So I’m popping in a quick hello and some of my recent workouts and eats.
Our home gym is coming together nicely! We’ve always had some random free weights and I got a treadmill for Christmas, but now we have an entire corner of our garage dedicated to our gym space.
A couple weeks ago we also bought a pull-up bar and cage (?) (similar to this one) for bench pressing and squats.
I’m so happy to have a place to workout at home. While it’s a large upfront cost, we’ve spread it out over the last two years and are able to use it a lot more than we would an actual gym due to our commute (we live out in the country) and wanting to be home with Murphy.
Also, I’ve been trying to complete this workout and it’s a killer. BUT I can tell I am getting faster (even if I do have to take some walking breaks every now and then)
Now onto some food. I picked these up at Aldi while I was grocery shopping. Something small to crib my hunger + penguins are my favorite. 😍
Also. I have recently discovered Suja juices. OHMYGOSH, guys. I am in love. Like why did I not try these before?! I picked up the sweet beets and the strawberry/cherry vibrant probiotic Sunday when I was Kroger and now that I have tried them both, I want to shout it from the rooftops. (This post is in no way sponsored by Suja. I just really like this product and want to share with you all)
Recently, I’ve also tried the Aaptiv app. I’ve tried several fitness apps before, but this one is pretty neat. There is a one week free trial, so you have plenty of time to try it out before you decide whether or not to purchase it! (I hate buying apps, but I understand the reasoning)
They have a good variety of workouts from walking programs to tempo runs and full body strength training (something every runner should do!)
One great thing about this app it that it’s nice to not have to think about or plan my workout. The trainers (at least the ones I’ve tried) on the Aaptiv app are encouraging without being annoying.
I don’t know about you, but for my treadmill runs, I have to have music. I basically prefer to listen to music during any type of fitness activity unless I’m running outside. Then I just enjoy being alone with my thoughts and nature.
Music helps me stay focused and certain songs help me power through tough sets and the end of a run when my legs are super tired.
Hi guys! Today I wanted to share with you all some of my favorite walking treadmill workouts. Some days running just doesn’t happen. Whether it’s my attitude, an injury or something else, some days I prefer to get sweaty by doing a walking workout on the treadmill.
This post is NOT sponsored by NordicTrack. I just really love this product and want to share it with you all.
Short version: I LOVE MY TREADMILL. Uphill, downhill, easy to use.
Longer version: For Christmas I got a NordicTrack Commercial 1750 treadmill. My husband and I had been researching treadmills for a while and we knew we wanted a NordicTrack. They seemed to have the best motors, easy to use and most of the reviews we read were pretty positive.
Even though it probably wasn’t the best idea, Ryan put the entire thing together BY HIMSELF. So it can be done solo.
It’s simple and easy to use and has a large touchscreen which I like. Sometimes it doesn’t react the first time I swipe or touch it, but other than it works great. I like that I can the screens to see a track view of my running, an info screen of calories, distance, pace, etc and an elevation and speed screen.
If you have anymore questions about this specific treadmill, let me know! We got it for a great deal during Black Friday, but two weeks into using it and I already think it is worth every penny.
I love getting to run at home and anytime I want. Here’s to 2017 and my running goals!
The Horrible Hill Workout. Sounds daunting (and terrible doesn’t it?!)
But don’t be scared. Hills are important for runners. Hills make you work harder and increase your heart rate (which increases your endurance) and they help strengthen your muscular system.
WARM UP 10 minutes of easy running.
8 percent incline and run HARD for 30 seconds.
5 percent and walk for 30 seconds.
After walking, sprint for 90 seconds at your 10K pace, then walk for 2 minutes.
That’s one round; do 6 to 9 total rounds.
Drink lots of water and be proud of what you’be accomplished!
This 30-minute pyramid interval treadmill workout will get your heart racin’ and keep you engaged! By changing your running speed every minute, you’ll be burning more calories and I always think the workout goes by faster when I switch things up.
The easiest thing for me to do when I’m in a running funk…is to go for a run! Even if it’s short, the endorphins get to pumping and I automatically feel energized.
My plan for today is to head out to one of our local trails with Murphy for 3 easy miles. Since Murph has a TON of energy, he’s a great running buddy. My only problem is trying to keep up 😉
So since many of you are stuck inside due to Hurricane Matthew (please be safe!) or just not able to run outside, I thought I’d share an easy treadmill workout to get you back into the groove of things.
Any advice for easing back into running after being in a funk? I want to hear from you!