I’m Sexy and I Know It

Cue the LMFAO…..Girl look at that body…I work out!  How do you like my new Zensah compression sleeves?  Remember I posted that I was having problems with calf pain and shin splints?  I had read a lot on the internet from a few other runners who have the same problem and decided to give these beauties a try.  I got them from Amazon on Thursday night and immediately put them on.  I will admit, I was skeptical they could help *that* much, but I figured I would give them a try.  My husband had a good laugh but my goodness, my legs felt better right away.  I did not run on Friday, but wore my Zensahs all day.  I was supposed to take my long run for the week on Friday, but it was too hot, and I had a bunch of stuff to finish for my etsy shop.

Saturday morning, I set out about 7am.  I was so annoyed with myself and I wanted to quit after about, hmmm, 500 feet.  But I kept going.  Every mile felt like a struggle, but NO LEG, CALF, or SHIN PAIN.  It was awesome.

Around 3.5 miles, I stopped to enjoy a vanilla gu and the scenery.  The sun was shining, it was about 65 degrees, the flowers were in bloom, and I was feeling good!  This is my favorite running trail for the long runs, and only if I have someone come pick me up!  It’s a pretty flat trail, but it does go downhill at a slight decline.  I refuse to run back home.  I don’t run hills, because I really, really, really, hate them.  I feel like I’m going to have a heart attack or even expire! I was only supposed to go 7 miles, but I ended up going about 7.5 because I did have to back track a little bit to get back to where my husband could pick me up.

I put my Zensahs on after my shower and wore them for a few hours because they are supposed to help with recovery too.  My husband was horrified that I would wear them out in public with capris, but comfort is more important than beauty (well, sometimes).  I had minimal leg pain on Saturday, and none on Sunday.  Usually I am hobbling around like a cripple for a day or two 😉

My weekly mileage total was 19 miles.   A little high but I did throw in an extra longish run during the week, which I won’t be doing this week.  Only 7 weeks until my next half marathon!

Run Hundred

I was contacted yesterday by Chris at Run Hundred . From the website:

  • It’s free.
  • You’ll get the weekly updates and the monthly top 10 list.
  • The songs come from Top 40 radio, college radio, and the clubs.
  • Each song’s BPM (beats per minute) is listed, so you can sort them by tempo.
  • If you like any of the songs, there are links to buy them on Amazon.com and Itunes
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    All you have to do is enter your email address and you’ll get an email once a week with songs and a top 10 list once a month. Chris sent me the Top 10 list for September to post here, as a sample.

    SEPTEMBER TOP 10 LIST

    Though summer is wrapping up, there are plenty of great, new releases to keep folks outdoors and active. T.I. and B.o.B. collaborated on the former’s new single. Switchfoot’s new song is one of those rare rock tracks to make the monthly top 10. “Saxobeat” is the latest European dance hit to crossover to Stateside radio. And two of the summer’s biggest hits (“Give Me Everything” and “Party Rock Anthem” ) have been given the remix treatment.

    Here’s the full list, according to votes placed at RunHundred.com–the web’s most popular workout music blog.

    Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer – Give Me Everything (Sidney Samson Remix) – 129 BPM

    Nicki Minaj – Super Bass – 128 BPM

    Switchfoot – Dark Horses – 83 BPM

    Gym Class Heroes & Adam Levine – Stereo Hearts – 90 BPM

    Lady GaGa – Edge Of Glory (Bare Noize Remix) – 140 BPM

    Pitbull & Marc Anthony – Rain Over Me – 128 BPM

    Nadia Ali, Alex Kenji & Starkillers – Pressure (Alesso Radio Edit) – 129 BPM

    T.I. & B.o.B. – We Don’t Get Down Like Y’all – 92 BPM

    LMFAO, GoonRock & Lauren Bennett – Party Rock Anthem (Russ Chimes Remix) – 129 BPM

    Alexandra Stan – Mr. Saxobeat – 129 BPM

    To find more workout songs-and hear next month’s contenders— check out the free database at RunHundred.com. Browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era-to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.

    I’m always looking for new music, so I already signed up for this! Thanks for contacting me Chris, I look forward to more music suggestions!!

    It’s a rainy day over at Casa FoodFamFit and of course, the two oldest have the day off from school (Developmental Day). We are planning on watching some movies, hanging out with Grandma, cousins and dinner with Nana tonight.

    Breakfast:

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    • 2 eggs (almost dippy)
    • 2 slices of toast
    • Banana (last one of the bunch and it was perfect!)

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    And finished off with a steaming mug of herbal tea.

    What are your plans for today?

    32 by 32

    Today I turn 31. In honor of my birthday, I have come up with 32 things I want to do before turning 32.

    1. Train for and run a 5K
    2. Train for and run a 10K
    3. Train for and run a half marathon
    4. Train for and run a marathon
    5. Build up my blog and make it the best it can be
    6. Read 32 books
    7. Reach my happy weight
    8. Complete a 90 day round of P90X
    9. Complete a 90 day round of ChaLEAN Extreme
    10. Complete a round (can’t remember how long it is) of Turbo Fire
    11. Become better organized with my home
    12. Start yoga
    13. Attend a blog conference
    14. Attend a fitness convention
    15. Learn how to better use my camera
    16. Work on family relationships
    17. Buy a new lens for my camera
    18. Work on friendships
    19. Work on myself
    20. Go to new restaurants
    21. Order something new every time we go out to eat
    22. Climb the sand dunes at Silver Lake Sand Dunes
    23. Climb the giant sand dunes at Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes
    24. Stop talking about selling photos and actually do it
    25. Print some of my own pictures to hang in the house
    26. Get caught up on family scrapbooks
    27. Start a garden
    28. Can vegetables and possibly fruits from my garden
    29. Organize a Michigan blogger meet up
    30. Meet more blogger friends
    31. Learn how to take a compliment
    32. Be the best wife, mother, friend, sister, daughter I can be!!!

    Hitting the pavement

    Last night, or early this morning, a storm started brewing up here, it was 8am and still pitch black outside. Under other circumstances, this would have been awesome, but for anyone who has tried to entertain 3 kids in a trailer while it’s raining knows that a rainy day = bad day!!! Thanks to the cloud cover and rain, I bring the worst food pictures ever.

    Breakfast: Eggs, canadian bacon, grapes and a babybel light cheese. I’ve never had that cheese before, but WOW is it good!!!!

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    Thankfully, after lunch, the sun started to peek out and we were able to go outside and let out some very pent up energy!!!!

    Lunch: Roasted chicken on an Aunt Millie’s Slimwich, topped with romaine, cheese and mustard with a banana on the side.

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    This lunch was the perfect fuel for a long run(ok, almost all walking) around the campsite.

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    As I hit the gravel pavement, I realized why running is cheaper than therapy (as the saying goes…) I felt so free. I was able to clear my mind and just go. I now see the appeal to running long distances!!! I also had some ideas for the blog (that I’ll share when I get home), that I’m pretty excited about. I really didn’t want the run walk to be over, but I had 3 anxious kids and a husband waiting for me to go swimming when I returned. Not to mention my shins are KILLING me; any tips?!

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    As you can tell, I’m not very fast.

    Speaking of the family, there are currently 3 tired monkeys ready for me to finish writing so I can tuck them in; so I’ll leave you with dinner Smile

    Dinner: Veggie burger on a toasted Slimwich with baked beans and a nectarine.

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    I can’t believe tomorrow is our last day! It’s supposed to be a high of only 65; and I can’t wait!!!! Perfect day to sit by the fire and read a book Smile