Three Months Behind and Three Months Forward
Monday, July 23, 2012
It's been months and months since my last blog. And what do I have to show for it? Not a whole lot! Well... that's not exactly true. I have thousands of pictures :) It's been a busy 3-4 months for me. A quick run down would tell you that I pushed and rocked the workouts until we went on our cruise in May. I felt great and had a fabulous time. Scott and I were active every single day and I truly believe that even with the many food options that we took advantage of, I did very well. We came home and kept busy with other smaller trips and a month after the cruise, I went to Las Vegas with Scott for a conference and met my SP Bestie Roxanne. Again, we walked all over town, no less than 6-8 miles every day, we shared meals and had some bikini time at the pool. The last couple weeks have been somewhat stressful with mini-jobs coming up for me and almost nonstop company. I blame that on the way I have felt in addition to seeing 165 on the scale :( I never stopped working out, and with the exception of some seriously poor choices last week, I was eating right.
Last week I got back to logging my food and saw a 3 pound difference. I know at least a pound or two was water weight, but it's still something. I was a little more relaxed over the weekend, but still logged everything, and even went on a 14 mile bike ride with Scott!! I feel myself gaining control of my life again and it is good! I have 95 days until Soaring Wings Half Marathon and I feel more unprepared now than I did my very first year I ran it. Like I said, I have been working out, but not doing much running. It's been 110 every day here with heat indexes higher than that. I've been so busy, which causes crazy exhaustion so the thought of getting up early before the sun comes up hasn't been appealing. Not that it matters because it's still at least 80 at 5:00am. So I've done other stuff.
I can't do other stuff anymore. I HAVE to run. My official training starts in about two or three weeks. Usually by then I have run at least a few long runs ranging from 6-9 miles. At this point, I'll be thrilled to get up to 6. No Excuses right?
I want to feel the way I did on my cruise but won't have time for a lot of strength training. So my plan is to do planks and dips after each run. And if, in my day, I can fit in some other stuff I'll do that. But I'll be running 5 days a week for training, and I treasure my off days too much to add another 30-60 minutes workout.
In addition to all that, my regular running buddy has been having knee trouble and won't be doing that half marathon with me. I didn't want to run it by myself, and the thought of NOT running it made me sad. So Scott and I compromised. I'm going to do my best to run faster, and he said he would slow his pace. (Last year he got a sub-two! ... and that was with a bum ankle...) So when I train, I'll be training for speed too. I'm not a speed runner. Wish me luck!
I believe I am now all caught up. I'd like to post my weekly runs if I can remember. I'm not sure if I'll do it for the week coming up, or the week I have done. I guess I can start now with this week. It's basic training for now.
Monday-Friday: 3 miles each day, with planks and dips at the end. However, I would love to push for 4 on Friday.