“At first an ordeal and then an accomplishment, the daily run becomes a staple, like bread, or wine, a fine marriage, or air. It is also a free pass to friendship.”
~ Benjamin Cheever, Strides

Monday, January 23, 2012

Rainier Training: Fresh Start

Quick Look Week of Jan 16 -Jan 22:
# of Workouts: 6 
# of miles ran/swam: 9
Weight: 192.6 (Down 1.2 lbs from previous week)
Chest: 43" (Up 1.5" - never noticed this monthly change before!  HA!)
Hips: 49"  (No Change)
Monday: 1000m swim - no ST, trainer canceled
Tuesday: Mom's birthday
Wednesday: no ST, I backed out.
Thursday: 5:45 am Spin and TRX combo class; 4 mile group run
Friday: 800m swim
Saturday: 75 minutes ST, core was actually sore on Sunday!
Sunday: 4 mile TOUGH rutted trail run
I should get credit for more than 1.2 lbs, because we had book club last night and I indulged in scrumptious brownies and key lime pie and pizza and buffalo chicken dip.  This despite Sarah dropping the Key Lime pie UPSIDE down on the floor.  Like that would stop us.  Pfft.  The picture is blurry because my camera focused on the Kermie lunchbox instead and I was too focused on food to notice.  :)
It may not have been pretty any longer, but it was still very tasty.
My Saturday workout, on the other hand, was AWESOME.  I met Adam at the gym for the first time in a while - and there was this new piece of equipment, a vicore fitness bench.  I commented that it looked cool and Adam said - let's do your whole workout on it.  
It was awesome - and sort of seemed like a Bosu ball stretched out into a bench.  It made all the bench exercises that much harder.  My core was actually sore the next day - awesome.

My Dad recently shared on Facebook my first (and so far only) mountain summit success, Mt. St. Helens when I was 14.  You can see Rainier (or maybe Mt. Adams) in the background.  I had so much fun doing this!!!  I was obscenely proud about being the youngest one on the summit....pride goeth before the fall.  I did a little summersault on the decent when I tried to stop while going too fast on the volcanic ash.
Three generations: My Dad, me and my Grandpa
Dog didn't get her walks this week - shame on me.  

I titled this fresh start - because I need to start the true mountain training NOW.  I will be visiting the stair climber this week no matter what.  I will also return to always changing Avery on the upstairs changing table and stop wussing out and using the downstairs option.  In addition, I am adding back in an extra run day - when my cross training for Rainier gets longer in time, I may re-drop it, but for now, it's back in.

Avery started something new this past week as well - gurgling.  I think she's trying to tell me to get with the program already.  You'll want your volume up to watch it, because it's boring without it.

How do your training week go?  Anyone have any events coming up?

How do you typically come up with your training plans for events?  How comfortable are you with modifying them?


  1. I feel like I'm restarting as well! Good luck to us both :)

  2. My Kermit lunchbox is bitchin. I get at least one compliment a day on that sucker. Are you sure Avery isn't part wookie? She seems awfully close to summoning CHewbacca.

  3. Avery is so cute!

    That workout bench looks cool! When I ever go back to the gym again, I'm going to have to learn some much new stuff. :)

  4. I love that video of Avery. She sounds so cute! Cassie will forgive you for no walks. Other than romps, we have not been good about walking ours either. I always have to do it. They love it when we do though! She'll forgive you!

  5. Videos like that always make me want to have another baby....

    I haven't started training yet because I haven't yet received my new plan. I can't wait!!

  6. Most women have a hard timing together with exercise into their busy schedules, which is why doing core workout are splendid since it really works out nearly all areas of the body via quick routines.


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