I’m Back! :D

21 Feb

After ages and ages, I’m back. I have NO clue if there’s still anyone out there reading this, but I plan to network more that’s for sure. All you fellow fit-bloggers and health bloggers are incredible. :]

My last post left off with my time shortly after high school graduation and starting college. Man, how things have changed since then! I used to be the scrawny, eating-disorder torn kid and now I’m training for the Tough Mudder! When I first started college, I had no idea what I wanted to major in either. That’s changed, also. I’m currently fulfilling transfer and pre-major requirements to transfer to a university with a major in Computer Engineering. Needless to say, school has me strapped for time.

For the blog I have runnin’ here, I spose I should cover the bases, no? :]

Food-wise, not much exciting. I’ve been eating more, pumping up the calories (especially while trying to balance my old love of lifting heavy weights with my new love of running). Lots of oats, egg whites, and sunflower seed butter, haha.

Clothes! Jeez, I’ve bought more fitness clothing than anything! 

Under Armour sweats, Nike tanks, Nike Free Run 2+, Soffe shorts, Harbinger lifting gloves — all favorites.

Gosh, have I bought anything non-fitness?!

Yeahhh, but nothing REALLY worth mentioning. :’D Oh well. Priorities, no?

Health.

I’ve been SO crazy inspired in this category lately. A lot of it came from finally besting my eating disorder, definitely. More of it came from finding a love of running after hating it for so long (I’m signed up for my first 5k on the 3rd of next month!). More came with learning that I love the feeling of pushing myself and succeeding. I’m sweating buckets? Awesome, bring it on. Not tired yet? Awesome, let’s do more. 

Granted, I do take rest days and I do know my limits. Don’t get me wrong there. I’ve just finally got a grasp of the concept of pushing myself to further better myself and my abilities. It feels good, really good. I have to say I’m really stoked on the training and anticipation for the Tough Mudder race in July.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Tough Mudder, this is a quote from their website (http://toughmudder.com) : “Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. As the leading company in the booming obstacle course industry, Tough Mudder has already challenged half a million inspiring participants worldwide and raised more than $2 million dollars for the Wounded Warrior Project. But Tough Mudder is more than an event, it’s a way of thinking. By running a Tough Mudder challenge, you’ll unlock a true sense of accomplishment, have a great time, and discover a camaraderie with your fellow participants that’s experienced all too rarely these days.”

Stoked.

Anyway, this was my little update for now. I leave you with a recent picture and my favorite treadmill interval workout as of late!

Treadmillllllll time (Pretty quick 27 minute workout, keep in mind the time is in descending order):

Time             |          Incline       |           Speed (mph)

27:00-22:00                1.5                       4.0           <—To warm up the muscles

22:00-21:30                1.5                       8.5

21:30-20:30                1.5                       4.0

20:30-20:00                1.5                       9.0

20:00-19:00                1.5                       4.0

19:00-18:30                1.5                       8.5

18:30-17:30                1.5                       4.0

17:30-17:00                1.5                       9.0

17:00-16:00                1.5                       4.0

16:00-15:30                1.5                       8.5

15:30-14:30                1.5                       4.0

14:30-14:00                1.5                       9.0

14:00-13:00                1.5                       4.0

13:00-12:30                1.5                       8.5

12:30-11:30                1.5                       4.0

11:30-11:00                1.5                       9.0

11:00-10:30                1.5                       4.0

10:30-10:00                11.0 (yep)             4.0     <— where the fun starts

10:00-9:30                  11.0                     5.6

9:30-8:30                    11.0                     4.0

8:30-8:00                    11.0                     5.6

8:00-7:00                    11.0                     4.0

7:00-6:30                    11.0                     5.6

6:30-5:30                    11.0                     4.0

5:30-5:00                    11.0                     5.6

5:00-4:00                    11.0                     4.0

4:00-3:30                    11.0                     5.6

3:30-2:30                    11.0                     4.0

2:30-2:00                     5.5                      4.0

2:00-0:00                     5.5                      5.6    <—- for a tiny bit of endurance to round it off :]

Anyway! That’s the treadmill workout I’ve been loving lately.

I hope to blog a lot more in the upcoming future.

Image

(Yep, I got my septum pierced. I also have a few tattoos now, ha!)

Toodles!

-Kelsey

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