Monday, August 2, 2010

No Change

No loss! I'm guessing that I'm building a lot of muscle between all the running and weights. My body fat percentage went down to 29% though. That's pretty cool to see, since I was at 50% body fat when I started this journey back in January 2010. Yes, that's right. it was at 50%! Insane, huh? I am proud of this accomplishment!

Last chance runs has officially begun!
I'll be running outside between 5-6 a.m. 4 times a week this week.
I'm reserving Friday's long run (7 miles) on the treadmill.
Next week, I'll be running Monday-Wednesday at 3.5 miles outside too.
I'll rest on Thursday and Friday, and carbo load.
I've decided to add an extra carbohydrate every day next week and also fill up on turkey spaghetti on Friday for lunch and dinner.
I'll probably gain a little bit of weight next week, but it will be worth it when I run my 10K without a whole lot of problems with endurance and stamina. All the carbs will be good for me. I'll also be experimenting with dried pineapple rings too.

I ran outside this morning, and my time was about 4 minutes slower than usual.
It could be that it was already warm at 6 a.m.
It could be the extra 4 pounds I was carrying in my CamelBak.
Four minutes isn't bothering me.
I'm proud of the run I had today because despite how warm it was getting, I didn't quit and start walking. I've told myself that if I'm going to sign up for a race (and pay for it!), I'm not going to walk any of it. I think that will just push me even harder to train better.
Everyone who runs has their own opinions about running and walking. This is just mine for me.

My twins aren't sleeping as well as they have been for most of the summer.
Twin Boy has been waking up at different hours of the night. Last night my hubby (thank goodness) went into the nursery to sleep with him in the big bed at 12 a.m.
The other night I was there at 3 a.m.
It's nice that we're taking turns. I would be a zombie if we didn't do that.
I've already told Hubby that he's on twins duty the Thursday and Friday before my race. I desperately need all that sleep and rest.

Today's Fuel: 
Kashi Crunch, fat free milk, turkey medallions with grilled veggies, 1 orange, 2 corn tortillas, cheddar cheese, 2 slices ham, 14 almonds

Today's Activity: 
3.5 mile run, core work, leg work

Have a happy and healthy day!


Debbie said...

I love the look of your new blog. Wow on all the running to. You are amazing. You ask me about deer meat and how to prepare it. Pretty much like beef, except for the game taste. I soak it in milk to get this taste out. It makes a good burger, because we add no fat to it.

kimert said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!! I am looking forward to following your journey as well! :) Good luck with your workout today!

Chess said...

Well, lady, if you can run 7 miles, you're already doing more than a 10k! Way to go! I hope you reach that goal of not walking it. :-)

Syl said...

I love how you are making your excersice a priority even if it is in the early morning hours. As a mom of two boys I know how hard it is to make yourself a priority.
I always put my boys to bed and then go running it just works for me, as long as we fit it in that's all that matters.
keep up the great work!

Jennifer said...

I agree with running the whole thing as a challenge for yourself. I am doing my first 5K and I want to run the whole thing too. Then I will move onto a 10K eventually. You can do it!!!!!!

Who may be surprised that eating a little more that week in preparation for your run may actually make you lose weight next week. Guess we have to wait and see!