Long run- elliptical style

06 Sep

imageFirst off I want to update you on the success of the donut holes for hole in the wall sale. We raised 400.00 ! There was a great team of people that made it happen and Linda was an amazing cheerleader at the end to make sure each bag was sold.
Thank you everyone !
Today is hot, humid and there are thunderstorms in the forecast. I am also finishing up rehabing ( is that a word) my ankle from Sunday,so my 16 miles were all on the elliptical.
I am a sweaty mess and my quads are screaming, but it’s ok.
Tomorrow the forecast is better and I feel better about taking the ankle on a test drive.
Next up, a facial. Do you get regular facials? I am a believer.

Have a great Saturday.



Nike training update, skipped week 4 here is 5

09 Mar

Week four I missed my update. I ran 12 miles and had the last if our office Zumba classes at work but nothing else really to report.
This past week, my training has been more consistent because yeah ! We are out if February and just flipping the page on the calendar put a real pep in my commitment !
Today was my longest run to date 8 miles and I felt awesome. Running around South Norwalk as all this snow melts did prove challenging but it was nice to take in some sea air 🙂
The #21 day challenge workouts every morning at 5:30am have given me awesome 30 minute cross training exercises. I have to think this is giving me the knee and IT band strength I will need to get through the race successfully. The meal plan part of the plan is crazy for a runner in training. 1,200 calories do not work for me. I am eating more like 1,600. I can see how if you needed to lose inches along with the plan you would be shredding inches each week!

Here is this weeks breakdown
Ran 16 miles still working on hitting that 9-10 minute pace goal.
Piloxing class
21 days workouts ( days 7-14)
Meal plan containers
Meal plan containers
If you are interested in learning more about the 21 day challenge you can click here.

Have a great week,

About time !

27 Sep

Welcome to Fall!
I love this time of year. There is so much going opportunity with back to school classes and a whole calendar of exercise courses to sign up for. It’s hard to know which way to turn. I am really enjoying expanding my workout routine past running to include Zumba, Yoga and boot camp classes. Plus the occasional golf at the driving range with Chuck,
I hope you see Fall as a great time of opportunity to re boot your fitness routine.

Golf- it was bound to happen

18 Aug

In an effort to always keep trying new forms of fitness, Chuck and I went to the Golf driving range today.  It was a great experience and we had such a great time.  The best part is that we tried this three years ago and did not have such a great time.  I remember getting dizzy every time I put the ball on the tee and stood up and my arms felt so heavy that I did not make it thru my half of the bucket of balls.

Today was great, we both hit a bucket and then shared another.  If hadn’t started raining and it was way past lunch, we may have stayed longer.  Next up will be golf lessons in September.  I would love to be good enough to take part in charity tournaments next year.   Here are a few pictures from today.  I did take a picture of Chuck that day three years ago, you can see how much he has changed.  What a great improvement in his health and well being all around. Coming soon to his golf game soon!

Chuck 8/1/2013
Chuck 8/1/2013
Chuck 8/17/2013

I am not sure what kind of golfer I will become, but if it adds to the list of 30 minutes of exercise that anyone can enjoy, I am a full supporter of it after today. There is a lot of good tension release and immediate gratification you can get from whacking the heck out of a golf ball and watching it sail 150 yards away.


Crossfit in the house

01 Aug

Phyllis4fitness has a new challenge, my excellent race sherpa and husband Chuck has become a devoted member of a Crossfit box.

He is now at the box three times a week and he has learned a whole lot of new terms that I have to catch on too.  Luckily thanks to wonderful communities I follow, I am not totally lost.

Crossfit is a complete total body workout and if my work schedule allowed I would love to do it.  I am so envious of the amount of personal encouragement and training he is getting.

The challenge for me is to be supportive with the diet.  I have to have my coffee and french fries sometimes sneak in!  He is staying away from caffeine and fried foods.  I would not say we are completely on the Whole 30 diet, but very close to it.

Currently he is down 5 pounds and is definitely in need of new Fall clothes.  The transformation is amazing. I can see the athlete coming out in him as he is now less concerned about surviving the workouts and now more about improving his time.

This is his first day of Crossfit. 3 weeks ago.  I will update the blog as he continues.