Archive | April 2012

Couch to Survivor Mud Run: Week Two

Week two gave me the confidence and determination I need to keep going.  I actually did 4 days this week instead of only 3 and let me tell you, I feel great!

Week 2 is supposed to be this:

Monday: walk 5 minutes, jog 3 minutes, walk 5 minutes.

Tuesday: rest.

Wednesday: walk 5 minutes, jog 4 minutes, walk 5 minutes.

Thursday: rest.

Friday: walk 5 minutes, jog 5 minutes, walk 5 minutes.

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Couch to Survivor Mud Run: Week One

Week one went well… that is until I woke up on Thursday night/early Friday morning with a HORRIBLE stomach ache. ūüė¶ ¬†That being said, I haven’t trained since Wednesday.

Week 1 is supposed to be this:

Monday: walk 5 minutes, jog 2 minutes, walk 5 minutes. ¬†That’s it. ¬†Gets you off your butt without killing you.

Tuesday: rest.

Wednesday: walk 5 minutes, jog 2 minutes, walk 5 minutes.

Thursday: rest.

Friday (the day I skipped thanks to my stomach issues): walk 5 minutes, jog 3 minutes, walk 5 minutes.

Saturday & Sunday: rest.

I had planned to make up my Friday run this weekend, but my stomach had other plans for me. ¬†Hopefully this week I’ll be able to run 4 days so I can still make it up and not get behind.

There are three of us at work doing the Survivor Mud Run and we all decided to start training last Monday, all with very different approaches.

One of the girls is one of those crazy “I really love to work out” kinds of people that I don’t really understand. ¬†She started off by running 3.5 miles right off the bat. ¬†She was pretty sore on Tuesday and I was feeling pretty good about the fact that I had trained but wasn’t in the least bit sore.

The other girl is much more in shape than I am so she started off with the run a mile, walk a mile approach. ¬†She said she had not run in several months, but I’m pretty sure she won’t have any problem getting up to running 3.5 miles. ¬†Plus, we all discussed that with all the obstacles, it’s not like you’re really running 3.5 miles straight, so that’ll definitely make it easier.

So far so good.  Anyone else doing a couch to 5k thing like this?

Sausage & Bacon Breakfast Quiche

The hubby is very excited about his new job so he is starting to get up earlier each day so he can get used to going to bed at a reasonable time rather than the 2, 3, 4am that he’s gotten used to. ¬†This morning, we were up at 7:30. ¬†The hubby started watching a Top Gear marathon so I decided I was going to watch the Food Network.

I happened to catch Trisha Yearwood’s Trisha’s Southern Kitchen and she made this “Country Quiche”. ¬†Well, the hubby won’t eat tomatoes and of course he was going to want bacon, so I changed the recipe a bit. ¬†One fantastic thing about this recipe is that it’s easy and doesn’t have a ton of ingredients!

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My Personal Challenge: Survivor Mud Run

So I, along with some of my co-workers, have decided to do the Survivor Mud Run in July.  They do it California, Texas, Washington and (obviously) Colorado.  Check out the website here: http://survivormudrun.com/locations/locations_col.htm#.

Although my hubby and I love to go hiking, I would definitely not say I’m in the best shape. ¬†In fact, I’m in pretty terrible shape. ¬†So I found this wonderful “Couch to 5k” training plan on Pinterest:

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Poll: To drink the milk or to not drink the milk?

So this is a very simple post merely to settle a (goofy) dispute between my husband and I:

 

Feel free to share this!

Thanks for your help! ¬†I’ll do a follow-up post once I have the results.