Friday, March 29, 2013

Spring is here - Fitness Friday!

After my long winter running hiatus I'm slowing getting back into the swing of things. I managed my runs for Laura's 5 by the 5th Challenge all three months so far, but for at least one of the last 3 months that may well have been the only run I did all month....ahem....!
Screen shots from my Jan & Feb runs.
I've got a running partner this year! She'll be joining me on some of my shorter runs for now till we can figure things out (she's still a bit of a pain with pulling and playing along the way but we'll get there!) And for the record, trail running with a loopy Vizsla, single track, sticks and shin-bones just don't work. At all)

We're back in the double digits temperature-wise here and a glorious sunny spell is predicted right through the Easter long weekend. I kicked things off with a drive home from work with the roof down, hopped into my running gear and headed out for a sweet little 4-miler!! And life feels so good! Running and I might be seasonal friends, but from March till November we are BFF's!!

Over the winter I have been doing some kick-ass cross training to save myself from becoming a complete mong! Both hubby and I plugged away at our Supreme 90 DVD's until about a month ago when we traded with a friend for the P90X program - we're still only in week 3 right now - but dang it's tough! (and long - much longer sessions than Supreme 90 - I don't mind but making the extra time commitment was an adjustment for sure - and of course now I'm adding running back into the mix as well!!)
For the month of April I'm joining in with my hubby and many of his friends to help him celebrate his half century. He's put together a 50@50 Exercise Challenge! For the whole month we'll be doing a different exercise every day for 50 reps...And the more the merrier so please feel free to join in too! (click HERE to get all the details over on his blog!)

I'm happy to linking up again to Jill's Fitness Friday posts! (It's been a while, but it's good to be back!)

10 comments:

  1. WTG with 5 by the 5th! The winter months seem never ending! Hopefully we will be enjoying double digits and no ice/snow soon!

    It's nice to see you back for Fitness Friday :)

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    1. Great to be back! We've hit the 20's here in Canada this Easter weekend so it's great to be out running in vests and shorts! There's so much more incentive for me to be out when it's glorious weather!

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  2. Great job on 5 by the 5th! We finally has a warm sunny day here yesterday but now cold again, boo :(

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    1. It's been fun to keep up with a challenge like 5 by the 5th - got a couple more to go!

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  3. p90x is INCREDIBLE!! i love that program.. got amazing results and helped me remember how much i love lifting.

    i'm also very glad that winter is over! mother nature granted us some nice weather yesterday that i couldn't help but run outside even after i finished a killer workout in my basement.

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    1. I'm loving P90X too! I'm curious though - did you follow the eating plan as well as the exercise?? My hubby and I are going through some experimentations with our diet right now and I didn't want anything as rigid as their eating plan - I wonder if I'll see much change without following that as well as the exercise?

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    2. no i didn't. in fact, for all of the beachbody programs i did (insanity, asylum, body beast) i didn't follow the meal plan at all. i eat clean, tracked my calories and still shed inches and gained incredible muscle. as long as you eat within your target range for weight loss (or gain - whatever your fitness goals are), eat clean and track your calories, you'll be fine.

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    3. Good to know, thanks Kathy. I'll still be hopeful then that I'll see some results even if not following the eating plan - we try and eat clean too!

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  4. The 50@50 challenge sounds really cool! Neat idea. I might do something similar for my next birthday! I always say I am going to run my age but I'm not sure I am in the shape to run 33 miles this year :). Have fun!

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    1. Thanks Gina! It's not to late to join in the 50@50 Exercise Challenge! You can either play catch up or just tack the first day or two onto the end! There's over a 100 people taking part - some are breaking up the exercises into several chunks during the day to make it more 'do-able'!!

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