A Great Start to a Happy Friday

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on December 12, 2008

Morning everyone!!

It’s Friday once again– who hoo! I hope you have some fun plans for the weekend. :)

I am having quite a lazy Friday morning. I have a Christmas team lunch today at one of the manager’s houses, so I am debating whether I will go into work before it or just go straight there. So I am having quite a relaxing morning if you will. I didn’t get up until 7:40am…awesomeness. :D

My start to the day was wonderful- I cranked our a 4 mile ‘moderate’ run as per my marathon training schedule. It was fabulous! Luckily I could not notice my sore inner thigh from yesterday. While it is still a bit sore, I only notice it when I bend down.

My run details:

  • 0.10 mile walking warm-up, incline 3% (~2 mins)
  • 6.5-7.0 mph for the first 5 minutes

Just a note– Since I dropped my incline to only 3% today- I found that I could not get my heart rate up high enough! It was barely 155 beats per minute when I was running 6.5 mph at incline 3. So I had to increase the speed to get into a good training zone for myself and make sure that I was challenging my cardiovascular endurance.

So after about the first 5 mins. of running, I settled in at 7.0 mph, incline 3%. :) My heart was beating around 165 bpm.

  • 4 mile run (First 2.5-3 miles were at 7.0 mph, then 0.5 miles was at 7.5 mph, and then the last 0.5 was at 7.0 mph)
  • Cool down (few mins walking)
  • Total duration: 39 mins.
  • Max heart rate: 174 bpm (89% of max)
  • Avg heart rate: 153 bpm (78% of max)

It was a great run! I was cranking tunes with some heavy beats to keep me going. :)


Stay tuned tonight and this weekend for some really fun posts!

I’m thinking along the lines of…

  • More fun videos!
  • Journey to Health
  • Poll re-cap
  • Pictures (maybe some more from university days!)

See you later and have a great day!!!


Here is a way back playback from 2003 (geee, do you think it was from university??? Look at all the beer bottles! haha)


I was probably about 15-20 pounds heavier in this photo than I am today. My diet sure needed an overhaul!

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but instead will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.”

~Thomas Edison~

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Mara December 12, 2008 at 9:48 am



Melissa December 12, 2008 at 10:12 am

I hope someday I can run the same way you do!!

Have fun today!!


Erin December 12, 2008 at 10:49 am

Yay! It was a lazy Friday for me to. Is it possible to have a food hangover? Haha. Glad your Friday is starting off on the right foot (literally) wow I’m corny.


VeggieGirl December 12, 2008 at 12:20 pm

TGIF!!!!!!!!! :-)


catms916 December 12, 2008 at 3:45 pm

Happy Friday!! I hope you enjoyed your holiday lunch!! Man, 7:40?? I was up at 6:15 again… boo. Cute pic from college! :)


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