Friday, 8 March 2013

Fitness Friday {week 10}

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What is your niche when working out? You know...that thing that gets you in the groove. Something that gives you that edge to push a little bit further.
I’ve always admired those that get out there, sans headphones and run their marathon. I used to envision them as the ‘real runners’ as opposed to those of us who I guess were just pretending out there.
In reality, we’re all real runners. Some of us just go about it differently! I, for one, cannot hit the pavement without my headphones in my ears. I’ve read all the articles telling me how dangerous it is because I’m not paying attention to my body or that I’m drowning out the background noises. For the record, I only run with one ear piece in so I can still hear the cars coming up, the people singing in their showers, or that annoying mutt of a Jack Russel that swears my ankles are made of biltong.
The music puts a pace for me to hit. It places a beat in my heart to run by. And nothing....nothing can drown out the feeling of pain. You know when you’re pushing to far. Your mind, however, will give up long before your body. So, whoever said a little distraction from myself wasn’t a good thing....I don’t think they’ve spent enough time around me!
This playlist puts me just a few second over 42 minutes. With a warm up kilometre, it puts me at a perfect pace for a decent 5km run. However, you can find tons of suggestions for some awesome playlists just by Googling 5km playlist!

Lose Yourself-Eminem
Firework- Katy Perry
Funhouse- Pink
Welcome to the Jungle- Guns n Roses
I gotta feeling- Black Eyed Peas
Eye of the Tiger-Survivor
Moves Like Jagger- Maroon 5
Where’s you head at- Basement
Boom Boom Pow- Black Eyed Peas
Waka Waka-Shakira

February 25- March 3
This past week was a joke. I don't know what is wrong with me. I keep finding excuses. Okay...LJ is feeding when I need to leave in the morning so there is nothing I can do about that except to keep trying to move his feed back. I wake him up at 4am but he just looks at me like WT-Frack is wrong with you and goes back to sleep. Then wakes up at 4:50 and eats. To run and be ready for work I have to be out the door by no later than 5am...This isn't happening! And three days last week it was raining in the evenings so no run there. Sorry but I'm not one for coming home soaking wet :-/ Plus the whole visability with the cars and all!
Our parents were visiting again with our brothers over the weekend so cancel Friday and Saturday. Where does that leave me....
I ran 2x 5km runs in under 40 minutes which does make me happy about spped!
I got in 2x cross training but really this is sad. I could totally do more since I do this at home with the kids. I have no excuse in this category.
If I don't step it up I'm not going to be ready in April!

Future outlook:
March 11-March 17
4x cross training (4x full body)
3x 5km runs combined with 6x strides work
6 km run with 2x 10min bursts at SS
10 km ‘long run’ at a slow, steady pace (last 15 min @SS; 15 min core workout)

Wish me luck and stay tuned next week!

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  1. I'm a total gym rat. I am more of an arc trainer girl myself than a runner. I also weight train after my cardio and personal train every week. I say it's my "drug"

    Visiting from the Friday Chaos Linky

    1. Physical activity is definitely addictive!! i wish i could find motivation to cross train it is my weekNess!

  2. Those songs are pretty great for running. I have my own playlist as well.

    Found you from the blog hop. (:
    Newest follower here!

  3. Hi Shana
    I'm visiting from the Aloha hop. I'm a new follower and will visit often. Hope you will visit my blog and follow back. Your log is awesome.

  4. I just joined a gym 2 weeks ago and I LOVE it!!! But I couldn't do it without my music--I listen to Swedish House Mafia, Pit Bull, Flo Rida, Rhianna and a few others--they really get me sweating during my workout!!!

    1. That's awesome!! the music i listen to while working out and what i listen to the rest of the time is completely different but pit bull always makes me wanna hit the gym!

  5. You make me want to put some shoes on and go run! So inspiring! Swinging through with the blog hop and now following you. Maybe you can keep me inspired, cause I sure need it! Check me out @ when you have time:) Thanks!

    1. Thank you!! That is my inspire others that is! (And keep myself motivated and accountable!) I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Check back every Friday for a little dose of physical medication ;-)

  6. Okay, don't judge me.. But I like BEP, Swedish House Mafia, some of Katy Perry's music.. Chris Brown and Neyo too. I like those with beats and bass music to get me going while I work out.

    1. Don't worry! I definitely won't judge! It isn't about what you listening to being right or wrong...the idea is that some of us have that little secret song that gets that extra step in our stride. It pushes us forward....I'll let you in on's Lose Yourself by Eminem (actually ANYTHING he sings!) I don't listen to him any other time...EVER but when I run his beats are therapy. They set my head in the mindset I need. Running is cheaper than a my doctor says ;-)




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