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!