Wednesday, November 11, 2009

First, let's talk workouts! Or should I say workout?

Tuesday, the Hubby and I cleaned house after the kiddos were in bed. The Hubster has martial arts classes on Wednesday nights and his parents are coming into town on Thursday, so Tuesday had to be the cleaning day. No workouts....

Wednesday, the Hubby ended up working late and didn't get to make it to his martial arts classes afterall. Unlucky for him, but lucky for me. It meant that with his assistance with the kiddos, I could hop on the treadmill earlier than usual. The schedule called for 55 minutes easy and 55 minutes it was! I started with a 10 minute warm-up, then followed with 40 minutes of running at a 10:30 pace, then began my cool-down at the easier than usual pace. Then, I decided to walk for another 5 minutes just to make my workout an even 1-hour. Overall, my 55 minutes running was at a 10:38 pace. This run started out a little iffy, but once I got into the groove, it felt great! So far this week, I am at 13 miles. I have 10 on Friday for my long run and then a rest day on Saturday.

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So remember that yummy protein shake recipe I posted earlier this week? Well, it may be awhile before I make it again. When loading the dishwasher yesterday, the hubby accidentally bumped the glass jar on our granite counter and it broke! Aaaaaccckkkk! So, I ordered a new one thanks to the friendly Kitchen Aid Customer Service Rep and it will be here next week. Maybe I will have to substitute a Starbucks skinny vanilla latte in the meantime. :-)

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So, I have been utilizing my little ipod shuffle during my treadmill runs. I have a nano, which was a hand-me-down from the hubby when he bought his iphone, but for running I still prefer the shuffle. I seriously need some new running music! So tell me dear internet people, what music do you like to listen to??? Share please!

7 comments:

NY Wolve said...

Now that my marathon posts are over, I am going to write up my playlist and what each song means to me. I am not sure what kind of music you like (or exactly how old you are), but if you remember Phi Slamma Jamma, I have a clue.

Here is an oldie but goodie for me: Dance the Night Away by Van Halen. Another one of my faves is Lets Get it Started by Black Eyed Peas. Or try Brown Eyed Girl by Steel Pulse.

TX Runner Mom said...

Thanks for the recommendations! I have the BEP's, but I've kind of forgotten abou the other two bands!

26.2 Princess said...
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26.2 Princess said...

My running music is a mix of everything except rap and country... rock, alternative, pop, metal... Anything that I hear on the radio that has a good fast tempo, I'll add it to my playlist. Favs are BEPs, Lincoln Park, Blink 182, old school GNR, Ozzy (crazy train) and several random bands I have never really heard of but caught a bit of their songs somewhere.

Cadence said...

should checkout cadence app for iphone and touch.

helps you find music that matches the speed you are working out at.

http://www.cadenceapp.com

Meg Runs said...

Kanye West...sorry...I'm a bad girl at heart I guess. Actually, I only have two or three of his songs on my ipod but they're my favorites. I like all music!

TX Runner Mom said...

Hmmm, should I be concerned that a comment has been deleted and I didn't do it???

Meg - I do have one Kanye song, lol!

26.2 Princess - I do have some Ozzy, but I need to add Crazy Train. I alot of what you mentioned...we must have similar tastes in music!