Good Monday, muh friends! I had great week, and a great weekend. Husbandman got third place in a pretty grueling cyclocross race in Tennessee — go husbandman! When we got back in town it was time to get groceries, including tons of items to restock the pantry. That’s my favorite: a cabinet full of dried fruit, nuts, flour, huge bags of yeast. I feel ready for it all.
I also shared some links with you, and wrote about how awesome I was at meeting most of my three-week goals. And then there was my plan for this week (I think that’s gonna be a new thing; it’s just so nice for this list-making freak).
So annway, what made this week so good? It was the running. Two-and-a-half miles each training day! I averaged a 10-minute mile on day 2!
I’ve gone into each week of this training with the attitude that if the training says I should be running X amount, then obviously it’s what I can do — I’m not mentally preparing to give up. Not one inch.
And I’m already letting my brain wander to … a 10K challenge. As if the 5K is inevitable.
The rest of my food and do week was good — more good workouts (I had to take it easy a couple of day after a nice big hike that winded me); more good-tasting, good-for-me food (tons of quinoa! roasted root vegetables!).
I’m coming to expect that my weeks will just be good, and that some weeks will prove to be great. In other words, no bad weeks. Or if there’s any bad in them, it’ll be very manageable.
This is possibly the best side-effect of eating well and exercising regularly.
Slow and steady wins the race. Saturday was Patrick’s race, when I spent a lot of time in the cold and far away from a bathroom. Drinking lots of water was the last thing on my mind.
I repeat, slow and steady wins the race. I didn’t really have an oops-I-ate-too-much day this week. I also didn’t, though, keep to the 32 points a day I’d set out to eat. Maybe this week I’ll do it.
Yay yay yay! More than 2,000 calories burned! I burned an average of more than 300 calories for each run this week, which is nearly twice what I was burning during my training just a few weeks ago. The runs are longer, obviously, but I think I’m also able to push harder for longer. Go fitness go!
Starting Monday: 126.2
Ending Sunday: 127.4
If I’d had a bad food/workout week, I’d probably be annoyed that I didn’t lose this week. But as it is, I feel so good about my week that this number is inconsequential. For now.
It feels pretty good to have surpassed my 2,000-calorie burn goal. I think in two weeks I’ll be ready to notch it up to a 2,500 goal. So far, I’ve felt good that I’ve been pushing my body just about as hard as I should before I get into the realm of push too hard. I say I’ll be ready to go harder pretty soon, though.
CYCLE 43 min / 373 calories
RUN 35 min / 283 calories
PUMP 47 min / 186 calories
FLOW 54 min / 206 calories
HIKE 99 min / 529 calories
RUN 35 min / 315 calories
RUN 35 min / 327 calories
I was happy to get a hike back in the mix, but I forgot how much it tires me out the next day. As I inch toward my new 2,500-calories-burned goal, I think I might try to get the hike in and get a second Body Flow back in my schedule (I only attended on this week! I missed it).