Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Girl's Gotta Run!

So I cannot believe that the summer is going by so quickly! I just noticed today that:

1. I've been working at my job for a month already!
2. I am only 3 months from my half marathon.

Whoa! I haven't signed up for the race yet, but I think I will with my next paycheck. I've been doing my yoga and lifting, and I've been running a few days a week as well. It's looking like my natural pace is 9 min per mile on good days and 9.5 min per mile on slow days. I'll take it! I still haven't splurged on my HRM/GPS combo but I might in the coming weeks. I'm turning 30 on July 28, so perhaps that will be my gift to myself!!!

I hope everyone else is having a wonderful healthy day! My workout today was a 10 minute jog for a warmup (6 mph), then one set of my circuit. I then did 10 min of running at 6.5 mph, then another set in my circuit. I finished up with 10 min on the treadmill at 6.5 - 7.0 mph, and of course one final run through the circuit. It felt great!!!

Stay cool if you're in the crazy heat in the northeast! There is no reason to go out running in this weather! Tomorrow I plan to do a Shaun T's INSANITY workout in the morning before work.

Be happy and be healthy!


  1. Hi Alisa. Great job. I think Shaun T's Insanity is harder than a run sometimes. Tough work out but a lot of fun. I was wondering if you have ever considered becoming a coach with Beachbody so you could make some extra money with your knowledge of P90x and Insanity. You can look me up at www.decidetostayfit.com/blog if you have any questions.

    Make it a great day,


  2. Garmins are pretty sweet. The biggest problem though is that it is HUGE. I put it on Heather's wrist the one day to see if she would like it, its like 2 times as thick as her arm.

    What brand are you looking into? The heart rate function is awesome for the Garmin as well. Great charts and graphs to look at post workout.

    Keep up the good work! Jealous you have a gym at your office :)

  3. Hi! I just got a Garmin FR60 HR monitor. It doesn't have a GPS, but it does track mileage (and calories) with a foot pod tied into your shoes. I like it because it isn't as big as other Garmin watches. I paid $199 on amazon. It's also pink and stylish.