Weight I have lost

Friday, July 29, 2011

July...WTF did it go?

D and I signed up for a half marathon that I think is on 10/2 (I guess I should look into that).  Prior to this past Tuesday, I hadn't run since July 8th.  I took a break because work consumed me (not really) and because then we went on vacation.

So Tuesday I went back to the gym.  I prepared to run 4 miles.  I prepared to run them at a 12 minute-mile pace.  Yeah, that didn't happen.  I think I ran 4 miles in 53 minutes.  I think I left a lung on the treadmill.  D said he ran 3.2 miles

On Wednesday, I could barely walk. You know when you are so out of shape, that the next morning your body is in pain (but the good pain). Yeah, that was me.  So Wednesday afternoon, I limped into the gym and ran 2 miles.  No 21+ minutes, more like "can we run under 25 minutes?"  I did. But I was tired. Thursday, I changed at work and was driving to the gym.  As I was driving 5 miles in 20 minutes, I noticed I was falling asleep.  Like I had to roll down the windows (which did nothing since I wasn't moving) and blare the radio.  I ended up talking to D on the phone so I wouldn't close my eyes.  The gym just wasn't happening.

So this weekend I have a 6 miler planned.  I will do it. It won't be pretty.

Vacation pics!

Don't Hate Me Because I'm Beautiful

I will NOT go in the ocean, maybe!

Breaking the law! Breaking the law!

Scuttlebutt's Namesake

Beers of the Days 6 and 7

Chicks Dig Swimmers


Don't Kiss Me!

Friday, July 1, 2011

June is Over

So with one week left, I figured out I could meet Sparkpeople's Goal of 1000 Exercise Minutes for June.
Some purists might disagree with me, because I count my warmup, run, cooldown, and stretch as exercise.  (And I'm for the Oxford Comma).

So this week I had 4 runs scheduled with the last one ending tomorrow. I have completed 3. Yes, I made it to a Thursday run!

Tuesday's run of 3 miles was 35:39. Oh yeah, you know I wanted to die.  I kept my thunder thighs going though.  Wednesday's run was 2 miles of 22:44.  Again, pushed myself.  Thursday, my thighs hurt so bad, I could barely walk.  I haven't felt this sore in awhile.  And my biceps were tired.  I wonder if I'm running with my arms differently...hmm.  I don't know.  Anyway I took it easy for 3 miles at 38:18.  Except when I think about it, it is a faster easy.  I used to run fast at 41 minutes for 3 miles.  I was happy if the treadmill was at 4.5mph.  Now I'm at 4.7 mph as a slow day.  Now if this weight would come off.

So for June.
Weightloss: 0.2 pounds (maybe a little too much beer in there)
Mileage on my legs: 64.49
Races: 1 10K with a PR, one Virtual 5K with a dog
Exercise Minutes: 1044

Let's see what July brings with a holiday, a weekend away, and a vacation!