Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Drymax Socks- Review and Giveaway!

Why is it so important to keep feet dry?Moisture on the skin creates a host of problems; in hot weather it causes blisters and fuels the growth of odor-causing bacteria, and fungal conditions of the skin (Athlete's Foot), and toe nails. In cold/freezing weather, moisture pulls heat away from skin 23 times faster than air, lowering skin temperature so rapidly that wet feet become painfully cold and are much more susceptible to frostbite.
And that is just one fact that makes Drymax socks better then the rest! I was beyond excited to be able to do a review on these awesome technical socks. I now know the difference between wicking fibers (bad!) and Drymax socks (good!). In a nutshell—Wicking fiber socks keep feet wet! Who wants wet feet? I sure don’t! Drymax socks are not wicking socks. They actually are Super Hydrophobic or water repelling. Moisture does not adhere to the inner layer of Drymax terry loops. Because sweat does not adhere to Drymax fibers they can mechanically lift sweat off the skin like a squeegee into the moisture attracting layer without retaining moisture. The Drymax Dual Layer design creates a self-contained Moisture Removal System keeping feet dry and comfortable in all types of footwear, in cold, hot, and even wet conditions.
I was able to try out several different styles and types of Drymax socks. I wore a pair on my 22 mile run. I wore a pair while doing a standard gym workout. I wore a pair made for walking and also a thin pair while I ran. I was totally amazed. My feet were completely and utterly DRY at the end of each and every one of my workouts. Dry as a bone. No sweat/moisture whatsoever was on my feet. I had to wear a pair of my wicking socks again to make sure these Drymax socks were different and they indeed were. My feet were sweaty after a long run in the wicking socks. I thought that was normal. I now know that it does not have to be!
The special fibers used in Drymax socks have a comfortable springiness and do not get stiff, shrink, or lose shape over time. The whites are crisp and the colors never dull. Drymax socks are designed to last a long time due to the use of the highest quality Drymax & Polyester fibers and special abrasion resistant Nylon fiber reinforcements placed in the normal heel & toe wear areas.
I am very excited to use the cold weather running Drymax socks this winter. I am pretty positive I will love them and that my feet will remain dry. I really can’t say enough good things about this product. There are no negatives. Zero. You need to trust me and go and get some!! There is a lot of science behind what makes these socks so good and basically a no brainer. I only wish I knew about these socks a long time ago. I would have saved a lot of money searching for the perfect pair (which I never found..until now!). I almost don’t want to admit to this, but I will. I have worn a few pair of my Drymax socks multiple times before washing them. I am not saying they recommend you to do this! I am just saying that they still remained clean. They were not smelly or damp or even dirty. They remained the crisp white color they started out as. And their magical moisture removal system stayed—even after washing them. They don’t have any special washing instructions either and they can even go into the dryer. I could go on and about Drymax. They offer a money back guarantee as well, although I would bet money that no one has had any complaints. And if they did; I am sure they were lying. Trust me. These socks are AWESOME!

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Tuesday and Wednesday Recap

Tuesday- tonight's workout at running club was a good one for me. We had the usual 2 mile warm up and 2 mile cool down. In between that we had to run 4 miles at tempo pace. My tempo pace is 7:45. I averaged 7:05 ish minute miles tonight! Woohoo! This was way too fast, but I felt great and also felt I was not pushing myself overboard. A great feeling to have--finally! I think besides my fitness level being where it is, the weather played a HUGE part in how I ran tonight. It was in the 50's today. I should have wore gloves ( for real). It was perfect running weather. I love the fall! I also think I did well because I skipped kickboxing class today. My legs were fresh and ready to run.
Wednesday- I taught the Y Power X at 6am. Lots of core work. LOTS. After that I did about 30 minutes of cardio on the elliptical. At noon I taught Totally Toned. So today was actually a light day for me..ha! I needed it though. Overall, today was a pretty great day!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Gadget Wish List- Garmin 405cx!

What is the best GPS ( for running/fitness) on the market? I think I found one that will fit my needs the best. I have been reading the reviews for a particular GPS for quite sometime now. Most of the reviews are excellent or good. The Garmin 405CX with HR Monitor is probably the coolest GPS for running and fitness that I have seen. I love it because it's just one piece ( well the HR monitor would be 2 pieces). I don't have to wear anything on my shoe or an armband in order for it to work. It also has a HR Rate monitor which I need now. Mine has been broken for at least a year or more now. I think I last used it while pregnant with Miles. Anyway, the Garmin 405cx:

Loaded with serious training features, Forerunner 405CX continuously records your time, distance, pace, calories burned and heart rate.

And advanced training features will challenge you to step up your pace race against Forerunner's Virtual Partner Forerunner

405CX comes with a flexible, wireless heart rate monitor to help you make the most out of your training.

With Forerunner 405CX, you can share your locations, advanced workouts and courses wirelessly with other Forerunner 405 users.

Once you've logged the miles, innovative ANT+ wireless technology automatically So you can see why I would want this!! It's so cool. My old GPS is about 5 years old now and it shows. It works when it wants to which is not convenient for me on my training runs. Actually, it's very annoying! It just shuts off when it feels like it. Not good. These GPS for running are expensive, but worth it since I would never take it off-ever!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Mission Monday

Sunday- I took the day off! We did go downtown and walk around viewing art for about 2 hours, so it was not a total off day. I felt really good after the 20 miler on Saturday. I am so happy for that!! Sometimes it takes me a few days to recover.

Monday- 6am was the Y Power X class. It was back, biceps and abs day. I will admit to not doing all the exercises today, but i felt I needed to keep a watchful eye on the participants. I did not want anyone hurting themselves with using less then perfect form. I still got a GREAT back and bi workout..just not as intense as what was on the schedule.
10am was Spinning. A very intense class today. Lots of endurance and lactic acid build up!! Endurance and hill climbs--always a great combo!
Totally Toned- 12 noon. I took it easy on the upper bod today and just joined in for legs and abs today. My upper body was feeling it from my 6am class.
My Monday's are busy, but it is nice to do the classes back to back and be done with it!
Now I can just sit back and relax for the rest of the day--YEA RIGHT!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Saturday Long Run

Today was a preview of the Grand Rapids Marathon course. Kind of. We only ran 20 miles of it, not the full 26.2.

It was a great route...except for a few snafu's that were just plain annoying.
There were to be 4 aid stations. The first one was at mile 1. Yea....stupid!
The 2nd one was at mile 9 or so. Ever stupider!! Yes, I said stupider.
So by now we are very thirsty and ticked off. The rest of the aid stations were way too close together, but that's better than too far apart as we experienced in the beginning of the run.

Mary and I decided to try and hold a long run pace faster than 10 minute miles. We normally are 10 minute miles at the fastest. We totally blew that out of the water. We averaged a 9:22 pace for the whole time! We both felt REALLY GOOD!!! This gave me a confidence boost for sure. I hope I feel nearly this AWESOME when the actual marathon comes (22 days!!) The weather was beautiful. Overcast, slight humidity but nothing crazy and lows in the 60's. I ended up wearing shorts a tank top and a long sleeve. The long sleeve ended up around my waist at mile 9 ( water station) as I got way too hot by mile 3!

All in all, today's run was a huge success. Afterwards, Mary and I got a much deserved coffee drink and went to the farmer's market for some fresh fruits, veggies and homemade pizza crusts. Great day for a run!


I was wanting to take the day off from exercise on Friday, but a recent article in Runner's World explained that it was a good idea to be active before a race or big event ( long run in my case).
So I went. I am glad I did.
I had a great upper body workout.

Pull ups ( 5.5, 5.5, 4, 4) Woohoo..I am almost at 6!! Finally...
DB Shoulder press
Push ups
Bicep curls

I went through this circuit 4 times with reps of 10 ( except the pull ups).
It was short and sweet and I had enough time to make it to spin class early.
It was a great class. Hills, hills and more hills. Long, steep and long and fast!

What to wear??

This happens every time. I get up to run and have no idea how to dress!! Today will be in the low 60;s by the time it's time to run. I HATE being overdressed for a long run. I would rather be under dressed because I am usually super hot anyway.
So here I am. I need to figure it out and quickly. Should I wear carpi's and a tank or a long sleeve and shorts? Mary and I are no good for each other when it comes to this subject. We still ask each other their opinions every week...I think it's kind of an inside joke because we never really answer the question!!
Ok.I better get out of here. Gotta a date about 100+ plus other crazy marathoners!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Done for the day!

It is always nice to get my workout over by the time it's 8am. Well usually. I had a change of plans due to a certain fisherman. Since I won't be making it to running club tonight I got in done in the morning. Not a huge deal I just had to get up early and run on the treadmill. Yuck.
The workout was 2 mile warm up and a 6 mile run at marathon pace followed by a 2 mile cool down. I did most on the treadmill expect for the 2 mile cool down. I moved on over to the elliptical for that. I needed a change of scenery and I hate the treadmill when the weather is this nice!
I did most of the "workout" miles at an 8 mile pace. I am not convinced this will be my marathon pace though. I wish I was more confident. My coach thinks I am physically capable of doing this pace but he is not sure of my mental readiness. He is right because I have no idea either. Those thoughts get in your head and convince you that you can't do it. I need some positive self talk right about now. I will work on that starting today! So glad to be done for the day! I need a nap.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tuesday and Wednesday Recap..

Tuesday- I went to my favorite kickboxing class again. I have not been in ages so it was nice to go again. I stopped going to give my full energy to running on Tuesday nights. I figured since we were only running 6 easy miles that I would go.
Running tonight went well. No pressure. No specific pace to meet. I like these relaxed runs. The biggest downfall about it was the heavy, thick humidity we had to run in. Besides that, the run was nice!
Wednesday- I taught Y Power X this morning at 6am. It was plyometric day. Oh joy. No, this is the type of stuff I love. It was pretty intense. My class of 5 really did a good job and pushed themselves even further than I thought they could!! I teach Totally Toned at noon and I have a client at 6pm. Should be a great day.

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, September 21, 2009

Busy Monday!

So the Y power X class was a lot of fun. I think we did about 500 push ups too. There were about 7 different styles and none were the regular military style either. It was CRAZY. We worked shoulders, triceps, chest and abs. The soreness is starting to kick in already. Tomorrow should be awesome.
After that I taught Spinning. It was a fun, ,packed class today. I like to see new faces and the "regulars" as well. Also, with school starting back my old regulars are back. Lots of rolling hills today. They got progressively harder with time. After Spinning I had to teach Totally Toned. I got double the workout today--that could explain why I am so sore already.
All in all it was a great day. Very busy, but that's OK. I better get used to it!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

New schedule!

My workouts will be changing starting tomorrow. I work at our downtown YMCA and they have their own version of the popular P90X. They call theirs YpowerX. I will be instructing that 2 mornings a week for the next 7 weeks.
They will not be full body workouts, so this will be a change for me since I favor full body trainings. I know it's good to change things up from time to time as well so this should be great for me. I also know that I don't always count a class that I instruct as a true workout for myself because I am busy making sure the students are doing things correctly and all that good stuff. My class is very small for this YpowerX, so I am hoping that I will be able to actually get a good lift session in. Fingers crossed. This will be my schedule starting tomorrow. Starting in October I will be teaching Extreme Spinning ( only twice in the month) a 90 minute class. Bold = Class Instruction

Totally Toned

Running club

Totally Toned

Running club

Totally Toned

Long Run

OFF or cardio

Whew! When it's written out like this it seems like a lot. And to think, I used to teach up to 11 classes a week!!! That was before kids.....well I was pregnant when I was teaching 9 or 10 a week. NUTS!

The Bridge Run- 10 mile race

What a perfect day for a race! It started off quite cold, but I decided to forgo the long sleeve because I know i get warmed up rather quickly. It was about 52 degrees at 7am when we arrived, and I was freezing, but by the time 8am hit I was already warm. Just as I suspected!
I went in today's race with a more--have fun and enjoy the run attitude. So unlike myself. In the back of my mind I kept hearing the coach saying " 7 minute miles". Not happening today dude! I wanted to keep one of the faster girls in my sight for the race. I did just that for the first 4 or 5 miles and then I lost her. I simply lost sight of her in the crowd. She ended up beating me by about 2 minutes.
It might have been around mile 3 or so that I saw my husband and kids on the route. This always motivates me to pick up the pace. All the " Hi mommy" talk gets me fired up! They get so excited to see me.
I saw them again on mile 6 which was nice. I will add that this was the first race that I have ever used an iPod ( Thanks Damion, you might not get it back!). I think it helped me since I was not running with friends to talk to or to keep me company.
I might have picked up my pace a touch for the last 3 miles...that or slowed down. I have no idea. It was really fun running through my town and seeing the sights and people. It seemed it was a more relaxed race; not just for me but for a lot of folks. My running buddy may have run her best race to date! So proud of you Mary!!!!!!
I ended up running 1:17:10 which is about a 7:42 pace. This means that I have to slow down 17 more seconds in order to run a 3:45 at the marathon. Seems doable. I think.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

One more day!

One more day until race day. For some reason I have not been nervous at all for this race. I know I will be tomorrow or even tonight, but it usually kicks in a few days prior. It might have something to do with the fact that it just became a reality that I am actually running this race. I just signed up yesterday afternoon.
Tomorrow should be a perfect day for a race. I have to save my not so healthy food for tomorrow too. I wonder what that meal will be? Maybe a trip to DQ..they have some new blizzard of the month........ The last race I ran on a Sunday was the Chicago Marathon in 2005. I normally either take Sunday's off totally or I cross-train.

I went to the gym today. I did an incline walk/run intervals for 2 miles and then rode the recumbent bike for about 2.5 miles. I then went to check out the Zumba class. I love this class. This was not my usual instructor either. She is good, but it just was not the same. I left after the first 30 minutes. As an instructor, I never do that!!! If I do have to leave early I just was not feeling it.
I will report back tomorrow after the race!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Thursday and Friday and finally getting this race OVER WITH!

Thursday- I ran almost 8 miles indoors. YUCK! I wanted to get it done early, but it is too dark for me to run outdoors alone. I was on the treadmill for 3 miles, ,the indoor track for 2 *7 laps= 1 mile* and then I returned to the treadmill to finish with about 7.75 miles total. I am glad I did it because the kids and I were able to go to the library later in the day when I would have normally been at running club.
Friday- Easy cardio day. 20 minutes increasing resistance on the elliptical. I then did my 2nd full body weight session of the week. Yay!

Circuit #1 reps of 8 x 3 sets, 45 seconds rest between sets
DB shoulder press (15's)
DB biceps curl (15's)
DB squats ( 20's)
Push ups last set I did 6 one leg push ups on each side and some other variations just for fun. Oh and I had to show off a bit in the Big Boys Weight Room!!

Circuit #2 reps of 8x3 sets, 45 seconds rest between sets
DB split squat (20's)
DB SLDL (30's)
DB front raises (12's)
DB tri ext. ( 20)

This is actually the heaviest I have lifted in a long time! I have been using medium to light weights during the marathon training. Don't want to hurt myself or add any extra muscles to slow me down. I never thought I would ever say that! I loathe losing muscle. I worked to hard to watch it disappear!
I know that I can't wait until I can get back in the squat rack and throw some heavier weight around. I will start that after the marathon. That is how it is these days--- Mary and I always say " after the marathon we will_______" kind of sad! This thing takes over lives. I am trying to let it, but I really can't wait until Oct. 19. The day after the marathon!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday and Wednesday Recap

Tuesday I had running club tonight. We started with a 2 mile warm up and then were told to do a 4 mile tempo run. My tempo runs are around a 7:45 minute mile. I felt really good even though it was probably over 80 degrees! My avg. was about 7:50 a mile. SO happy with that. This was one of my best temp runs to date ( bout time). We ended with a 2 mile cool down. Next up is the 10 mile road race this Sunday. My coach told me to shoot for 7 minute miles. We'll see about that!
Wednesday I made it to the gym today with good intentions of doing 30 minutes of hard cardio followed by a full body lift session. I always seem to have good intentions! I ended up being on the elliptical for 60 minutes. Just yakking away with a friend of mine. The time went by fast, but 45 minutes into it I started getting a light head and weird feeling in my stomach. Sweet. Guess I used up all of my carbs/sugar??? I was pushing hard at times so maybe that's it..who knows. I also did not have any water during this session ( duh). After gulping down half a gallon of water ( not really) I had enough time to do 3 sets of alternating lunges and 3 sets of the seated hamstring curl.
So it was not was i had hoped today, but I must say I still got in a pretty good workout!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mission Monday

Spin class today was a wild ride. It was a really good class. I have been so ON lately with these!
I did kind of a split class....the first half was all strength. The second half was fast intervals with increasing resistance and short recoveries.
Whew it was great!
I did not even feel the need to do any "extra" cardio today. This class kicked my butt enough.
I taught Totally Toned 2 hours later and I did a core focused class. I wonder if they will be feeling it later. I hope so!
Today was a good day. Food was on and so was my gallon of water!
Great start to the week!

Goals this week are
to run at least 2 times before the 10 mile race on Sunday.
2 full body lifts
stretching for 10 minutes 3 times this week.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


I made it to the gym today for a nice full body workout. I am not nearly as sore as I thought I might be after running the 22 miles yesterday. I think it had to do with the route ( not too hilly), and also my post run nutrition. I had my recovery run drink within 30 minutes after I ran ( high carb moderate protein mix). And a nice carb filled lunch with a big salad about 1.5 hours after that. So anyways....I had planned to do a quick 20 minutes of cardio today, but the gym closed! Oh well....
My buddy ( Mary!) and I did another circuit:

Circuit #1
Unassisted pull ups ( I can do 4!!--Tina-watch your back..I am coming for ya!!) ;)
DB Front squats
Decline push ups
DB alternating reverse lunges

we went through this twice/ 10 reps

Circuit #2
Lateral raises
Dead lifts
DB rows
Box Jumps/Box hop overs

we went through this twice/10 reps

We then did the circuit 1 and 2 one more time all the way through for a total of 3 sets for this workout.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

22 miles and The Boston Marathon?? Really???

Today was a great day for a run. My buddies and I met at 6 am to run 4 miles before we met with the group. A big group turned out today to run lots of miles. 22 miles down in the books. It was not that bad. Really. I think it had a lot to do with the weather. It was very foggy and cool and just a very pleasant morning. The past few weeks have been hard because of the weather ( too sunny and hot!).
Another thing that probably added to the run was all the bathrooms we had access to! We took full advantage of this. I know it's not realistic ( for me) to take potty breaks during a marathon, but sometimes you just gotta go!
We ran this long run at an average of 10:11 miles. This is probably one of our slowest long runs to date and I am fine with that. It's about a minute or so slower than we normally run.

I had a chat with my coach on Thursday. He seems to think that if I am mentally prepared on marathon day that I could run it in 3:45. 8 minute miles--for 26.2 miles. Ummm, OK! That would mean I would knock off 9 minutes from the last marathon. I guess it's doable, but my goal was 3:50! Oh ,this would also mean I would qualify for The Boston Marathon! That's cool and everything, but it has never really even been a goal of mine. BUT now the seed has been planted in my head and I cannot get it out. I still want to have fun with this marathon and do my best, but I do not want to KILL myself with anxiety over the 8 mile now I am trying not to stress out. Cool as a cucumber. That's me..... yea right!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Gym time!

I made it to the gym today to meet my partner in crime for a quick great workout.
I know that having a plan is the way to go, but sometimes my best lift sessions are when I think of stuff right on the spot. I think today was one of those days. I am sure I was motivated by my friend as well. I love to workout with someone that actually wants to workout! She is all business just as I am, and we save the chit chat for the rest periods and the end!

We did 2 quick circuits consisting of 4 exercises each and went through both circuits twice. It took just about 30 minutes.

Circuit 1

Squat + shoulder press combo
1 leg dead lifts
push ups
plank + row

Circuit 2
Step ups
alternating lunges + lateral raises
triceps press ( body bar)
bent over flyes

Short and sweet and to the point I think!

After that I did 20 minutes of easy cardio on the elliptical machine.
Roughly 7 hours later I went back to the gym to teach a Spinning class. I taught the same class as I taught on Wednesday ( which was a hard class!), but I tried to go easy on myself. I had my moments of pushing myself very hard, but I kept in mind that I am running 22 miles 12 hours after the class. I am hoping that is enough time for my leggies to recover. If not, oh well I guess!
I better go and stretch and drink more water!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I did it!

Well I guess I forgot that I had running club tonight. I went and I ROCKED it out!!
We had to do (8) 800 meter intervals with a 3 minute recovery in between. I did the 800's at 3:10-3:22 ( most towards the lower end!) It was hard, but not barfing hard.
So I got my cardio in and plan on getting to the gym by 9am to lift and do about 15 minutes of easy cardio and head back to the gym later to teach Spinning. I am going to try and take it easy on myself because Saturday morning I am running 22 miles. Time to hit the sack

Good intentions......

I had good intentions of going to the gym and doing a bit of cardio and then a full body lift session. Not so much. Oh, I went to the gym and did a very easy 15 minutes of cardio and got very close to lifting weights. I ran into a "gym friend" and we talked to 30 minutes. After our conversation I lifted a few sets of shoulders and then called it a day. I even thought about lifting some at home, but that did not happen either. I might try to do it tomorrow. Or not. Uh oh. Motivation anyone??!?!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mission I mean Tuesday!

I hope you all had a fantastic Labor Day!! I took the day off from all exercise and pretty much felt like a lazy bum!! I even took a short cat nap. I am a firm believer that exercise gives me energy! Oh well, things happen.

I will make today's Mission Monday about my goals for the rest of the week instead of a recap of the week, because frankly I don't remember!

This week I plan to run at least twice.
Lift full body at least twice. ( not counting what I do in class)
Drink a gallon of water a day ( starting today!)
Stretch on my own for 15 minutes 3x/ this week.

That should do it!

Monday: 15 minutes of elliptical intervals (30:30)
FULL Body Circuit- 4x through, 10 reps except for the pullups:
unassited pull-ups 5x1 4x,
Step ups (10/per side)
4 part arms ( Shape mag exercise)
Omega Squat(Shape mag exrcise)
15 minutes elliptical: increased every minute started at level 3 and went to 18.

So that was today. I might run later on, but have not made up my mind yet.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Knees on Fire

I tried to go out for a 5-8 mile run on Friday morning. I made it to about 3.75 miles or so before I had to stop. My knees were talking to me. They were saying bad things. They were telling me off. They were mad at me. They told me to STOP or regret it later. I actually listened. I was not happy about it, but I did what I was told. I walked the rest of the way home.

I got new shoes on Friday night!! I am so happy that I listened to my body and stopped running. No need to run on broke down shoes and get injured just because I am stubborn.

I was doing a good job of keeping track of how many miles I put on my shoes, but somewhere after the 25 k race I lost track. I was probably a good 50-75 miles over due, since I bought the shoes in late April or was it the beginning of May?? Either way that was a long time ago.

*It is recommended that you replace running shoes between 350-550 miles depending on your running style, body weight, and the surface on which you run. Lighter runners can get closer to the upper end of the recommendation while heavier runners are harder on shoes and should consider replacement shoes closer to 350 miles*

I either go by that or when my knees and hips start to ache!

So today's run was tons of fun. 16 miles down in the books! It was a gorgeous morning. Lots of bright sun to guide us on our journey. No complaints today...thanks new shoes!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


My body is jut now recovered from Sunday's hilly 20 miler!
I took Sunday completely off.
I taught my usual Monday morning spinning class and was very surprised that me legs were still dead tired. It was only the warm up and I knew I was in for it!!
I tried to sandbag during class, but did not succeed. I had a lot of new faces and had to put on a good performance! We did lots of fast paced intervals, with sprints and endurance. It was really fun.
Late on that same day I taught Totally Toned. More new faces for fall.
Tuesday I saved my legs and only went to running club. We did the usual 2 mile warm up and cool down. The workout was 4 miles at tempo pace. I think I ran mine at a 7:25 ish pace. I was happy with that. The weather was awesome and I did not feel totally dead afterwards. That's always a good thing!
This weekend we have to run only 16 miles. I never thought I would ever think that running 16 miles at a time was considered a light day!

* on a side note. I will finally have a new giveaway soon. I should get it in the mail tomorrow. It will knock your socks off!*