2 A Days

Wednesday Workout: Spin class (1 hr) , 2 mile run (17 min 37 sec)

Thursday Workout: 3 mile run (30 min 11 sec) , BodyPump class (1 hr)

2 workouts a day for the past 2 days!

Yesterday, I had a 2 mile run planned because I am following the first week of my Hershey Half Marathon Plan!

I taught music lessons all day yesterday and needed to run in the afternoon. I knew I could do 2 miles fairly quickly but my friend Anne talked me into spinning class at 5:30. Colby made a deal with me and said that when he got back from a bike race we could run the 2 together. That would be 2 miles fast for me and slow for him πŸ™‚

Got this picture from one of my 4th graders πŸ™‚ I love that I’m playing a tiny violin with a bun of hair on top of my head and the fact that I am rocking a pink shirt and black heels! Love ❀

After lots of music lessons, I asked Colby to go for sushi with me for a late lunch. I had this and a bowl of egg drop soup. So good πŸ™‚

2 mile run after spin class… I was VERY happy with how I felt running at 8:30 pm outside and my pace.Β  My goal is to push myself on my short Weds. runs to help me get faster! I took it a bit easier at first staying around a 9:00 min mile and picked it up for my second mile with a 8:31. I felt really good after I finished and know I could have gone farther at that pace πŸ™‚

This morning I met my friend Amy for a morning 3 mile run. I’m loving going for runs with her and talking the whole time and taking it easy! I’m hoping she doesn’t get sick of me and will keep running with me once a week in the fall!

We are meeting for Amy’s first BodyPump class tonight!! Look at me making her workout 2 times in one day! Maybe I could convince her to write a little review on her first BodyPump experience after tonight πŸ™‚

Met my friend Julie for a Mexican lunch and it was awesome. We caught up on our blog obsessed lives and she revealed that she is starting up a blog of her own! YAYYYYYY πŸ™‚

After all these workouts, I’ve been making sure to drink some recovery drinks! My favorite smoothie right now is:

A half or full scoop of chocolate protein

1 scoop Recoverite (the bf swears by this stuff!)

1 banana (I cut them up and put them in a ziplock and freeze them ahead of time)

1 cup almond milk – Almond Breeze unsweetened vanilla

A pinch of xanithan gum to thicken

YUM !!

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Posted on July 28, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. 2 a days are so hard! I try to avoid them whenever possible, haha πŸ™‚ Good for you for doing them!

  2. ahh 2 a days! I feel like when I’m training for a race, people think I’m crazy but they are an absolute MUST – I can’t actually spend a consecutive 2 hours daily doing the necessary running + yoga/weights but breaking it up into mini workouts always does the trick! Plus I always think of that old MTV show “2 a days” about the football players in Alabama…just me? Okay fine.

  3. You go girl!! πŸ™‚ Mmmm sushi dates- those are the BEST!

  4. Would you recommend that brand of protein powder as well as the Recoverite?

    • Yes, I haven’t tried too many protein powders but this brand from GNC has tasted fine and has 130 calories per scoop and I think 20g protein. The Recoverite was great when I was running higher mileage for my spring marathon. I really do think it helps with soreness! Chocolate flavors are my favorite because it’s like drinking chocolate milk πŸ™‚

    • Hey Lisa! I can’t speak for the Recoverite, as I haven’t tried it yet, but I have tried lots of protein powders! My favorite right after my workout is Optimum Nutrition’s Whey–I like the double rich chocolate–it’s 120 calories, 3g carbs and 24g of protein! Their casein protein-again Chocolate Supreme-, which I take before bed or as a midday snack, is 120 cals, 3carbs and 24g of protein too! I LOVE their stuff!

  5. WOW!! Girl you are rocking your workouts, I love it! I wish I had the energy to go full force like you do!! Keep up the great work!!

    xxoo

  6. I love that little drawing!! New blog header, perhaps?! πŸ˜‰ Way to kick butt on the workouts, chickie!!!!

  7. WOW! Way to fit all those workouts in! I bet your body is LOVING it – maybe not immediately when you’re dead tired/sore…but in the end its awesome!

  8. Props to you for 2 workouts a day these past couple of days! That is great!

  9. Oh, what an exciting Thursday it was! I am enjoying our runs too, and you don’t have to worry about me ditching you in the fall. My HB and daughter found a 1/2 marathon for us! We are running in the Baltimore Half Marathon on Oct. 15th! It’s perfect because I can still follow your training program. We are super excited and I looking forward to you keeping me on track. Thanks for the motivation! πŸ™‚

    Wowzaa! BodyPump…It was really a great workout and the class moved so fast that it didn’t seem like an hour. I love that because I watch the clock. I didn’t even feel overwhelmed by the exercises. Although, I was certainly glad you were there to show me the ropes. And, your friend Anne is SUPER nice. I enjoyed talking with her too! Now today (Friday) I am feelin’ it. Wow, I can’t believe how my legs felt last night and how they feel this morning. I really can’t believe how they feel, but you warned me! Thank goodness today is an off day for me. πŸ™‚

  10. I like two a days. I did that yesterday. 5mi tempo in the morning and 3mi easier in the afternoon. I always feel so bad ass when I do that.

    PS. New follower here πŸ™‚

  11. You guys both have SERIOUSLY amazing and beautiful hair! I want it!!

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