Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A variety of good.

Endomondo Running Workout: "was out running 3.60 miles in 34m:37s using Endomondo."

Today's weigh-in was a success! I am down 1.6 pounds for a total of 35.8 pounds lost. It wasn't a huge loss for the week, but considering the actual week and the fact that I was stuck at the same number three weeks in a row, I am pleased!

Today was also an awesome running experience. I heard about Walk it Off Wednesdays from my WW group. It is where you go to Alton Baker Park (Mike and Annie and I went) and sign in, choose your course, and walk (or in our case run) however far you please. There are prizes at the end of the summer and it's a great way for us to get out and have a "family" run :-) It was also the farthest I have run, I think ever. I walked for about a minute at one point, but ran the rest and got a good time too!

I have also been continuing to clean out my closet- Pictures to follow.

I went shopping recently for a few things I desperately needed, clothing-wise. I got a cute pair of shorts that actually show some leg, because I actually am starting to feel comfortable with that again! I got some great running shorts that will fit for a long time, and, hallelujah, some new bras. My old ones just didn't fit anymore and I forgot how awesome you can feel when you have a good-fitting, comfortable bra on.

J out!

Monday, June 27, 2011

New Records!

Endomondo Running Workout: "was out running 3.11 miles in 30m:02s using Endomondo."

So, today was the first time I have run a 5K since the Weight Watchers 5K. It has been awhile! I ran a couple of times last week, but that route is just over half the distance of a 5K. I knew today would be a challenge.

The up- New fastest mile ever- 8:45! Holy crap!!!
The down- I did have to walk two different times, and I allowed myself a minute each time, while still keeping the timer going.
The up- even with those two minutes of walking, my 5K time today was 30:02. That's, like, amazing!!! I've had a goal to run a 5K in under 30 minutes for several months now and I just kicked my previous time's ass!

Weigh-in on Wednesday. Please let the plateau have passed! I don't want to weigh in at the exact same number for a 4th time in a row.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

New Record!

Endomondo Running Workout: "was out running 1.71 miles in 15m:51s using Endomondo."

I did my short loop in my fastest time ever- but I also finally cracked the 9 minute mark for my mile. 8:58! I think tomorrow I will run just a mile and see how fast I can go.

Thanks to my awesome running partners, Mike and Annie! :-)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Beginnings

Endomondo Running Workout: "was out running 1.71 miles in 16m:48s using Endomondo."

Today's run was different than previous runs. I have a new running partner- she is six years old, weighs 12 pounds, and is a mini-poodle.

She is our new friend/baby. We just picked her up on Sunday and have been having a great time with her. Today was her test run- literally. She did quite well! Now that I am done with everything work-related, I am enjoying the time off and still working on finding a balance. I need to re-find the enthusiasm I had for running just a few short weeks ago. It will help if I don't go at 3 in the afternoon.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Endomondo Running Workout

Endomondo Running Workout: "was out running 1.71 miles in 16m:14s using Endomondo."

So I haven't run in awhile, due to getting sick and still not haven shaken it. I am well enough to run without going into coughing fits, however, so it is finally time!

Did a pretty decent mile- 9:11. Woo!

I have had a hard time switching from a very structured food/exercise schedule to now being on vacation and having to reset all of that. I have decided a few things to help with this:

1. Breakfast will be fruit and cereal or oatmeal 4-5 days per week.
2. Lunch will have more options, but often involve salad (which is partly inspired by my lettuce plants that are going crazy!)
3. Exercise will happen on the same days as before- I need to decide what time of day they will happen.

Weighed in the same as last week (down a total of 34.2 pounds!) This would normally be the week I'd gain, but I think the whole metabolism-being-much-improved-from-exercise this has helped to keep me dropping down.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Slowly Regaining.

Endomondo Running Workout: "was out running 1.71 miles in 15m:57s using Endomondo."

Today is the first time I've run in 9 days. When you consider I was running 4 days per week, that is pretty major. After the events of last week, I have been really off-track and didn't particularly care. Somehow I managed to lose 2 pounds at the weigh-in today, but that was definitely a surprise. I am trying to regain focus and get back into everything. It is hard, but it is what I need to do.

This is the second time I've run this route. I beat my time and also set my fastest mile to date- 9:05. I haven't yet run just a mile to time myself, but that will be soon I think. Also I went to the chiropractor again today. I am still feeling it a bit but it is far better and my run doesn't seem to have had a negative impact. So there's good news for sure.