Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Week 3

Week 3 workouts/diet update

Sunday:  3 mile treadmill run. 38 minutes/12:50 pace = slooow but I got it done
By the way - I am in love with the fan on this treadmill. 
Its adjustable and makes running a lot more pleasant!

Monday: nothing

Tuesday: 2 mile treadmill run. 24:36/12:18 avg pace

Wednesday:  group training, 1 mile treadmill run/11:34 pace

Thursday: group training

Friday: group training/1 mile treadmill run/12:00 pace

Saturday: no formal workouts, but I did get some exercise in by jumping on the giant trampoline with the kids at a BBQ :)

I'm still not running as much as I would like to be, but I'm doing way better than last week! I'm hoping to get up to 10 miles run this week.

I did stay under my calories for the week (some days were a tiny bit over but others were significantly under).

This is the end of 3 weeks of working out and counting calories (sometimes I count more than I'm supposed to eat, but I'm conscious of it and trying to stay under a certain number). The end of this week brought with it the first subtle changes to my body! I can see increased muscle definition in my legs and arms and my waist is a bit smaller.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Workouts/Eating Last Week

Sunday: no workouts, I was travelling. and eating terribly :(

Monday: group training (strength)

Tuesday:  group training (energy)

Wednesday:  group training (strength)

Thursday:  nothing - giant blizzard, gym was closed. My eating was rough on this day. Snow days = diet killer!

Friday:  no workouts but spent an hour sledding - great workout. Eating not great...Valentine's Day + Snow Day = extra diet killer.

Saturday: group training

So far, I'm failing miserably at increasing my running (since I ran 0 times this week). Hoping next week will bring less snow, more running!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Poor Neglected Blog

I'm still running, I swear! I just haven't blogged about it. However, I've somehow gained a crazy amount of weight in the past year. I hope to use this blog to increase accountability and update my weight loss.

My goals for the next 8 months:

- lose at least 30 lbs.
- PR at my next 10k (end of April), this would mean a time under 78mins
- Run 3 days a week
- Workout (group training) 5 additional days a week
- increase strength in my core/back before my next backpacking trip (June)
- increase speed/endurance before Ragnar DC 2014 (September)

Lots of goals, so little time!

So, in the spirit of accountability, here's how I did this week:

Sunday:  3.17 mile hike (Carderock). 1:05 hrs. (there's a few climbs, plus it was super muddy)

Monday: group training

Tuesday: group training and 1.69 mile run/walk at lunchtime (23 mins)

Wednesday:  no exercise and I ate terribly (snow day)

Thursday:  group training, 3.5 mile run at night (50 mins)

Friday:  group training

Saturday: group training

As for my goals, I need to start running more. I'm hoping to run Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays (run or hike).