Weekly Recap: BBBC Week 5

We’ve passed the halfway point, and now we are on the downward trend towards the completion of Best Body Boot Camp. Where has the time gone!?! Earlier this week, we were tasked with completing the Fitness Test once again to track our progress…here’s my improvements:

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My biggest improvement [which was my primary focus] was in my 1 mile time; I dropped a whole 5 minutes of my time. Just goes to prove how quickly you can bounce back to your old self [and IMPROVE] when you haven’t been running consistently and the added positive impact of weight training! Even if I don’t improve in this area between now and the end of boot camp, I will be one happy person without a doubt. Now, on to how I’ve made the changes happen [at least for this week]:

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Monday: (AM) BBBC Workout A + (PM) Pilates class

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Hooray for two-a-days!

Tuesday: 3.33 miles (40:47) in 97% humidity

I skipped my Tuesday am spin class to exercise the pup. Can’t say either of us were too thrilled.

Wednesday: (AM) BBBC Workout B + Core + (PM) Walking to/from Hot yoga (3 miles) + Hot yoga

Skipped the core circuit on Tuesday [I was DONE when I got home], but conquered it ALL today!

Thursday: 4.26 mile run (53:28)

Another hot, humid run = story of my life. Heat wave with high humidity…please GO AWAY

Friday: 1.5 mile walk

After a later night than I would have liked, I scrapped Workout C + Core for Saturday. I was still able to get in some walking time when we ventured out to Food Truck Fridays in Southend!

Saturday: BBBC Workout C + Core Circuit + 1.32 mile walk with Sizz (20:24)

I passed all those runners out there [rather they passed me] completing their long runs for the week and I was SO jealous, but I had to get back to pack for the BEACH!

Sunday: 5.8 mile cycle after the ferry ride

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Yes, this is the first of my cycling for the summer [and on Ocracoke!] and long overdue!

Total Weekly Miles: 13.4 miles on my feet [19.21 with the cycling!]

Yes, I have struggled this week with the high humidity and crazy temps – 80 degrees at 8:45am = No Thank You! But, I’m still happy I was able to get out there and accomplish a few challenges. During my runs, I am constantly convincing reminding myself that running in these conditions will not only make me a stronger runner, but I *might* see my pace pick up when the weather cools down into fall. I have some crazy, half-brained goals in my head for my upcoming half marathons…so I just have to wait and see how my training progresses between now and race day! Next week, workouts from Ocracoke!

P.S. Let’s not forget the short, but sweet celebration of Sizzle girl! We celebrated her 7th birthday on Monday, July 15th with a Peanut Butter flavored Frosty Paws🙂

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Weekly Recap: BBBC Week 4

And the weeks just keep FLYING by! I just completed Week 4 of BBBC ( personal victory – yes, I’m finally holding myself to a program!) and am continuously thrilled that I took the challenge and signed up for Best Body Boot Camp.

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Let’s get to it, accomplishments of the week!

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Monday:Pilates @ Flex+Fit + BBBC Strength A

First ever Pilates class and I am a fan! Loved stretching out before tackling Workout A this week!

Tuesday: (AM) SPIN 50 @ Flex+Fit + (PM) 1.47 mile walk to/from dinner @ Brixx

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Love my early morning spin classes; hate to think these will fall away when my half training picks up.

Wednesday: (AM) 2.15 mile walk with Sizzle + (PM) HOT! Yoga @ Flex+Fit + 3.15 mile walk to/from Yoga

And another first for the week, I took a HOT! Yoga class with Jane. Although I doubted that I would enjoy it, I went with an open mind and LOVED it! Plus, you’ve got to love being able to walk to/from the studio.

Thursday: 5 mile run (49:31) + .15 cool down (1:42)

2013-07-11 07.33.03 Average pace: 9:54 for the first 5 miles, including waiting for lights to change (the price you pay to run in uptown!)

Friday: BBBC Strength B + .97 mile walk with Sizzle + wake surfing

Short walk, but I had to run to the office!

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: 2.95 mile run (35:46) + 2.35 mile walk (45:00)

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This was my first real run in the rain. The sky was looming, humidity was high, but Sizzle and I took off anyways (way too late in the day at 6pm, too).

Total Weekly Miles: 18.2

Time to jump into Week 5 and get MOVING!