Tuesday, February 14, 2012


This was week five of my half marathon training.  I put the two plans I have together and came up with my plan for the week and I stuck with it.  This is amazing for me because I am not always the best at sticking with fitness plans.  Maybe since I know there is something I am working towards I am holding myself more accountable, but I have been doing so much better in that regard since starting to run last summer.

This week:
Ran 24 miles (4,5,4,10)
Walked 3 miles
1 workout video (Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred)

This was my first ever 10 mile run and my longest run outside to date.  I had planned to run with a friend on Saturday morning, but the snow caused it to just be me.  It felt like a very slow run, but I stuck with it and made it to 10 miles.  I miscalculated where I would be and ended up having an almost .75 walk home.  Next time I'll have a better idea how  long different loops in town are!

I went over my calories for the week by 305 but I also saw my lowest weight since I started making an effort to lose weight again.  My biggest challenge is stress and going out to eat.  I am not replacing a lot of our snacks as they are consumed, so it is getting harder to find something to just grab which hopefully will help me make better choices or at least force me to grab a piece of fruit or vegetable instead of something salty, sweet and processed.


  1. Great job last week!

    I have been focusing on food and getting rid of snacks too (I work from home... temptation everywhere). :)

    I'm down 2 of the 5 pounds I need to lose (notice I didn't say 'want to lose') but filling the house with 100 - 250 calorie food options and trying to stick to 1,200 calories a day. 1,200 since I'm sure there are 200-300 unaccounted for.

    Good luck this week!

  2. Yay for that 10 mile run! That's a terrific accomplishment.