Monday, April 14, 2008

I believe in what you do, I believe in watching you


40 minutes on the Elliptical, 20 minutes arms and Abs.

I have to tell a quick story about the gym. I do free weights. I think they are quicker (I hate adjusting machines) and I can pull the Bo Cu ball right up to my area and make quick transitions between arms and abs. But, the triceps machine was right next to the free weights area. These guys were doing burn outs on the triceps machine (the one where you stand up and pull the Y shaped rope). The one machine, out of all of them where isolating your muscle is the most important thing...and there they were pulling with their backs, shoulders and biceps...probably going nothing for their tricepses...OH well, since I do not work at the gym anymore I did not use my line, "can I show you how to make your workout even better?"

Swam at the Sports Barn with Mom
30 minute swim 1/2 mile. I THOUGHT we did a mile until I realized a length was up and back!
LOVE, plan to add to repertoire! DO need a swim cap!

I decide to do ONE road run before the race. I did a 40 minute run. 2 minute walk three minute run. I thought I could do 4 minute run, 1 minute walk...might go for that later in the week (if I feel better).

I decided to give my Halo Headband a try.

Here are the before pictures:

And the after:

LOVE IT! Most of all because I have a BIG head (this is a reality, not me being self critical) and I have never found a headband that does not slip back on my head. This head band STAYED on my head! I should have taken a picture of this too...but it has a great "Gripper"on the inside that holds the headband in place! And you can see the layer of sweat above the headband on my hair...that was not running down mt face!

I encourage ANYONE who is looking for ahead band to go over to All things Triathlon and check out this Halo Headband!

And, since I am highlighting my blogger friends I thought that I would also show off my dual braces, thanks to Colleen!

I am feeling under the weather this morning and skipped my workout. There are two possibilities for this ailment. We had a sushi dinner last night for my brother in law's birthday and Tommy and Jimmy (the nephews) were under the weather OR I spent most of the day outside the allergies might have kicked in.

I have to go to Nashville tomorrow and have a LONG day Wednesday I am taking it easy today. I did check out the hotel in Nashville and it does have a nice workout room.

So, plan for the week

40 minute Elliptical, 10 minute arms and abs
(probably have to get up at 5:00, instead of 5:30 to get to Nashville on time, SO I really hope I feel off and meds should help!)

3 mile run...4 minute run, 1 minute walk

20 minute Elliptical, 20 minute swim


As ya'll know I love picture, so I wanted to end with a few new ones:

I plan on getting this one framed
Kate, my niece, will be a big sister by June

Tommy and Jimmy.
My sister framed this picture for Tony for his birthday!

My baby!

Take Care

Given the choice
Given the heart
Given the tool
Given the word
Given the cheers


Allez said...

I like free weights over machines too. I hate adjusting everything.

Jess said...

Love the pics! And the headband too! I'm glad it worked well for you!

Borsch said...

That headband is hot! Good luck with the race.

Danielle said...

Ooo...if only hottie was doing something I knew was bad for him...then I could use that line!! :)

Good job on the workouts. I think I'll have to check out that headband. I get tired of the sweat in the summer.

Free weights are my preference to machines most times too (and it does bother me to see people doing bad for themselves with the way they are working out)

Steve Stenzel said...

Sweet headband! (I have a large head too...)

Colleen said...

The headband sounds wonderful... I'm going to look into it today. As for adding swimming - yeah!!! It'll be so nice on your knees too! Although we just added our swims backin recently, I feel so much stronger from it!

Pictures of all the kids are adorable!

Hope you feel better!

tri-dogmom said...

YEAH. I'm so glad the headband worked! I used mine on Saturday for my 6hr ride. It was WINDY and HOT. When I got home I had salt and sweat crusted all over it, but none of it went in my eyes :-)

Hope you had a great 5k!

Bullet said...

Yeah Halo headband! I love mine! It's a must during the summer! The elyptical will be great for those knees. Good luck this Saturday.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Have fun with the race on Saturday.

I'd try a Halo, but I really need a hat to keep the sun off my face.

Glad you enjoyed the swim. I'm enjoying swimming again more than I can describe. Plus I think it's done more for my waistline than any other exercise (that's a bonus!!)

teacherwoman said...

The headband looks awesome! Might have to look into that!