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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Her Wednesday Workout Tips: A Fellow Bloggers Boot Camp

Beep Beep Beep, I am starting to LOATH the sound of my alarm clock, another 5am WAKEUP call. I swear if it wasn’t for my running buddy I would I would have just rolled over and went right back to bed. Knowing that someone was waiting for me this morning I got my butt up and ran 4 EASY MILES. After our run “Fast Jill” and I chatted for a while, we are both so passionate about running smart, she told me about a book that she just read about training smarter and she let me barrow it:)

Has anyone read this book before?


It was so COLD this morning that I didn’t have the energy to make breakfast, but I was craving some of this.


So I made some OATS of course, hoping they would warm me right up, and they did!

In the pot: 1/2 c oats, 1/2 c Hemp Milk, 1/2 c Water, 1/2 banana, pinch of cinnamon, and a tbsp of vanilla and flax seed. Stir until all blended together.


In the Bowl: 2 tbsp wheat berries, Bobbi’s Granola Greatness, 1/4 c of blueberries, 1 spoonful of Greek Yogurt, and 1 tbsp of Apple butter.




I love my fellow bloggers, they always inspire me and encourage me to work harder and mix things up a bit. So tonight I am going to try Meghan's Stairwell Boot Camp!!! I don’t have a stairwell so I just did high knees in place of them.

Meghann’s Stairwell Boot Camp:

First she started with a 20 minute warm up run around her apartment complex.

Next she repeated the routine below 5 times

  • 5 Sprints up and down my stairwell (she lives on the second floor)
  • 1 minute Jump Rope (with an actual jump rope!)
  • 10 Push Ups
  • 50 Crunches
  • 50 Butt Kicks
  • 50 Jumping Jacks
  • 50 Punches

Do you have a boot camp that you do at home? Send me an email so I can feature it on NHerShoes:)

Well folks I am out of here, last day until Parent Conferences and then SPRING BREAK!!!! It’s the 3 day count down!

Are you on Spring Break, would you like a Spring Break?! If you had one what would you do??

Giveaway Alert:



Anonymous said...

|If I cannot get myself to the gym I will do a boot camp at home. If I come up with a cool routine I will send you an e-mail

Apple butter? I keep discovering new foods!

Meghann said...

Thanks for the shout out!

I love my at home boot camps! :)

Danielle said...

I have never tried an at home boot camp but I definitely want to.
I love apple butter my dad's friend used to make her own, it was so fresh!
I am not on spring break, but if I was I'd definitely be doing something outside, it's so nice out!

lauren said...

I have read/skimmed the book and was following the FIRST training program for awhile. I think it is a great program, but I just got out of the habit because I wasnt training for any run in particular. Will definitely use it for future training though!

Mica said...

Oh, yay! I'm so glad you've found a running buddy to help motivate you in the early mornings!

I haven't ever done a boot camp, but maybe I'll start. They don't seem to be as popular here in the middle of the country...

wowo said...

I think you will like the FIRST program. I started using it in January and found that by mid-February my speed had improved due to the speed/tempo runs. I haven't followed it since then (long story) but I also have the book and am trying to get through it!

aron said...

we have that book... my husband kind of bases his running on it. works out well for those who don't like to run consecutive days.

I wish I was on spring break!

teacherwoman said...

I would love a spring break right about now... get me the heck out of here!

Lacey Nicole said...

i haven't read the book but i want to- i believe in the concept! i've talked to someone who has read the book so i have the basic gist of it. great idea for bootcamp features! when's the next fridge feature?! :)

jessica said...

Quick question: what's the last ingredient on your apple butter there? I freakin' love apple butter and want to try and make my own sugar-less batch.

Missy said...

Your oats look great! I love apple butter! I don't get Spring Break here at the office but I am taking a 4 day trip to Key West in April!

Pearl said...

oh that looks like a delish breakfast! perfect for cold mornings :D

Anonymous said...

I have never tried an at home bootcamp, I always use a video...that one sounds fun though!

Katie said...

I don't get a spring break although I really need one right about one. I'd probably read, run, spring clean my house and take lots of naps.

RunToFinish said...

oh spring break...wish I was still in college.

i do have a bootcamp, but it's hard to describe..I'll have to think about it

joyRuN said...

I have that book - it's been very helpful. I didn't try their program for NJM because the long runs started off at a petty high mileage, & sissy me got scared.

I think I'll try it out for next time though.

Matt said...

I was just on Spring Break. It went way too fast!

Rachel said...

Yes, I read that book. It's a good starter book for beg. running. But, I wouldn't replace it for a Coach Al plan.

bettyspaghetti said...

Hi there! I've been following your blog for a while now and just wanted to tell you how inspiring you are! I also wanted to ask you if you were a teacher? I'm currently going to school to be one, so was just curious!


Jim Estill said...

Love "Run Less Run Faster". It is scientifically right. Only issue with the routines is they are harder than running more. Sometimes I just like to run but some people call those garbage miles.

Casual runners might not like it as much though.