Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A pretty good first week under my belt... or feet...


Week 1 is in the books for my Half Marathon Training.

I always love week 1 because its filled with so much expectation & newness & everything is fresh.




I know that about week 8 or 9, I'll be looking like someone has drug me behind a car by the hair of my head... but as for now, I'll enjoy it.

Monday - Run 2.50 miles 



I started off on the treadmill.  I haven't been on that baby in a long time, but again, with all the FRESH & NEW FUN attitude. I didn't mind it.  I started off doing the intervals that I've always done - 3 minutes running/2 minutes walking.  It worked fine but I felt like at the end, I wanted more....

I was glad though to try out my new running shoes that I got over vacation in October & saved for this training / race & they felt like heaven.  No rubbing on the back of the heel, they fit great & they feel like HEAVEN. I think I've found my go-to-running shoe - the Asics GT-2000 ... I need to note this so I can remember.  My bright yellow ones I used before were the same kind.  I'm happy to find a shoe that fits great for me.


Tuesday - Upper Fix




For my cross training days, I'm still not sure if there is a plan. I was going to do a P90X3 / half marathon training thing, but I so love my 21 day Fix work outs so I may just play around with it all.

I have to say, I felt like a BEAST on today's upper body workout.  I did more push ups then ever before AND I upped my weights & did more reps with the higher weights.  I love the feel of progress!  It's so encouraging! ... even if it means that I could barely move my arms for an hour after the workout.  That's where progress comes from


Wednesday - No work out - too busy crying over the dentist!!!

I looked exactly like this all night long... even at the dentist


I was going to run on Wednesday but I didn't even get home until nearly 7:30 & then was so upset when I had to digest the dental estimate of what it was going to be for the periodontal treatment & 3 crowns.... Yeah.... I'm a cry baby.  I cry over every emotion anyways but when I get overwhelmed, crying is even more a go-to-emotion!  On the bonus side of that, I don't even want to eat when I'm overwhelmed so that balanced out.


Thursday - Run 2.35 

Thursday:

It was so warm, I couldn't resist taking my run outside!!!  YESSS!!  There is nothing better then running outside & breathing in fresh air & feeling nature. It motivates me.

But remember when I said I wanted more from Tuesday's run.  Well, I thought, let me just run & see how it goes for me. No intervals - just running..... & my run was supposed to be for 30 minutes ... I ran for 27 out of those minutes!!! I had only stopped 3 times for 1 minute walk breaks.... I was so happy & proud of myself & it gave me such fresh new motivation!

Friday - Rest Day

Saturday - Run 2.42 Miles



It was cold again & I need to get outside & get used to the temps because the Triple Crown is usually ran when its cold, but it was also grey & looked like rain.  I'm not that much of a BEAST yet.  I just stuck to my treadmill & watched Celebrity Big Brother.   (Anyone else watching it from England?  I'm so obsessed!!!) ... but guess what I did this time - RAN 30 MINUTES STRAIGHT!!! Not even 1 minute walk breaks!

Y'all... I can't tell you how amazed I feel about this.  I'm so excited to see where the progress goes - to build up on it.

I know that I have some long runs starting from this point & I wont be able to run it all from the beginning, but I do feel like its a starting point to run more then ever.

So the first week is under my belt & I'm happy with how it went, even though I did miss out a day of cross training...

& yes, I still want to do yoga on Sunday... even though I haven't made that happen yet.
Did I mention how much I hate yoga?  Dang it... I GOTTA start it.

I know when my body gets tight from longer runs, I'll need it even more.   I may need someone to message me & tell me, DO YOUR YOGA NOW!!!! Any takers?






16 comments:

  1. love it!! keep going and i love all the exercising you're doing :D

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  2. Keep it up girl - you are kicking butt on these training's! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  3. Yay, that's great that you did that run with 30 minutes straight of running! I'm trying to get to the point where I can do a 5k without walk breaks and I'm only at about 20 minutes or so without needing a walk break.

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  4. You're such a beast! I find it so comical that you do all this running and cross training but you hate yoga... Ha, I'm so totally opposite. I will do yoga every day if it means I never have to run or pick up a set of weights! Haha!

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  5. Way to go! I so need to get started. I made the decision last week to do the Hyde Park Blast again. Only this year I don't want to be in the last 5 people to finish. I mean I'm so glad I finished, but I'd like to do a little better this year. That means starting now!! The treadmill's in the garage. Think I'm gonna move it so it's where I can at least use it out there.

    Hey if you need a message on Sundays, let me know when and where to message you and I'll do it! lol

    Keep going!

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  6. This is very exciting, your knee must be all better. I am so excited for you! Looking forward to hearing how the rest of the training goes. And if you keep this up by week 8 or 9 you won't look like you've been through the ringer, you'll look awesome happy and healthy and ready to kick some butt in that race!!!!

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  7. Excellent progress! I need to get into a working out routine. I've been so inactive for so long so I'm easing myself into it with long walks with the dogs every night...then I'll get myself to the gym!

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  8. You are off to a good start!!
    It is always so good to see progress :) It helps you to keep stretching those limits!
    That stinks about the dentist...I would have cried too. I hate big bills like that. Hang in there!

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  9. Good going on that training!! I totally would have cried after the dentist too -- but hopefully they overestimated the cost AND/OR this will be the last big-bucks dental trip for a long time!

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  10. Look at all this exercising you are doing, get it girl!!!!

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  11. Get it girl!!! I love all of your workout gear too. I think having good comfy workout gear that you love wearing helps with wanting to work out. I don't really have any so I'm never motivated to work out :/

    liz @ j for joiner

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  12. thanks for sharing your update on your training! you go, girl--literally! good for you. and still so sorry about all of the dental stuff. :(

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  13. you go girl! you are so inspiring. gotta get my butt off that couch!

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  14. Lots of progress and good things in the first week! Great start!

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  15. Way to go. Wishing you all the best in your training!

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