“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

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Monday Training Update

Week of Nov. 5-Nov 11, 2012:
Current Weight: 156.0 (Down 0.2 lbs from previous reported week)
Total Lost to date: 64.8 lbs
Waist: 32"
Hips: 42"

Second week of training for Goofy = lots of running.

Lots of running this week, and despite the best of intentions, not much else.  I'd intended to either add in a strength training session this week OR go to a strength/pilates type of class at the gym.  Neither happened.  On Monday, the kiddo was still somewhat sick from her weekend of cold, so no exposing her germs to other kiddos at the gym.  I'm nice like that.
Picking me up and putting me in that crib would be a great workout Mommy.
Wednesday, I unintentionally ran 10 miles.  I did my scheduled 5 mile run in the morning.  And it stunk.  I'd intended it to be tempo, tried to run it as tempo, and my brain (and lungs) were never into it.  I actually stopped every 1.5 miles or so for the sole purpose of STOPPING.  Not, I slowed down and walked for a bit during the run.  No, I came to a complete stop.   I tried a couple of strides to get myself into it, and it never happened.  Nonetheless, I give myself points for not bailing at my 2.2, 3 or 4 mile loop possible cut-out points.

Afterwards, I felt none of the normal stress relieving benefits of having gone for a run.  Cue Cranky kiddo.  Avery had her 3rd day in a row of crying most of the day.  Luckily, hubby allowed me to join my usual group for their 5 mile run that night.  And, that's how you accidentally run 10 miles on a Wednesday.

Avery seemed to be more herself by Friday, thankfully!  The weekend was beautiful!  Both days I ran and then went to breakfast with the people I ran with.  Without the kiddo.  My husband is clearly stocking up on those brownie points for something big!
What are you talking about?  I'm more fun than runs, races and breakfast!
The New Rules of Lifting for Women book arrived in the mail this weekend, but I haven't started the lifting part yet.  My intention was to start today.  I have to admit, the first set of workouts looks like a LOT less than what I was doing with Adam before a took a break for the marathon.  BUT, I've had over a month off from strength training, so it's probably going to kick my a$$.  

It may be stupid, but I didn't realize that the book was a "lose weight" program rather than simply a "strength training" program.  As a result, reading the initial chapters has me a tiny bit annoyed.  I can't explain why, that's just the way it is.

I had good intentions of doing the short program during Avery's nap today, but then her 15 month appointment at the doctor was more stressful than I'd expected.  Loudest. Screams. Ever.  For the first time, I almost cried during her vaccines and hemoglobin test.  Let's just say, the experience involved me having to hold her down for the exams and for the needles.  I've used it as an excuse to read and eat candy during her nap instead.

Speaking of eating - I can't STOP eating the past few weeks.  I even started texting Sarah when I was making bad eating choices to see if it would help.  No, instead it almost seemed like I was boasting about how bad I was eating.
This may explain the weight plateau

How was your training this week?  What are you currently training for?

Anyone else ever training the New Rules of Lifting program?

Do you ever go through those phases where you just eat all the time?  How do you break the cycle?

Note:  Wrote this Monday and forgot to publish it.  I am moving through life in a fog these days!  Anyone have a lighthouse handy?  HA!


  1. Wow Avery is getting big! I wish an accidental 10 miler would happen to me haha! Life is a fog: I swear we are speeding to the holidays and I am not ready. Waaiiiit!

  2. Ughh...I know how that eating thing goes! It is HORRIBLE! I looked at your mileage tracker, way to KICK ASS!

  3. Um, I'm in one of those "must eat all the time, doesn't matter what it is" phases. I'm blaming the marathon and trying not to stress about it. I do need to get on the scale. Maybe I'll do that....tomorrow....

    1. I am too. I'm blaming...umm, I'll find an excuse. I've had one for so long between pregnancy and nursing.

  4. That's some serious drool Avery has going on! Teething is awful. :(

    Great job getting the miles done despite the obstacles!

  5. Logan didn't mind teething too much but boy did he drool.....everywhere. I had to keep him in bibs.

    GREAT workouts - you are always on top of everything. I should start doing this so I stay on track!

  6. Those are some awesome miles! Ugh, sorry about the cranky baby... my daughter was always one of the loudest screamers, too. Such drama! It really wore me out some days.
    As for food, I absolutely have those phases where I eat too much of everything, and especially junk. Marathon training makes it hard to keep eating under control, as do certain times in my cycle... I don't know what helps it pass, but it usually does. Getting rid of the trigger foods can help, too.


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