Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The only thing between you and your goal is you.  Lift heavy.  Run hard.  Eat Clean. 

Well!  That certainly says a lot!!  I need to print this and tape it to my treadmill today and make it my mantra.  I just looked at today's workout and all I can say right now is run, run, run!  And I mean RUN!! Let me go ahead and tell you what it is so you'll know what I'm talking about.

For time, 5 rounds of:
   Run 800 meters (.497/mile)
   15 Kettlebell swings, 15 lbs.
   15 pushups

See what I mean?  Run, run, run!  I was just starting to feel guilty this morning for not ever finishing those two rounds from last Monday, but guess what?  Not anymore!  It's almost like it's a "do over", only worse.  Well, I am determined to finish today's workout no matter what!  I don't care how long it takes me and let's be honest here - the longest part will be the running on the treadmill.  Kettle bell swings are fun, and I can easily handle 15 pushups at a time.  I will run 9 blocks on my treadmill for every 1/4 mile and walk the rest of my distance with an incline.  Actually, now that I'm thinking about it, it shouldn't take too long.   I'm thinking anywhere from 30-45 minutes total.  I'd LOVE to do this in 30 minutes, but am going to plan on NOT going over 45!

Wish me luck!
54:36 - Well, I blew my goal time all to hell!  BUT...in my defense, I wasn't thinking of 2 quarter-mile segments when I figured it up.  I was only going by 1 quarter-mile segment, so that being said...I DID IT!!!!  I SO wanted to get on my bike the last round, but thought "What the hell!" and got on my treadmill instead.  I did NOT stick to my plan to run 9 blocks every quarter mile segment, though.  :(  I did run the 9 blocks each time for the first 2 rounds.  On the third round, I ran 6 blocks both quarter mile segments.  Fourth round -  I ran 5 blocks the first quarter mile, then 4 blocks the next one.  I only ran 4 blocks both quarter mile segments on the last round and I SO did NOT want to do that, but I forced myself.

Kettlebell swings were done with a 15.5 lb. dumbbell - no problems on those.  They took me less than a minute each round!  Pushups were start to finish, no breaks - so YAY!

My total time on the treadmill was 39:42, and it says I burned 293 calories.  Personally I think I should have dropped at least 20 pounds during that workout!  lol  Luckily I took an extra cupful of water upstairs because I drank every drop in my water bottle - all 32 oz. and all  of the extra 16 oz. I carried up!  That was SUPER, SUPER hard for me, but I DID IT!!!  :)

I hope like hell tomorrow is NO running.  I just can't imagine it.  :)


  1. Good Luck! I know you can do it! :)
    I have to do my mountain climbers from Sunday, totally forgot :/ oops!

  2. Thanks! I'm going to need all of the luck I can get today!! lol

  3. Wtg girl!! Good job! That was killer!!

  4. Thanks! I can't imagine trying to run in the snow - you guys blow my mind!! :)

  5. Lol! It's not so bad if you have the right gear, we had a bit of a January thaw, but it's supposed to snow this afternoon and tomorrow I think... :/