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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Her Workout Tip Wednesday: Shoes & Race Report

Dinner last night was fabulous! After all the craziness after work it was the perfect meal to satisfy this families hunger. I picked up this Pollo Asado at Tj’s this weekend.food 001

The chicken cooked so fast, I didn't put it on the grill outside I just grilled it up on the stove, it only took 5 minutes to cook! It was so full of flavor, I felt like I was at a restaurant and some fancy chef had prepared it! food 009 I put the chicken in a ww tortilla and topped with black beans, chopped tomatoes, peppers and avocado! This was way better then Chipotle, and way cheaper.

food 002 ooops and then I added some Colby jack cheese, just a little.

food 012Last night was supposed to be date night, but we have changed it to Friday hubby hasn’t been sleeping well so he hit the hay early. I on the other hand did my 30 day shred video with Jillian. I am only on level one and it’s pushes me pretty hard. I think ten pound hand weights might be too much, but eight pound ones feel to light. Either way she is kicking my tush!!!

HER WORK OUT

Day 5 of Boston training: First 5k test

  • Distance: 4 miles
  • Time: 27 minutes
  • Pace: First mile around 9:30 pace Last 3 miles 20:48
  • Calories: around 500

Today was my first 5k test, which I had to do on the treadmill because of A, the rain, and B, NO GARMIN!! . How did I ever live without it I feel so NAKED! Good news I might be getting it fixed, or a new one, and for now my running buddy Rachel is going to hook me up with something else( thanks RACHEL).

The run was ok to say the least, my first mile warm up was ok not too shabby, but then the last 3 was killer! I was trying to pretend like I was in a race, visualizing every mile and seeing some kind of crowd cheer me on. I started off at 8 mile pace then at .5 in to it I dropped it down to 7.40, which on a treadmill is harder then I thought. Then at mile 2 I dropped it down to 7 minute mile and sprinted hard, and I mean hard. I can’t believe how hard this was for me. The last half mile I envisioned a finish line and dropped the paced down to 6:40 and sprinted my little heart out!!!! Did a 5 minute cool down and then stretched a bit. I am glad it’s over.

HER MORNING EATS

On the drive home I thought about what to make for breakfast, and I thought a protein shake would be the best idea!

The Mix: 1 cup soy milk, 1 scoop chocolate milk Muscle Milk,1 cup of Ice, scoop of AB, and a half banana.

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All mixed up in the Vita-Mix(loving this machine).

food 015 Beautiful Chocolate Banana Protein Creation!

food 016 Hope this holds me over for a couple of hours, better get to drinking water too!!! I feel like I just ran a RACE!!!!

HER WEDNESDAY WORKOUT TIPS

Today’s tip is based on something I have been experiencing lately. I have been wearing my running shoes to work (dress is casual) and it causes me to walk a little faster, or even run sometimes. I think having my shoes on is so comfy and convenient. Not just wearing them to work but also the the grocery store or even to the mall. I know it’s probably a fashion no, no, but my shoes cute! So my tip for you is to try to wear your running shoes(maybe not the ones you train with) as much as possible and see if it get’s you moving, and burning some extra calories!!!! Can you or do you wear your running shoes to work?

My second work out tip comes from Miz over at Mizfit.com. She posted some tips yesterday check them out, and I liked this one a lot:

Take advantage of those dress down days at work & implore your boss to institute more.  Studies show when we’re dressed casually we are more likely to take the stairs/park far from office & walk which results in an EIGHT percent increase in calorie burning (not to mention better health always means fewer sick days.  try point that our to your boss if s/he resists!)

WRAP UP

Alright folks have a Happy Hump day, I am off to work early, then Women’s study tonight. Somehow I have to squeeze in the Shred Video!!! How are your challenges going?

27 comments:

skinnyrunner said...

i am going to TJs today and buy that chicken, it looks delish! what kind of garmin do you have? i thinking of buying one but they're expensive!

greendogwine said...

I wear my running shoes to work sometimes!

I've heard that tip from MizFit before - if only we lived in a world where work out gear was the standarad acceptable uniform 24/7! ;)

Denise said...

I wish we could dress casual at work...especially because my site is huge (10,000 people and a TON of buildings). I do so much walking, would love to do it in sneakers!

Brian said...

I miss trader joes, hah. Good commentary on your run, seems tough and scares me a little for my speed run tomrorow, haha.

chasedaylight said...

Yummy smoothie creation Bobbi! I'm jealous of your VitaMix!

I really wish I could dress casually at my school, but we're supposed to be more dressed up than the teachers! The closest I get to casual is a pair of dressy jeans! Sneakers would be wonderful though!

Lacey Nicole said...

elliot is currently taking notes on the ab diet book!!!!!! we have to take our before pictures. how are you measuring your challenge?

brienne said...

so i can't wear my running shoes to work, though when my heels are killing me after a LONG day i sure wish i could! anyway, i have always heard that you are supposed to reserve your running shoes for running because when you wear the elsewhere you have to replace them more frequently. essentially you are breaking down the supportive materials in your running shoes quicker. maybe reserve one pair for wearing around and another pair for long runs.... during my marathon trainging i usually have a "cycle" that i use for 2 good pairs of running shoes. just a thought!

The Running Yogini said...

I love doing my own test "races". There may not be a goodie bag, but the entry fee is unbeatable =D

Erin of Care to Eat said...

I wish! I have to dress up for teaching and clients so I'm usually in heels or boots or something.

Mica said...

Awesome dinner! I wish we had a TJ here.

You're working so hard. Haha, you might WIN Boston :-D

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

I wear tennis shoes all the time (runners). I have my straight up only for running, runners. And then I have my "everyday" runners that I wear where-ever I go. I only wear nice/dress shoes if we are going out to dinner or something. I'm a comfy causal girl all the way! :D

Hope hubby's week is going well!

Meghann said...

I am on eof those weird indivuals who could onlyw ear my tennis shoes when I'm running. I just despise the way tennis shoes look with jeans on me. :(

RunToFinish said...

holy smokes you are getting crazy fast!! i'm nervous about speed work with my muscle issues, so hopefully in a few weeks i will be able to start again

matt said...

i wish we had tj's in alabama :(

nice run! i get to do my speed workout tomorrow! 1 mile warmup, 5 miles @ 6:18, and a mile cooldown! i can't wait!

ttfn300 said...

ooh, that chix (and your dinner) looks awesome, i'll have to give it a try! i always wear my sneaks (keep a separate ones for running though!), but that's more b/c of my feet issues (alignment, knees, etc... it starts at the bottom!).

prettyface said...

MAn that CHICKEN LOOKS SO GOOD!!! What's TJ's??

strongandhealthy said...

Dinner looks great!

sweetandfit said...

wonderful shake, gotta love that vitamix! you are so lucky to have one. also, great job on your run today - even if it was on the treadmill - you stilled rocked out!

just me said...

i always used to wear my running shoes to work, and still do now (but that's cause i'm out in the field). they allowed me to walk all over the place when i worked on the marine base last year!

just me said...

i always used to wear my running shoes to work, and still do now (but that's cause i'm out in the field). they allowed me to walk all over the place when i worked on the marine base last year!

Melissa said...

Jillian's workouts just scare me. I feel very inferior!!

That chicken(and the whole meal) looks fantastic!!

eatingbender said...

Ok that TJ's chicken looks too good to be true! I really wish it wasn't so far away from me or I would go there all the time!

Wow, great protein smoothie! I need to remember to use more ice with the Vita-Mix. I'm always nervous it won't crush it all...what a joke with that machine, right? Plus, more ice in there makes it look like ice cream!!

Thanks for the workout tip!

HangryPants said...

Definitely looks better than Chipotle!

Even if I can't wear sneaker I try to wear comfortable shoes (like dansko clogs) when teaching. I feel, like you, that I walk more and faster in them!

Lance said...

The chicken dish looks delicious! We are all about whole wheat tortilla shells - in fact we have a restaurant we go to - and they used to have WW tortilla shells. About six months ago they stopped - because not enough people were getting them...

(you're fast!!)

D10 said...

I love chocolate soy milk, with PB and a banana, it is so good and filling too.

Nice job on the 5k test.

Rachel said...

I wear my shoes everyday. been feeling guilty about that cause I love them. Need a second pair.

Tess said...

I used to wear my running shoes all the time.