Wednesday, May 27, 2009

So Happy

I just finished a Wheat-Free, Low sodium, High MUFA (monounsaturated fatty acids) Diet! I was so excited for the challenge...and it was...took me a week! If you want to try it have to do something really nice for me or give me a whole bunch of money!

*okay, I'm back (5 mins later). Really, I didn't get to say (write) enough. I'm actually more than excited over this "Menu" as I like to call my meal plans. My client is over 40, just started menopause, has put on 15 lbs for no reason, and feels like poop. I really think this is just the ticket. I'll let you know how it goes.

Treadmill Work

Looking for something new to do on the 'mill, I came up wit this...and enjoyed it.

Start at a comfy pace. Every 1/2 mile (or .50 on your 'mill) pick it up .5 mph. So, if you start at 4mph, you'll run that pace for 1/2 mile and then take it to a 4.5 for the next 1/2 mile. Continue adding .5mph every 1/2 mile. I ran 5 miles this way. It's a great way to get a nice warm up jog in and then push it a bit at the end. This is also helpful to practice negative splits...which is a fancy way of saying you get faster as you go.

Oh, if taking it up .5mph at a time is a bit stressful, try just taking it up .2 or .3 mph at a time.

Try it out.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


I'm trying out some cool, hip text talk. The above is What In The World? ...I like it when people explain their acronyms to me.

What's new in health and fitness via Kelly?

Just reading some sports injury book that talks a lot about edema, contusions, fractures, hypoxia, active movement, and such and so forth.

The big excitement is that I'm running a race this Friday. Oh, just a 5k. OATMATG...On A Treadmill At The Gym!

I've asked another runner to meet me at 9am and humor me with a little competition. I need it because I'm planning on shattering my previous 5k pr. I think I can do it, so here's to trying.

Other news-I just erroneously subscribed to Running Times $10 for 10 issues. I was totally pumped until I realized it wasn't Runner's World (everyone's all time fave). BUT ISP...I'm Still Pumped because it's about running and should be cool.