Sunday, May 1, 2016

Weekly Wrap....May 1

I have a really great treadmill at home. It's a Nordic Track iFit.  Yet I don't think I even stepped foot on it while training for either one of my marathons. Yup, I discovered that I'd rather run in rain, snow, and 30 degree weather than run miles on a treadmill. However, since I started the fitness challenge at work with my MisFit, the treadmill has become my best friend.


 I forgot how convenient  the
TM is when I need to get a few (thousand) more steps in to meet my goal. I have been working hard to not just reach the 10,000 steps but to exceed it.  This weekend I got up early and did 5 treadmill miles each day so I could get those 10,000 steps out of the way and then everything else I do all day is just extra.

Because I've been so concentrated on getting my "steps" in, I've been walking/running/biking, and have not been lifting or stretching like I should.  Also, because I have been so concerned with "steps", I've lost track of "mileage".  This is what I have remembered to track so far.

20.5 miles Run/walk
33 miles on bike

I'm still dealing with a little bit of foot pain but I notice when I run faster on the treadmill the pain is less. Which is funny because when I run on the road, it's more. It must be something with the surface.

I know Lacey got it two long runs this weekend.
1-11 mile run
1-14 mile run

Since she is not currently training for anything long distance I admire her willingness to go long!

In other news, I bought a book from Audible.com this weekend and as Scott was downloading it to my ipod, he accidentally deleted all my music on my ipod. It was one of those moments where I kind of knew he didn't know what he was doing and should of kindly asked him to "step away" but before I could say anything, it was all gone!    O well,  I wanted to be mad but I calmly just decided it was time for me to refresh my playlists anyway. On the bright side, I have a new book I've been wanting for a while now. Its only a little over 2 hours long so I am saving it for when I do a long run or walk!  -M

Thank you to HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin for hosting the weekly wrap!

23 comments:

  1. It seems like the Fitbit is the best thing to happen to corporate fitness! Whatever works, right? I've been on the mill trying to get my postior tibial tendon issue to calm down and I think it's working!

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    1. I'm sure I won't be as into it once the challenge is over...lol

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  2. Good luck getting your music back on there, it's so frustrating when something goes awry and it gets deleted! That's great that you're getting your steps in so early in the day! It sounds like you're enjoying the challenge so far.

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    1. yea, I had 5 and a half hours music on it. I got 3 hours back so far!

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  3. Good job this week! Sorry to hear about your music. I think a treadmill would be a great way to get in a few extra steps, and Im glad your foot feels better when you run on there!

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I think it's because the treadmill has more "bounce" to it!

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  4. I have an ancient treadmill that I have a love-hate relationship with. It's always there for me when I need it, which thankfully isn't too often.

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  5. Ack on the music! My husband is so clueless about the iPhone I would never let him touch my phone! I think one reason fitness professionals complain about the trackers is that they just measure one thing. I get mad that mine doesn't give me much credit for spinning!

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    1. I wear mine biking but I notice it's not as accurate.

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  6. Oops on the music thing. At least you can recreate your playlists. Honestly, I've been ignoring my Fitbit lately except for resting HR and sleep info. I'm often tagged for challenges and ignore those too. I need to get back into that groove. Huh, funny about your foot pain on the TM. Maybe you should stay on the TM until the pain is completely gone? Thanks for linking with us Meranda!

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  7. I bet the softer surface is helping but I wonder if maybe all the force required to move on the road as opposed to treadmill is hard on your foot? Glad you're looking on the bright side of the music debacle. Enjoy the audio book!

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  8. I need to "refresh" my music as well. I have been listening to podcasts for so long, my music got incredibly stale. I hope you get your tunes back!

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  9. Everyone loves those Fitbits, and I wish I could get interested in keeping track of steps miles. It is such a great way to know what you did at the end of the day. So sorry about your Ipod....you were really nice to Scott. I probably would have gotten mad!

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  10. That is great you are getting in your steps! I do that too though, sometimes i just let the stretching and maintenance stuff go.
    L - two long runs - awesome ;)

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  11. The treadmill is so convenient, but it is monotonous. I like using our fitness room because I can change the TV channel to something I want to watch. That makes it so much easier.

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  12. The treadmill is a great way to get all your steps in! that is the only reason I've ever considered getting one, to get my steps in and watch a tv show at the same time!

    I hope your foot continues to feel better !

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  13. I am not fan of the treadmill for sure :) I would rather go outside too :) That Fitbit will turn you into a beast! Next thing you know you will be marching in place while washing the dishes so you can get those extra steps in! :)

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  14. Wow! Great job getting 5 miles in during the weekend to get your 10k steps out of the way! The treadmill is convenient! Also, way to go to Lacey for running long and not training for anything!

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  15. I tried to care about steps a few times--had several pedometers and a tracker that I returned. For me, walking is more just part of my lifestyle and not something I have to strive for. At one point I did use my Garmin to track how many miles I walk as part of my daily routine (dog walks, walking to work from my car, walking at lunch, running errands, etc.) & got up to 3 miles before I got bored & quit tracking. Your post makes me want to track again & see how many miles I walk a day!

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  16. I am so not a fan of the mill and would do almost anything to not have to use one, but I must admit there are days I wish I owned one for the pure convenience factor. Great job on getting your steps in!

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  17. It is a life of balance, you focus on one thing, (steps) then another gets neglected. It's so hard to fit it all in. I don't have a TM at home but I am way more times than not outside walking up and down my street between the security lights getting in my steps. I too have a goal of 10,000 at minimum but try for 15,000 each day. That is very impressive of Lacey to get in those long runs while not training.
    Oh no on the music... I do love your positive attitude about the the whole thing. Bless it, I'm sure he didn't know. Thanks Meranda for linking up

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  18. Ohhh I have SO much music on my computer it's crazy (10 days worth?!??!) If I lost it all, I'd cry. I don't really like the treadmill but it definitely serves a purpose. I think you're probably right in that the surface of the treadmill is much more forgiving than the road. It's probably better for you to run on that vs. the road so you don't aggravate your foot too much.

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  19. That's a pretty cool way to get everyone moving! My iPod acting up, and I am not really thrilled with the prospect of having to set up a new one. Oh,w ell.

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