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“Can I Help You?”

I had to sneak in a Diesel pic since he’s so handsome 🙂

 
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Today was day 10 on the ole training plan and as you may know, I’ve been having some problems around mile 4.5ish.  I think I may have figured it out!!  I ate half of a tortilla with 1/2 a teaspoon of peanut butter RIGHT before my run.    As I was running, I sipped on water even if I wasn’t feeling thirsty.  It seemed to work.  Keep your fingers crossed!!

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Workout (Yesterdays)

I got to the gym around 7:00 am to do a weights session.  I love lifting weights, but since I have been focusing on half marathon training, I’ve been having a hard time getting motivated to weight lift.

Push Ups-15

Bent Over Row-15

Hammer Curls-15

Bent Over Fly-15

Shoulder Press-15

Tricep Dips-15

I used 10 pound weights.  I did this circuit style, so I completed this two more times for of total of three times.  I followed up with some ab work. 

50 frog crunches

50 ab turns

25 sit ups

25 crunches

I rounded it all out with 15 minutes of incline walking on the treadmill.

I was a nice sweaty beast when I was finished. 

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Tomorrow’s Friday!!  Woot -Woot

On the agenda for the blog tomorrow:

Five Facts

Book Review of “French Women Don’t Get Fat.”  Hint: AMAZING

Question of the night:

Any plans for the weekend?

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So I finally pressed the submit button and signed up for The Brooksie Way Half Marathon.  I started training a few days before I actually signed up.  My thoughts?  OMG why am I trying to kill myself??  I know I can do it though!!  In the words of Nike “Just Do It!!”

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Half Training Day 4 (yesterday)

4 miles

It was nice and easy.  I did it a little slow so I don’t kill myself.  Since it’s hot as hades here, you better believe I did those 4 miles on the treadmill.  As much as I like running outside, I draw a line at 400* heat.

Nice and easy.  It actually was a really good run for me.   I was going to go a little more, but I’m trying to stick to the plan so I don’t hurt my knee. 

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Todays Workout

I was in the mood to do some weights, but I had some stuff to do before work, so I didn’t want to be at the gym forever.

Warm Up-5 mins.

21’s-8 pound dumbbells-12 reps*2

Cable Crossover-10 pounds-12 reps*2 <——These OWN me when I’m working on my shoulders)

Cable Crossover Triceps-40 pounds-12 reps*2

Dual Axis Row-45 pounds-12 reps*2

Lat Pulldown-40 pounds-12 reps*2

Incline Hammer Curls-8 pounds-12 reps*2

Step Overs-12 per side

Crunches-50

Plank- 1 Minute

Foam Rolled- 15 Minutes

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On a side note, I am going to start blogging everyday or at least every other.  When I go three days without, I feel overwhelmed and I don’t want stuff to get sloppy.  I also will be doing some more work this weekend on zee blog.  Like the book reviews.  🙂  I slacked a little on that.

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There is a very handsome Boxer who has a half birthday today, so I’m out!!  One big peanut butter bone coming right up!!

Question of the night:

Do you celebrate your pets birthdays?-I am totally that pet owner who celebrates full birthdays, half birthdays, holidays, and his name gets signed on all cards 🙂

….I actually thought I was going to faint when I was done.  You see, if I don’t fuel properly before working out, I will either get sick or almost pass out.  I ate an apple on my way to the gym, but clearly that was not enough.  It’s been A LONG TIME since I have had that happen to me.  Here is what I did: (found over at Julie’s page, but changed just a little bit)

Leg Extension-35 pounds-15 reps*3

Leg Curl-50 pounds-15 reps*3

Rotary Calf-70 pounds-15reps*3

10 Minute Run at 5.5 mph

Stability Ball Hamstring Curls-20 reps*3

Pushups-15 reps*3<——I did them girly style

10 Minute Eliptical-1 Minute Forward-1 Minute Backward

Tricep Dips-15 reps*3

Various Crunches-20*4

I was on that last set of crunches when the whole room started to spin and I thought for sure I was going down.  I made it just in time to a bench and sat there with my head between my knees.  I did manage to have completed almost 50 minutes and burn almost 500 calories.  I’ll take it.

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Well, I’m going to take it easy for the rest of the night and since I have been a bad blogger and haven’t taken any pictures, I will leave you with a few pictures of Diesel.

I’m going to stop at two because really, I could just go all night.  I LOVE that boy!!

 

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Question of the night:

Have you ever gotten sick/passed out from working out?

More on that in a bit

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Well hello July.  Sneaky little thing snuck right up on me.  That also means we are over half way to Christmas 🙂 

So, I got this idea from Julie’s page and thought I’d include it:  June Highlights!!

I started zee ole blog

Celebrated Father’s Day

Got a Bondi Band

Since I just started this blog, those are the highlights right now 😉

As I’m looking at my calendar, the weekends this month are pretty jam-packed.  Including my first official race next weekend!!  I’m nervous/excited/ frightened.

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Yesterday was like any other Friday.  Had pizza for dinner (I LOVE pizza Fridays), and then it happened again….

Dang you Rollo McFlurry. You are so GGGGOOOODDDD

I can’t help myself when it comes to these things.  I’m also bummed that they are only a limited edition thing.  That’s a sin.

Before I knew it, that thing was gone

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Now, onto my post title.  Today I woke up with every intention to do a 10 mile run.  I’ve been getting a cramp at mile 6ish on my long runs, so I wanted to try running on a completely empty stomach.  Let me sum that up for you in one simple word: FAIL

I made it 5.75 miles before I said “forget it.”  Ya live and learn right?  As soon as I was done I needed something in this empty stomach and fast

I know people have different opinions on Gatorade, but I love the stuff!!  It was exactly what I needed after that not so good run.  I’m pretty bummed, but there’s always next time.

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Well, we broke a record here in the mitten state: 98 degrees today.  This is what Diesel thinks of that

“Mom, how much longer until that cold white stuff comes back?”

In honor of the nasty heat today, I’m totally rockin’ a french braid.  I totally feel like an 8-year-old too, but I love french braids.  My hair is finally long enough again to do them.

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Well, I’m going to try to not melt
 
Question of the night:  Is 26 too old for a french braid?  🙂  You can be totally honest, I can take it!!
….yes you read that right. Thank God It’s Monday.

You see, this girls rest day is Monday. That means I do zilch, zip, nada (except work of course). So, I figured today would be the perfect day to introduce the man of the house

*Diesel*

He is our two and a half year old Boxer who is an absolute delight. We got him when he was seven weeks old

He is the best dog EVER (of course I’m a little partial).

He is the best walking/running partner a girl could ask for. Just a quick little post to introduce him. I’m sure you will see lots more of him!!

Question of the night:

Do you have an animal that absolutely rocks your world?


Hey there!! I'm April. I'm the writer here at Motor City Runner. I'm 26 years old and have a passion for running, all things fitness, healthy eating (most of the time), and everything sweet!! I am also training for my first half marathon. Feel free to stick around and watch as I make the journey to 13.1 miles!!

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