Posted by Nicole

Although the weekend was SO much fun, there was one thing holding be back on Saturday and Sunday– a cold.

Rather than taking the typical college-student approach and naturally waiting for the cold to go away, I’ve been chugging cold medicine every 4 hours on the dot to expedite the process.  Medicine and healthy food = key to success?

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[Spinach, Onion, Mushroom Egg White Omelette, Fruit, Pomegranate Green Tea]

Last week in fitness terms was super good.  I even forced myself to do something other than cardio.

Breaking it down…

  • Sunday- 30 mins treadmill, 20 mins elliptical, 20 mins stationary bike
  • Monday- rest
  • Tuesday- 30 mins treadmill, 10 mins elliptical, 20 mins treadmill, 35 mins elliptical
  • Wednesday- 35 mins treadmill, 60 mins elliptical
  • Thursday- 35 mins elliptical, 15 mins lower body/abs
  • [Hamstring ball curls + Single leg deadlifts = sore bum] img 2796 Fitness: Update + Tips 11/15 (my PDR)
  • Friday- 2 mile track walk with Lauren, 10 mins abs

 Fitness: Update + Tips 11/15 (my PDR)

[Tara and Emma, this could be your home!!!]

 Fitness: Update + Tips 11/15 (my PDR)

 Fitness: Update + Tips 11/15 (my PDR)

Lauren and I had fun at the track while walking, listening to the band practice, and reading blogs out loud to each other.  Then we did some situps and Russian twists at the weird wooden workout stations next to the track.  Call me weak crazy, but my abs were SORE from the few sets we did.

I didn’t workout Saturday or Sunday because of my cold, but come Monday I decided that two rest days was plenty.  After DG’s Monday Night Dinner and some quality homework time (hear that, Mom?), I headed to the gym.

To give myself some sanity, I started using iCal.  I’m including my classes, sorority events, mandatory homework periods, and GYM time.  I LOVE iCal already.

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[Can you tell I'm Type A?]

The plan for Monday was a 20 minute run, 30 minutes on the elliptical, and 10 minutes of abs; but apparently my body had different plans.

All I wanted to do was run run run.  I set a PDR today by running 9 MILES of my total 10.26 MILES on the treadmill (I need my walking breaks).  Why did I do this?  No idea.  Potential reasons…

  • I think my body/mind needed to do run because I”m getting a little paranoid about the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot 10K that I’ll be doing next Thursday AND the Hollywood Half Marathon
  • I needed to sweat out the bottle of champagne that I consumed on Saturday morning
  • I wanted to set my mind on autopilot for 100 minutes

img 2806 Fitness: Update + Tips 11/15 (my PDR)

Regardless of the reason, it felt great to run.  This song really got me going at mile 8 and is perfect for a running pace of 6.4 or 6.5 mph.

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Today gave me the fitness boost I needed to motivate me to pick up running and officially start training.  Winter Break is when I’ll officially get a detailed training schedule and I’m so excited :)

Post-run I refueled quickly and chocolaty (yes that’s a word!)

1/2 a cup of cottage cheese (protein!) followed immediately by some Coca-Cola Zero (salt?  I’m trying to justify this…) and some pretzel cocoa oats (carbs!)

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And now it is time to do more homework and head to bed!

I hope you also had a great workout today and enjoyed some chocolate.

Q4U: What’s the next race you’re participating in?  Any Turkey Trotters out there?


11 Responses to Fitness: Update + Tips 11/15 (my PDR)

  1. Tara says:

    That looks like a mighty nice home :) congrats on your PDR!! I’ve never gone that far on a treadmill in my life, and I would definitely need the walking breaks too. Or a movie. Something to spice up that machine!

  2. I’m with Tara, I could definitely be very happy at home right there I think! :)

    I am SO impressed with your PDR on the treadmill! When I was recovering from injury before my half, I had to do all my long runs on the tread and I found that so tough!!

    And this morning I tried your chocolate pretzel oats! I loved them! You are a GENIUS! :D

  3. Katie says:

    I love iCal!!! I’d be completely lost without it… And I love that it syncs to my phone, so I always have it with me!!

  4. I have an 8 mile turkey trot coming up!

  5. Those pretzel oats look yummy! I want to do a Turkey Trot so badly…maybe next year!

  6. [...] up my half marathon training plan to prepare for the Hollywood Half Marathon on April 7, 2012.  I set a personal distance record yesterday– 9 miles of running and an addition 1.25 miles of walking!  Throughout this week I hope to [...]

  7. Please tell me that omelet came from your dining hall. Looks dayum good.

  8. myfitstation says:

    I think I am going to give iCal a try :)))
    Thanks for sharing!

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