Another week down. I know I mentioned previously that I’ve started back on Weight Watchers. I’m really trying to drop the last bit of weight that I’ve had hanging on since baby was born (almost two years ago.) I’ve been really strict with my food, and I think it’s helping. I’ve increased my water. Now I just need the weight to drop.
If only it were that simple.
My workouts this past week:
Tuesday – unintentional rest day.
Wednesday – Ran 3 miles.
Thursday – 3.5 miles in 34 minutes (or so.) I was exhausted from the night before, and I almost bailed on running. At first I thought I’d do 5 miles, then I backed down to 3 miles and at one point I talked myself into not running. I finally sucked it up, went out and decided I would just run the sidewalks, which I knew would get me at least 3 miles. I play a lot of mind tricks with myself.
Friday – 30-Day Shred, level 3. Abs work, 1-mile walk.
I also signed up for a 5k on Friday night. More at the end of this post.
Saturday – Ran approximately 2.5 miles. We took a walk in our neighborhood, and that was about it for the day.
Sunday – 30-Day Shred, level 3. Crunches.
Monday – 3.55 miles in the heat. It was about a 10:44/mile pace. Not too bad.
About that 5k. Last year, I ran the Celebration 5k in Jacksonville, FL. I signed up for it again. My husband is kind of against me running this race, but I really wanted to challenge myself (and beat my time.) I also know that my dad gets a kick out of me racing and would LOVE to accompany me again. He drove me to the race last year, while everyone else slept in. I’ll be done by 8:00, and home by the time people are just waking up. I plan on taking the kiddo and having my dad watch him for the half hour on the course.
My time last year was 29:07. My goal this year is 28:xx. I’m fairly confident I can do it. I put it on here, so I must do it…right?
Now, a running question. Do you sign up for races in cities you’re vacationing or leave the racing for non-vacation time? Does your spouse/significant other support your racing addiction? (My husband usually does, and has joined me on rare occasions.)