You’ll notice this spans a couple weeks, but doesn’t have much on it…that’s because I got married! And went on a 2 week honeymoon!! Which were both way more important than exercising and eating healthy.
Wednesday 9/28 – PT – Still having some tendon pain when I walk in certain shoes, but in heels it’s fine, which works well for the wedding. Haha.
Thursday 9/29 – PT – Ummm holy shit … 2 days to my wedding. I don’t even know if the rest of this post will get finished. It’s pretty safe to day I didn’t do any exercise except dancing and…. 😉 for the rest of the week.****10/1 – 3 hours of non-stop dancing!
Thursday 10/6 – 2.4 miles @ 13:00 pace – My one run in the Canary Islands. Something is better than nothing!****10/8 – Riding camels! (okay, totally not exercise)
****10/10 – WATER PARK!…that’s like, a lot of walking
Friday 10/7 – PT
Wednesday 10/12 – 3.7 miles @ 10:49 pace – These numbers are total estimates because the distance button was broken on the one treadmill at our hotel in Brussels (I know, #firstworldproblems). All I really know is that I ran for 40 minutes, mostly between 9-10 km/hr, with some walk breaks.****10/13 – 2 hour walking tour of Brussels
****10/16 – Lots of walking around Bruges
****10/16 – Dancing and walkign to 6 different pubs in Amsterdam
…start training for that half marathon in 24 days…
1555 calories <– Not so bad, especially given my devil-may-care, my wedding is in 6 fucking days, I’m eating whatever I want attitude.
Tuesday 9/20 – Yoga + PT – I slept too late to run (no excuse, I know), so I did some yoga and holy hell (per usual) I should always be doing yoga.
Wednesday 9/21 –Yoga + 2.2 miles @ 11:50 pace – Not a huge fan of that yoga video. It moved too fast and didn’t explain things. I think I like ones targeted to runners better. Today was my first run with Runkeeper. It’ll take a little getting used to, but so far so good.
Thursday 9/22 – Yoga + 5K – I’ve never tried to meet a pace goal, besides ‘slow’ or ‘fast’. This is my last 5K of this race series and, even though I’m feeling more beat up than I have all summer, I want to close it out with a PR. So, I set RunKeeper to update me every 0.25 miles because I’m terrible at pacing myself. My PR pace was 8:53 min/mile, so my goal was 8:50 or less. The only thing that fucked that up was that I started RunKeeper about a minute before we crossed the start line because the announcer kept talking. Then my first .25 mi was somewhere around a 12 minute pace. By the time I finished my first mile I got it down to under 8:50, but that means I was running much faster than I should have been. My splits ended up looking like 7-8-9, buuuuuttt….
….I PR’D!!! 26:11! 8:26 minutes/mile — That’s OVER a minute off my time!
Sunday 9/25 – 10.26 miles @ 11:19 pace + PT – Hell yeah I did 10 miles! My hip is all wonky and my feet are killing me, but I did 10 miles. That pace puts me around a 2:30 half marathon, which is fine, but I’d like to get closer to a 2:15.
Oh yeah, did I mention? I signed up for a half! The Cambridge Half Marathon! And, lucky me (* sarcasm *), it’s just a few weeks after I get back from my honeymoon. So that should work out well HAH. I just can’t believe that I’m now the kind of person who can sign up for a half with only 8 weeks to train, and 3 of those weeks being a vacation. I think I’m a runner, now? lol
Thursday 9/15 – 3.2 miles @ 11:48 pace – This looks slow, but I actually did 0.25 mile sprints. So, I started slowly jogging for 1/4 mile, then sprinted 1/4 mile, then jog/walked, and so on. I also wrote down my sprint splits which were way faster than I ever imagined I could run (6.58, 6:40, 7:03, 6:43, 7:02, 7:04). Thus, I technically ran 1.5 miles at around a 6:55 pace. I almost gave up after the 4th sprint. My legs are jello.
Friday 9/16 -Bootcamp – This was a pretty poor showing for me at bootcamp. I don’t know if it was the speed work yesterday, or the fact that it’s Friday, or that I’m run down from wedding and job stress, but I felt completely burnt out.