Workout Recap

June 27, 2011

6/20: Swim ~1 hr

Done! Here are the sets I did at Master Swim:

Warm up: 200 free, 200 kick: 150 free and 50 breaststroke

5 50s free

Easy 200 free

5 100 kick free

6 100 pull free

50 cool down

Total Meters*: 2,000

I felt fine while I was swimming but unfortunately this work out (the 6 100 kick specifically) really tweaked my knee. This affected my workouts for the rest of the week.

*My gym decided to switch things up on us and changed the lane lines from yards – which is what you will find at most pools to meters. 1 meter is longer than 1 yard. Plus the lane I was in did not have a real lane like to separate it from the other lanes so the water was super choppy. I guess it was good practice for when I will be swimming in the lake!

6/21: Run/ Walk 2 m 2.5 m/ Weights

I walked the majority of this.

6/22: Swim ~1 hr / Easy ~4 m bike

This was my bad day! I slept through my alarm and missed Master Swim L and did not have time after work to make it up. But I did ride my bike to and from the coffee shop!

6/23: Bike ~6 m / Weights JM’s 30 day shred

I really want to do JM’s 30 day shred more! I loved it! It made me sweat and my muscles were sore the next day.

On the bike ride I rode to Downtown Coeur d’Alene and got to see the Ironman setup. The energy downtown during Ironman is amazing, I love it!

6/24: Swim ~ 1 hr / Run/Walk 2 m Rest

This was my last day of classes for Summer Session 1 so I had way too much homework to do and instead of stressing decided to take a rest day.

6/25: Rest Bike Group ~30 miles

6/26: Bike Group ~30 m Volunteered for Ironman

This involved lots of standing so it was a workout 🙂


Workout Recap

June 21, 2011

6/13: Swim ~1 hr

6/14: Run/ Walk 2 1 m / Weights / Cycle Class

6/15: Swim ~1 hr

6/16: Bike ~10 m / Weights Rest

I took an extra rest day last week because I was feeling exhausted by Thursday and wanted to do nothing except lay in bed and catch up on The Bachelorette J

6/17: Swim ~ 1 hr / Run/Walk 2 m+ 25 min on the elliptical

Something amazing happened on this workout. I went to the gym expecting to walk half a mile warm up, do run 1:30 min / walk 1:00 min intervals for a mile and walk half a mile cool down. This was my expectation because I have not been running in months and have never been able to run very far. Also, on Tuesday I started to attempt to do the same thing but didn’t even run because my feet were bothering me.

Well I walked .40 and started to jog and felt good! I want out of breath and my legs felt strong so I kept going after a 1:30. I ended up running a full mile! and only stopped because my feet were starting to protest. Then I walked .25 of a mile and ran jogged another .25. That’s when the treadmill decided it was time to cool down and get off so I did. Need to actually mess with the settings next time instead of just pressing quick start!

This workout gave me the confidence boost that I have needed.

6/18: Rest Cleaned house – Now that is a workout! haha

6/19: Bike Group ~30 m

This was a tough ride (holy hills!) and sadly my knee really started bothering me by the end of it.I stopped a couple times to stretch and even stopped on the middle of a hill to rest. At one point I thought about walking up the stupid hill but decided it was best to push through it. Probably a bad idea since now my knee hurts when I walk.

I’m going to the bike shop this week to get the fit of my bike analyzed again and look at possibly getting different shoes.

Here is the plan this week, which all depends on how my knee feels:

6/20: Swim ~1 hr

6/21: Run/ Walk 2 m / Weights

6/22: Swim ~1 hr / Easy ~4 m bike

6/23: Bike ~6 m / Weights

6/24: Swim ~ 1 hr / Run/Walk 2 m

6/25: Rest

6/26: Bike Group ~30 m – This ride is supposed to have even more hills than last week!

 I am determined to get in strength training this week as this is probably why I have been having so much troble with my feet and knees.  The reason it has not happened up to this point is because I bought a book that has an entire weight lifiting plan but have not been able to read it yet. Well if I still do not have time this week to read it I will just lift weights on my own. Somrthing is better than nothing right!

In other news…Work, summer school, and working out have been kicking my butt the last month and unfortunately working out comes last on my list of priorities. Obviously blogging comes next…. I’m working on prioritizing my life and hopefully relief will come soon.

Back on track…

June 13, 2011

…with a workout recap!  Here is what I had planned for last week and what I actually did:

6/6: Swim ~1 hr Done!

6/7: Run 30 min / Bike ~10 m ~6m

6/8: Swim ~1 hr Done! plus Golf 9 holes

6/9: Run 30 min / Bike ~10 m ~5m

6/10: Swim ~ 1 hr / Bike ~10 m Took an extra rest day, I was tired!

6/11: Rest

6/12: Bike Group ~30 m

My plan for last week was to wake up at 5 am everyday to get my workouts in before work. Well unfortunately jumping into this hour early wakeup call was harder than I thought and it only happened two days last week. This week I hope to make it four. I am currently working full time and taking 2 summer classes so by the time I am off work I jump right into homework, throwing a workout into that mix was stressing me out and ended up falling by the wayside. So waking up in the morning relives some stress and also ensures I do not blow my workout off.

On Wednesday I golfed with a group of coworkers. We walked the course and I carried the golf bag on my shoulder.

The 30 miles on Sunday with my bike group was hard but so worth it! I push myself so much harder when riding with other people as opposed to by myself. This ride also made me realize just how out of shape I am. By the end I was crawling up even the smallest of hills. But it was a gorgeous day out and I am so glad I did it!

Here is the plan for this week:

6/13: Swim ~1 hr

6/14: Run/ Walk 2 m / Weights / Cycle Class

6/15: Swim ~1 hr

6/16: Bike ~10 m / Weights

6/17: Swim ~ 1 hr / Run/Walk 2 m

6/18: Rest

6/19: Bike Group ~30 m

My big goals for this week are: wake up at 5:00 am to get in an hour workout before work 4 days this week. And Run/Walk and lift weights twice this week.

Workout Recap

May 22, 2011

Here is what I had planned for this past week, the red indicating what I actually did on some days:

5/16: Swim ~1:20 / Lifeguarding Course

5/17: Bike ~10 m ~8 m

5/18: Lifeguarding Course

5/19: Bike ~5  ~6 m

5/20: Swim ~ 1:20 / Lifeguarding Course

5/21: Bike Group ~7 m

5/22: C25K 1.1 Rest

I am happy with the amount of exercise I got in. The only thing I am disappointed about is not starting the Couch to 5K program on Sunday like I intended. Me and running have a love-hate relationship so this time I planning on taking it really slow, as in slower than what the C25K program has you do. I also think all the cross training I am doing will be beneficial to my attempt at running this time around.

Here is the plan for this week, 5/23:

5/23: C25K 1.1

5/24: Bike ~10 m

5/25: Swim ~1:20

5/26: Bike ~10

5/27: Swim ~ 1:20 / C25K 1.2

5/28: Rest

5/29: Rest

I am planning on resting Saturday and Sunday because it is Memorial Day Weekend and I am going camping with a friend. I will attempt to be active on this trip but I believe more drinking and sitting by the fire (its suppose to rain the whole time) will be done Smile

Workout Recap

May 15, 2011

For the Week of 5/9:

What I had Planned:

5/9: Swim ~1:30 / Lifeguarding Course

5/10: 30D Shred / Bike ~4

5/11: Swim ~ 1:30 Lifeguarding Course

5/12: 30D Shred Rest

5/13: Swim ~ 1:30 Lifeguarding Course / Swim 500 yards

5/14: Kickboxing Bike ~5 m

5/15: 30D Shred / Run/Walk 1m Rest

I am taking a lifeguarding certification course and it started this past week and goes through the end of this week. Well I was expecting this course to be mostly book work in a class room and it turns out we are in the water the majority of the time. This ended up being exhausting. The class is 5 hours long, Mon/Wed/Fri and made me exhausted all week. So I ended up not doing exactly what I planned but I still got a good workout in 5 days this week.

Also, I will not be able to go to kickboxing on Saturdays anymore because I will be going to the Bike Group I just signed up for.

Here is my plan for week of 5/16:

5/16: Swim ~1:20 / Lifeguarding Course

5/17: Bike ~10 m

5/18: Lifeguarding Course

5/19: Bike ~5

5/20: Swim ~ 1:20 / Lifeguarding Course

5/21: Bike Group

5/22: C25K 1.1

I start school this week so I am trying to be realistic with what I can accomplish. I might not do everything I want to because of school and the lifeguard course, this is going to be a long week    : /

Workout Recap

May 8, 2011

For the week of 5/2/11:

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: Rest

Wednesday: Bike ~45  min

Thursday: Bike ~1 hr.

Friday: Swim 1:20

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: Rest

I had planned on starting Jillian Michaels 30 day shred this week and actually complete this every day for 30 days. Well that did not happen because I got wrapped up doing other things and have felt less than spectacular this week. My revised plan is to do the JM’s 30 day shred 3 times a week.

Friday I made it to my first Master Swim Team practice at 5 AM. It was hard waking up this early but I have no problem doing it when I feel like I have an obligation. I woke up at 5 AM  twice a week for morning swim/weights in high school and almost never missed it yet I try to wake up at 5 AM to do a workout DVD before work and it almost never happens, go figure. The practice goes from 5 AM to 6:45 AM but since I have to be at work at 7 AM I got out of the pool at about 6:20 AM. Lucky I am not the only one who has to leave a little bit early for work. The practice went well, my arms were exhausted by the end of it but I made it through. I started off in the beginners lane mostly because I was not sure of the skill level of the team as a whole and I have never been a super speedy swimmer and its been years since I swam on a regular basis. The coach quickly moved me to the next lane up which made me feel a little better about my skills. I stayed behind everyone in my lane which may have been a mistake because I had to keep slowing down. Regardless though I got in a good workout and meet a lot of nice people.

Yesterday I woke up at 9 AM  to go to Kickboxing. I had a cup of coffee and was feeling a little bit better and really wanted to get a workout in. It wasn’t until I was running out the door to make it to the class on time that I realized how crappy I was feeling. I was still intent on doing the workout and told my self I will take it easy if I need to. Well I got to the class right on time and was the only one to  show up! I thought about driving to my normal gym and getting some cardio in but decided to run some errands instead and got preoccupied for the rest of the day.

I am happy I got the workouts I did in but I also believe they escalated my cold. I have progressively felt worse every day and am taking today easy in hopes I will feel better by tomorrow morning for my masters swim team.

Here is my plan for week of 5/9:

5/9: Swim ~1:30

5/10: 30D Shred / Bike

5/11: Swim ~ 1:30

5/12: 30D Shred / Bike

5/13: Swim ~ 1:30

5/14: Kickboxing

5/15: 30D Shred / Run/Walk 1m

This week I start my class for lifeguard certification.The class is on Mon/Wed/Fri at 4 PM – 9 PM for two weeks. So I will only be able to  get in swimming in the morning these days.  I want to start waking up at the same time every weekday so on Tues/Thursday I will wake up at 5, do JM’s 30 day shred, get ready and then bike to work.


My friend had BBQ for her birthday yesterday. It was potluck style and she asked everyone to bring a side dish. I love to bake and decided to make cup cakes


Some had cream cheese frosting and some chocolate, all were devils food cake cake mix. They. were. so. good. I had two :/ I also made guacamole which ended up back in my fridge because two other people brought guac! I will definitely be eating it through out this week.

What I wore


Seven jeans are great for weight gain. They are so stretchy they usually remain comfortable even if they are a little tight. The only thing I hate is having to wear lose tops cause my muffin top is seriously out of control. My coat also has a hood on it. Perfect for the out  door BBQ when it has been raining outside all day. I never took my jacket off.



I ended up only staying a couple hours, long enough to eat and drink a little wine. I still didn’t feel very good and it was not fun standing outside in the rain. I came home and was asleep by 9, awesome.

While I was baking yesterday I finally got a frame for a needle point my Mom made for me a while ago and hung it up.


Isn’t is so sweet? Makes me miss my Mom.

Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there! I wish I could spend the day with my mom!