Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

I still don't have my act together enough to do my race recaps... maybe by the end of the week. I am still sort of exhausted/sore... Oh, and I got overwhelmed by my reader so I marked all as read... So please comment and tell me what you've been up to for the past week!

Here are the Ten on Tuesday questions - just a reminder, these come from Chelsea! She doesn't come up with the questions each week, but she is the person behind ToT, so swing by her blog, or send her some questions!!

This week the questions are fitness related!

1. What does your work out schedule look like?
Well, for the past 18 weeks, it's been run, run, run. I usually ran Tues, Wed, Thur, and Sun. Sometimes also on Sat, depending on the week.

Now that the marathon is behind me, it will be drastically different. I am going to do something BESIDES run (I never was able to consistently fit in cross training...). So now I will go to the gym and swim, bikes, take random classes, and I will still run. I am hoping to maybe run 1-2 x's during the week and I definitely want to try to still do one longish run. But by long, I now mean 6-10 miles. Not 12-20!

2. What is your favorite machine to use at the gym?
I hate machines, but if I had to pick one, I'd say the dreadmill. I hate running on it, but it's the only machines that gives me a work out similar to running outdoors..

3. What is your favorite class to take at the gym?
I take this class called Body Pump. It's an hour long class and you work all of your major muscle groups.

4. Where do you shop for work out gear and clothing?
I usually get my sports bras and tops from Target. I think their sports bras are great (disclaimer: only for small chested gals like me). I get my running shorts from my running store.

I splurged last weekend and bought a pair of running shorts & pants at Lulu Lemon as a treat to myself for a successful marathon. They were expensive, so I will not be shopping there often!

5. If you can’t go to the gym, do you have a favorite outdoor activity
I prefer to run outdoors on a trail around the lakes in Minneapolis!

6. What about a favorite work out DVD? If so, please share!
I don't have one! I am paranoid about working out in my condo because my neighbors are senior citizens and they are kind of 'complainy'. So I am concerned that if I was bouncing around to some work out video, I'd get a ton of complaints...

7. Are you more active now or when you were in high school?
I am definitely more active now. I was NOT active in high school. Luckily, I was blessed with a low metabolism so I was thin in high school even though I was not active! That would not be the case now.

8. How has your dieting/working out philosophy changed since high school?
Well, I actually pay attention to what I eat/portion sizes. As I said above, I had a high metabolism in high school so I could kind of eat whatever I wanted (for the most part) without any repercussions...

Also, I now know about my gluten intolerance so my diet has majorly changed since high school. And working out is something I do 4-5 days a week.

9. What do you do while working out– (i.e., day dream, read, listen to music, gab with a friend)?
I listen to music on my iPod. I work through things that are bothering me. I day dream about the life ahead of me. I day dream about Paris.

10. What working out resolution would you like to make for yourself this year?
I would like my work outs to be more well-rounded. I am sort of bad about JUST running and that needs to change! I was to do more swimmming, biking, and strength training.


Charbelle said...

I used to take body pump and I loved it!!! Then I started having carpal tunnel issues and had to stop. Now the gym charges additional each month if you want to take classes, SUCH A RIP OFF!!!

Emily Jane said...

I'm with you, I need to make my workouts more "rounded" too - right now I'm just running and doing a few crunches afterward - I need to start working on other areas too!

Jess said...

It's funny that the questions happened to be work out related after your marathon! Good timing.

I'm the same way about working out - I guess I sort of get into a rut. I find something I like and I stick with that. Running is usually what I do as well. I did manage to get my first bike ride in a while in this weekend, so that was nice.

Hope your week is great!

Marlys said...

Anxious to hear all about the marathon so will wait patiently for the recap! Hope you are less sore today than yesterday! I'm sure you are excited about revising your workout routine!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

I need to be more well rounded when it comes to fitness as well - it is hard!

Amber said...

Oooh what an appropriate topic for ToT this week!

Right now the idea of exercise or working out makes me shudder - I am still SO SORE.

Once my muscles heal (hopefully soon, I'm tired of hobbling around!!) I definitely want to start doing more swimming, biking, strength training as well. Especially strength training. I started to feel a bit flabby during marathon training so I think a strength routine will help with that!

Nora said...

I'm so right there with you on the whole awesome metabolism in high school thing; those were the days =)

Now that school is done I'm excited to get into more of a routine again myself with cross training + running + other fun fitness things.

Abby said...

I used to take body-pump (or something like that) at UND! Loved it! That hour would go so fast because you'd do so many different exercises!

I bet you are ready for a little variety. Once you get in the swing of cross-training, you'll be addicted. I'm totally hooked on weight training!

Can't wait for your re-cap. but totally understand your lack of motivation/creativity! ;)

Kyla Roma said...

I was going to ask about what you're going to be doing in your workouts now! Having the ability to mix it up will be freeing and fun :)

Cherry Blossoms said...

I also love the Target Champion racer back bras. They also luckily work well for us more blessed gals!! (granted not by choice) Love LuluLemon good choice and my favorite gear is by Lucy. Def worth the splurge there as their pants two years later still look brand new!

Lauren @ Sassy Molassy said...

Woohoo! Sounds like a fun plan of attack...a balanced exercise life, what a novel concept! ;) I'm looking forward to that as well. Tonight I'm going to do some easy spinning on the bike and get in the pool for a little bit. I might swim if I don't drown first. :)

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

For an at home workout Jillian Michales 30 day shred is not too bad and I am trying to think and I don't think it would be tooo bouncy.

Stephany said...

I hear you on the being more well-rounded with working out. Right now, I can only manage 3 days a week and all of that running. I wish I could find more time to slip in a Jillian Michaels DVD and get some strength-training done but I just don't right now.

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

I took one body pump class and I was like too hard haha. I think I'd go again now but I quit the gym and just work out at home now, oops :)

I wish my body would allow me to just run, it's so much easier (logistically speaking that is) than all the other things...just run out the front door!

Ashley said...

Body pump is pretty fun, I do something similar. I've heard that lululemon pants are amazing, but super pricey.

Lisa-Marie said...

I really an't answer most of these questions, I rely on work/walking to keep me relatively fit!

abbi said...

What an appropriate topic for the week! I'm with you on getting stuck on one thing at times. I couldn't imagine not doing workout videos, I actually love them, but understand your point about the neighbors!

Becky said...

My friend also takes a body pump class and loves it! Can't wait for your race recap!

Leigh said...

I'm still so impressed that you and Amber ran the marathon!! Hopefully the sore muscles go away soon :)

I loved the 30 day shred for a while, but lately I've been on a running and cycling kick. Maybe it's due to the great weather we've been having!

Gracie said...

Perfect timing for this one, right? I am working on getting more "cross train" in, too - I feel like I might be sick of running a little!