Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas from The Schmidts

Update From A Mad Runner

One week until Christmas!! So excited and I hoped that this week would go by so fast....but I'm sure to no ones surprise it was so slow.
Monday: 2.5 miles .25 walk, OH YEAH. Started out strong. I figure whatever I run this week will be good. I'm giving myself a little break (it's my Christmas present to myself;). I also did my ab burner workout after.
Tuesday: No run. I managed to get to the store for some last minute gift buying and the wine store. Guess which one I liked's a tough decision. I got home and B was here. He didn't go to the gym, surprise surprise, no really that is a HUGE surprise. I was begging (;) him to run with me. But in the end I decided not to run either. I did a little workout regimen that I found on, my new fun Web site. It was a plyo workout, abs, arms, jumping jacks and lots of that fun stuff. I also did some leg stretches too. The back of my knee is so sore from running on Monday.
Wednesday: 2 miles, no walk. I was so hungry and felt week so I ran and left!! I had to lower my speed just to make it to the 2 miles mark!
Thursday: 2.5 miles, I really pushed myself today and am so glad I did. Around 1.25 miles I was talking to myself and was going to do 1.5 miles, then started thinking of the rest of the week and how I won't have anytime to run on Friday. Then I talked myself into running 2 miles. Then I started doing the math (which isn't easy when you run) and thought that if I make it 2.5 miles I will only have to make it 2 miles on Saturday. Which I could do, or should be able to do.
Friday we had a Christmas Eve Party go to. So much fun to see some friends, have some cocktails and white elephant gift exchange.
Saturday: According to B it is Christmas! I was trying to tell him that Christmas was not until Sunday, but all day long B was bugging me about opening presents. I distracted him a little by heading to get coffee, had a quick trip to the grocery store and then Barnes and Noble. We got some lunch at the Wing Nutz and then hung out at home, cooked dinner and then opened presents. It was so fun to spend some time with B and me.Also Izzie loved opening her presents.
Sunday: We have B's brother and his girlfriend coming to SLC today. We got up early and I ran 2 miles. I ran a little slower but still got through it. Yay for me!! So excited to meet a goal on such a busy week. Now I just need to get the rest of our dinner ready early, then I just need to warm up the dinner again. Now time to enjoy some movies and "word with friends" with B, we are SO addicted!!

Izzie opening her presents

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Update From A Mad Runner

This week started out well how should I put it...HORRIBLE! I could barely run, my knees were killing me which made me not want to run at all, anyday, and I didn't care!
Monday: 2 miles walked .33 uphill. Even though I made it 2 miles, I barely made it 1.25 and hit a brick wall at 1.88. Holy, seriously sore knees! My knees are aching just thinking about this run. It was terrible. B came home and ran with me in our workout room and I had to leave before he was done. I didn't do anything else other than stretch and lay on my couch. .
Tuesday: NADA! Laziness mixed with my horrible run on Monday I didn't want to leave my bed let alone run! I am not sure I will make it much over the 5 miles this week. But I did make it out to a movie that night. I went to New Years Eve with a friend. It got terrible reviews, but I really like it. It's a chick flick what do you expect!
Wednesday: Of course tired and lazy again but I did make it to the treadmill and ran 2 miles .5 miles uphill. I ran .5 uphill for one mile and have been running a tish faster than normal. I also did an Ab burner workout on my Nike Fit and I didn't want to do a full arm workout so I did some push ups instead. Then I got stuck watching the trainwreck called Toddlers and Tiaras. It's not good...but I can't look away!! And the previews make me not want to miss it!
Thursday: 2 miles, oh yeah. I even made a 30 minute strenght work out and man my butt was sure feeling it on Friday morning. Felt like my skin was burning below my butt cheeks. A good burn.
Friday: Duh, day off. We had our office Christmas party, turkey dinner and half day of work....sign me up! B and I then got my new phone and then went to the new Sherlock Holmes movie. I love those movies, I even started reading volume one of his books! Robert Downey Jr is spot on!
Saturday: got up early, got our morning coffee and then clean the entire house! All before noon! Then I went and ran, I couldn't quite finish 3 miles. I only made it 2.5 miles. I got to about 1.6 miles and took a drink of water, then I got really light headed. I really tried to push myself, but I didn't want to get rug burns down my face from fainting. I think I need to eat something other than coffee before I work out!
So this week ended in 8.5 miles total. From how I started out on Monday I'll take it. Now we just need to get groceries for next week and then I'll start cooking Christmas dinner around Wednesday night. Luckily the meal I'm making can be made early and be refrigerated prior.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Pain in the Ass

So I turned 27 and everything went downhill.
I think I just hit puberty, I have more zits now then I ever have, my butt is drooping and I'm getting saddlebags on my thighs. This is what spurred me into working out more, eating better and getting all these new face washes.
I did some leg, butt and thigh workouts while I was catching up on The Millionaire Matchmaker and now I can barely get up from my chair!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Update From A Mad Runner

Monday: 2 miles. Ab Burner and Arm ripper. Arms arms arms! I have been neglecting my arms, although they felt like I was working them with how sore they were getting. Probably from the planks and push ups in the conditioning workouts I was sneaking in. I have not been focusing on my arm workouts though and I think it's showing, I noticed myself running with T-Rex arms and I was getting so tired around 1.5 mile but once I actually started using my arms I got a little energy back!
Tuesday: Yay for me. I actually woke up early (6 a.m.) and did a mile run so I am at an even 3 for the week. I am still debating if I want to run 8 miles total this week or bump it up to 9. I'll see how the rest of the week is going. I really want to run 3 miles Saturday, that's my main goal for the week. I'll do what I can until then. I recently became a Pinterest addict. I have been on that site for a while but now that I have a cookie extravaganza on Saturday to get ready for I was searching for some new recipes to try out. I also found some motivational pics and workout info. One was a quick morning workout of 50 jumping jacks, 20 crunches, 20 mountain climbers, 30 second plank and 10 burpees. I did that this morning as well. It worked well, but my arms are a little dead from last night and today! It's still going to be a good day!!
Wednesday: 1.5 miles. .25 walk, burned 200 calories on the treadmill (supposedly) I also did a Body Flexor 30 minute workout on my Nike Fit. So motivated gotta love it!
Thursday: Morning I did my 50 jumping jacks, 20 crunches, 20 mountain climbers 30 second plank and 10 burpees. I did it yesterday morning too. I need to think of something to call that so I don't have to type that out everytime (as I am going to try to do this every morning).
Friday: broke my rule again! I ran 1 mile this evening and walked .5 mile uphill. The an a burner workout.
Saturday: B and I woke up early, got coffee and ran to Target. We picked up some stocking stuffers and wasted time, who doesn't love wasting time at Target! I should say that I actually work up a little after 7 and was ready to run asap. But while I was on my way to the club house I spotted a gentlemen briskly walking to the door trying to beat me to it! That is the only negative of our clubhouse, there is only one treadmill, one elliptical and one stationary bike. Most people use the treadmill and if you don't get there you'll be stuck with the other two or have to wait. I always bug people to see how long they are going to be. Anywho, I'm proud of myself for at least trying to run right away, but I got there about noon and ran my 2.5 miles. I was TIRED! I really wish I was able to get in there right away in the a.m. but I made it through. I did some stretching and then B came home and we ran some more errands, did some xmas shopping and then went to our friends two year olds bday party! How fast he's grown! I can't believe it, it seems like she just had him and now he's two and they have a newborn! Such a beautiful family. I then went to a cookie exchange party, so good thing I worked it off before hand and skipped my dinner so I could stuff my face with sweets!! Delicious.
Today I took the day off. I was going to run a mile, but honestly I didn't want to and I don't care. I woke up early again and B and I laid in bed and watched a movie together. It was nice to just be lazy, but then we got it into gear. We got coffee, braved the mall and I got some stuff up to the thrift store, finally mailed a gift to a friend (I've had it in my house since March, yeah, finally right!) and got some more xmas gifts!! I feel like I kicked xmas ass this year, everything mailed, all gifts thought out and bought and I had my xmas cards done by the time I got my first in the mail I was ready to send mine out! I only have B left and I am only waiting because he is a snoop!!
Hope everyone else is having a great Holiday Season, it's hard to believe that Xmas is only a couple weeks away!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Post Office

I just mailed my Christmas cards and a couple boxes of gifts to family. I think I spent the same amount on my gifts and cards as I did to send them to everyone! Holy Moly the post office is expensive!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Update From A Mad Runner

I started out strong this week, had a little setback on humpday and then picked it back up to make it over my goal of seven miles and completed EIGHT miles this week! (I had no idea that I went over the seven miles target. I thought I was losing my mind and had to add this together with B to make sure I was right! I also had to go to my last post to make sure I was on the right week)

Monday; A 1.75 miles run! .25 walked. I also used my Nike Fit app to get a butt buster and ab burner workout in.
Tuesday: I woke up with some sore, sore knees. I ran like Phoebe and was able to do a 1.25 mile run, so I have an even 3 under my belt. I did a Nike Fit 30 min conditioning workout to help tone up the buttocks.
Wednesday...laziness hits. Ran errands after work. Skyped with Heather and Cameron. I didn't want to do anything but finally got the energy to do my leg sculptor and ab burner workout with my Nike Fit.
Thursday: 2 mile run. Holla I'm back! Since I've been upping my miles I also need to up my stretching. Which I tried tonight
Friday: I broke my own rule...I worked out on a Friday. I did a mile. I left work a little early and was bored, B told me to run, which made me mad. But I did it anyways. I guess he does know what he's talking about. I ran and then ordered pizza. Good thing I was able to work it off before I indulged in some greasy food!
Saturday: 2 mile run and I'm done! Ab workout. B and I are (again) laying low again this weekend. I feel like I say that a lot. I guess it must be the perks (reason) of living away from family and in laws. We don't have a lot of obligations to meet and can do what we want, which at this point I am unsure if it is a pro or con.

So again today I woke up around 5 a.m. Izzie was cuddling with me and no B anywhere in sight. He must have fell asleep downstairs after playing video games. Izzie gets a little dazed and confused when B and I are not together in the same room. She always runs in between both of us. So I left the door open for her so she could relax a little and get to take turns laying by both of us. We have also noticed that Izzie is starting to finally turn from a pup to a dog. She is getting a little more lazy, likes to lay around. We've experienced her not being able to keep her big puppy dog eyes open during the days on Saturday and especially Sunday. It's adorable to see her eyes get heavier and heavier before she can't keep her head up anymore.

Top news!! We got some presents for under our tree! Christmas is really coming!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Foot in the mouth

I do speak my mind. I don't want to be too blunt or ever rude, but with my close friends I do say what I think. Other times I have learned to keep my mouth shut.
Until 2 days ago. 
It's not a good feeling!!