“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 16, 2012

Rainier Training: JEANS

Quick Look Week of Jan 9 -Jan 15:
# of Workouts: 11 
# of miles ran/walked: 20
Weight: 193.8 (Down 0.4 lbs from previous week)
Chest: 41.5" (No change)
Hips: 49"  (Down 1" from previous measurement)
Monday: 2.2 mile walk with Cassie; 1 hour ST with Adam
Tuesday: 2.79 walk/run with Kiddo and Dog; 3.33 miles running
Wednesday: 1.3 mile walk with Cassie; 45 ST with Adam
Thursday: 3 mile run
Friday: Rest day
Saturday: 5 mile run with MIT; 2 hour Yoga 101 Workshop
Sunday: 2.2 mile walk with Cassie
Irony.  The week before last, I ate out almost every meal while traveling and only did a few exercises on the weekend.  I lost over 2 lbs.  This week, I had over 8 hours of workouts and ate decently well (except at the hockey game)....and barely lost anything.  I blame Sarah and Mollie taking me to Hockey night and Funnel Fries.  Just saying.  :D
I did have one exciting milestone this week - on Saturday - I fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans!!!  And, not in a "I forced-them-to-zip-when-I-really-shouldn't-have" way.  No.  I fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans.  WOOHOO!
Me, Mollie and Sarah at Hockey and Heels
Tried out Avery in the jogger at the beginning of the week while the spring-in-January weather was still blessing us with it's presence.

This bed is comfy.
The first time out worked like a charm.  The second time out - when I was with another human being - didn't.  Coincidence?  I think not.  :)
Whatever Lady, shouldn't you be working out or something?
The Saturday morning run with MIT was absolutely FREEZING!  A couple people in my pace group even fell.  Luckily, I was not one of them.  I also tried out my Amphipod belt for the first time.  That's me in the pink jacket.
Nice view of my butt.
A new toy arrived today for me to try out this coming week.  A Garmin footpod.  NOW, I can prove that my treadmill reads slow.  :D

Hopefully, this week, all the workouts will pay off in more than just inches.  :)

How was your training week?  Did you have the same sudden change to DAMN COLD that we did?

What's your favorite stadium/arena food?


  1. Let me know how the footpod works for you! I bought one a couple weeks ago and I am not having much luck getting it to read right inside. I think I need to actually go calibrate it on a track or something. My package didn't say anything about my iPhone. Oh wait, I don't have one anyway.

    I don't have a favorite stadium food but I do end up eating hot dogs every time I am at one. Guess we could call it a fav.

  2. I love the new blog name - it's perfect!

    You look so gorgeous in the hockey game pictures - I can tell your HARD WORK is really paying off!! Congrats on fitting into your pre-pregnancy jeans. That is just awesome, Mandy! SO proud of you!

    And I love that pink jacket!

  3. Can we please point out that I'm pregnant in that picture and not fat? Non-maternity clothes are not flattering. And holy shit funnel fries are awesome.

  4. Great job getting back into the pre-preggo jeans! Momentous! Holy cow funnel fries? I've never heard of these...probably a good thing.

  5. Outstanding training week AND fitting into pre-pregnancy jeans is equally outstanding!!! Keep it up! It is so much fun watching your training/progress...

  6. Great job, Mandy! Now go and buy yourself new jeans! :)


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