#100DayChallenge #Day8

Tried a new to me workout style


Tabata.  And now I’m obsessed.

  • 12 minute warm up on the treadmill
  • 3 sets of 8 — tabata style routines.  legs, upper body, core
  • 5 minute in between on the treadmill
  • repeat 3 sets of 8 tabata work out
  • random upper body weights to wrap it up.

An AM Run and POTM Update

Good Morning! Happy Wednesday and Happy Hump Day to All 🙂

It’s date night in the Jara household, and although we haven’t nailed down a location, I am excited to get out and about with the hubby tonight.  We’ve got it between two places at this point:

We’ve been to both and have had great experience each time. . . so knowing the two of us it will be a last minute call.

To my Denver friends, which one would you pick?  Or my friends far away, if you checked out the websites which one would you pick? Considering we are the least decisive people in the world,  we could use the help.

Run Streak Continues


My run streak continued this morning (if you include the strength training days that I only ran 2 miles, I’m up to 1o days in a row)

Workout of the Day:  4 miles progressive run on the treadmill

Finished in 37:12, which is actually 12 seconds slower than the run I did with Zach last night outside.  And let me tell you, I PUSHED it for that last mile this morning to get the run done because I was pushing for time.

I guess I am becoming that person that runs quicker OUTDOORS than I do on the dreaded machine?  This kind of makes me feel like a REAL runner 🙂

Pile On The Mile Update


So — with the last 3 runs that I’ve had this week, that puts me at 75.5 miles for the month of November.  24.5 miles away from my goal, with 10 days to do it.    I think I got this, right?

Question of the Afternoon: What’s the longest/best running or work out “streak” that you’ve had?

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Leavin’ On A Jet Plane

Don’t know when I’ll be back again. . .


Armageddon reference anyone?

I’m coming to you from the British Airways Admiral’s Lounge in DIA airport


sippin’ on some espresso and having some snacks.


I’m not normally thankful for Zach’s traveling schedule…but this morning I am.  Free espresso, apples, coffee, and snacks?  Yes please.

An AM Run 

We had to be out of the apartment by 7 this morning to catch our flight, so in order to squeeze in a quick run I had myself rolling out of bed right after 5 AM.  WOOF.

I say WOOF, but it was surprisingly easy to get moving.  I had it already set in my mind that I was doing this run, and quite frankly before the flight was the only time it was going to happen.  So, I  made it happen.

Work Out Of The Day:  4 speed miles on the treadmill

  • 1 mile warm up (940 pace)
  • 1 mile at 8 minute pace
  • 2 minute cool down
  • same 8 minute pace until I hit mile 3 (about .75 mile)
  • 2 minute cool down
  • 8 minute pace until I hit 3.9
  • cool down pace until 4

A little weird, but it worked for me.  I was surprised that for my 4th day in a row, my legs responded fairly well to the speed work and I finished right at 35:27.


That has me at 57.5 miles for the month for the POTM challenge.  So at mid month, I’m 7.5 miles ahead.  Gotta keep pushin’, but I like it.

I was looking up my miles for the year on DailyMile yesterday . . . (find me, friend me! :).  When 2013 started, I had a goal of running 1000 miles over the year.  Unfortunately, it looks like I’m at just about 760 currently.  While it looks like 1000 will be out of the cards for 2013, that original goal is still helping me push it to as close as I possibly can to 1000.  Shoot for the stars, right?

Hope you all have a GREAT Friday!  I may be a little spotty with posting this weekend, but you better believe I will be thinking about you all, taking as many pictures as possible, and posting WHENEVER I can! 🙂

Question of the Morning:  How many miles do you think you’ve run this year?