Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Bad blogger

I have been MIA for too long. The good news is that I have been working out and using My Fitness Pal religiously. I even have been getting up for early morning workouts so the hubs can go in the evening ... except for this morning because I stayed up too late last night.

The hubs wanted to go mountain biking this evening, and little dude wanted to play in the backyard. So to make me happy, hubs volunteered to bring my bike and trainer out of the basement for a little patio spinning.

I call it the no excuse workout.

All setup and ready to ride.
My view from the bike. Little dude was happy to dig in the dirt.
Yes, I let a 4 year old take a picture of me. Not bad. Is that a tricep I see there? Maybe the pushup app has started to pay off.

To humor him, he wanted a silly face.

7.48 miles in 30 minutes. I'm working on increasing the time while keeping the cadence up and the heart rate in check. Glad I've got all this fancy Garmin stuff to keep me on track. Love geeky technology.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

National Running Day and Missing Mojo

I have lost my running mojo. My excuses are pitiful. I let work, TV, sleep, etc get in the way. I have run twice this week, Sunday and today. My cadence was pitiful both days. Disappointing because I worked so hard, then let it slip away. So there is my awareness.

I made the decision I was going to run just 2 miles, just to get the legs moving. Yes, the cadence stunk, but I was running and it didn't hurt. And as I was heading back, I met a nice neighbor with her two kids and hubby headed out for a run too. And guess what, we both felt better just for getting out. And I know I need to stop using the word "just."

When I got back and realized it was National Running Day tomorrow, I knew the stars had aligned ... or maybe it was Venus to get me back on the running train. I am off to a business trip the next three days, so running may be not be possible but strengthening WILL happen.

I'll let you know what happens.