Wednesday, March 25, 2009

just finished week 3!!

 I just completed week 3 of the p90x program. I now start my recovery week!! hoorah! When I get to day 30 I will post a picture. I see improvement/changes.. I really think by the time 90 days are complete it will be a big difference.  I have to add that I think that to make this program work, you have to follow the nutrition guide.. and then even my results may be different because I am running so much and doing many other things in addition to the program... 

 I have been using my training/spin bike TONS!! I am a spinning machine these days. I haven't posted a picture of that yet either as promised. I will get on that. 

Running: I have been averaging between 30 and 40 miles per week. I am going to Richlands to go run 10 miles today ( in the rain!) .  I can't wait. :o)

 and I am running a 5k this weekend in Grundy. The Appalachian School of Law 5k.  This makes the 3rd time I have ran this race. I am looking forward to it. It's a very small race, but I enjoy it. The awards are nice, they have a nice shirt and always have plenty of food at the finish. :o)

well, I will post a picture of my spin bike( promise) and give a race report about my 5k experience next blog.. 

Thursday, March 12, 2009

week 2 of p90x and on target to break 35 mi this week

 I made it!! I survived week one of P90x program and began week 2 today with a killer chest, back and abs work out! 

  I am kinda glad that I had an upperbody workout this morning because I ran 10 mi last night in my hometown of richlands, and my legs are feeling it.  I really think the running/p90x combo will deliver some fantastic results.  ( all I know is that I have been more sore this week than what I have in YEARS.. so I'm working hard and doing something right!!:o)

 I also am following the nutrition guide fairly closely: I usually have a bowl of organic cereal and soy milk for breakfast. 
 a protein bar for a snack
a protein shake and an apple for lunch
 and then a small dinner (usually a chicken breast or fish) with one side of veggies or brown rice. 
(yummy I know but if you are going to get the results you have to sacrifice)

april 4th is looming closer!! my first 5k back!!  I am very interested to see what my time will be. I think it will be a great way to gauge where I am, and how much more work needs to be done to improve.:o)

  I am going to piney flats to get my stationary bike today! I will post of picture of it the next post!:o)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

solid consistent running and p90x is kicking my butt..

 hey guys! just wanted to update the blog and let everyone knowing what I've been up to the past couple of weeks. 
 I have been so fortunate to be able to continue on a consistent daily ritual of running and working out everyday! and I feel AWESOME!
 it really boiled down to me TAKING the time to run.. ( so some creative juggling of my schedule) and recruiting my mom to help babysit the kids twice a week for my 10 mi group runs. Then any other day, if I can even get 30 min to an hour.. I GO!!  and go hard as I can while I'm out!!
  I have been getting some 30-40 mi weeks. It's a start..  I really have a long road ahead of me to get into marathon shape by the fall or for my first ultra attempt.. but I am slowly but surely getting there. ( HOORAH)  It was incredibly frustrating bouncing  back  from having todd 15 months ago..  it was so different from my first pregnancy with Jack..  I literally made three attempts at coming back to running, only to wind up injured or overwhelmed from my time constraints. 

Also, this week I started the p90x program!  I am hooked! I love it! The picture I have posted is from MY DAY 1 picture... I am supposed to take another one on DAY 90.. to see the results.. so we shall see how it goes:o) It's so challenging and I am so sore.  I really think I will see gains of being stronger and faster from doing this.  I am doing the p90x workouts first thing in the morning then recovering and going for my runs.
 I also have ordered a spyntech spinning stationary bike for when I absolutely can't leave the house to go run, but want to do some REAL cardio.  I ordered it from piney flats bike shop, I can't wait for it to come in.. it's this crazy yellow color. I will post a picture of it once I get it set up. 
SO things are good, I have so much more energy, and I'm more patient and happy..  and just so thankful that things are going better for me in terms of me being able to workout and run regularly.
 I am planning to run some races this spring and summer. I will post those on the blog, and OF COURSE I am planning and organizing the race I am race director of : CHRISTOPHER TODD RICHARDSON MEMORIAL 10K! august 15th on the VA creeper trail!  The race is so meaningful to me( of course) but I get so much satisfaction from the planning ( and over planning) of this event! I really hope everyone who attended last year, returns and brings tons of friends with them!!!:o)