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May 19, 2009

Polly’s Yoga IS Yummy!

Today according to my training schedule for my Half Marathon, called for 3 minutes hard run and 1 minute easy run – 10 times. So I had about a 30+ minute challenging workout in front of me. I did a little warm up jog and away I went. I have been doing speed interval training for a while now. I heart Jay Blahnik. Have I told you that before? I think I have. He is ‘my’ Nike running  training coach. He has me doing 30, 45, 60, 75 and 90 second sprints, with rests in between and he whispers motivational words in my ear. I love it. If you aren’t training with something like this, I swear you are missing out.

Anyways, I did 4 miles at various speed/sprint intervals. They are tough because I really push myself as much as I can. But I love it because I can feel myself getting faster, and you gotta love that feeling!

I have been reading about Polly’s yoga videos for some time now, specifically the Yoga For Runners and I decided that after my speed training, and my soreness from the Shred yesterday, today was the perfect time! The only dilemma was, I had to watch it on my tiny iPod touch screen because my computer volume wasn’t working. ha-ha.

Small screen or not, I loved it! It was only 10 minutes, but it targeted exactly what I wanted/needed it to. Polly is so warm and sweet in her video (and in her blog I read everyday), I can’t wait to try the others out! Yoga for Yummy Abs, Yoga for Healthy Knees and Shins, Yoga for Digestion, Oh My! So much to choose from, I love it. It is the perfect post-run treat. Your body will thank you for it.

New Moon Update

I love the Twilight Saga. I loved all 4 books SO MUCH. When I went to see the Twilight movie, at first I was disapointed. I was expecting so much more, a movie based on a book more along the lines of Harry Potter (!!! I LOOOVE Harry Potter even more!!!) I bought the DVD when it came out and I watched it again, and then I was hooked. I think I watched it back2back for a week. I was loving it. I loved the deleted scenes and the making of section. It blew me away the second time around.
New Moon, the second book in the Twilight Saga, the movie is coming out in November. They have released the poster, and it just makes me SO excited for this to come out. I think the book had a good fan base, but when they made the movie and did the tour, they had no idea how HUGE the fan base really was. Now I hope they have the funding to do some better special effects and make this movie even better. I have to admit, in Twilight, the scene where Edward takes Bella up the tree kinda made me gag in the movie because it just didn’t look right. Also when Edward goes into the sunlight and sparkles, that I feel could have been done better too. But thats just me being picky!
I am so excited! I love the Edward/Bella/Jacob love triangle! November can’t get here soon enough!
Anyone else a fan of movies that have been made from books?

New Moon Update

I love the Twilight Saga. I loved all 4 books SO MUCH. When I went to see the Twilight movie, at first I was disapointed. I was expecting so much more, a movie based on a book more along the lines of Harry Potter (!!! I LOOOVE Harry Potter even more!!!) I bought the DVD when it came out and I watched it again, and then I was hooked. I think I watched it back2back for a week. I was loving it. I loved the deleted scenes and the making of section. It blew me away the second time around.
New Moon, the second book in the Twilight Saga, the movie is coming out in November. They have released the poster, and it just makes me SO excited for this to come out. I think the book had a good fan base, but when they made the movie and did the tour, they had no idea how HUGE the fan base really was. Now I hope they have the funding to do some better special effects and make this movie even better. I have to admit, in Twilight, the scene where Edward takes Bella up the tree kinda made me gag in the movie because it just didn’t look right. Also when Edward goes into the sunlight and sparkles, that I feel could have been done better too. But thats just me being picky!
I am so excited! I love the Edward/Bella/Jacob love triangle! November can’t get here soon enough!
Anyone else a fan of movies that have been made from books?

Two Jillian’s in One Night!

I am SORE this morning! I think it’s a combination of the 12 mile run on Sunday and the Level 3 Shred workout I did yesterday. I love being sore. It gives me the feeling like I really did something and challenged my body to work areas I don’t normally work. I love waking up in the morning and feeling that. Anyone else do Level 3 of the Shred? Jillian is literally out of her mind. The mountain climbers, and the planks where you have the weights and do the arm pull-ups. Not to mention all the plyometrics she adds to everything. The jumping lunges and the rock star kicks. I love the idea of the plyometrics, and how the jumping movements are used to increase the speed or force of muscular contractions. But my legs hurt today!

Speaking of Jillian’s, another one I wanted to mention was the new Bachelorette, Jillian Harris. I always get sucked into these reality television shows. But at least its mindless television in the evening, which is what I enjoy. I love the new Jillian. I think the previous Bachelor, Jason really screwed her (AND Melissa- but she rocks it out on Dancing with the Stars!) I just want to know how she manages to remember all 30 of the eligible men’s names! Does she have a wire in her ear and someone whispering them to her? Because when she does her rose ceremony after meeting 30 dudes in 30 minutes, there is no way she can remember! Also, did anyone see the previews for the season? Apparently 3 of the dudes have girlfriends?! Shouldn’t they check on that stuff, or are they just throwing them in there for the drama. Sucks for Jillian if its for the drama (which it probably is!) Either way, it looks like it’s going to be a fairly good season, and basically what I will be doing on Monday for the next few months.

Two Jillian’s in One Night!

I am SORE this morning! I think it’s a combination of the 12 mile run on Sunday and the Level 3 Shred workout I did yesterday. I love being sore. It gives me the feeling like I really did something and challenged my body to work areas I don’t normally work. I love waking up in the morning and feeling that. Anyone else do Level 3 of the Shred? Jillian is literally out of her mind. The mountain climbers, and the planks where you have the weights and do the arm pull-ups. Not to mention all the plyometrics she adds to everything. The jumping lunges and the rock star kicks. I love the idea of the plyometrics, and how the jumping movements are used to increase the speed or force of muscular contractions. But my legs hurt today!

Speaking of Jillian’s, another one I wanted to mention was the new Bachelorette, Jillian Harris. I always get sucked into these reality television shows. But at least its mindless television in the evening, which is what I enjoy. I love the new Jillian. I think the previous Bachelor, Jason really screwed her (AND Melissa- but she rocks it out on Dancing with the Stars!) I just want to know how she manages to remember all 30 of the eligible men’s names! Does she have a wire in her ear and someone whispering them to her? Because when she does her rose ceremony after meeting 30 dudes in 30 minutes, there is no way she can remember! Also, did anyone see the previews for the season? Apparently 3 of the dudes have girlfriends?! Shouldn’t they check on that stuff, or are they just throwing them in there for the drama. Sucks for Jillian if its for the drama (which it probably is!) Either way, it looks like it’s going to be a fairly good season, and basically what I will be doing on Monday for the next few months.

Monday Eats, Mail Call & Holey Winner!

Monday…What can I say?  I like the weekends way better. Its rough to get up early after sleeping in, that’s for sure! I woke up this morning and was in need of a little yogurt/granola mix. Chobani sent me all these samples of different flavors. I can’t wait to try them all!mas pics 546

I started off testing out the Strawberry Greek yogurt. I was surprised to find out there was fruit on the bottom. I never knew that before about this kind of yogurt. It was a pleasant surprise!

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Strawberry Nonfat Greek Yogurt Facts:

  • All Natural
  • Live & Active Cultures
  • Great source of protein
  • Perfect way to increase energy
  • Rich smooth creamy texture
  • A great mid day snack
  • Helps prevent the risk of Osteoporosis
  • Includes (3) active probiotics
  • Gluten free
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    I topped my yogurt off with my Jackson’s World MixMyGranola. It was gooooood. I loved the yogurt’s texture. and creaminess. I also loved the strawberries on the bottom. I can’t wait to try out the other flavors! Yum!

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    In the mail today I got some fabulous treats! I received the book which is going all around the blogosphere, PETA’s Vegan College Cookbook and The Herb Garden Gourmet. I can’t wait to check both of these books out!

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    I also got a package from the Kashi Fairy! I got 3 huge boxes of cereal, a box of granola, tasty little cereal bars, tasty little crackers and tasty little crunchies. I am so excited to try them all! I will review each box as I open it and put it to my taste test! mas pics 605     

    I needed a little snack when I got home today pre-workout so I busted open one of these babies. Today was supposed to be my rest day, after my 12 mile run yesterday, but I am antsy and need to be doing something, so I figured if I did the Shred, that would be ok. I did level 3, and that is NOT EASY. Jillian is nuts in that level!

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    This Tasty Little Cereal Bar in Blackberry Graham was quite tasty. It has 7 whole grains, 3 grahams of fiber, 2g of protein, and real fruit. It definitely held me during my Shred workout and well beyond then! It was soft and I loved the blackberry taste!

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    And the lucky winner for my Holey Donuts giveaway is:

    Lacey Nicole!

    Congratulations girl! Email me your info!

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