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

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

30 Day Thigh Challenge

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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!

Dinner

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

I love taco night 🙂

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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. . .

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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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