Monday, March 19, 2012

Week in review - Shamrockin'

As you may recall, last week I said that I was going to post my workout plans here in the hopes that it would motivate me to be more accountable to my workout plan.  Let's see how I did...

Workouts Planned/Actual:
Monday:  Bob Harper's cardio workout, then Ab-Ripper X./Bob Harper's Cardio - no Ab Ripper
Tuesday:  2 or 3 mile run (depends on foot) - Jillian Michaels Killer Buns and Thighs/3 mi run/JM DVD
Wednesday:  1 hour pool running/nothing
Thursday:  Jillian Michaels Banish Fat/Boost Metabalism/Kenpo X
Friday: 2 or 3 mile run - Zuzuka light you tube workout/3.25 mile run
Saturday:  Firm Power Yoga/nothing
Sunday: 4 mile run (hopefully if foot is holding up well)/Shamrock run - 5k and 1k

So this week was ok.  My running was pretty good, I increased my mileage a little bit from last week, and my foot held up well, so that's encouraging.  My daughter was sick all week, so my routine was thrown completely off and accounts for Wednesday's unplanned rest day.  Thursday I felt like punching and kicking (working out some aggression I guess?) so I did Kenpo X instead of the Jillian Michael's workout.  I have no excuse for Saturday.

Going forward - plan for this week:

Monday:  Bob Harper Cardio
Tuesday:  3 mile run/JM Killer buns and thighs
Wednesday:  Jillian Michaels Banish Fat/Boost Metabolism
Thursday:  1 hour pool running
Friday:  3 mile run/20 min Pilates workout
Saturday:  Firm Power Yoga and Zuzka Light workout
Sunday:  4 mile run

We'll see how that goes! 

This weekend we did the Shamrock run as a family.  My husband ran the 8k and I ran the 5k with my son and the 1k "Leprachaun Lap" with my daughter.  It was a fun morning, although brrrr freezing!  I love the Shamrock run because it's such a big Portland event.  The weather is usually guaranteed to be crappy - yesterday it was cold/wet and a few snow flakes thrown in - yet the event draws 30 thousand people.  I just love that.

We were running late to get to the race, so I had to drop my husband off to make his start time while I found parking - which means no pix of all of us at the race.  My sweet sister met me to help out with the kids while I ran each race.  Here's a few pix of the morning...


My daughter's run was first - she had a 1k run, and she was NOT into it.

Don't let the smile fool you - she didn't want to run...
I don't know if she's still not 100% from being sick all week, or if she just didn't feel like running - but she was not into this at all.  I ended up carrying her for most of it.  I did make her run across the finish though! 

Next was my son's race - the 5k.  We lined up with about a bajillion other people and waited....and waited....and waited....
Finally we were off and he did so great!  We only stopped to walk twice (and only for a few minutes each time) and once to get water.  It was so fun to run with him.  I think he loved it too- although he was pretty tired afterwards!

After everyone was done (my hubby finished his 8k while my son and I were starting the 5k) - we drove to a restaurant for a nice big breakfast.  We met my running buddy Michelle there with her family -  Michelle ran the 15k, which is one of my favorite races, and her kids and husband did the 5k. 


Shamrock kids, in front of the beer sign...nice...
And here's the whole gang...

All in all it was a great morning based on running and family, which will always make me happy.  I wish I could have run the 15k, but next year I will be back to rock it for sure! 

Happy Monday!

12 comments:

Heather said...

Ha ha! I love the look on your daughter's face. It's that, "I'm smiling because Mommy said to...", look. lol As much as I would love my kids to share my passion for running - they don't. I keep encouraging & trying, but it doesn't work. At least we're trying, right? :)

Glad you had fun!!!!

hiker mom said...

I thought last week looked good. It's hard to get things in when you have a sick little one. You have so many fun workout dvd's. I need to get buying! So glad your foot is holding up. I can't believe there were 30,000 people at your race! And I thought my race at 7200 was a lot:) Good luck this week. Glad your daughter is on the mend.

Running Girl said...

I ran the Portland Shamrock as well! I did the 15K (first time ever) & it was awesome. The hills were killer, & I was freezing for a few hours afterward.

Your family is extremely cute. Love the picture of your daughter in the hat. :-) Your son was awesome on the 5K! Congrats to all of you.

Kathy said...

Yup, that looks like my daughter too!
Looks chilly but what great pictures!
Have a great week!

Julia said...

omggg i cannot get over how sweet...the whole family event with the shamrock shirts and everything!!! also. i think i live under a rock. you live in portland!?! i am running the portland half in may!! lets be friends.

Teamarcia said...

The family race pics are so cute! Sorry it was so cold though. We had the opposite: sizzling hot which is ridiculous for march here.

Tink said...

Congratulations! You're pics are adorable!

Courtney Foster said...

What a fun group green photo!! Looks like you all had a blast. I think you had a great week, maybe not perfect but very nice!

Tricia said...

Yay for running a race -- next year the 15k for sure!!

Suz and Allan said...

What sweet pictures! Great week for you in my opinion!

Marissa said...

what great pictures and love the whole family getting out there and enjoying being active! yay!

love the kiddos in front of the beer sign, totally something I'd do and not even realize it!!

Jamie said...

You did great this week!

I love the photos from the race! Congratulations to all of you!

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