Thursday, September 1, 2011

Caballo Blanco and FREE GU

Yesterday was a great day =) To start, I woke up early and met a friend at the pool. We did a short Strength session:

Body Weight Squats: 2 sets of 20 reps
Standing (body weight) Lunges: 2 sets of 10 reps each leg
Push ups: 2 to 3 sets 10 to 20 reps (bent knee style or standard)
Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 2 to 3 sets of 15 to 20 reps
Sitting on a chair or a bench do Bent Over Rows: 2 to 3 sets of 15 to 20 reps
Dumbbell Curls: 2 to 3 sets of 15 to 20 reps
Dumbbell Overhead Triceps Extensions:2 to 3 sets of 15 to 20 reps
Plank: 2 to 3 sets of holding it for 30 to 60 seconds
Crunches: 50 to 100 of these everyday.....or more.

This Strength session takes only 10-15 minutes to do and works all your major muscle groups. When I don't feel like doing strength (which is always) I try to fit one of these sessions in before or right after a workout.  

Anywhoo, following the strength we went and swam for 30 minutes. I did 150m crawl, 50m kick, 150m breast stroke, 50m kick and repeated that 2 or 3 times. I can't remember for sure. What I do remember is the kicking..... I used a kick board and it was so hard. I apparently really need to work on the kick!

After my workout my day just kept getting better and better. First I stopped off to pick up my medal from the Sprint Tri only to realize I also had won a raffle for a 25 dollar gift card to Redline Running Company!! WOOT WOOT! 

Then I came home and checked the mail only to find the BEST PRESENT EVER!! Mallory sent me 20 GU's! I was thrilled to the max. I am sick of spending money of those things. Plus, there is no running store that is too close to me so if I don't stock up I am always making an extra trip to get some. Thanks a ton Mal

Now even more..... Caballo Blanco from the Born to Run came to my Lifetime fitness and spoke. I was still stuffing my face at the MN state fair but luckily I have the best friends and brother in the world because they went and got me an autograph in my Born to Run Book. I am so happy. This puppy is going right up there next to my autograph from Daniel Radcliffe. I ran into him at the Today show one time while out visiting Sarah. I love Harry Potter. Also, stay tuned for a guest post about what it was like to listen Caballo. =)

Yesterday was good. This morning I went out and did a tempo with 1 mile easy and 5 miles @ pace with 1 mile cooldown. Went well. 

Tomorrow is a Cross Train day with a 17 miler on Saturday.

Happy Running all!  -Jen

Am I gonna miss Summer?
In response to Sarah's question about summer, I am not going to miss this one. I am more excited for fall. 

Tonight I want to make some delicious dessert. Any suggestions?

What is your favorite dessert?
-Mine is typically chocolate cake or some kind of cookie with chocolate. I like chocolate.


  1. Super cool - I read that book a few months ago and can't wait to hear your impresssions of meeting him!

  2. Caballo Blanco?? SO AWESOME!!!!

  3. What an awesome day! Love days like that. I am so jealous you got 20 GU's in the mail!! Man those things get expensive.

    I hope your good luck keeps going strong!!

  4. What an awesome day! I need one of those!

  5. Sounds like a great day!

    I like that strength routine, that is pretty similar to the rehab exercise routine that I'm doing right now - almost entirely bodyweight exercises.

    You met Caballo Blanco?!? That is awesome! I'm reading Born to Run right now, that guy is the man!

  6. Sounds like you had a killer day!! I'm definitely going to try your routine! I love mixing it up! I can't pick one dessert. I love most chocolate...and carrot cake is a favourite too! Yum!

    Remember to update your reader so you can still follow me :) I don't want to lose you girls haha

  7. Doing strength training is always brutal for me :) I've started to go to the Body Pump class at my gym though, and I actually like it. Hopefully it will make me strength train more!!

  8. I LOVE THAT BOOK!! So amazing that you met the real Caballo Blanco. That book has inspired me to trade out my cushy Asics for a pair of minimalists and Vibrams.

  9. you met daniel radcliffe? jealous!


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