Monthly Archives: July 2017

Bing bang boom

I was right, it was a good weigh in! 

Only 5.6 lbs until onederland! I think the big difference was my long run… which is awesome except I didn’t do one this weekend so I’m gonna have to try to squeeze one in this week. This hot PA weather is brutal to run in any time but morning or in the rain, but I’ll see if I can make it work. 😎


Four mile Friday!

It’s officially a streak!! 4🔥 (I work with teenagers, forgive me for the Snapchat reference). 

I’ve been using my new garmin and so far (after a whopping 5 days), I love it! I especially like the nice little workout summaries:

I’ve been doing some reading on how to improve my pace and there is a theory that 80% of your running should be in the Aerobic Zone, and 20% in your max heart rate zone, with as little as possible in the middle “threshold Zone.”  So, I was trying to do that for today’s 4 miles, and as you can see, I failed miserably haha. 

The top of my Aerobic zone is 147, and the first half of my run was mostly in that zone. Then I think I was overthinking it and trying so hard to slow down that I was actually working against myself. I feel like I have one speed when I run – whatever I’m comfortable at that day. Haha. That doesn’t really fit in with improving speed. Soooooooo. Here’s to trying something new and weird and outside of my comfort zone. Whatever. 

Today I #touchthefence and make movement forward. 

Tomorrow will be my weigh in. I have a gooooood feeling about this week 😉

That dang scale

Well. Here it is. Even though I thought it was a decent week of workouts and eating, this is what I came up with on my weigh in: 209.6. I’ve been gaining and losing the same 4ish pounds for two months now. 

It’s kinda frustrating, but I think I may be self-sabotaging. I have definitely not done a long run on a weekend (or at all) since my half on June 10th, but I’ve still been eating kinda crappy on weekends. So, I’ve been setting myself up for failure a bit because I work so hard during the week but then detail on the weekend. 

So, Sunday I said that enough was enough and I ran 8 miles! 

I actually can’t believe that pace because it’s both faster than my norm and longer than any run in over a month. Weird how that works. I guess I just really needed it! 

Today I also got my new garmin in the mail. I got a decent bonus with work last week because I busted my ass this year, and I follow a few websites that include runners who use different fitness watches and methods. I did a bunch of research and I came to try the Garmin Vivoactive HR. I hope to run a triathlon someday, so this will work for that, but for now it will do everything I want with no extra effort lol. 

I didn’t order it with any thoughts about it helping me beat the scale, but full disclosure: now that I’m thinking about it, I do hope it helps! 

Today I got it and I used that as an excuse to go for a short run after work. 

I do really like the way the app is so well set up and gives all the info I want like this. Hope to see a loss on the scale this week!

Abs-olutely hot!

So, I’ve been doing well with my abs goals! I haven’t been following exactly, but I would say I’ve only missed 2 days since starting. All other days I’ve done some variety of leg lifts, planks, push ups, and squats. Yes, I know squats have nothing to do with abs, but they will help my running so I’m okay with them being part of the program. 

I had another four-mile Friday this week that went well, and then Saturday I ran 3.5, Monday 2.5 and today 2. Monday I actually did a circut where I ran 10 mins, and then stopped to do four sets of exercises, and then ran 10 more, etc. it was a half hour of running and I did a good variety of exercises that did leave me sore. Yay! 

The scale is still staying still where it is. I know my weekend eating has been questionable, and I am looking forward to hitting one-derland; however, I am much more comfortable at this weight than in the past so it isn’t my only priority. It’s nice to not feel so much pressure to drop pounds since my fitness level and appearance are acceptable for once in 6 years! 

My eating has been better this week, but I’m bouncing anywhere from 207-210 consistently. I’ll do an official weigh in this week regardless of what it says and record it in MFP. I just hate seeing that little graph go up!