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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!


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!


Only one thing sounded refreshing:

Shocktop with Fresh Oranges! Delish! (Opened with my new Contiki bottle opener! Sweet!)


We had some baked Ravioli for dinner (another reason why I wanted to run!)


The bunnies guarded my beer. Mmm!

The sunset was GORGEOUS last night. The sky was a bright pink color, so nice!


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.

It’s a pretty awesome studio, they have cool decorations all around that totally pump you up.


Fitness needs a little glam sometimes, right?

The décor is pretty swanky and chic, even in the bathroom!

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.

Before the class, I had a Coconut Larabar (my favorite!)

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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