Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ten On Tuesday

It's Monday night/Tuesday morning-ish (past midnight) I'm home from my 1st shift! It went really really well! Somehow.... But I'm completely and utterly wired and cannot sleep. I don't know how this is possible.

However, for the past 9 hours I did sit down once. And didn't eat dinner until 11:15 pm. So that could contribute to my current state of insomnia?!

It's work-out-week for 10 on Tuesday!! Yay! :)

1. What does your work out schedule look like?
It changes every week, but I do 4 runs/week. Here is this weeks schedule :)
Monday - 5 mile tempo run (avg pace 8:15/mile) - Strength: Quadiceps, shoulders, abs, lungs
Tuesday - 6 mile hills on tredmill - Strenghth: abs and stretching
Wednesday - Cross train - bike 40 minutes, swim 20 Strength: abs, squats, back,
Thursday - 19 miles
Friday - off day - go for walk
Satruday - 8 miles + plylometics

Saturday - off day (go for walk, stretch)
2. What is your favorite machine to use at the gym?
I prefer free weights. But I love the assisted-squat bar. I use it for squats, I change it's position to do variations of push ups, and do these lying-down-pull ups.
3. What is your favorite class to take at the gym?
- I don't really do classes anymore.  But I love kickboxing and would love to be an instructor some day!

4. Where do you shop for work out gear and clothing?
Target! None other :)
5. If you can’t go to the gym, do you have a favorite outdoor activity?
I love running. Obviously. But my favorite way to incorporate strength is finding a football/soccer field and doing different plylometrics, jump-roping in the garage!
6. What about a favorite work out DVD? If so, please share!
Billy Blanks Tae Bo!!
7. Are you more active now or when you were in high school?
Definitely. I never was consistent about being active in high school.
8. How has your dieting/working out philosophy changed since high school?
Completely different WORLDS. In high school everything I did was to be thin. Now, I do it to keep a healthy heart, strong bones, and good lungs. And it's fun!!!
My legs & shoulders are no longer "feminine-cute-toned" -- they're strong. (No, I don't look like a body-budiler...but...)
In high school/college, I would've had a heart attack over this. Now, it makes me proud and feel strong! :)

9. What do you do while working out– (i.e., day dream, read, listen to music, gab with a friend)?
I just think, plan/schedule out my day, and plan out my life. I also like to say prayers for family when I'm doing long rungs.
10. What working out resolution would you like to make for yourself this year?
Well, 2010 I'm running my 2nd marathon. But my 2011 I would like to do a triathalon!


B and B said...

I am off to the gym for my cardio time. I admire your dedication to fitness.

Mama Nastase said...

You are truly an inspiration for this old woman trying to get fit!

What are plylometics? Maybe this is something I should be doing at the gym?

Marlys said...

Yes, what are plyometics? I've never heard of them, but then, there isn't a gym in Wyndmere so probably wouldn't help me at all! I just push a lawn mower several nights a week!:(

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

Yay I hope you do a triathlon :) They are really fun!

I agree about working out in hs vs. now, then it was about being thin (though like Lisa I really was going to be thin anyways, but I THOUGHT I had to do it to be thin haha)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

You are so good about cross training while training for your marathon. I thikn this is really going to help you. I can't wait to see what time you post! it's going to be a huge PR!

Marlys said...

I love the new photo and blog page!