Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Playing Catch Up with You

So let's catch you up to speed!

For the past couple of years I have been an avid runner. However, never THAT good at it. (I started it as a method to lose weight after my daughter Kaitlyn was born in 2006. It worked by the way. I have lost over 100 lbs to date!). I had run a few 5Ks, 5 milers, and half marathons but could never seem to make it to the marathon. I attempted twice and was sidelined both times. This changed this past summer! I set my sights on the Rock and Roll Marathon in DC on March 17, 2012. Something just seemed to click. I finally had it! I shot for my first marathon to be under 4 hours. I ended up getting 4:01:57 (ahhhh! SO CLOSE!). However, I am officially hooked!

So what I am training for right now is the Marine Corp Half Marathon on May 20, 2012. I have ran it every year for the past 3 years (with my twin sister, Becca!) but this year I am particularly excited.  Last years goal was 2 hours and I completed it in about 1:55:00. This year I am shooting for 1:45:00. I know that this is ambitious (thats an 8:00 mile pace for 13.1 miles!!) but I am ready! 

Today's run is a 5-mile pace run. It's supposed to be VERY crappy outside today so I have decided to do this on the treadmill. We'll see how it goes. :-)

UPDATE - My workout today was:
  •  30 min of yoga this morning (Jillian Michael's Yoga Meltdown)
  •  5 miles on the treadmill in 39:35 (that is a pace of 7:55 per mile)
  •  20 minutes of weights (4 sets of 12 reps for my tricep and bicep)
  • 10 minutes of stretching


  1. How is Jillian's Yoga workout?

    I am doing Jillian's 30 Day Shred and i love it. Its hard but good.

    (This is Chassie but the way)

  2. I really like Jillian's Yoga DVDs, but it is the only one I have so I don't have too much to compare it to. lol. I ordered a box set of a few yoga DVDs today (one for PM/AM, flexibility, etc) so I'll let you know.

    How is the 30 day shred? How long are the workouts on that one? weights?

    Hey Chase!:-)

  3. The 30 day shred has three levels and i just finished level 1 and am staring level 2 on monday. it was hard but after a few days i could tell my endurance was growing.

    The workout is about 20-25 mins long, with 3 cycles of 3 mins of strength (with weights) 2 mins of cardio and 1 min of abs. All non stop. no breaks.

    I did yoga for a long time but never as a workout. Just as a stress reliever. So i am curious about Jillian's yoga workout now that i am working out more for health and weight loss.

    1. That sounds pretty awesome though. I know some other people that have told me that they have done that one and really liked it. Circuits are money.

      I think that Jillian's workout is great, but I honestly don't do Yoga for weight loss. I do it to accompany my running. It is supposed to be great for strengthening and stretching.