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When Your Eggo Is Preggo You Can Still Work Out!

So since I have been training I have worked with a few pregnant women and it is so much fun to train them. It has  mostly been in the early term of pregnancy, but lately I have been training a woman who is 8 1/2 months preggo! She has been rocking our workouts. Working out when your pregnant only makes you stronger for giving birth and bouncing back to your pre baby bod that much quicker. It’s also nice to have a challenge of thinking of a workout that will keep the heart rate below normal working hear t rate as well as finding modifications for things such as plank or exercises performed while on your back. Once into the third trimester pregnant women are not to be on lying directly onto their backs, or to be fully prone. So in this case instead of doing full on push ups on the floor I simply would have someone perform them with the TRX or on a bench. There is no excuse as to not workout throughout your pregnancy unless you are medically advised not to by your doctor. My current client is proof that you can still push yourself along your pregnancy and stay strong for yourself and your baby to come. I’m so excited for her because I just know she will get right back into her groove and has potential to be even stronger and healthier after she has the baby. Speaking of, I trained her on Friday last week and she had her baby 10 days earlier than her due date on Monday! I think that’s pretty cool. I will keep you updated on how she progresses postpartum!

Just a note: The next time you don’t want to get off the couch because you are just feeling lazy, remember that a woman that is 9 months preggo is waddling her way off of her couch and into the gym to kick butt!

 

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Breaking Records

So we decided to drop down and do the half marathon instead of the full 26.2 last weekend in Arizona. Training has felt super difficult in the winter as opposed to spring or summer months and my hips are not holding up on the longer miles. I feel like I want to chop my hips off riiiiiight around mile 17. So being a smart racer this time around, I decided to give myself a break and not feel guilty that I did not run the full. We got to the expo and thought well maybe we should just run the full since we are signed up for it, but you know what? I have the rest of my life to run another marathon. And if it’s true that my body will peak in my late 20’s- early 30’s for longer distances, then why not wait? I will have to do another full when I compete in the Ironman. Hopefully being next year!

My sister and I ran the Arizona half 2 years ago with some friends and it was super hot and muggy. It was my first half marathon and I PR’d! You know that’s something you do when you run a certain distance for the first time ever. My time was 1:39. This year, the weather was amazing and it felt so great out. My body was thanking me for not putting it through a grueling 26.2 miles and I flew. I chopped 4 minutes off of my best time (which was the 1:39 two years ago) and raced 1:35. yahoo!!!! 7:18 average mile pace and I felt strong the entire way.  Starting with a 7:00 mile pace for the first few miles and knew I had to relax. My sister and I talked though our strategy during the race and knew we just wanted to stay consistent through the middle 4 miles. Our coach had always told us that everyone has a beginning and end to a race. It’s the middle part where you need to be aware that you must be out of you comfort zone and to keep a consistent pace. We always ended our speed workouts faster than when we began so that was another strategy we had. We ended the last 3 miles with 6:45, 6:50 and 6:40 something. It was pretty cool to knock that big of a chunk of time off and declare a new personal record!

Participant Detail
Finished In:
01:35:37
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Danielle Magargee
Denver, CO
Age: 26 | Gender: F
  • 5 km-22:57
  • 10 km-46:17
  • 10 mi-1:14
  • Pace-7:18

 

I ran it with my sister and my friends Tayler and Megan also ran it together. It was a fun sisterly weekend and we stayed at Tayler and Megan’s parent’s amaaaaaaaaaaazing house in Pinnacle Peak.  We enjoyed the sun in our faces, the fun talks with their mom and dad, and our just plain RELAXING!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are your goals for the Spring time?

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WITNESS THE FITNESS OCTOBER CHALLENGE

 

 

October One is TODAY! This means new goals, new visions, new attitudes, new challenges.

Today, I got back into the saddle. The spin bike saddle that is. I haven’t been to a spin class in several months because it has been so beautiful OUTSIDE! But now it’s time to get into Fall mode and get back into my colder day routine. It is still fantastic to be outside, and I plan to still ride outside, but it’s also nice to have someone there pushing you on those days where you just feel blah! I know a lot of people feel like that on a Monday especially. So my new venture and exercise goal is to go to spinning class more often.

A few of my old clients and I came up with this challenge to meet for one month’s time. Your goal is to complete the challenge in the month of October. Whomever completes the challenge and performs the most reps, minutes, etc will earn a prize. A gift card to Lulu Lemon, Sports Authority, or any other place the winner wants to treat themselves! Pass this on to your friends and family. It will be a great way to record what you have done for the month, and it also motivates you to do MORE!

I have made a google document available for all to record their numbers. All you have to do is make a new spreadsheet and start adding your numbers. It will also help if you put the date on each line. As soon as you record a number, the countdown begins on the right hand side letting you know how much you have left to complete! GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN! let me know if you have ANY questions! Post your progress on facebook, twitter, or email the boot camp! Your progress helps motivate others towards hitting their own goals.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoCGTigo3vV7dDJGalZhNllTTzMzLUZhTk9zT3hjLVE#gid=0