Today, we did a swim, bike, run practice for the triathlon. We did a 10 minute swim, 5.4 miles biking, and a 10 minute jog. I did it! It really helped me to start to figure out the transitions. Loved it. I was really slow in the swim to bike transition, so I really need to find an outfit that I can wear in the water and on the bike/run.

Monday, September 21, 2009

3.3 Miles With NO Walking!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Woo Hoo! I jogged 3.3 miles today without a single walking step. I am soooo proud. This is even longer than week 9! I am slow, but I am doing it!

I also went to Biko today, and he focused mainly on arms. We did do some legs with the hamstring thing, the thigh one, and the adductor. I ended up with sit ups on the incline! FIFTEEN!!! WOO HOO!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Rest (due to rain)

I was going to bike today, but by the time I could go, it was pouring rain and then too dark. BUMMER. I did do some step in my house to my own routine (ha ha THAT was funny) and a little elliptical.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Football Game

Today, we went to the Florida vs Tennessee game in Gainesville, and we walked - a lot. And it was HOT all day. No specific exercise, but we did a lot of walking.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Rest Day

Today, I had to catch a very early flight, so I just rested. :) I did get a lot of walking through the airports though.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cardio and Weights - Monterey, CA

Today, I got up a little earlier, and I did 25 minutes on the elliptical and then I did weights. I did the back thing where you lean over and pull your body back up, the leg press (OMG I did it without BIKO! I did 220 lbs on the legg press, and I did it 17 times, then 8 times, then 5 times), and I did 25 leg up things. :) I also did the weights for the arms by lifting them up to the sides, bicep curls, and rows. :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Hilton Garden Inn Monterey Gym

Today, I was in Monterey, CA, and the hills outside seemed scary. So, i went to the gym. I did part treadmill and part elliptical. This gym is rockin, but many of the TVs didn't work. It did have weights and cardio though, and that is nice. I did the lift the legs thing up while balancing on your elbows, but nothing else today. Just 30 mins cardio and that.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Elliptical Day

The gym at the Gatlord Palms in Orlando has a really nice gym. I decided to take it easy on my knees today, so i just did the elliptical for 30 minutes. I usually listen to music while exercising, but today, I decided to listen to the TV. Patrick Swayze was all over the news. I was surprised at how fast the time went. I really cranked it up at the end on the resistance and on the speed. :)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Week 8 Couch to 5K

I did make it 2.75 miles without walking! Only .35 miles to go!!!!! This is week 8 of the couch to 5K. I am doing the distance instead of the time. I went around the Gaylord Hotel in Orlando. It is 1 mile around the building, so I did it twice. Then, I went .37 miles and turned around until I hit 2.75 total. That last half mile was BRUTAL. I actually puked after I drank water. However, I then was on a natural high for hours. WOO HOO!

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Today, I rested as I was driving to a meeting and then didn't have time to do anything. Rest is good.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Today, I only got to have my Biko session. I didn't get to swim, bike, or run. :(

Biko had to "make up" for next week since I will be out. Whew, he is brutal. He makes me feel like i can do it though, and I feel much stronger now than I did 4 months ago when I started with him. The difference in my fitness level is AMAZING. Thanks BIKO!

Vinoy Hotel Gym

Today, I exercised at the Vinoy Hotel. I was planning on running outside, but it was POURING rain. So, I went to do the treadmill. For some reason, I cannot stand the treadmill lately. I was enjoying it, but I just can't seem to find a good speed or rhythm or something. So, I switched and went to the elliptical. I just put extra resistance and went faster.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Rest Day

Today, I was sore, so I rested. Very sore. Poor muscles. :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Biko and Biking
Today, I had a Biko training session, and he made me do that awful evil leg press. Oh man... I was sore before I even walked out. I also did the legs up thing while you hang on your elbows. I did it 20 times. I felt like a rock star. :)

Later, I biked 9 miles in the neighborhood.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Swim Day

Today, I got to go to the triathlon club meeting! I was so excited. We swam a traditional swim workout. we did 200 warm up, then 100 catch up drill, then 100 drag the fingers drill, then 300 with the last 25 sprint, then 200 with the middle a sprint, then 100 with every other as a sprint. We ended with a 200 cool down! WOO HOO! Felt like old times. I enjoyed it a lot.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Training Day

Today, I did 1/4 mile swim, 11 miles biking, and 3 miles walking and running combined. (did couch to 5 k week 7 and then walked the difference). I didn't do them all back to back, but I did cover the distance.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Bike Ride

Today, we did Flatwoods, and all the kids went. Not sure Morgan wants to go for a while, but she did 11 miles!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Saturday Step Class and Biking

Today, I finally got to go to step class! I just LOVE Anita's class. It is so fun.

In the afternoon, we went on an 11 mile bike ride. I went mainly with Morgan, so it was a fun ride.

I was pretty good, but I did have some popcorn, peanuts, and dippin dots at the game. Did you know that Dippin Dots aren't that bad? I was surprised by the nutrition. I only had a little and then gave the rest to Chris.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday, September 4

Biko was sick today (get well soon Biko!), so I just did a 9 mile bike ride through the neighborhood. I am getting better at steering and turning and feeling more at home on the bike.

I did pretty well with food. I even had only one slice of pizza at the laser tag, and that was my dinner.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thursday, September 3

Today, I got up and did the elliptical for 30 minutes before class. I like that the elliptical doesn't hurt my knees or shins. It is good rest for them but still gets my heart up and works my leg muscles. I played with the resistance levels to get some muscle burn. :)

When I got home, I met Morgan and Tori at the Texas Roadhouse. I had already had a chick fil a sandwich, so I just had a small salad with hardly any dressing, green beans, and mixed veggies. Oh, I did have a roll too. So, when I got home, I felt like I had eaten too much, so I got on the elliptical at home for 10 minutes. Just enough to top it off. :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Run, Elliptical

Today, I started the morning with a 26 minute run, and i even went up this odd thing called a HILL! Oh my gosh. Hills are not my friend. I am glad I live in a flat place. It was hard.

We went to McCormick and Schick's for dinner, and I had lobster, a salad, asparagus, a roll, and a couple of pieces of calamari.

After dinner, I decided to do the elliptical. Sitting in class makes me feel like a slug, so I need to DO something. So, i did 35 minutes on the elliptical.

I am so proud. :)

I also have disccovered the Kashi Go Lean bars. They are fantastic and have a lot of fiber and protein. :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Double Run Day

Today, I got up and planned to run on the treadmill since it was still dark outside. I ran about 10 minutes on the treadmill and just couldn't stand it. So, I just got off the treadmill and went right out the door to the parking lot (it was lighter now). I ran laps around the hotel for 15 minutes. I couldn't go farther as I had to get to class.

After class, we went to dinner at Season 52. YUM. I loved it. I had a tomato flatbread that was so good. All of their meals are under 475 calories! Even the desserts are a small little dish and are under 300 calories each. I had a chocolate one that was fantastic.

After dinner, I decided to run again. I read an article that was talking about running twice a day starting two days a week to increase speed. So, since I would have been at my triathlon group, I figured tonight was a good night. My knee was a little sore after my 2 mile run for 26 minutes (woo hoo! - Done with Week 7 Day 2!).

I was going to get into the hot tub downstairs, but when I got there I decided to get into the pool. I started swimming and swam for about 17 minutes. I dsid some drills and it felt really good. THEN, I got into the hottub. My body bugg says that I took 15,200 steps today. That is amazing since I sat in a class for most of the day!