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Six Weeks and counting....

Friday, September 18, 2009

On Sunday, Oct. 20, it will be exactly six weeks until the NYC Marathon. I don't know where the time has gone. It seemed like when I started training at the end of May that my "big day" was so far away. But here it is, creeping up on me. It's time to get serious.

I have really been lazy with my exercise, my eating, my sleeping patterns, etc for several months now. I will not let all of my hard work go to waste. I am going to post a weekly schedule for me to follow. I am hoping this will give me that last big push to lose those extra pounds, feel good and have a great race.

Here is my plan for the week of September 20-26:

Sunday 20: No required exercise: WALKED 6 MILES
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Get 7 hours of sleep: 8 HOURS in bed; not sure how much I slept
Eat between 1600-1700 calories: 1568
No fast food: YES
No soda pop: YES

Monday 21: Run (or cross train) 7 miles: YES (3 miles running, 12 miles stationary cycling)
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Get 7 hours of sleep: NO; in bed for about 645; did take nap earlier in the day
Eat between 1600-2000 calories: 1627
No fast food: YES
No soda pop: YES

Tuesday 22: Run (or cross train) 4 miles: YES
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Get 7 hours of sleep: 730 HOURS in bed
Eat between 1600-1800 calories: 1733
No fast food: YES
No soda pop: YES

Wednesday 23: Run (or cross train) 5 miles: YES + 2 for total of 7 miles (tried to burn some extra calories to help compensate for restaurant eating)
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Get 7 hours of sleep: 730 HOURS in bed; didn't sleep well
Eat between 1600-1900 calories: 1797
No fast food: YES; this was good for me as I did go to sit down restaurant for lunch with co-workers
No soda pop: YES

Thursday 24: Run (or cross train) 4 miles: YES
Take vitamins; YES
Drink 8 glasses of water; YES
Get 7 hours of sleep: 730 hours bed; felt well rested in morning
Eat between 1600-1800 calories: 1757
No fast food: YES
No soda pop: YES

Friday 25: Run (or cross train) 2 miles: NO, just wanted to take a day off
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Get 7 hours of sleep: 930 hours in bed
Eat between 1600-1700 calories: NO. work function with lots of food and drink. hard to calculate. estimate 3164...ugh
No fast food: YES
No soda pop: NO
Check and record weight: down 1.2 lb

Saturday 26: No required exercise: 2 MILES RUNNING, HALF MILE WALKING. make up for yesterday
Take vitamins: YES
Drink 8 glasses of water: YES
Stay under 2500 calories: 2290

Wish me luck. I will edit blog each day to try and keep myself accountable!
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  • TRICIA0623
    I know you will be amazing & have another life changing experience..I am so proud of you...you are the girl I wish I was in so many aspects!!!!!

    You know when you set your mind to things you do them, so follow your schedule & everything will work out great!!

    Would love to see you before the marathon, but know you will be super busy, so if not before, DEFINITELY after....we MUST celebrate your achievement!!!

    Tricia
    3317 days ago
  • BILLALEX70
    I'm sure that you'll do just fine. Let your training be your guide. I was nervous about my first century bike ride a few weeks ago, but once into the action everything was fine.

    Enjoy the journey!
    3318 days ago
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