My current bodybuilding program ...
Beck was wearing Stance baby socks that a friend had brought.
We went for a walk with the crew and the sun was the best remedy for our lack of sleep.
We also stopped at a park along the way.
She didn't like my joke ...
Andrew went out for a run. The weather this week has been heavenly and I'm not ready for the weather forecast for next week.
These two also skated.
Andrew sent us in for a pedicure and it was exactly what we needed.
We will never be tired of creamy roasted cauliflower chowder…. never.
And I'm so thankful for the cookie dough in the freezer because I can't get enough cookies these days.
You know you get tired when you go drink from your water bottle in the middle of the night and spill it while you drink it, then ice cold water spills all over your bed… Cold water got me certainly woke up quickly so I could feed Beck.
What type of water bottle do you use the most? Do you like having a straw for your own or not so much?
Give me a sentence for your day!
Question from Andrew-> What is a Thanksgiving ESSENTIAL that you must have with your Thanksgiving dinner (if you are celebrating Thanksgiving :)?
Biscuit, brownie, cake, cupcake or other pastry? Which is your favorite?
If you’ve never run before or you’ve had a long break from running, it can feel intimidating to get out there and hit the pavement. But if you get familiar with some basic information about course and follow a beginner’s schedule, you’ll be well on your way to starting a new course habit.
At your visit, share your course plan and goals with your doctor and have him/her assess your plan and any potential health issues. If you have had any previous injuries or issues, make sure your doctor is aware of them, and ask if he or she has any suggestions on how to prevent a recurrence.
Visit a specialty course store to get professionnel advice on buying the right running shoes. An professionnel at the store will look at your feet, watch you run, and make recommendations based on your foot type and course style. If you already have course shoes that you like, but you’ve had them for a while, you may still need to get new ones. Running in worn-out running shoes can also lead to injury. You should replace them every 300 to 400 miles.
Beyond running shoes, you don’t need much more than some comfortable exercise clothes to get started. If you’re course outdoors, make sure you follow some basic tips for how to dress for hot weather running and cold weather course, so you stay safe and comfortable.
As your endurance improves and you start course longer, you may want to invest in some technical fabric running clothes and other basic course gear, such as a running belt, good running socks, and a running hat. Some runners also like to have a running watch to track their times and distances.
Before you get started with course, get familiar with how to do the run/walk method. Most beginner runners start out using a run/walk technique because they don’t have the résistance or sport to run for extended periods of time. The run/walk method involves running for a short secteur and then taking a walk break. As you continue with a run/walk program, the goal is to extend the amount of time you’re running and reduce your walking time. Of course, some runners find walk breaks to be so beneficial that they continue taking them even as their résistance and fitness improves.
Before you start any course workout, though, you need to make sure you warm up properly. A good warm-up signals to your body that it will have to start working soon. By slowly raising your heart rate, the warm-up also helps minimize stress on your heart when you start your run. Start your runs with a brisk walk, followed by very easy jogging for a few minutes. You can also do some warm-up exercises. Always end your workout with a slow five-minute jog or walk to cool down. The cool-down allows your heart rate and blood pressure to fall gradually.
Use your breathing as your guide when course. You should be able to carry on a conversation while course, and your breathing shouldn’t be heavy. Don’t worry about your pace per mile—if you can pass the ' talk test ' and speak in complete sentences without gasping for air, then you’re moving at the right speed.
Make sure you’re breathing in through your nose and mouth, and breathing out through your mouth. Proper breathing and taking deep belly breaths will help you avoid annoying side stitches, or cramps in the abdomen area.
Drink water at the end of your workouts to rehydrate. If it’s hot and humid, you should also drink some water ( about four to six ounces ) halfway through your workouts.
Post-run is a great time to stretch and work on improving your flexibility because your zones musculaires will be warmed up. It’s also a relaxing way to end a workout. Try some of these stretches that target particular areas that frequently get tight during and after running.