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Squeezing it in! March 31, 2011

Filed under: Food,Running — Kelocity @ 7:00 am
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I went to a health seminar yesterday that was about ‘living a healthier life’. A lot of it was information I already knew, but sometimes it’s a nice refresher to learn why it’s important and pick up a few new tricks. The theme of the class was ‘everything in moderation’, and ‘move your body more’. Duh, rocket science, right?

A few easy ways to move more:

  • Whenever you go up or down a flight of stairs, turn around and go up and down again before moving on
  • When you’re on the phone, pace back and forth (Irving does this and easily walks a few extra miles a day (seriously, he wears a pedometer to prove it)!
  • When you’re washing dishes, do leg lifts or calf raises
  • Walk whenever you can!

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All that info motivated me, and when I got home from work, I turned around to go for a run! I intended to do a 5K, but when I got back and mapped it, it turned out to only be 2.6 miles. But hey, I moved, right? It felt so great. There were so many people outside last night! Everyone is enjoying the longer days I think.

One thing I learned while running: Green Day has the BEST songs for keeping a steady pace. All their songs have the perfect tempo for my running speed. It keeps me going!

I blame the warmer temps, but it was H-O-T!

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Only one thing sounded refreshing:
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Shocktop with Fresh Oranges! Delish! (Opened with my new Contiki bottle opener! Sweet!)
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We had some baked Ravioli for dinner (another reason why I wanted to run!)
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The bunnies guarded my beer. Mmm!
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The sunset was GORGEOUS last night. The sky was a bright pink color, so nice!
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PS… Those endorphins are TOTALLY kicking in. It feels so good to sweat a little!

 

Tread and Tone January 21, 2011

Filed under: Running,Workout — Kelocity @ 8:15 pm
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Tonight, I joined a friend at Pulse Fitness for one of their Tread and Tone classes.
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It’s a pretty awesome studio, they have cool decorations all around that totally pump you up.

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Fitness needs a little glam sometimes, right?
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The décor is pretty swanky and chic, even in the bathroom!
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Inside, you feel like you’re working out inside of a lava lamp. It’s a little dark, and the lights feel more like a nightclub than a gym.
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Before the class, I had a Coconut Larabar (my favorite!)
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The class was an hour long, but it flew by. We did 10 minutes on the treadmill, 10 minutes of weights and so on for an hour. I ended up running almost three miles when all was said and done. It was hard! There were lots of sprints and inclines. I did my best, but I couldn’t really keep up.

I almost felt like the class was so hard, it was anti-productive. Obviously I got a great workout, but it was so hard, I quit a few times and just stood there. But I’m pretty sure I’ll still be sore tomorrow anyways. It’s good to switch it up once in a while.

 

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway to win a workout session with Celebrity Trainer Kathy Kaehler! You have til Monday morning!

 

 
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