Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Blackberry how dare you make a comeback

so I read this article

thought for a minute like... could I turn in my Iphone and go back to MY FAVORITE Phone and PHYSICAL KEYBOARD??? & the classic trackpad & handsdown blackberry PUSH email still the best ever - OMG!!

I got scared when I thought about a world w/ no EMOJIs.. no APPS (well no UBER, INSTAGRAM)..thats why I hung on to my old blackberry for the longest -- I didn't want the distraction of APPS.

This phone comes to Verizon next month -- I will go check out
I'm deep in the apple sauce but hey I value functionality over cool factor. I still have my iPAD mini for my iOS fixes LOLOL


former post where I profess my love for blackberry

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Race Training: weekend run & more...

Here goes weekly recap

Made it to the gym 2 days this week and my morning routine has been successful. Get in about 730 - check email, walk around (be seen lol) than sneak off to gym 8-9am.

This week I plan to try my gym Yoga class Monday 12-130..I had been going to District Yoga Strength and Strech class. Let me tell you my past history with Yoga - ITS HARD AS CRAP lol. Seriously I've sat in a few beginning Yoga courses and I feel overwhelmed. So I was rappin to some folks at Balance Gym they like please try one of our beginning courses which will help me not have to walk the mile aftework to Yoga class. Given I have such horrid back/posture/neck issues I found the yoga from District Yoga to be extremely effective at given my glutes, hamstrings, back a great stretch. So hopefully Mondays class will be OK and hopefully it won't be took packed since its in the middle of the day.

The rest of the week its supposed to rain Mon through X-Mas eve- boooo well means I will have to throw on my rainboots and still get it in. Tuesday plan to do same thing morning gym routine, wed as well because I will take off day Christmas (CAPLADY BIRTHDAY!!!!) and day after. Sat it may be hard to get workout in will be driving back to DC Area but I'm reserving Sunday for a nice run.

Which segways me into this weekend. I wanted to get out and run both days but it was COLD saturday like temps barely got above freezing. Not making an excuse well yes the cold is an excuse but I got sick a few years ago training for Nike messing with cold weather running so I have a rule it has to be at least 35/40 degrees for me to go out. I have to invest in some official compression tights that can keep me warm bc I think lack of quality cold running gear is an issue for me. I plan to visit the Under Armor outlet when I visit back home. Today was a lil bit warmer so I got out and did 2miles in about 40 miles. Now where I live in DC is pretty dang hilly so it was a struggle. I would say my walk/run ratio is 40%/60%. Some of I think is mental I have to say "girl just keep running" but my legs say "girl we can't". Personally I think that I need to work on leg strengthening exercises because I struggle with hills walk/running and even on my bike.  The Rock n Roll half goes across the city so being able to master hills is a must for training. I'm still using DEC to warm back up but Jan I will incorporate strength training into my routine and see how my body responds. Additionally I will start making my gym runs on the treadmill on the incline as that should help.

Well I'm signing off I'll report back in a few days

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Training for 2 races

It's been a while and I'm not sure I ever posted about myself running the innugural Nike woman's half marathon in 2013. Well since than I've barely jogged 3miles. 2015 will change all of that. I signed up for the DC Rock and Roll half next March and Monday I found out that I was selected for the Cherry Blossom 10miler in April. One thing I leaned this area is very competitive in races most of them you have to enter a lottery and hope for a miracle. Anywhoo at the advice of my pal Bill "loves steak" Walker since I'm always looking for accountability and I'm always online (Instagram and Twitter) why not blog my journey about getting back into shape and preparing for these races. Well whoop here it is post #1

Some background although I don't jog regularly I do cycle a lot in dc. However I guess different muscles groups are being used bc biking 10mi does not equate to running like a boss Lol!!!
Well since I moved out my swank bldg I had to find a new gym. This summer I joined balance (shouts out to Thomas circle). So I've been in and out the gym since about Aug. 

The schedule I'm following for the race is 12 weeks which puts me on the clock officially next week as the RnR half is March 14th. So I've been using dec to warm up slowly doing 2mi on the elliptical machine. I been battling going to gym afterwork it's cold it's dark I want to go home. So I'm testing going first thing more so get to work about 730 drop stuff off at work make sure no fires than workout 8-9am.  It's been successful thus far. Well today I went and added 1 mile of treadmill running (no incline). 
I'm a lil achy so I've been drinking the Vega protein mix (all vegan). Much more on nutrition will be posted later. Anyway tomorrow's rest day so I'll be back thur with a post. 

When I came home this cool shirt was in the mail