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!

22 thoughts on “10-10-10 and Loving The Motivation

  1. Those tacos look amazing! I never do the bike but the stair climber at the gym (the mini staircase not the two pedal kind) kicks my butt in 12 minutes! I really like the tabata style workouts and have a timer app on my phone. It’s 20 seconds on then 10 seconds rest for 8 rounds. I mix between arm exercises then legs then cardio; shoulder press, squats holding weights then box jumps for example. It’s like bootcamp and goes super fast!

  2. I definitely like that 10-10-10 idea. but man I hate biking. my quads are on FIRE when I bike. haha. What is pile on the miles? We are 6 days into Nov and I haven’t run though. So I don’t think I would fare too well. I have the marathon on Sat to help out though. haha.

  3. My friend has a really great walking treadmill workout. The whole thing is done at 3.5. Every minute you increase the incline by 0.5 until you get to 15% incline (12 if that’s as high as the treadmill goes). Then after you do 1 minute at 15% incline, you decrease it by 0.5 every one minute until the finish. I’ve done it a few times and it’s great.

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