Tuesday, July 02, 2013
It's been a while since I have posted and my running has been sporadic the past few weeks. Kind of annoyed because I am getting two different readings for a mile around my neighborhood. One device reads a mile and the other reads 0.78; kind of a big difference. Although, I did read that devices can be up to 30% off. Soooo, I'm not timing my mile anymore, and I'll just run the longer "mile" as my loop for reference of speed. I figure if I work up to running 30 minutes, surely I'll at least be close to running a 5k and ready to enter a race. Who knows maybe I'll surprise myself and end up running a 5k much faster than I expected
My results for today (race pace):
Wog: 25 minutes
neighborhood loop+: 12:30
Friday, June 14, 2013
Today I did my Day 3 training (Distance running). I ran 13 min straight at a fairly leisurely pace; however, it still felt harder than my other 2 runs this week. I then wogged the rest of the 20 min. I ran early in the morning, and it was beautiful out, but I normally run in the evening, and I think I just didn't feel as good during the run maybe because of the time difference. Still overall I am so happy I completed my first week of training...YAY!
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Sunday I did my first run in a long while...I timed my 1 mile run. To my surprise, I ran a 9 minute mile. I think the last time I timed my 1 mile run, it was 10ish, so my HIIT training must be doing well to increase my endurance and stamina.
Today, I did a 12-minute fartlek (3 minute jog to warm up, then cycles of 30 sec sprints followed by 2 minute jogs), and my mile today was 8:40.
My plan for running training is three days of running at:
1. Time my mile, then jog/walk whatever I choose. (race pace)
2. Fartlek training: Starting at 12 minute fartlek, when comfortable move to a 14:30 minute farlek, then 17 minute, and so on. (fartlek)
3. Endurance training: Run/walk for 20 minutes running for as much as I can. Once I work up to running the full 20 minutes, I will work towards 30 minutes. (long run)
I have tried the C25K so many times, and would always end up getting bored or finding it too hard and quitting. The above is the training program I used to get started running back in college where I eventually worked up to training for a marathon, so I know it has worked in the past. We'll see if it works for where I'm at now.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Trying intermittent fasting again...did for 3/4 weeks about 2 months ago and had lots of success with it, plus I felt great and not as hungry on my non-fasting days. Got off track and now I am determined to try it out again.
I will be fasting 2 days a week (eating about 500 calories) and seeking to eat a well-balanced, healthy, and preferably clean diet the other 5 days. I still feel like I am giving into a fad diet, but after watching the full PBS documentary on it, I feel it could really work for me.
So today is fasting day one and for breakfast I had a full zucchini and 2 plum tomatoes sauteed and one egg with 1/4 cup cashews (~300 calories).
-8 am: So far feeling very satisfied...let's see how long it lasts
-1:30 pm: Ate an orange. ( I found before that what works for me is eating about 300 calories for b-fast, an orange at lunchtime, and about 200 calorie salad for dinner). If you read/watch about intermittent fasting, they say you can spread the 500 calories throughout the day or have it all in one meal. I have a house full of kids under 5 during the day and found that if I ate nothing throughout the day my patience became non-existent If anyone is interested here's the link to the video: video.pbs.org/video/2363162206/%20or
I haven't been drinking enough water today though, so off I go to drink some more.
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
35/365: This week flew by. Once again, it's Tuesday and I'm worried about stepping on the scale tomorrow. I know I've been having good workouts and eating well, yet the scale complex remains Soooo, that being said, it is time to focus on my weekly NSVs!
1. I can actually feel definition in my abs again. Those Zumba moves are really taking effect!
2. My walks while pushing a good 70 pounds and carrying another 20 are leaving me a lot less winded.
3. I no longer have pain in my knees upon squatting down to play with the kids.
4. I am going to need new workout pants as they literally fall down when doing jumping jacks
This week presented a few hurdles. I have avoided all sweets up until this week. We had company on Wednesday, so I made angel food cake with strawberries and cool whip. I had a small slice and even though I knew it wasn't very indulgent, I felt guilty. I made a small smash cake and the exact number that we needed in cupcakes (so there wouldn't be any tempting leftovers) of an applesauce carrot cake for my daughter's 1st birthday. Again, I had one cupcake (and a few broken pieces) and felt guilty. Then, on Superbowl Sunday, we went to a party and had less than a Tablespoon of a healthy version of chip dip with 4 little round tortilla chips and a small slice of angel food cake with strawberries and again felt guilty. I know that my indulgences were far more healthy than what I had eaten on a regular basis only 1-1/2 months ago, and I know that having some indulgences is important to avoid a binge or feeling deprived, I just wish I could shake this guilty feeling and believe it
On a brighter note, we celebrated my adorable little girl's 1st birthday this weekend and I actually removed myself from my usual place behind the camera to in front of it. I'll leave you now with some pics of the party
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