Nick

Kara

6.04.2009

Jillian abs, kale

My abs are sore today from Jillian round 3. Yeha!! Love working on getting my abs back!

RUNNING

Today I worked on speed for the first time. I did a bunch (didn't count) of 1/2 mile repeats with 1/4 mile in between recovery/slower jog. How do you work on speed? What types of workouts do you do?

Swimming

Yesterday I was very unmotivated after doing around 300 yards, and I trekked through the workout that was on the board, but I think it was a crappy workout. It called for 12 x 100s. 12? I can get through maybe 6 and not be bored, but 12? So I had to make up my own thing to get through the yardage. I did 4 total laps of fly yesterday - I know I'm getting there when I can do one lap straight of it, so I was able to do that 4 times for 75s - we're on our way here! I really need to swim with other people. I might try to go tomorrow to the masters - but I say that almost everyday.

Eating
I found a yummy kale recipe. It called for cannelini beans and kale. I used my soaked pinto beans instead. Boil the kale - a bunch of it - for 8-10 min or till firm. Put aside. In the same pan, use olive oil and a clove of garlic (minced). Add a couple sprinkles of rosemary(this is terrible, I rarely measure things out unless I'm baking). Then add in 1/2 cup of white cooking wine. Cook until the wine cooks down a bit, and it is a little bit syrupy. Add in the beans and kale and cook till heated through and the wine is soaked up. YUM!!

I went to the store today (gave in) but mostly for next week. I bought some brown rice syrup and I plan to try these out later. I passed on the agave nectar for this time. That stuff is expensive!

I'm thinking of doing an online auction similar to OSG to see if I can raise anymore money towards my Boston Marathon. I'm short of my goal of $5k by around $1200 and really believe in the cause.
Stay tuned for that.

4 comments:

  1. Swimming can get boring, especially when your swims get longer. Try to mix it up with some speed work, or even doing something like 1 length of the pool easy and then go back swimming as fast as you can!

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  2. I fail at swimming. I would probably drown if i tried. I give you mad props for rocking it girl!

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  3. Lizzie24766/4/09, 8:44 PM

    I use my stopwatch for speed training (just started at this a couple of months ago. At the moment I sprint for about 20 seconds then recover at normal pace (though this is often pretty SLOW by the end) for 40, then repeat. Usually do that for about a mile, mile and a half. The other day I felt good enough to do 14 sets, where I normally so around 8. That's usually a total run of about 4-4.5 miles (warm up for 2, speed training for 1.5 and then recovery 1 mile to finish.

    I need to pick up the swimming in the winter again - it's really good. No suggestions for the boredom though, sorry! Sounds like it might have just been the workout format though.

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  4. Your cooking photos are so inspiring!! Question for you: do you need weights or anything for the Jillian DVD??

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