10-10-10 and Loving The Motivation

I stuck to my work and got my work out in this afternoon post work 🙂

Workout of the Day:  10-10-10

  • 10 minutes treadmill warm up (1 minute at 6.1, 1 minute at 8.0.  Total 1.18 miles)
  • 10 miles bike (25.5 minutes)
  • 10 minutes treadmill cool down (1.07 miles)

I was actually surprised by how odd my legs felt for the second go around on the treadmill.  I guess I kind of understand why people call bike-run work outs as “bricks.”  My legs literally felt like lead while running. . . but they loosened up quickly.

I really liked this work out and have a feeling you will be seeing variations often in the near future 🙂

I must say, while running and racing will always be my passion, I am loving the flexibility of being off training… While I imagine it could be easy for me to lose fitness if I start slacking, I’ve found that I actually have new motivation trying new work outs.  Win win!

November Challenges

Pile On the Miles


With tonights 2.25 miles, I’m up to 23.75 miles total for POTM.  Thanks for the inspiration Monica!

30 Day Thigh Challenge


I already did not want to do Piper’s challenge today…but I stuck with it and proud I did!

  • 15 lateral lunges with weights
  • 30 scissors
  • 12 fire hydrants
  • 12 pile squat pulses

Still easy enough, but this is going to get tough!


Have I  mentioned Zach is home? 😉   I came back upstairs from my work out to an AMAZING smelling apartment.

I love taco night 🙂


In the mix were cast iron skillet prepared green peppers, 1/2 a large white onion, 2 sausages, and half a tomato.

The food speaks for itself. . .


It’s time to enjoy my boy and relax for the evening.

Question of the Night:  Anyone else doing Pile On The Miles?  Where are you at?

Come on people, keep the work out ideas coming!  I am LOVING trying new work outs!  Even treadmill workouts will do!

WIAW – What I Ate Wednesday

Another weekly update on the highlight meals and grub of my past week.

As always, a big thank you to the wonderful Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting!


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My favorite breakfast this week was definitely an indulgent one.  A raspberry crumble bar from Gallop Cafe.  One of our favorites 🙂

My other breakfasts have been the standard, apples, fruit, yogurt and granola.


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This grab and go sammie from Vitamin Cottage (Natural grocers for most people) was a turkey sammie with mozzarella, fig spread and tomato butter. Seriously amazing flavor combo and perfect for fall.

Afternoon Snack


Hello, Pecan Pie cliff bar. Umm, yum.  If you are a fan of Cliff Bars, this is one you HAVE to try.


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The  tortilla soup last night…with out a doubt.  There is something about crockpot meals that just make me happy, heart and soul!  And it made me feel good to have something healthy and soothing for Zach when he got home from his traveling.



Holy Crap.  This lemon cake was TO DIE FOR..and let me tell you, put all my Halloween candy snacking as of late to shame.  YUM.

And that my friends, is another edition of WIAW 🙂 Thanks, as always, to the adorable Jenn for hosting! 🙂

Question of the Afternoon:  Your favorite eat of the week, give it to me!

I’d have to say that lemon cake.  I love me some icing.

Glorious Sleep!

Zach made it home safe and sound last night from his European (work) adventure.

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The whole family was SUPER excited to see him…I think Zach and I got got punched by Gus a few times jumping up and down.  It was super cute.

We enjoyed our tortilla soup, and Zach was knocked out on the couch by 830.  Poor kid. I managed to stay up and eat a bit of the chocolate he brought home for me though 🙂

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This Morning

Since I haven’t had a day to sleep in for a few weeks with Zach,  sleeping in was WELL earned this morning.

Poor Zach wasn’t able to sleep in, but I slept in until 715, and woke up to the fire going and a warm comfy bedroom.  Since I didn’t want to do NOTHING to start my day, I did a quick little work out of :

  • 5 rounds of
  • 25 jumping jacks
  • 60 second plank

It was enough to get my blood pumping and brain working.

I still plan on working out AFTER work…and since I want to hold myself accountable, I’ll go ahead and let yall know what I’m going to be doing:

I call it a 10-10-10 routine.

  • 10 minutes treadmill
  • 10 miles bike
  • 10 minutes treadmill

A nice way to break up cardio, right?

Ok guys, work time! I’ll be back this afternoon for WIAW!

Question of the Morning: Does anybody else have any good 5-10 minute quick work out ideas that you can do first thing in the morning or before bed to get the blood pumpin?