Monday, October 26, 2009

She's baaaaaack!

With hubby deciding to take up running, I lost my Monday morning run time.  I don't exercise in the evening.  It's generally against everything I believe in (get up, get it out of the way, don't have it hang over your head all day)!  So I brought back an oldie-but-goodie......Jillian!  Jillian effectively helped me to lose 60 pounds in 6 months (along with watching caloric intake, of course), so I'm a believer in her workouts.  Today I decided to do "No More Trouble Zones".    I got this video when I was training for my first 1/2 and have really only done it in it's entirety a handful of times.  I got out my lightest weights (5 pounds) and got through the whole thing.  I've gotta say though, 12 hours later, I'm already feeling it!  It's good to feel that again (and not have to worry about it impeding my "training").  The other great news is that my right leg/shin didn't hurt at all.  I guess taking a whole week off from exercise paid off.  We'll see tomorrow.  I'm lacing up my shoes tomorrow for my first post-marathon run.  Hubby and I (and another couple) are doing a Halloween 5K to support the local Children's Hospital.  This is my FIRST 5K....and I definitely won't be "racing".  That word really doesn't even fit in my vocabulary.  Hubby just starting running (again) last week, he's up to about 1.5-2 miles.  We'll be taking it slooooow!  Since we signed up so late, the race shirts were picked over.  I never thought I would be swimming in a size large.  Oh well....it's for a good cause, right?!  And I will NOT be wearing a costume.  I had to dress up for a Halloween party this weekend (Phidippides none the less....gotta show off that medal somehow, right?!). 

Tomorrow is going to be busy, busy.  My Mom's group is going to a local assisted living facility to put on a Halloween costume parade.  Then the kids get their flu mist vaccines later in the day (note to self: have bribery items available).  Tomorrow night is the 5K run.  Oh yeah, and I have to bring the treats for Braden's party at preschool on Wednesday.  I spent a large amount of time today searching for everything I need for THESE little cuties, and still haven't found everything I need!  So annoying.  I guess I can add another trip to the grocery store to the agenda for tomorrow.  I can sleep when I'm dead....right?




One last thing....Tall Mom is having another great giveaway, thanks to the people at Brooks and their new Brooks For Her line.  What better way to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness than to sport one of their products down the road?!  I'm thinking I'd look pretty nice in the jacket, myself!  Check out the links above to find your PINK gear!

6 comments:

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Have fun in the 5K thanks for the mention :)

NY Wolve said...

A morning runner? I envy you! I struggle so hard with it...

Marlene said...

Wowza, you have a lot going on this week. Sounds fun! I'd love to see a pic of your marathon-themed Halloween costume!

Good luck with Jillian. I'm getting back into cross-training now, too. Amazing that running a marathon can make you feel "squishy". :)

RunnerGirl said...

Sounds like a busy week!

Stephanie said...

I love your blog, Amanda introduced me to it... do you want to be my coach, I need help?

lindsay said...

waaaiiiit a minute. you did a marathon without having run a 5k?!?!? super woman!

have fun! 5k's are a nice break - much easier to say "only 3.1" vs "still another 22 to go" ;)