Friday, February 22, 2013


I can't believe I am even considering showing anyone my weight or body fat percentage, let alone putting it on the internet for everyone to see.

One reason, I don't want to know or share my body fat percentage is because I love ice cream.

Have you heard of the BodPod? Well, it is a one of the most accurate ways to measure body fat. Yeah, just what I want to know, an accurate measurement of how much fat I have.

If you want to know your body fat percentage, the BodPod is a pretty slick way to determine it. I don't really want to know what percent fat I am but I did it anyway but I love science and technology. I geek out on numbers so how could I refuse to know this number. I really liked that you didn't have to get pinched or go underwater and exhale all of your air.

With the BodPod, you just sit in the chamber for 2 to 3 measurements of 50 seconds each and then you are done. Easy...

Then you get this lovely printout that tells you how much fat you have on you. also tells you how much fat free mass you have! That is everything in your body...lean mass, bones, organs...

If you are lucky they let you goof off and take silly pictures of yourself in the egg looking contraption.

Surprise, its me!

Let me out of this thing...

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Cold and Rainy Run

I did a group run this weekend. It was fun to meet a bunch of new people and run some trails that I rarely run on in the winter. 

There was a great turn out for a cold, snowy and sleeting run in the middle of winter. We met at the Minnesota River Bottom trails. These are awesome trails to run in the summer. I haven't done much trail running in the winter. 

This year I did decided to invest in some trail running shoes. I thought they would be great for the ice and snow on the roads. I pulled them out for this run and boy was I glad that I had trail shoes. My trail shoes were the Brooks Ghost with Gore tex. They were amazing. I was the only women that didn't have to turn around early because of cold and wet feet. Yes, my feet stayed warm and dry. This was a shock to me. I normally have poor circulation to my feet. I blame it on being tall. It is so far for my heart to pump the blood to. My feet were so happy during this run. 

The second thing that I was so happy to have was my Oiselle Clearly Run Jacket. It kept my upper body dry and warm. The sleet was pretty heavy for a while during the run. This is my first running rain jacket. It was so breathable. I didn't feel like I was wearing a rubber suit which is what I always assumed that a rain jacket would feel like when running. I absolutely loved it. Between this amazing jacket and the shoes, I was one happy camper on a run that was miserable for so many others.

The group doing the lunge matrix pre-run.
At the end of my 2 hour run, I was tired and thirsty. Luckily, I had stashed some banana nuun in my glove compartment for hydration emergencies such as this one. I freaking love bananas. When I ate the candy runts, I use to pick out the bananas. mmm....I think it is time for some banana with peanut butter.