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Fitness update

February 15, 2010

30 day Shred:  1/3 completed:
Taking the slow and non-consecutive route, I’m still working through level 2.  The leg/ab exercises don’t give me trouble, but there are several upper body exercises I still cannot complete with my 5 lb weights.  Perhaps I need to grab a couple cans of veggies to use as an alternative until I get stronger? 🙂

Anyway, I’ve only hit a 2x a week average, so I’ll need to step it up to meet my goal!  I love that it is so short — I can do a 3 mile run and a 30 day shred, a little extra stretching… and still be done in an hour.  Fabulous.

Running:

I already modified my conservative running plan to be more aggressive — without going more than 10% increase each week.   I ran about 5.5 miles Saturday with no troubles, and I’m excited to increase that as the weeks go on.  [I also ran into a giant heard of LA Marathon trainees!  There must have been 200+ of them!]

I bought a Garmin Forerunner and am anxiously awaiting its arrival.  I’m so so excited for this shiny new toy (haha).  I first contemplated getting one last year, but I wanted to be sure I was serious enough about running to justify it.  I’m thrilled to have more accurate tracking of my mileage and pace!

Since the days are longer, weekday runs are much easier to fit in.  Come fall when it gets dark earlier, I’ll probably have to join a cheap gym for treadmill access.

Other:
I’ve done minimal Pilates — but I really really like it.  It just seems like less “bang for the buck” as far as time goes.  I haven’t been able to get into my Yoga DVD much yet. 

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 16, 2010 5:41 pm

    I have to use pasta sauce jars for most of the shoulder exercises! I am so weak…

    • February 16, 2010 7:56 pm

      Yes — the shoulder ones are the issue! The rest I can complete, but there is just no hope for my shoulders.

  2. October 6, 2010 6:00 pm

    i was a competative weightlifting. My degree’s is exersice physiology/nutrition. I say load up the pounds and do less reps. After seeing 100pound girls squat 250 pounds i can assure you they don’t get bulky. “tonning” is time waisting in my opion.

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