guys, i have to tell you. i am so excited about today’s post! i’ve been waiting for weeks to talk about one of these things, and the other was a spur of the moment decision yesterday, and i couldn’t be more excited about that either!
first up, i’m running my first race ever!
the training plan started yesterday, but today is my first planned run – 2 miles!
i’ve got my new running shoes and am so ready to break them in.
i don’t really have any goals for this race or training except to avoid injury and to run the whole race. oh yeah, and to have fun!
second thing.. i’m going to bootcamp!
the bootcamp is an 8-week workout program from tina. there are so many people participating and the support is already blowing me away and today is only day 2!!
i’m really excited about bootcamp because it is customizable to fit into your schedule and abilities. i’ve realized that i do much better with my workouts when someone tells me what to do. so, my plan is to do the awesome strength workouts that tina designed on my “stretch & strength” days of my training plan. i will likely do some of her cardio workouts in addition to my runs (especially my short ones), and then once i’m doing longer runs, i’ll substitute them for her cardio workouts. because i can customize the bootcamp, i will be able to participate while still following my training plan!
it’s a win-win.
i took some baseline measurements yesterday so i’ll be able to track my progress as i go through the next couple months of training.
i’ve also started tracking my intake daily. it’s been getting a little out of hand lately, so i have found it really helpful to weigh out portions and be mindful of everything i’m eating.
and since i’m talking about workouts. yesterday, brad and i took the dogs for a long walk around our neighborhood. they loved it and were both happy to get outside and have so much attention.
when we got back, we did a quick workout of abs, push-ups, and planks.
the dogs were all over us. jake put his paw on my face while i was doing crunches and crawled under me during push-ups.
brad was holding a curl up and capone came over and laid his head down right on brad’s stomach!
i guess they thought we were still playing with them!
it was pretty hilarious.
after we managed to get the dogs off of us and finish our workout, we tried a new protein shake!
click generously sent me some of their protein powder to try out. it arrived yesterday before we left for our walk, so it was perfect timing for us to try it!
i’ll do a more formal review soon, but we both really liked it! there are only 120 calories per shake, so we mixed up two shakes – one of the vanilla latte flavor and one mocha flavor. both were delicious. we really liked how much they really tasted like coffee. brad was especially skeptical of them since i mixed them with water instead of milk like he usually does. but they were excellent!
and one more thing to go along with this fitness theme…
because of my involvement with fitfluential, i have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship from refuel with chocolate milk to attend the 2012 fitness & health bloggers conference in denver.
i would love to attend the conference and this post is my application for the scholarship.
today is a pretty normal day. i’ve got work (of course): a seminar and a meeting with my advisor. i have my first training run plus a workout from bootcamp, i have to run a couple errands, and then i’ve got blog stuff and iin work to do tonight!