Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Old School Workout Monday

So, my first posting to the new blog! My first half marathon is in a little less then 16 weeks and I couldn't be more nervous.  I've been training since last May when I made the decision that I was going to participate in the May 5, 2013 Pittsburgh half marathon.  I need to start getting my training into gear and running at least 30 miles a week like I was doing last summer.  When the Autumn came, I was getting home from work too late to go running alone so I had to get gym membership and run on a treadmill.  That is my least favorite exercise ever! I love running outside because I'm actually going somewhere. It's hard to run staring at a wall.  So here is my work out from yesterday. 
I always warm up with stretches, usually at least 15 minutes. Next I did my sit-ups, I do them by 50's starting with regular sit-ups, then right side, then regular, then left side, then finishing with regular.  Next I did my 2 minute plank.  I love planks, they help your core so much! After I was finished I did 11 miles on the bike, finishing with 20 push-up burpees and more stretching.  I've been working on other things in the gym other than running because my asthma has been acting up.  Hopefully I'll be feeling better in the next few days to start running.  

Now it's your turn!
What is your favorite gym routine or machine?


  1. I'll be following ya closely. Pittsburgh will be my first half too!

    1. That's fantastic! I'm glad I'm not the only one making this my first half marathon! :)

  2. Hey girl! Take it from a fellow blogger (happy to be back at it again) your blog looks great! I'll be following along for sure.

    I have some rough patches with my asthma too, so I'm right there with you. I just started working out again. I started to last year and got off track. Me and Josh are back at it and were doing the cross-fit style workouts. I have a love hate relationship with it.

    I plan to do a post for Waist Watcher Wednesdays. If you look back in my archive you'll see I did these before. They were a lot of fun and helped to keep me on track.

    I'm subscribing and hope you do too!

    Good luck!
    PS..If you have any questions about the blogging world, just ask!

  3. Hey Ida! I hope everything is going well! Cross-fit is on my list of todo's for this year. I've started lifting with running and kickboxing, so I really want to give it a try. My email subscription isn't working and I have no clue what is wrong with it so if you know how to fix it, that would be great! I'll be following along with yours as well. Good Luck with everything and keep in touch!