Run Time & MEPS (Still Waiting)

Today I went for a mile run on the track.  It was between 0800 and 0900 and already 90 degrees outside.  I accomplished my fastest mile run since using MapMyRun, I think.  I ran it in 8 minutes and 15 seconds.  Pretty impressive considering we ate out all of last week and it wasn’t always the healthiest (we did do a lot of walking while at the parks, though).

I ran last Saturday and Monday morning before we left for San Diego.  Saturday was on the track (8:57) and Monday was through the neighborhood (9:10).  My legs felt heavy and the hills definitely didn’t help my time that day.  I’m looking forward to increasing my time and getting it in the 7 minute range.

The day we left for San Diego, my recruiter called me letting me know MEPS needed another document to which I responded that I would get it to him when I returned in a week since he forgot I told him I’d be gone.  Today I went to the patient administration division office to get the xray interpretation document, scanned it into a PDF and emailed to him.  So hopefully now I’m in the clear to go to MEPS for the physical.  Fingers crossed.  Before our vacation, I was down to 144 lbs.  I’m hoping I’ll be back down to that, at least, before going.  I’m back up to my body’s comfortable 149… but it’s time to break that comfort level.  I’m going to try running more regularly from now on.


Workout Log (10)

Today is a day I can actually be proud of.  Why?  It was the first time in about a year since I had been to the gym.  It felt great considering I’m sick.  Well, C thinks I may have allergies.  Possible but I’m hoping it’s just a cold as I originally suspected.  But my mom told me she was around my age when she started having seasonal allergies.

I decided I would start doing Jamie Eason’s Female Fitness Bible.  So far I really enjoy it.  Monday is Upper Body.

Recumbent Bike: 5 minute warm-up, Resistance: 8

Bench Press: 30#x12, 40#x12, 12

Bent Over Barbell Row: 40#x12, 12, 12

Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 15#x12, 12, 9

Skull Crushers: 30#x10, 10, 10

Barbell Curl: 30#x12, 9, 9

Recumbent Bike: 15 minutes intervals, Resistance: 3, 8

Recumbent Bike: 5 minute cool-down, Resistance: 1

04-22After I got home and had a protein shake, I took Luna for a 3.6 mile walk.  Pretty hot out today.

Didn’t realize how many days it’s been since I last posted.  Not really workouts but here are my MapMyRun walks and run.  Same day that I ran, I also did the Rittr Labs app for sit ups.  The sets were: 28, 26, 29, 28, 28, 26 = 165.

Yesterday, I did the sit up and push up apps.

Push Up sets: 11, 11, 13, 11, 11, 9 = 66

Sit Up sets: 28, 26, 29, 28, 28, 26 = 165














Now I’m all caught up for the past week.  No news on the ASVAB, yet.


A Sort Of Workout Log

runWent for a mile run with Luna today.  It wasn’t terrible but immediately after I finished, my stomach started to hurt.  This has happened before but not recently.  Not sure why it does that.  Maybe I didn’t warm up enough (or at all).  I can’t remember but I may have had a little trouble keeping my breathing pattern even.  Not a great run, and not my fastest time.



walkAfter lunch Luna and I went for a 3 mile walk.  Another warm day so she was pretty tired after, even though we were at a very leisurely pace.

While grilling dinner, a hummingbird came to the feeder several times.  The first three times I didn’t have my camera or phone so I missed out but I was patient and waited after grabbing my camera.  Thankfully he came back and I was able to snap a few pictures.  One of the perks of living in the desert, I guess.  We may not have many critters around but some of them are pretty cool.  Like wild donkeys.


Not a very exciting day and I was hoping to do more in terms of working out.  C made fun of the blog post title when he saw it since he knew I didn’t do much more than a short run.  I guess he’s right in finding the humor in the title… not very worth of a “Workout Log” title.  Therefore it went from “Workout Log (8)” to “A Sort Of Workout Log.”  Much more realistic.


Workout Log (2)

Rittr Labs apps again.

Push up sets: 11, 11, 13, 11, 11, 9 = 66

Sit up sets: 28, 26, 29, 28, 28, 26 = 165

I definitely struggled on the push ups by the 3rd set.  But I pushed on and completed all of them without compromising my form.  So I’m happy with that.  My chest and arms are still sore from Friday’s push up workout.  I do take a little extra time to rest between sets than what the app puts in place.  I need that extra little rest time.  I rated that workout with “It was too hard.”  So the next time I use the app, the workout will be the same.  Even though I finished, it was still a struggle.

For some reason, sit ups are mentally harder for me.  I just don’t want to do them.  My dog licked my arm while I lay on the ground dreading the last set.  I felt defeated.  But I told myself that I would just push through and then I’d be done.  I’d feel better about myself for finishing than if I just said screw it.  And I do.  Except now I’m not looking forward to running.  It’s just one of those days.

As for my run… I think I will postpone it for now.  Until later today.  I’m just too tired.  It’s my fault.  Didn’t consume enough calories this morning, probably.

Update: Just finished my run.  I was aiming for a mile but I couldn’t see the screen on my phone to see if I had made it.  Just short of a mile at .97mi.  Took the dog with me and stopped once for her to eliminate and got slowed down at the halfway point turn around due to a dog being on the other side of the street that she wanted to say hello to.  My time was 8:54.  And apparently burned 117 calories.

mapmyrunAlso, I don’t understand how MapMyRun tracks the distance.  The top of the image, it shows .97 miles but in the distance box, it shows 1 mile.  I’m still basing it off of the former.  The last time I ran a mile, I did it in 9:36.  So despite the dog slowing me down a bit (though I honestly think she made me keep a more constant pace) and struggling with my breathing/keeping that consistent, I didn’t do too bad.

Update 2: Did 3 sets of 5 rep jumping chin ups on gymnastic rings.  The first set was my personal best since I started doing them a couple weeks ago.  But on the second and third set, I wasn’t pulling myself up as high as I did in the first set.  But I’m very happy with the first set since it’s proof to myself that there is improvement.