Monday, January 30, 2012

Getting my Bodyrock on!

If you haven't heard of Bodyrock you must here now!  This site is packed with great workouts that you can do almost anywhere and the best part is that they take less that 30 minutes!  They are all HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) style workouts and trust me they will kick your butt!!  This morning I did the fit test from the lastest 30 day challenge.  It 7 minutes of burpees, push ups, high knees, tuck jumps and all those things that don't sound that appealing at 5 in the morning.  OH YES I GOT UP AND WORKED OUT AT 5!  So if time is a factor, you no longer have any excuses...become a BodyRocker!!

What's your favorite at home workout??


Sunday, January 29, 2012

New running shoes + a loop around the lake = one happy girl!

So I finally went a got some new running shoes yesterday.  They are just a few miles overdue.  It amazes me that I own every model of the Asics Cumulus ever made (I think it's time to donate)!  I cheated on them once and paid for it dearly with an ITB injury. 

The Hubs was out of town this weekend so I didn't have a chance to run yesterday.  When he walked the door this afternoon there was only one place I wanted to go...White Rock Lake!  For those who aren't familar with Dallas, White Rock Lake is the mecca for running and cycling in Dallas.  On a nice Saturday or Sunday it is nothing to be surrounded by literally hundreds of runner and riders.  It is about 9.3 miles around the lake.  I was determined to complete the loop, my first in a very long time!  I knew for the start it was going to tough.  I just had no energy.  As I went around I was constantly making deals with myself.  If I get this far, I can walk for a minute.  I managed to scrap out 8 very slow miles and I walked the rest.  I was just happy to be back out at the lake! 

See you later!!

Gotta Start Somewhere

Howdy and welcome to my blog!  This is going to be my place to talk about my life as a runner, wife, mom of 2, and teacher.  While my main purpose is to log my progress as a runner, I love incorporating all different kinds of workouts into my cross training.  I'm really just hoping to meet some fun people who love running and working out as much as me and maybe learn a few things along the way!  So talk to you soon, I'm off for a run!