Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Work-out Recap

Saturday:  After happy hour at Dogfish the night before, Scott and I headed to Frederick to hang with my sister and brother-in-law.  Scott and Ben played racquetball while Meg and I ran around Baker Park.  We did our 3 miles in 33:21 (according to my watch, about 32:00 on Meg's watch).

Sunday:  Meg and I attempted the sprints.  Well we started with the .25 jog, .25 sprint, .25 jog then it happened, the athletic clothes malfunction.  My biggest issue with running is bad running shorts.  I can say that when I got home I threw them out!  Saving up money to buy all new cold gear clothes!  We finished with a mile walk then a .25 mile jog.

Monday:  Yoga/stretching

Tuesday:  2 Mile run - 19:45

Wednesday (Today):  2 Mile run - 20:32

Tomorrow after work, Scott and I are going to run 3 Miles then get all dolled up and head out to Growlers.  A band that I like is playing and I want Scott to see them.  19th Street Band, if you're curious!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Wuuuzzzzzz upppppppp?

Yes, my tongue was out wagging.

Last week I started running again and this week marked the official 26 week work out plan for the 1/2 marathon.

Monday - I did Yoga, Biggest Loser Weight Loss Yoga.  If I gain anything from this, it will be to do a plank.  This way next time I am in a challenging drinking game of "Kings" and the Ace "waterfall" is replaced by holding a plank, I'm be able to hold my own!

Tuesday - 2 Mile run.  I knocked this out in the morning because I had plans to go to my cousin's volleyball game in the evening.  I stuck to a 5.5 mph pace and was done in about 22 minutes.

Wednesday - 2 Mile run.  I really wanted to get this run over with because I had waited until 7:45 to run.  I put the treadmill on 6.0 mph and finished in 20:10.

Thursday - 3 Mile run.  Scott and I laced up our sneaks and headed out for a 3 mile run that my sister and I had walked on Sunday (while our male counterparts indulged in football and beer).  I'm really proud of this run because I never felt winded and there were a few inclines.  We started off the run at an 8:30 pace - kinda what happens when the adrenaline kicks.  We finished in 33 minutes; thank you Nike+ GPS for being awesome!

Friday (Today) - I woke up and did my 6 mile bike ride (at the gym).  I did the hill profile at a level 4 never pedaling below 102 RPMs.  I finished in 19:40.

Now off to Happy Hour after work with my friend Deena.  I've already checked out the menu and am in for the Chesapeake Pizza and Punkin Ale :)

This weekend I have a 3 mile run on Saturday and sprints on Sunday.  Scott and I are gonna experiment with easy weightlifting because the scale hasn't been budging.  I was at 157 before the beach and now the scale won't leave 164 -- for the last 2 weeks.  I can only draw conclusions that I have been drinking more (socially, of course) than I was during the summer.  I'm going to be mindful of the liquid calories.

Also, I've created a budget for myself until the end of the year.  One that sees my checking and savings account increasing!  I really enjoyed creating the calendar and was oddly sad when I reached December.  I am vowing to stick to the plan until December and then re-evaluate for the start of the year when I start paying off my student loan.

Sunday is Dad's birthday :)  Happy 52nd, glad we made it!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cue Staind ... "it's been awhile"

Hi! I'm here! Just been busy!

Quick recap:
1. My Sco came home
2. My sister got married
3. My tan is back (a little)
4. My training plan for the half has started

So Monday Scott and I took off work.  Ran some errands and ran on the treadmill.  I haven't run since July, so I was rather proud of myself for doing 2 miles, even if they were at an 11 minute pace.  Yesterday, after a long 7 am - 5 pm workday, Scott and I went for a run outside.  Goal 2 miles; actual distance 1.83.  He tells me it was good considering the hills and humidity.  His positivity can be disgusting sometimes :)  Just kidding!