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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Workout Tips+ New Shoes+ Danskin Review #2+Big News!

Guess what I am pregnant!!!!

Ok April FOOLS! LOL I had to do it:)

Last night was quite spontaneous! I was so excited when my friend Melissa said that she would run my easy 3 mile run with me. We went out for about 30minutes, the weather was perfect and the conversation made the run fly by! She so graciously fed me after the run too:)

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I had a yummy piece of lemon herb chicken on top of a slice of Double Fiber One bread. With a side of strawberries.

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Melissa also had some interesting cheese that I just had to try, Vegan Rella..YUCK! I did not like the texture or taste, it’s non-dairy which is good for me but the nutrition information isn’t so HOT. Have and of you tried this?

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We then proceeded to Marshall’s (kind of like a Ross or TJ Max), because I needed a new candle and Melissa needed to buy a present for her cuz. I was tempted to buy so many unnecessary wants lovely things (aka running clothes), but I stuck to the plan and came home with one yummy smelling vanilla Yankee candle $5.99, a new hair brush $3.99, and a new book to read over my break “ The Great American Detox Diet” by Alex Jamieson, only $2.99.

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WEDNEDSAY MORNING HILL REPEATS

This morning I planned on waking up at 5am and running with “Fast Jill” but for some reason my alarm NEVER went off, and I ended up getting up at 6am and having to run all by myself. I had a yummy piece of homemade ww bread and pb before I took off.

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WORK OUT TIP: HILL REPEAT WORKOUT 

Start out with an easy warm-up about 20 minutes or 2 miles. Then find a hill or up your treadmill to a steep incline. Find a hill that is approximately 400m long (.25 of a mile) and moderately steep, power up the hill six times at about 5k race intensity which should take you about 1.5-2 minutes. Recover by running down slow and easy, and then repeat. After the hills cool down with 10-15 minutes of easy running and then stretch!

I did this today, it was a total of 7 miles and was a KILLER workout. I have been feeling some tightness in my left IT BAND so I know I need to do some good stretching today. This workout will kick anyone's butt and it ill help with your STRENGTH and ENDURANCE.

A NEW PAIR OF SHOES: 3RD TIMES A CHARM

I ran in some new shoes today(I know I think this is the final pair). When I went to the running center yesterday, I think they were FED up with me which was RIDICLUOUSE! I am the one paying for the shoes!!! Sorry it made me a little irritated. Here are my new ASICS 2140’s, I had 2130’s they were rubbing my feet for some reason.

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A DANSKIN REVIEW #2

I also ran in another wonderful item of Danskin’s, the Women's Ultra Light Packable Pullover Top. I loved it, it kept me warm enough from the wind and cool enough from the sun. I don’t own a nice light running jacket, this one is perfect! I also love, that it has a zipper in the front up by the neck so you can put your ipod, keys, gel, or whatever in it. I also think it’s pretty cute!

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I am loving the Danskin Active Line, they are really impressing me!

Lastly, (wow this post is long),My Recovery Monster after my intense workout this morning.

The Mix-Ins: Spinach, Carrots(a first), 2 tbsp of FAGE, 1 tbsp flax. 1 tbsp PB, 1/4 c blueberries, 1 scoop of Vanilla Whey protein, 1 c of almond milk, and a 1/2 banana.

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I still can’t believe I am on Spring Break, I have so many things to get done, but I know I need to take this time to recuperate and relax as well. Time to tackle this list:

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Love YA Guys!

30 comments:

itsawrapteacher said...

That was so wrong to trick us like that!

balanceisbest said...

Those are MY running shoes! :) I hope they work out - I'm not so sure they're the best for me...but they could be worse. Good luck!

Your eats look great! Good job on avoiding useless items at Marshalls...that's so hard!

Kaneil, balancesibest

therunningaddict said...

HAHA!!!
I liked the pullover - seems really practical!
You should come here and see the customer service! They don't know what it is!!!!
Americans could really give Czechs a few lessons!

FoodsThatFit said...

Can I just tell you I love reading your posts! You have great info and your positive attitude on your site always brightens my day! Keep on doing a great job lady!

Anonymous said...

Have you tried using those vegetable saver bags? They really work. Keeps fruits and veges longer for about 2 weeks. There's also one for breads and another for cold cuts - available at Bed Bath & Beyond. Great idea so's not to waste food. :-) (ranchovibe, twitter)

runsarah said...

That danskin pullover is super cute and looks practical as well. I haven't tried any vegan cheeses that I like unfortunately - I want to try making my own. Good job at resistng marshalls temptation - I love that store when I visit the US. I need to do more hills - I will have to try out your workout.

RunToFinish said...

I wanna be on spring break!!! Love the jacket!

aron said...

yay for new running shoes!!! hope they are a perfect match for your feet :)

love the jacket!!

those hill repeats sound killer, i need to do some of them one of these days :)

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

Oh my goodness I love that jacket! Awesome! That's my one gripe with my Nike hoodie, no secret pockets!

Victoria said...

That author is the girlfriend from Super Size Me. She's "fixed" him after his experiment. Hope the book is interesting!

L.A. Daze said...

I like your pink sunglasses! What brand are they?

Kristin said...

Love your pink pen from your "to do" list. I also rock the pink, purple and blue pens here at work...although I am thinking I might need to retire them because all of the super conservative guys here look at me funny.

Love the pullover!

robinbb said...

That workout looks so hard. Way to go.

Lance said...

Ha! You're funny!!! Enjoy the rest of your April 1st - you trickster, you!!

Danielle said...

I almost believed you!!!
Love your new shoes hope those work out for you!

Niki said...

I always feel great after hill repeats!! Great job! I really like the pink pullover and I hope these shows work out for you!

Mica said...

Bobbi, you are so purty! You make 2140's, Danskin tops, and even weird vegan cheese substitute look HOT!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

I BELIEVED YOU! :) You're so silly Bobbi!
I love Yankee candles too, they're so strong and so many them smell like cookies and stuff!
I love your skin!It's so smooth and tan!
I haven't tried that vegan cheese, but I've had the Follow Your Heart brand. It tastes nothing like cheese but I love it all the same!
I like how you do letters instead of numbers on your to-do list!

Marianne said...

Vanilla candles are probably my favourite. I love the scent of vanilla. And great price!

Brian said...

I need hill workouts, thanks for the tip! I also got the BBQ Sauce in the mail today! Will put a review up soon, thanks!

Jess said...

It can't get any better than this.

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