Fall Friday Fitness


Yeah! Friday at last!!! Man, this week has been exhausting. It was my first full week of classes and on top of that I started my part time job with the U of L Wellness Department so I am now on campus from 8 am- 3pm every day. Which means I have to squeeze in a workout, homework, grandparents visits, and cleaning/cooking into my evenings just like when I was working full time.

I almost had a heart attack on Wednesday because I registered for the 2016 Seawheeze Half Marathon! Was that ever stressful. Catherine and I were ready 10 minutes to and at 10:59 am, I watched the clock with my finger poised to hit the register button. The minute it turned 11 am, I clicked register and I was taken to a “Waiting in Line” page! I texted Cat that I was waiting and three full minutes later I was taken to the register page. I knew that I only had 7 minutes to register before I lost my place so I was panicked as I entered my info. I got stuck when they asked what my estimated time was! I don’t know! I have only run as far as 10k and I can’t do math to figure out what that would equal so I just selected 3 hours to be safe. But it’s done, I made it! One of Cat’s friends had texted her she was waiting in line a few seconds after I did and she didn’t make it! I’m guessing I was one of the last ones then.

So now I have to get to work! I have almost a year though so I have time for my foot to fully hill and to really work toward this goal. As you all know, I’m a sprinter not a distance runner. This will be a massive challenge for me.  BRING IT ON!!!


I LOVE my classes! I love them! Of 12 hours of class time, 6 hours are hands on in the gym training. I am taking gymnastics coaching in which I need to do the stuff I’m coaching, I have played adapted versions of dodgeball and volleyball, and my fitness labs start next week! While these classes aren’t a hard core workout, they still get my heart rate up and definitely deserve a mention in these posts. I had a rough start to the week, but we;’re not all perfect.

Friday- Bike 30 min & Weights


Nothing like an empty gym on a Friday night!

Saturday- Nothing

Sunday- Nothing

Monday- Bike 30 min

Tuesday- Gymnastics class, Bike 30 min & Upper Body @ Goodlife 

Getting so sick of the bike!

Getting so sick of the bike!

Wednesday- Volleyball 

I am taking a class called Adapative Physical Activity, where we learn how to change the rules of games that can accommodate all psychical abilities.

Thursday- Gymnastics class & 1.3 mile run

I decided to try a 1 mile run again (a few weeks ago it took me 34 minutes of limping to do an hour) and I was happy with the results. It’s funny because it’s been so long since I’ve run, I thought I was FLYING and then Runkeeper told me I was actually only going at a 12:00 min/mile pace. Ha ha! My foot was uncomfortable but not painful so I’m taking that as a really good sign as I move forward.

Any of my readers also running in the Seawheeze?

Do you have advice for training?



  • Bri September 18, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Congrats on getting into Seaweeze! I want to do that race but can’t commit that far out, as August is always so busy. One day… it looks like a blast!

  • Kaella On The Run September 18, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    YAY! I’m so excited you’re doing SeaWheeze too! Give yourself time to train. Download the SeaWheeze app, if you want, as they have an awesome training program. Or, get something more custom to your strengths. Either way 12 weeks is okay but 16 weeks is better!

    Oh, and don’t worry about time. They don’t have waves/corrals checked here. You just lineup where you think you’ll finish.

    Glad school is going well!

    • Betty Livin September 18, 2015 at 5:22 pm

      Yeah I am super stoked! I’m going to give myself tons of time to train!

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