I Wanna Be Sedated

August 2, 2008 at 8:48 pm | Posted in running, Training | Leave a comment
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And I also want this project…and the other two for the other class…to magically be done.

Sorry I’ve been a bad blogger. I promise to come back in full swing by Wednesday. It’s the final week of summer classes so everything is due and everything is crazy. I also took my certification exam this morning for my masters so that was another straw on the stack.

Good news is I did manage to get some good workouts in this week.

I worked out with Trainer Monday and Wednesday. I felt kinda crappy Friday so we skipped that. Tuesday and Thursday I ran with Shiloh.

I don’t think I wrote about Monday in here… I did 3 miles with Trainer. 3 intense miles. Fast pace too. I was pretty darn proud of myself, thank you very much.

Wednesday I did a pool workout with Trainer. It was pretty awesome. I did a lot better than last time. We also went farther but not much. Just a little past a half mile. Then I did some aqua jogging. It was a pretty great workout and I’m still proud of myself.

Other than that I didn’t workout Friday. I wasn’t feeling great and had the exam this morning so I did NOT want to make myself sick because this exam cost a LOT and I didn’t have time to reschedule.

I’m glad I rested.

And here we are. Still working on projects….and now I have to go back to that.

Please, Lord, let this be over soon!!

Trainer Day

June 25, 2008 at 9:05 pm | Posted in Cross Training, running, Training | 4 Comments
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Whew.

It was Trainer Day today!!!

I warmed up by doing a mile on the eliptical. Then Trainer arrived. And then it began…

We ran 20 minutes. Then we walked for 3. Aaaand then we ran 20 more.

No lie.

Total was about 3.5 to 4 miles for the run…plus the mile on the eliptical…so I’m calling it 4 to be safe…but it may be 5. šŸ™‚ Hehe. I’m so proud.

We talked a little during the run. I told her about wanting to do the Richmond Half and she said she might be doing the full so that’s awesome. She said there’s a local half in October but I’d rather wait for Richmond but we’ll see. We picked up the pace a little after the 3 minute rest but soon had to back it down because I was slightly winded. I did manage to find my voice again when we ran through the Dairy on campus. I love cows so…(hence the name on here…) that got me talking. I told her which breeds were which and just random cow facts. I also told her what the different buildings were at the dairy. We finished up by running a loop around the vet school and then to the horticulture gardens. I’d never been through those but they are really nice. I think I have a new favorite place to sneak off and study while on campus!!!

Here, let’s see if we can map it…

Ok anyone want to tell me how to make mapmyrun work? Anyone?

So after the run Trainer had me do crunches, medicine ball twists, supermans, calf raises, some shin work, and side bends. 3 circuits of that.

I’m quite proud of my effort. I’m just excited to see the results. And I have the patience of a goldfish.

Actually I’m just impressed that I ran for 40 MINUTES!!!!

Tomorrow I’m going to try for 3 miles in the park, then Friday I see Trainer again.

In other news, apparently a lot of people at my church want a personal trainer. Actually I’m sure a lot of people everywhere want one…but where I live it’s not that easy to get one…so if I do decide to get certified (after I work out a LOT more and take that class and stuff…) I’d have clients!

I’d love to be a trainer. I am just so addicted to fitness and working out and stuff… And I’m just a touch enthusiastic…incase you haven’t noticed…. šŸ™‚

Well, I’m going to go get some things done around my house and then get to bed early so I can run in the AM!

I LOVE MY TRAINER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Breathe In, Breathe Out

June 19, 2008 at 3:49 pm | Posted in Cross Training, running, Training | 4 Comments
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Wow.

So the personal trainer pretty much handed my ass to me this morning.

Nah, she wasn’t that bad but it was a little more hard core than I’m used to. I think we did close to three miles…all on the cross country course…which means it felt like it was ALL uphill. She kept me moving though. I think part of my issue is that I don’t push myself hard enough. Hence why I have Trainer.

So she shall now be refered to as “Trainer”. Protects her identity and all that good crap.

But other than the slight ass kicking, I totally love her.

So we did the run, then we went inside and did some quick core work. She showed me some good (painful, but good) ab exercises. Some I’d done and some I had not. We did one exercise where I stood beside the wall, then leaned over and rested my forearm on the wall and then dipped my hips toward the wall…if that makes any sense.

Yeah, I can’t find a single good google image of it. Basically, feet 2ish feet from the wall, forearm on wall paralell to the ground…dip hips towards wall. She said I’ll feel that tomorrow in my obliques. I hope so.

Then we did some stuff with a swiss ball and a few other things. I need to go home and do a little more tonight because I felt like I was going to pass out in the gym. I don’t think I ate enough this morning. Must remember to eat more for ass-kicking workouts.

That’s all for now!!

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