2017 – Fitness Friday 18 (on a Sunday)

It’s Sunday everyone. How are you guys doing today? I’m doing alright, thank you very much. Guess what, surprise, I ran a 10k race today! I surprised myself by deciding to run it last minute. I noticed that it went along with my training, so, why not. I didn’t expect a PR on this one since I haven’t run a 10k distance in a long time. However, it will help me when I run the 10k next month. I ran the Capital City Classic today and my time was: 1:05:17

I was hoping for a faster time. I started off with a 9:19 mile pace but then the weather hit me. It was so hot today. At least I did get a PR for my 10k run but it was still slower than what I wanted. I want to run a 10k in under an hour. At least my next 10k that I planned for, which is in two weeks, will give me another chance to reach my goal.

Anyway, here were my workouts last week.

Fitness Friday 5-19-17

I am so happy that I am pretty much sticking to my training plan.

That’s it for now.

How were your workouts last week? 

What’s your favorite distance for a run? 

2017 – Fitness Friday 17(on a Sunday)

Happy Sunday everyone. Happy Mother’s Day! I am so grateful to have my mom. I know we argue sometimes and annoy each other but in the end, she’s always loving and supportive. I know she wants the best for me. So, I took her and my family out for dim sum to celebrate this day. Anyway, let’s get back to what this post is about.

I am so sorry that I have been basically absent except for my Fitness Friday posts (I really want to start posting more running and health posts) but I will have to manage my personal time better to be able to that. I’ve been crazy busy!

So, here were my workouts last week.

Fitness Friday 5-12-17

So, 5 x 400 m is running 400 meters, 5 times at a pace of just running one mile. It’s almost like interval running. I am really hoping this will help with my speed (I also know that if I weighed lighter, I would run a bit faster. That is a different story, however).

I ran my 5k on the treadmill on Thursday and I’m pretty happy with the time I got on that. 28:15. However, it would be a lot slower when running outside. I also ran 5 miles today to start off my 10k training. This may be TMI but remember to clip your toenails. Mine were long enough (but still short) that it cut into my skin and started bleeding. It just happened today. Ouch! I learned my lesson.

Anyway, that’s my update on my 10k training. That’s it for my quick update.

How were your workouts last week?

How did you celebrate Mother’s Day?

2017 – Weekly Meals and Workouts 9 + 10k Training Plan

It’s Monday everyone. Happy Monday! How are you guys doing today? I’m doing alright, thank you very much. It’s been an eventful couple of days. Before I get into anything else, here is my plan for the week.

The thing with my plan is, I will have my workouts posted for the next month because of my 10k training plan. If you notice yesterday’s workout, I did legs + pull. I meant to do pull on Saturday when I posted my Fitness Friday post but I ended up not doing it that day. That is why I combined it with legs yesterday.

10 K Training Plan

I’m sorry that I didn’t make the design of my plan look any fancier. I just wanted to create something simple and to the point.

My meals will be pretty simple as well.

Hevil’s Healthy Devil – Meal Plan Template

BLANK MEAL PLAN TEMPLATE

Meals

Breakfasts – WW Quesadilla w/avocado, salsa, chicken sausage

Lunches- leftovers from dinner OR out to eat if no leftovers

Dinners- Brown Rice, veggies, some sort of protein OR out to eat (date nights!)

Snacks – apples, trail mix, or dark chocolate covered almonds

Well, that’s my plan! Did I also mention that I will be running a half marathon in October? I plan to start training for that in mid-July. I will see how my 10k goes and build from there.

So, what is your plan for the week? 

2017 – Fitness Friday 15 & 16 (on a Saturday)

Happy Saturday everyone. How are you guys doing today? I’m doing alright, thank you very much. The weather has been kind of crazy this week. It was around 90 F and now, it’s only like 70 F and it might rain today. There was no transition from winter to spring!

Anyway, here were my workouts the past two weeks. Sorry that I’ve been busy.

Week of April 28, 2017

Fitness Friday 4-28-17

Week of May 5, 2017

Fitness Friday 5-5-17

As I may have mentioned before, I am running a 10k in June. It is the Women’s Fitness that I ran last year with my friends. I haven’t been really training for it but I will be starting soon. As in, I started on Thursday by running a 5k on the treadmill. I ran it in 28:35! My goal for the 10k is to run it under one hour.

I will be posting my running schedule/plan up here later on. I really want to get back into running and since the weather is warming up, it is perfect timing!

How were your workouts the past week? 

2017 – Fitness Friday 14

So, I should really stop calling this post Fitness Friday. I should really be calling it “Workouts of the Week”. However, I like the sound of Fitness Friday. I’ll decide later on how I want to proceed with naming this post.

Anyway, I have been busy lately that I haven’t posted. I really do want to start posting more nutrition related posts and I will do my best to do it.

Before I get into what I have been up to, here were my workouts last week.

Fitness Friday 4-21-17

I really need to start training for my 10k that is coming up in early June. I don’t think it’ll be too much of an issue but I at least I did work on some speed work. I did one mile sprints today as well. Hopefully, it’ll help with my speed.

In other news, I have been busy. This past weekend, I worked out and went shopping at the mall with mi novio. I also met up with some friends, played video games, drank beer and had fun. It was pretty nice. I even had time to do some grocery shopping. I bought the Trader Joe’s marinated Pollo Asado and it tastes pretty good. I am eating that along with brown rice and fajita veggies I made for lunches this week.

So, as I have mentioned in a previous post, I have been reading and following dietitians that have a realist approach to nutrition as well as focusing more on being more body positive. Below are two links to two blog posts that I enjoyed reading.

Hummusapien – Alexis writes about how ridiculous articles are about how the new Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino can kill you (seriously, it won’t kill you). Mainly, it’s about food shaming and how it shouldn’t happen.

Immeatthat – Kylie posts a few random thoughts in regards to nutrition, weight, and “meal prepping” (cooking).

I hope you guys enjoy reading their posts. I love the work that they are doing!

So, how was your weekend? 

Have you tried the Unicorn Frappuccino yet?