Daily Archives: July 3, 2013

Running Goodies

Good afternoon!

It sure has been a busy day! Swim lessons were canceled again. Get it together, Chicago weather. At least the kids are able to make up the swim lessons on Sunday which is good because swim lessons aren’t cheap.

Today’s Workout

  • BodyPump – 60 minutes
  • 20 min. tempo treadmill run – 2.03 miles

My half marathon training plan has a 35 minute tempo run planned for this week (I’m not following the days exactly).


I knew I wouldn’t be able to fit in a 35 minute run, so I did a 20 minute tempo run on the treadmill instead after BodyPump. Hey, a short run is better than no run. I ran slow for 5 minutes, ran fast for 10 minutes, then ran slow for 5 more minutes. I finished with about 3 minutes of walking.

I wore my heart rate monitor for BodyPump and running on the treadmill. I accidently stopped it in between BodyPump and running on the treadmill but I burned about 650 calories total.

I also figured out how to see how much time I am spending in the fat burning zone versus fitness improvement. For example, in BodyPump, I spent 44 minutes in the fat burning zone and 22 minutes in the fitness zone, but running on the treadmill I was in the fat burning zone for 3 minutes and in the fitness zone for 20 minutes.

PicMonkey Collage

My heart rate was definitely up the whole time I ran on the treadmill.

After the gym, the kids and I went to the grocery store to pick up some food because we have nothing in the house to eat. We usually get groceries on Sunday night, but we didn’t go last Sunday.


Don’t worry, those Lay’s Stax aren’t for me, they’re for my son. They are my favorite chips though…

Right from the store, we had to pick up my niece, and by this time I was hungry so I had to eat my lunch/snack in the car.


A Clif bar and a pluot aka a dinosaur egg. Have you ever had a pluot? They are delicious. I could probably eat ten of those little things in one sitting.

When we got home from picking up my niece, I had a package from the Zooma half marathon waiting for me!


They sent a bunch of fun samples to try out.


Muscle Milk Light in chocolate.


Cool citrus Cytomax (which will be offered on the course).


Gu Energy Gels in peanut butter (which will also be offered on the course).


I love peanut butter but I’m a little nervous about trying the peanut butter Gu. I like my gels and chews more fruity flavored.

Perform pain relieving gel.


Body Glide anti-chafe balm.


I can’t wait to try all the products out!

It also came with a list of workout songs and quotes from the Zooma blogger advisory panel and two of my favorite bloggers were on there.


Have a great and safe Fourth of July!

  • Have you tried any of the products listed above?
  • Do you have any plans for tomorrow? Cooking, baking, or making anything good?
  • When do you usually go grocery shopping?
  • Who are some of your favorite bloggers?



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