Friday, July 13, 2012

Where Have I Been?

Whoa! Is it Friday night already? This week kind of slipped by. I guess that is what happens when you're busy.

And busy I have been. I have been doing some at-home workouts, some running, some jumping rope...As a matter of fact, somehow a friend convinced me to meet her at 5 AM this morning for a 5 mile run.  This is so not my style....
This is AM not PM...
One of the perks of being an independent contractor is that I get to make my own hours. After our run I was home, fed, showered and back in bed by 7 (I didn't have to be to work until 11:30). But, truth be told it felt so good to have 5 miles done to start my day. It's funny how a little bit of accountability really helps me get up and moving. If it were left up to me I would have gotten up around 8, meandered around the house, lollygagged, then realized OOPS, no time to really, even though I had to see TWO 4 o'clocks today it was worth it. Will I be doing that again? Hard to say. I do know that I am getting up early tomorrow, on a SATURDAY, to meet the FRC for a run...I'm undecided if I will follow up with a swim or yoga...

So this week has been a pretty good workout week...and it's not over yet. I realized I do like jumping rope AND it is a great workout!

This is me, after jumping rope....sweaty and half dead....

And I got a cool REEBOK Dual Grip Core Ball (50% off at Target)! It came with a killer workout DVD and as you can see I decided to conduct a photo shoot during the planks....And for the record, I am equally sweaty INSIDE with the AC as I was OUTSIDE after jumping rope. This Core Ball was tough. I can't wait to continue to incorporate the moves into my daily jump rope and run routine.

So what have you tried lately that you were surprised you enjoyed?


  1. Accountability is fantastic. I lack it, glad you had a friend to meet up with. Jump rope, good idea. I used to keep one in my gym bag, but never used it. I might take it back up now, thanks!

  2. Yes!! Accountability is pretty much the only way i can get out of bed at 4 AM. =)

    And I say time to dust off the jump rope! It's a killer workout!!!

  3. 4 am???? That is stupid early! But that does beat the heat ...hmmm. I think I'd have a hard time getting someone to keep my kid that early though ha! I love jump roping! But I admit I hate "working out " I've always been a cross training slacker...shame shame. BUT I've done well this week with Jillian Michael's yoga meltdown and smart marathon workout.but it's just week one...:-)

    1. Girl, I hear ya...actually 4 AM doesn't beat the humidity, which affects me more than heat. Gross! I can generally only get early workouts done with LB (my kiddo) stays with his dad. So I try to take advantage and get some early runs in. Otherwise no one is coming to babysit at 4 AM and he sure as heck isn't getting up to ride his bike with me. HA!!

      Week 1!! Keep it up! Cross training does the body good! I'm trying to do better at it too.

  4. I think I could only wake up that early if I was meeting someone. I have been getting up about 6:30 slowly trying to wake up a little earlier to get my runs in. It does feel so much better to get home from work and be done and not have to get motivated to go run after dinner or sitting outside at my sons baseball games in tripple digit weather. That's a big motivation zapper lol.

  5. I wish I would be a morning runner. It feels soo good to be done in the am and then you can do whatever you want for the rest of the day. But I just can't get myself out the door.


You're pretty much awesome!!


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