May 15, 2013

What I've Been Up To

As you can see I gave my blog a new look. When I first decided to bring it back I did a quick search for templates and I found that cute template on The Cutest Blog on the Block, but the more I looked at it the more I found things that I just didn't like about it so I decided to go ahead and design my own header and background so that it was just how I wanted it. I am sure I will revise it a few times, but for now I am pretty happy with it.

On the fitness front I took my traditional week off after the race and started TapouT XT on Monday. I forgot how hard the DVDs in this program are and I am still sore from Monday's "Combat Core" workout. I also decided to log back into My Fitness Pal and track my food again, for any of you who use it I am Summermom24. I hate counting calories and tracking what I eat, but sometimes it is a necessary evil. All of the hotel living and eating out everyday has me at about 16 pounds up from what I weighed in September, so I need to get back on track and the best way to do that is to make a solid plan so that is what I am doing. I am eating 3 small meals and 3 snack a day focusing on clean/ whole foods, drinking my water and trying to workout 4-5 days a week. At this time these are all obtainable goals for me. I am also joining my friend Julie from Run. Walk. Fastpass. Repeat in a 30 day squat, crunch and plank challenge. Today is day 1 and I am excited to get started. I think the accountability will be good for me, and if I don't do anything else you better believe I will get my squats, crunches and planks in, and after having 4 kids I sure do need them.

I am also officially in the off season so my next half isn't until Oct or Nov. I have my eye on a few novelty 5Ks that I would like to do over the summer, but I will be keeping the mileage pretty low so I am looking for other forms of cardio to supplement in there and this is where I turn to you. I would love to hear what your off season workouts look like! What do you focus on and how do you feel it helps your running when you look at the big picture?


  1. I like the blog makeover! I really want to change mine but since my blog is new I'll stick with what I've got for now.
    I love fitness/exercise challenges with friends, helps to keep me can do it!
    During the summer I do a lot of yoga but I want to try a barre class (they are a little intimidating to me). All that cross training makes me a stronger, faster runner with more endurance :)

    1. How fun!! I want to try spin since so many people love it, and I can do it indoors. ;) I hate the dreadmill but I plan to do some speedwork on it too, but I am always looking for new ideas!