Wednesday, November 7, 2012

November Fitness Plans

So I'm sure you've noticed the lack of running updates on the blog recently... like I told you two weeks ago Dave and I were sick for almost two weeks, he's actually still rocking a cough.  And then the hurricane hit!  We were extremely fortunate during the storm.  We only lost power for a few hours, but my work didn't have power until Friday, so I spent the entire week in vacation mode hanging out with my neighbors watching movies in my pajamas with a cocktail in my hand.  Dave and I were starting to panic since the race was only days away and we hadn't run in weeks, so on Wednesday we forced ourselves to get out of the house and do something productive.

Yes we got our $2 burritos!  And please check out the creeper in the background.  We also went for a 4 mile run!  It involved quite a bit of walking, it didn't feel great, but we got out there and got it done.  A few days later we found out our race was postponed to Sunday, December 2nd due to the effects of the storm, so now we have an additional month to train!  I'm so glad we have extra time and a few of our friends who are signed up for the race had run into a scheduling conflict with the original date, so it actually worked out.  Now if I can just will myself to get out there and run in the winter conditions we're experiencing!  This weekend is supposed to be gorgeous so I need to force myself to take advantage.

In the meantime, Dave and I started the 100 push up challenge!  We even sucked our neighbor into joining us.  After doing the first day of the program, I was so sore, especially in my abs (which surprised me)!  It's getting easier already though, I'll keep you posted on my progress.  We're all using a free app on our phones which is awesome for tracking everything.  Thinking about adding some type of burpee challenge for my push up off days... maybe some burpees in tabata intervals?!  If you didn't know, tabata training is 20 seconds full out then 10 seconds rest for 4 minutes total.  Talk about a quick killer!

We are approaching an extremely indulgent part of the year and I don't know about you, but I want to look good at my holiday parties!  Time to recommit to fitness and make it a habit.  Let's do it!

What are you doing to avoid a holiday season fitness slump?


  1. 2 months of being sick- ugh. That doesn't sound so fun! Glad you didn't lose power for too long!! I can maybe do one full pull up, so I'd do poorly at that.

    I've picked up my plank a day challenge again this month and am planning to continue that in December too! In November I'm participating in the pile on the miles challenge, and I'm still trying to figure out everything else. I think this is hard because the thanksgiving and Christmas season can be a bit tough to get in work outs, and coming off a race is tough too, and both things are going on right now for me!

  2. I always get an extra boost of fitness inspiration this time of year. I think it has something to do with the impending weather and the panic of being stuck in the house all winter. It feels good to get up and shake out that extra energy. Hot yoga has been calling my name!

  3. 100 push up challenge? That seems like such a feat! There is also a 4-minute plank challenge going on. I'm thinking the push ups sound harder!

  4. I'm glad that you weren't hit too hard by the hurricane-- LOVE your costumes! :-)

  5. Yuck for being sick but yay for a delayed race that works in your favor! During the winter it takes A LOT of motivation for me to get outside to run... I'd rather be inside in the heat at the gym but sometimes there's nothing as rewarding as running outside!


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