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Training Week 6

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Another week of training under my belt. I have to admit I am feeling drained. More and more days I have to convince myself to go to the gym and there have been days where I can't convince myself at all. Last week I was just so tired; all I wanted to do was lay around and eat chocolate. Part of the problem is the scale isn't budging. No matter how much I do or don't do, it just sits there. I know I must be building muscle and the scale is not the end all be all, but a pound here or there would at least offer some encouragement. My boyfriend says my arms are getting bigger than his, which is NOT the look I am going for.

I did have some good days last week though. On Wednesday is my strength training yoga class and I felt really strong. Some of the things that are usually really hard for me were almost bearable and the teacher noticed too and complimented me. Then that evening I met up with some friends and ran around the lake with my dog. He doesn't exactly pull me, but keeps my speed up. Thursday I was too worn out to do anything though. Then on Friday after strength training we left for the wedding. It was about a three hour drive to get out there and we were late. I tried to stay on course with my food options all weekend, but it wasn't easy. Especially when there are sweets at every meal. I definitely practiced moderation though. I also didn't drink that much all weekend. It was stifling hot and I am usually a red wine fan, but when it's a hundred degrees I'll switch to white. I don't like it very much, so I don't drink very much. It worked out well. I even managed to get my long run in on Saturday. We were on a peninsula, so I kept have to back track when I hit dead ends, but I had my phone mapMyRun on to make sure I did the distance. Sunday's swim and bike didn't work out at all though. We tried to rent jet skis, but they were all booked so we went home. Between traffic and driving the wrong way, it took us nearly 6 hours. I felt like a puddle when we got home. Swimming probably would have made me feel better, but I couldn't find the motivation.

I guess I can't really complain about the scale not moving when in every post, I say something about my inability to say no to sweets. I keep expecting my workouts to keep on top of my eating, but as my intro on my page says, it just doesn't work that way anymore.

Oh, and have I signed up for a race yet? No. I have a plan, but need to bite the bullet.

Week 6's training:
M-ran 30 (makeup from last week)/ Tu-biked 100 ran 20/ W-strength 60 ran 25/ Th (missed swim 30 run 30)/ F-strength 60/ Sa-ran 50/ Su-(missed swim 30 bike 60)
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