Sunday, November 22, 2009

8 Weeks

I've got eight weeks until the Phoenix half-marathon, and I've run a total of four times in the past month. I've got a tough 55 days ahead of me.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


I ran two miles tonight (in the middle of a 80 minute cardio session) and ran one of those miles in 9:20, which is pretty good for me. I'm going to continue to try and run short runs just a little bit faster each time. And I'm going to try and get the long runs in for real. I've got a ways to go with this half training for Phoenix, but I'll make it.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Day 2

I didn't eat any candy at work today, which is much better than yesterday's six pieces and two cupcakes. But I did make my MIL's Kuaui Krunch Kake, which is definitely not healthy and had a good serving of that plus a small slice of pie at the wellness night. A granola bar for breakfast, pizza (it was free and hard to pass up) for lunch, and pasta for dinner (just a little) with the krunch kake. Overall I felt like it was a good day and good decisions made.

We had a church activity tonight that was a panel of four medical specialists- a family practioner, a midwife, a wellness coach/nutritionist, and a personal trainer. I didn't workout today, but I did get motivated to start working out again and I'm going to start a workout competition with a bunch of my friends. The doctor told Richie that he had to start working out again and hopefully that would flush the sickness out of his body, which means that we are going to start exercising together. Hopefully all of these things combined will get me moving.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Workout Log

Hello running blog. It's been a while. Way too long really. And other than a handful of random workouts between then and now, it's been almost that long since I've had a good workout. That stops today. They say that it's a good idea to track what you eat and your workouts to get into the routine, so once again I'm going to try and keep a real workout log. I'm going to see my family in three weeks from tomorrow and then the rest of my family a month after that so it's time to get serious and back in shape. I've got six pounds to lose (2 lbs a week) and three weeks to do it in.

So here goes.

I've been struggling lately to eat anything for breakfast other than cereal, which takes time that I don't have. I normally eat a lot of fruit smoothies but Richie has been sick and can't have smoothies so really I've just been skipping breakfast. Today I had about half an apple and half a thing of yogurt (oh and some corn flakes). Definitely not the best start. And I just can't seem to walk past the cupcakes in the office kitchen without eating one. Tomorrow I'll walk by. So I had two cupcakes and a couple of pieces of candy. Fail. For dinner Richie made a broccoli cheese chicken that was delicious, and I actually ate a good portion size (not too much).

I did a 45-minute combination weights/cardio DVD called Total Body- Time Crunch. Normally I love it, but I just felt like I was going through the movements today without having any power behind any of them. I still felt great at the end and was sweating like crazy (might be our hot apartment). I just need to remember that feeling the next time I don't want to workout. Success.