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What’s Your Hardcore?

I think that we all have something about us that makes us hardcore.

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There is at least one area (for some it is many areas) that we can push through any fear, all pain and succeed!!!

I know a couple of things that is not my hardcore – cold Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 3.51.53 PM(I’m a complete wimp and freely admit it!!) and, at this point anyway, running a 50 mile race.

However, I do think that with fitness in general I’m pretty hardcore.  There are very few moves/exercises that I won’t at least attempt – usually I try for 45 reps!! (at a minimum!)  Sometimes I’m not successful and have to attempt moves multiple times but that is the fun part.

Ummm....not me - thank you google search for random pictures.
Ummm….not me – thank you google search for random pictures.

Even when I fail at a move (still haven’t mastered the one arm push-up!!!), I keep going back for more because eventually I will get it!!!

What is your hardcore?
Can you do a one arm push-up?
Can you do the move that mankofit is doing in the picture above?

Happy Wednesday!!


True Love and Some Saturday Funnies

For my 44 today I did a move that worked just about every part of my body!!!  

A single leg squat –

squat on right leg
squat on right leg

into warrior 3 –

warrior 3 (with arms down not out)
warrior 3 (with arms down not out)

then a row.


44 of these were HARD!!  My right leg was shaking pretty much after 3!!!  Then, I got to switch and start all over on the left leg!



warrior 3
warrior 3


squat-warrior 3 - rowAnd, in case you care – Hunter did the pictures last night since no one would be able to this morning!!!  (Chris has drill this weekend, Hunter had to leave at 6 with Chris to get to school, Jordan is sleeping.)   I didn’t feel the need to put on my shoes – pink fuzzy socks are fine for pictures!!!

The reason Hunter had to be at the school so early – another ALL DAY wrestling tournament!  Also the reason I’m up early!!!  Good thing I love Hunter so much because I don’t love wrestling that much (at all!).

Another thing I don’t love? Cold weather!!!!

Screen shot 2013-12-07 at 7.05.11 AM Nothing would make me happier than to spend the day in my sweats inside with the Christmas lights – good thing I love Hunter so much!!!

So – I need to get a move on so I can drive an hour away to spend the day in the gym with a lot of sweaty middle school kids – good thing I love Hunter so much!!!

I thought I would share a few things that have entertained me recently.

so very true
so very true
100% agree!!
100% agree!!


not really funny but a good reminder!!!
not really funny but a good reminder!!!

Happy Saturday!!!


You’re a Rock Star!!

Today’s 44 was fairly simple!  I did a move called hollow rocks –  a move to work the abs. You make a ball (rock) and stay in that position for the entire move.

I enjoyed this move because it felt great on my back, too.

Today Stacy and I bundled up for the 3rd time this week and ran outside. 

Screen shot 2013-11-30 at 11.04.08 AMToday was 16 miles – DONE  and DONE!!!

Screen shot 2013-11-30 at 11.05.50 AMAfter we got past mile 14, Stacy was in new territory – a record run for her!!!

Thankfully we are experiencing a heat wave and the temperature started at 32 (now it’s all the way up to 43!!!).

These past few days have shown me that running in the cold is possible but not really my favorite!!!  


Happy Saturday!



I Need a Boot Camp Alternative!!!

Today I used my Bender Ball – 

add this to your ab routine!
add this to your ab routine!

and did  sit-ups for my 44.  

reach for toes
reach for toes

I like doing full sit-ups on occasion as opposed to just crunches and having the ball behind my back is a great time to really extend my range.

Screen shot 2013-11-14 at 6.48.01 AMSo now that the weather is getting colder, I don’t think my boot campers want to work out in the garage anymore but I don’t really have any other options.

I sent out a text last night to see if anyone was coming and they all said the same thing –
              Too Cold    

On Tuesday morning it was only 17 degrees and I don’t think yesterday morning started much better.  Today actually wasn’t awful –Screen shot 2013-11-14 at 6.48.32 AM

So, I need a new plan or we will have to cancel boot camp until the weather is nicer!!!

I know that lots of y’all run outside in arctic weather but you know I don’t do cold weather.  

Screen shot 2013-11-14 at 6.57.22 AMI would hibernate for the winter if that were an option but since it’s not I just try to avoid the cold as much as possible!!!

Bring on the heat and sun and I will definitely be outside!!!

Do you like to be outside (working out or whatever) in the cold?

Happy Thursday – try to stay warm!!!


Warm or Cold?

Today I decided to come up with another circuit-type 43.  This one was great because it had some toning combined with cardio moves to target the same areas – BONUS!!!

I did the following circuit:Screen shot 2013-01-24 at 10.53.08 AM

I liked it a lot – got my heart rate way up and took about 15  minutes to do all 43 reps. (I didn’t set my timer.)

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Today is a true example of what a total dork I am – I could tell that my arms were off during the ski run.  Who cares???  Just make big movements with your arms to get your heart pumping – the goofier the better!!!

After my 43 I ran.  I truly planned to run outside this morning but the temp on my car said 11  when I took Hunter to school.   Ummmm….no way – please don’t make me go out there!!  Treadmill – here I come!!!

I did 10 miles at a fairly steady pace with a 1.5 % incline.   Time – 72:49 (only let the last 2 miles drop under 7:00)

I actually felt really good running today.  I tried out some new shoes that I got last week on my Dick’s shopping adventure – the Brooks PureFlow 2.

check out the cool color!
check out the cool color!

I like them OK – not sure I like them as much as my Mizunos!   I do love the color though!!!

Warm or Cold – so many choices!

  • Left-over pizza – I like it either way
  • Apple crisp – Warm!!!
  • Wine – Cold!!
  • Baths – HOT
  • Weather – the warmer the better!!!

I know that there are many people who like weather like this:Screen shot 2013-01-24 at 11.07.38 AMBut my happy spot looks more like this:Screen shot 2013-01-24 at 11.10.36 AM

What about you – Warm or Cold??

Happy Thursday!

Screen shot 2013-01-22 at 2.47.12 PMKim

By the way, the answers to yesterday’s trivia challenge:

  1. the Beattles
  2. in the bones
  3. a mile