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Bike Ride (Totally leisure. Nothing hardcore about it.. besides some  hills.)

10mi

CrossFit WOD:

Skill WOD-
Max Reps- Rope Climbs (10)
3 Rounds-1 min on, 1 min off

Max Reps- Dubs (112)
3 Rounds-1 min on, 1 min off

WOD- For time. (75lbs)
10-8-6-4-2

Power Cleans
Shoulder to Overhead
Back Squats
Lateral OTB Burpees

Today’s WOD was SO HARD. My arms were dead after the first 18 reps. I debated between going lighter than 75, or sticking with it. Finally I decided to suck it up and just do it.

I had to take a lot of breaks and set the bar down a lot. You know it sucks when the BURPEES are a relief. And I hate burpees.

So with my awfully hard time at CrossFit today (my first day back since wisdom teeth day), I give you the Advantages/ Disadvantages of not working out for a really long time. Or so it felt like.

ADVANTAGES:

1. Um… You get a lot of rest?

 

……. Yup.

 

DISADVANTAGES:

1. You feel like poopey the next time you work out.

2. You get tired easily throughout the day / you have ZERO energy.

3. You eat more. Like, lots more. Ice cream daily.

4. You become weak. Lifting your dog is hard.

5. You have trouble sleeping at night.

6. You are bored because you don’t have CrossFit/Running in your life.

7. You watch channels in Spanish because there’s nothing on the English ones.

8. You spend way too much time on the internet. Doing absolutely nothing.

9. You play too much Candy Crush – but still get nowhere.

10. You see other people that you work out with in public and you feel guilty.

11. You have nothing to blog about, so you feel like a failure.

12. You have dreams about running/ CrossFit because THAT’S HOW MUCH YOU MISS IT.

 

So there you go, folks. I know it wasn’t necessarily my fault that I couldn’t go to CrossFit or go run, but these are still things I experience when I don’t workout/ exercise for a while.

My conclusion is to stay active every day. Doesn’t matter how you do it, just as long as you do something!

Run on.

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Another Triple Workout. Details are below!

WOD Indiana

Oh! And I was in today’s newspaper back home!

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I’m finally famous!:)

Okay, actually I had to submit that… guilty.

I mentioned yesterday that I am in the search for a new Garmin Forerunner 610. I’ve always wanted a Garmin, or fancy device of some sort, but I have just never felt the need to spend the money. But with the amount of work I’m doing every day, I came to the conclusion that having a Garmin w/ a HR Monitor could really help me out. After we get my knee prob sorted out, it will also be awesome when I get back into my running!

I debated between something called a “Fitbit” and the Garmin. I asked my fellow DailyMilers what they thought.

Here are some of their replies that I found most useful:

“Garmin all the way…..nothing comes close. And Terri is right you can program workouts (interval training) into it and it’s like having your own coach with you tell you what to do when to do it…..and then record your results with perfect accuracy…or at least near perfect”

“The 610 is a killer running watch. It’s got all the bells and whistles- but you do pay for it. In looking at your recent activity, you are an all-around fitness person, cross-fit, running /cycling. If you’re not really into GPS tracking and the numbers, then you might have more fun with the fit bit. But- I’m a garmin guy. If you’re going to do serious run training, then the 610 is the bee’s knees.”

“I have a Garmin F10 I use for running. I also have a fitbit one that I wear all the time. I have the 2 synced via runkeeper and myfitnesspal. Garmin all the way for running but love my fitbit one for general daily activity/calorie burn monitoring.”

“You might want to check out the tips from DC Rainmaker,http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2012/11/my-2012-sports-gadget-recommendations.html. Good stuff … I may purchase a Garmin Edge 500 based on his recommendations — hopefully like new but used from Ebay/Craigslist.”

“Garmin… nuff said!”

… I don’t think my DM friends are biased at all! 😉

But they seriously helped out a ton!

The Garmin Forerunner 610 is a pretty tech-saavy watch.

It is touch screen, but very durable.

It has a virtual partner so you can see how you compare to a static pace you set.

Works as a personal trainer.

Tracks how many calories you burn/ HR.

Uploads to your computer wirelessly.

Has auto pause – based on the speed you are going.

GPS – it can help you navigate back your start – just in case you get lost 😉

Compatible with cycling.

Water resistant.

You can Customize your workouts.

It costs 400 smackaroonies. — downfall.

Also, the battery life only lasts 8 hours, but I won’t be wearing it as a wrist watch. Promise.

Would ya look at it? Just look at it.

Would ya look at it? Just look at it.

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I’ll look like her when I wear it. That is THE future me. Pretty hott, I know.

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Look. The watch is wet and HE DON’T CARE.

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Run on.

 

Dumbbell Workout With Sam and then I did my own CrossFit WOD.

All the details are on the link right below!

WOD Indiana

So guess what I did today!

Wrong.

I went shopping… AGAIN!

But this time I didn’t have to go into a dressing room. I just bought some shoes and jewelry for the wedding Friday. I was with Sam, and Sam’s not a shopper either. #NotGirlyProbs

I did search in Best Buy, Radio Shack, and Target for a Garmin Watch. I wanted to purchase the Forerunner 610, but apparently Indiana hasn’t heard on this mystical object quite yet.

Check it out HERE.

Today’s post is going to be lame beyond lame. I’m currently surrounded by 15 other people, all family and friends. We just ate a HUGE supper, and now we are all just hanging out and chatting. So I should probably get back to the real world. I just wanted to say hi to everyone and let y’all know I’m still alive… at least I think I am…

Hold on a sec.

Yep. Still breathing. We’re good.

Tomorrows plans include walking on the beach, sleeping, and attending a rehearsal dinner so I can eat another large meal.

I love food.

I remember when I was young, if I took something to eat, and I decided I didn’t like it, my parents would make me sit at the table the rest of the night until I ate my meal. Looking back on it, I’m dang happy they made my do that. It taught me obedience. Sorry, random memory.

I told you today’s post was going to be lame.

So uh… Run on.

I miss my Keena Girl.

I miss my Keena Girl.

Triple Workout Monday! 

I ran with Sam for 2.86mi and did 2 rounds of…

1 Min Jump Rope, 25 Squats, 15 Jumping Jacks, 10 Pushups, 30sec of mountain climbers, 10 push-ups, 25 crunches, 1 min butt kicks, 1 min bicep curls w/ static lunge, 15 jumping jacks, 1 min plank, 1 min plank ups, 30 sec dance sesh, 1 min military presses w/ front kick, 30 sec side shoulder raises, 30 sec front shoulder raises, 25 squats, 30sec burpees, 15 tricep dips, 30 sec bicycle crunches, 1 min plank

We went running on this beautiful (and muddy) trail close to the house!

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Sam and I's PROCompression! Mine is the neon green ones, obviously.

Sam and I’s PROCompression! Mine is the neon green ones, obviously.

After we got home, I got ready for workout round 2!

I did, 100 pushups followed by a 2 min rest, then three rounds of 20 jumping jacks, burpees, and squats.. ow.. then I did 60 sit ups at a comfortable pace.

Here is the updated schedule… WOD Indiana.

Here are the pictures of around the house I promised!

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The rest of the afternoon (after a long shower) consisted of shopping at the Lighthouse Place in Michigan City, IN. It was a really cool outlet mall with TONS of shops. I tried my best to stay away from the fitness stores (because that’s all I EVER shop for) and stuck to buying “normal people” clothes… I must say, I’m not a fan.

I’m actually really BAD at shopping. Like, really bad. I get overwhelmed with how much there is in stores. And when I try stuff on, I never like ANY of it because I would rather be in sweats.. or comfy stuff.

Or, while I’m in the dressing room, I just think about how hungry I am at the moment (like always.)

What was worse was that I really didn’t eat lunch. I had my breakfast after 10, so when lunch rolled around I was not in the mood for anything.

… the struggle.

On the bright side, my baby cousin Nicole won the cutest and most happiest baby alive.

Would ya look at her? Just look at her.

Would ya look at her? Just look at her.

Run on.

Hey Y’all!

Guess where I am?

Wrong.

I’m in Chesterton, IN! Go me!

My mother was raised here before she made the long venture to Dodge City, KS where she was set up with my dad by my grandpa… and the rest is history.

On Friday my cousin, Shane, is getting married to a pretty gal named Brittany! They’re sitting right behind me, so hopefully they didn’t see me creeping on his FB page to get a picture of them… 🙂

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I’m creepy, I know.

So while I am here, I’ve decided to seriously hunker down on my healthy eating, getting some work & stuff done, and of course, having some fun with family I don’t get to see that often.

The only “gym” equipment they have here are jump ropes, some lightweight dumbbells, a ballet bar, one of those big bouncy balls, and a balance thing that looks like half of a workout ball but the other half is completely flat so it rests on the ground. I plan to use it for making planks a little more difficult.

Since I don’t have a lot of supplies that we usually use for CrossFIT, my coach sent me a list of 75 WODs that require almost zero equipment (besides a jump rope).

I got creative and made my own WODs. Really fun, actually! It’s giving me a chance to learn how to tailor workouts, what works, and what doesn’t. Sure, I’m pretty limited on what workouts I can and can’t do, but I feel pretty good about my workouts. They don’t look super challenging, so if a workout is feeling too easy, I will add some things!

If you would  like to check out my daily WODs and join me, I’ve added the link to my short calendar below. I’ll post the link every day, so you can see my times and changes I’ve made, just in case you would like to join me… So you should join me.

Indiana WODs

Did I mention you should join me?

And when you do join me, email runningsmallrs@gmail with what you did! I would love your feedback!

My sister has signed up for her first Half Marathon in October (YAY!), so I plan to start running with her every morning and then do all of my workouts in the park where we will be running at!

It’s 70’s all this week here. I will post pictures of the house/ outdoors later. I love this place, it’s seriously beautiful.

I will be home next Monday, so y’all Dodge City folks be good now.

Run on.

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