Nick

Kara

12.23.2008

Off days + week 30 stats

Officially done with school! On break till Jan 5. I will catch up on comments of the last 2 days! I am really looking forward to sleeping in and getting some HBBC points over the next 10 days!

Dove soap update - yeah. I'm becoming like that cheerleader chick in SNL who smells her hands (except it is usually after she has them under her armpits)? Yeah, I'm the one smelling my hands after I wash them with Dove as long as the smell lasts. Please don't think I'm crazy!



Running update - Saturday I was able to run 6 miles at one clip (with a few breaks) and then 3 more later. Whew!! Then Sunday I couldn't run without problems. You take what you can get!!

With the holidays and new RW edition, my question is - Do you take days off? There was a time when I worked out 5 days a week and took off 2. Then 6 and took off 1, and here I am now and an off day at the very least includes yoga. I just feel much better when I do SOMETHING! But I feel like I have tired legs especially the first 10 min I am running. I was better about days off when I was in training and running fast, but now I just run whenever I can and feel like it.


week 30 - I feel like a meatball
Mon- yoga + elliptical (30 min)
Tuesday - 6 miles
Wednesday - 4 miles + lift (30 min)
Thursday - swim 2500yd, elliptical 30, bike (10) + dr appt gained too much weight : (
Friday - swim 2800yd, run 4 miles
Saturday - 9 miles (6, 3)
Sunday 6 miles

totals: Run 29 miles, average pace 10:44
(really wanted to do one more but Sunday wasn't working out!)
Swim 5300 yards, cross train 1 hour, lift 30 minutes, yoga 1 hour

HBBC tracker: 98.25 points (followed POM's lead on my spreadsheet!)




2 more days left! Enjoy your holiday!

15 comments:

  1. I know this sounds weird, but have you heard of Pica? Google it and check it out, some pregnant women get it. The soap thing could mean you have a deficiency of some kind. Or not....it's just a thought!

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  2. Sounds like you're doing great!
    I rarely take days off. If all I do is swim then I consider it a day off (hey- it's off my legs anyway!) Haven't taken a rest day since 8 days after Moana was born... I should though. I think they're good for you. I may take Christmas Day off?

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  3. That's great that you feel energized-enough to keep going daily! Keep at it! Way to go on the mileage this week!

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  4. Your mileage is kickass still! Your a rockstart momma to be! This may be a stupid question but what is your HBBC? I have this soap i found and im obsessed with the smell, its nothing like your obsession though! Its neat to hear what each person 'clings' to while being pregnant! I love that your cling is soap! HAHA :) Happy holidays and enjoy your break!

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  5. Holy cow. 98 pts so far? Mine is not even half that. AND, I'm note even prego. Do you know how amazing you are???

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  6. Oh, I also noticed that you're thinking about Chicago Marathon next year! Me, too!

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  7. Sounds like we're neck and neck for HBBC!! :-)

    I'm like you, I hate taking a day off. I like to do at least something. I pretty much work out 7 days a week.

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  8. i always had a hard time taking days off too. will be interesting to see if that changes, or at least to see what counts as a workout now! now that i'm back at the gym (ran a mile yesterday!) i don't want to take days off but it's hard to coordinate (plus it's closed today and tomorrow!). still, 30miles at 30 weeks is awesome!

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  9. I'm like you that I have to do something. Even if it's just stretching and abs.

    Enjoy that glorious time off!

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  10. I Really enjoy how working out makes me feel, so I don't very often take days off any more. I used to run every single day, but did finally stop doing that after the knee injury, so now I just do whatever feels good for the day.

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  11. I have been trying to listen to my body - usually I only take off one day a week with track practices. Maybe working out every day is ok, it will get you moving! Even if you only do a little bit. Enjoy your vacation! Merry Christmas

    Oh and I have a funny story for you - I was running today and I thought to myself "I really want to be pregnant at Christmas, like 7-8 months!" I don't even know where that came from!

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  12. Forgot to tell you earlier... you are the 1/2 way winner!!!

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  13. I take a day off when I just feel burnt out. Usually about every three weeks my legs just feel tired and I don't have the desire. In January I'll be on my coaches schedule so I'll have more structured days off and I'll just do what she tells me.

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  14. i usually take 2-3 days off...sometimes i do weights or something on those off days but during the hard marathon training i was just taking them completely off.

    have a great Christmas and enjoy your time off!

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  15. Depending on what I'm training for, I take 0,1, or 2 days off. In triathlon season I train every day, but it's easier on my body since swimming and biking are low-impact. During marathon training, I run 5 days a week and usually cross train on my off days. I would never be able to run 7 days a week, thanks for sure.

    I make up for by taking days or even weeks off after big races though!

    Merry Christmas!! :)

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