Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Day 3&4: 11 in 2011


I am doing another 2 today for my lack of blogging yesterday!

Day 3: Favorite Workout Tips
Hmm... well, my best tip would be to ask people who really know.  In my case, I have been relying on a few key people for advice in my training for my half marathon in March.
TL knows a lot about how our bodies work because he is a paramedic/firefighter.  His best tip is to pace myself and not over do it!  He also thinks the most important thing is core strength, hence the reason why I did pilates for the first time today (owww, thats hard!)
My sister, Kelly, is also a big runner and she is always encouraging me.  She says a lot of working out is mental and telling yourself you can do something.
My friends, Leslee & Erin, are also very big in to running and races, and recently her big tip was to have the right shoes.
She also introduced me to this great website called dailymile.com.  You set up a profile and every time you work out, it records it for you to keep track of your accomplishments.  It's great!

Day 4: Best Leftovers
My favorite leftovers are the ones after a turkey dinner with gravy and stuffing.  Most recently at thanksgiving, my MIL made an incredible homemade turkey with all the dressings and the next day, she made us delicious sandwiches from all the cranberry, stuffing, and turkey. We ate them on the drive home and I thought they were almost as good as the dinner!

Also, there is nothing better than cold pizza! ;)

Hope you're having a great start to the week!

18 comments:

Claire Kiefer said...

I love pilates. But I need to think about those workout tips myself, cause it's so easy to become unmotivated/tired/have other things to do.

Sarah said...

I agree with pacing yourself.. I have seen so many ppl at past races.. run out of the start gate like a bat out of hell and then after a mile or two you pass them and they are barely moving... I start out slow and build my speed however I keep a lil bit of energy on reserve for the last 1/4 mile where I slam it into highgear and see how many ppl I can pass on my way accross the finish line

Annie said...

i would have to agree with you cold pizza is the best!!! yummy ;)
i'm thinking about trying out pilates after baby! i've heard nothing but good things about it. i also can't wait to get back into running, i miss the treadmill....never thought i would say that! haha.
another site to track workouts and food is the daily plate on livestrong.com. love that site.

Tamela said...

I love dailymile!!! I just started up an 800 miles in 2011 challenge. You should join!!

Tay Talk said...

Having run 2 marathons back to back and many other 1/2's and what not. My advise is to stay limber, yoga.

And really, does anything beat leftovers??? Stuffing and sweet potatoes would be my choice for Thanksgiving time. And then when in doubt...as you said...pizza :) YUM!

Kit said...

YUM left over turkey ;)

Fit With Flash said...

remember to do cross-training too! strengthening your lower body and core will help a lot. and remember to get your REST days in! your muscles need time to recover and heal after long runs/big workouts : ) good luck! - tons of water too!

Jenni said...

I definitely agree that a lot of working out is mental... or, at least it is for me! :)

MJ said...

I completely need to get on dailymile! Great tip :)

Jessica said...

Heck no, pizza is amazing, especially cold pizza for breakfast! Haha!

Shann said...

Pilates looks scary! I hope you're enjoying it.

I was craving an after Thanksgiving sandwich, but we decided to forgo the cranberry sauce! Maybe next time.

Kristy said...

Cold pizza! Now you're speaking my language :)

Jax said...

I SO wish my gym offered pilates b/c I really like it! They only have a few classes though...and other gyms closeby dont have that many either. I guess Pilates hasn't caught on a lot in Tulsa...*sigh* :) I agree about having to tell yourself you can do something. that's half the battle for me! That's why I like classes b/c even when I dont feel like telling myself I can do it, there's an instructor telling me I can... lol! :)And again WAY TO GO on the running!

And I love prettttttty much any food leftover. It's kinda weird really. Spaghetti=yum. Chicken=YUM. Turkey/stuffing/etc=YUM YUM! :)

Leslee said...

I am so excited for you to run again! Indeed, you MUST get your rest days in and remember to fuel & hydrate your body! Thanks for the shout out; I just love sharing running with others

P.S. I & hearts; leftover pizza!!

Heather @ Alis Grave Nil said...

I love the holiday leftovers too! Nothing like turkey sandwiches, soup, just plain turkey the next day!

Dollface said...

Running is hard. Marathons are harder. I think you just need to pace yourself and make a mix that really gets you going!!! As for leftovers, loving thanksgiving ones and also pizza and cold chinese, ummmmm xxxoo

Sarah Mina said...

I will have to look into dailymile.com. Thanks for the tip!

Brenner Family said...

I have never commented on here and actually dont remember how I found your blog. I am an old friend of your Families, Danelle actually. She was one of my Besties in elementary. I actually remember coming over your house and going swimming and eating cinnamom graham crackers. lol (Im pretty sure it was your house, you were very young)anywhoooooo
I agree with the good shoes! There is a place downtown that is WELL WORTH the visit. Fleet Feet, they are sooo good at helping you get what you need for training, starting with shoes. They fit you and watch you run to make sure you have the right shoes. Definitley go check them out.