Saturday, July 20, 2013

Week 1 Day 4 ~ July 20, 2013

Do Life ~ two simple but wonderful words.  

Today marks Week 1 Day 4 of this 10-week journey I'm embarking on to help me become more healthy.

It was alternating between 1 min of jogging with 90 sec walking for 25 min = 2 miles

I didn't get up at o'dark thirty but got dressed and headed out almost as soon as I got out of bed leaving no time to think about excuses.

My poor Kuzco just couldn't hang past the half-way point.  Well, he made it a little past half-way but by the last 4 rounds, I was dragging him during the runs.  Hopefully, he'll get used to it.

It was beautiful this morning ~ a little damp from a rainy evening with clouds still lingering yet the sun trying to burn off the clouds.  Temperature was just right but still got a good sweat on.

Focused on my breathing:
breath in 1-2-3
breath out 1-2

Friday, July 19, 2013

Do Life ~ 10 weeks to Run a 5 K ~ The Adventure Begins


July 17, 2013 ~ today starts my journey to run a 5K in 10 weeks.  Here is the outline of what's planned for the next ten weeks:




Week 1
7/17 Day 1 = Walk 20 min 
7/18 Day 2 = rest
7/19 Day 3 = alternate 30 sec Jog / 2 min Walk = 20 min = 8 rounds
7/20 Day 4 = alternate 1 min Jog / 90 sec Walk = 25 min = 10 rounds
7/21 Day 5 = rest
7/22 Day 6 = alternate 1 min Jog / 1 min Walk = 26 min = 13 rounds
7/23 Day 7 = Walk 15 min

"Making real, lasting change is like plowing a path. The more you use it, the easier it gets." ~ Terri Trespicio 


Week 2
7/24 Day 1 = alternate 1 min Jog / 1 min Walk = 30 min
7/25 Day 2 = rest
7/26 Day 3 = alternate 3 min Jog / 2 min Walk = 30 min
7/27 Day 4 = Walk 5 min / Jog 13 min / Walk 15 min
7/28 Day 5 = rest
7/29 Day 6 = Jog 15 min
7/30 Day 7 = Walk 20 min

Week 3
7/31 Day 1 = Run 1 mile
8/1 Day 2 = cross-train, stretch
8/2 Day 3 = Run 1 mile / Walk 15 min
8/3 Day 4 = Run 1.25 miles
8/4 Day 5 = rest
8/5 Day 6 = Run 1.5 mile / Walk 15 min
8/6 Day 7 = Walk 30 min

Week 4
8/7 Day 1 = Run 2 miles
8/8 Day 2 = rest, stretch
8/9 Day 3 = Run 1.5 miles
8/10 Day 4 = Run 1.25 miles
8/11 Day 5 = rest
8/12 Day 6 = Run 2 miles
8/13 Day 7 = Jog 2 miles

Week 5
8/14 Day 1 = Run 2 miles
8/15 Day 2 = rest, stretch
8/16 Day 3 = Run 2.25 miles
8/17 Day 4 = Run 2 miles
8/18 Day 5 = rest
8/19 Day 6 = Run 2.5 miles
8/20 Day 7 = Jog 2 miles

Week 6
8/21 Day 1 = Run 2.25 miles
8/22 Day 2 = rest, stretch
8/23 Day 3 = Run 2 miles
8/24 Day 4 = Run 2.25 miles
8/25 Day 5 = rest
8/26 Day 6 = Run 2.5 miles
8/27 Day 7 = Jog 2 miles

Week 7
8/28 Day 1 = Run 2.25 miles
8/29 Day 2 = rest, stretch
8/30 Day 3 = Run 2.5 miles
8/31 Day 4 = Run 2.5 miles
9/1 Day 5 = rest
9/2 Day 6 = Run 2.75 miles
9/3 Day 7 = Jog 2 miles

Week 8
9/4 Day 1 = Run 2.5 miles
9/5 Day 2 = rest, stretch
9/6 Day 3 = Run 2.25 miles
9/7 Day 4 = Run 1 mile, timing myself. Go fast.
9/8 Day 5 = rest
9/9 Day 6 = Run 2.75 miles
9/10 Day 7 = Jog 1.5 miles

Week 9
9/11 Day 1 = Run 2.5 miles
9/12 Day 2 = rest, stretch
9/13 Day 3 =  Run 3 miles
9/14 Day 4 = Run 2 miles
9/15 Day 5 = rest
9/16 Day 6 = Run 3 miles
9/17 Day 7 = Jog 2 miles

Week 10
9/18 Day 1 = rest, stretch
9/19 Day 2 = Run 3 miles
9/20 Day 3 = rest
9/21 Day 4 = Walk 30 min
9/22 Day 5 = rest
9/23 Day 6 = rest
9/24 Day 7 = Race Day

9/24 First 5K:
10/1 Second 5K:
10/8 Third 5K:
10/15 Fourth 5K:
10/22 Fifth 5K:
10/29 Sixth 5K:
11/5 Seventh 5K:
11/12 Eight 5K:
11/19 Ninth 5K:
11/26 Tenth 5K:



Sunday, November 11, 2012

Nov 10 ~ Accessing the Energy Within

Love waking up to dog messes all over the living room floor ~ NOT!! Before coffee, the messes needed to be cleaned ~ yuck.  I can only guess which dog made the messes but not for sure, of course.  I was frustrated ~ sometimes it doesn't pay to be the first one awake.  No use whining about it ~ it is not going to get cleaned up on its own ~ just get it cleaned up and move forward.


Accessing the Energy Within:
A quietly engaged mind is the root of a joyful and energized spirit. Life’s unpredictability can exhaust us or it can invigorate us, depending on how we react to the stimuli in our environments. When you respond to the unexpected with serene curiosity and interested enthusiasm rather than anxiety and worry, you’ll empower yourself to face challenges without becoming fatigued. Surprises and setbacks will become opportunities to utilize your innovative mind and your intellectual potential. As you employ the blessings the universe has given you to address your changing situation, a wellspring of energy will surge forth within you, giving you physical strength and fortifying your soul. Your energy will flourish today when you are fully engaged in making a positive impact on the problems plaguing your personal and professional projects.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Nov 5 ~ Balancing Give & Take

Daylight Savings started ~ I like the extra hour but it plays havoc on my routine.  The Broncos had an early game and they won.  We roasted a chicken with all the trimmings ~ just like Thanksgiving ~ one of Heather's favorite meals so she stopped by to visit (plus do laundry).  Although, this may end soon because she is moving to a new apartment with one of her friends (breaking up with Alex) and it happens to have a washer & dryer in the apartment.  She claims she will still visit but now I'll have to come up with reasons for her to like cooking some awesome dinner or something.

Why Balance Give & Take:
By balancing the flow of giving and receiving in our relationships with others, we align ourselves with the natural universal rhythm of abundance and generosity. Aligning with this natural balance automatically helps us create a greater sense of balance in our lives. Rather than feeling guilty about what we receive, or resentful about what we give to others, we are able to embrace both phases with gratitude and joy, and create an ease of flow that brings harmonious balance to our relationships and our lives. As you embrace the flow of giving and receiving in your relationships today, you can bring forth a welcome sense of harmony and peacefulness to enhance your interactions with others.


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Nov 3 ~ Hospitality for the Self

Yesterday I called in a "well" day ~ it was not planned because I got up at O'dark thirty to prepare for a day of work but at 6:30 when I am supposed to be heading out the door, I decided to call in. I am happy that I did ~ it was not going to be a busy day at work for me so I didn't feel guilty about not showing up for work.
My husband and I went to eat breakfast at one of our favorite places ~ went Lowe's for a bit then home and I started painting my room upstairs while hubby worked on a project of his own in the garage. We braked for lunch at one of our favorite Chinese buffet places ~ toodled around Target afterwards ~ still too early to start our Friday Night date night of pool shooting so we went home for a bit. I finished a little more painting of my room ~ need to get that futon bed out, tho ~ it will be our Saturday (today) project. Went to our usual hangout but all the pool tables were being used so we went to the Darkside ~ we enjoyed our evening even tho Geo won our pool game series and it was just us two playing pool ~ their pool tables are awesome!!




Today's Lesson: Treating myself with respect and nurturing attention can contribute to a rested mind and balanced body. While most of us would go to great lengths to be gracious to our loved ones, we often forget that we deserve the same level of care and attention. By choosing to treat myself as well as I would treat my friends, I invest in a healthier and happier self. Not only does this make me feel more balanced in my life but it also results in a rested mind and energetic body that can help me care for those I love.





Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Day 31 ~ Last Day but Not the End

Happy Halloween ~ it's the last day of this 31 days of yoga (plus blogging) challenge but it's not the end of the story ~ I will continue my daily yoga sessions and I enjoy blogging ~ it may not all be about my yoga practices but my journey in life.

Enjoy today ~ Namaste

Home Base = 31 Days of Yoga

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Day 30 ~ Headstand

Tuesday ~ woke up to the sound of my coffee maker hence I had forgotten to set my alarm... oops.
One of my goals is to accomplish the headstand ~ it did not happen at the end of this 31 day yoga series but maybe before the end of this year.  I am working on creating a yoga space in my home which has the perfect wall to practice.




Enjoy today ~ Namaste

Home Base: 31 Days of Yoga