This week I got back to my running. After a week off, it was good to get back to it!
I also started a weight loss plan on Monday. Yes, I know, really? 3 weeks before Christmas? I figure that would help me test my will power! I have put on some weight since the spring, and I want to lose about 20 pounds to get down to 185! I can tell in my hips, back, knees, and ankles this unnecessary weight. So my weekly training blog posts will keep track of it. I started on Monday, but my official weigh-ins are going to be on Fridays.
Since the new iPhone Health App stinks to high heaven, I decided to get a FitBit Flex to help with my motivation. Since I run and work out at least 4 times a week, this is going to be all about eating better. This is going to stink, because I love sweets!
Monday (12/8): I ran 5 miles on the treadmill at the gym. I want to start getting consistent at 1:55 half marathon finish pacing, so I did this at around an 8:55 pace.
Tuesday (12/9): I did one hour of yoga at the gym at lunch
Wednesday (12/10): I ran 4 miles with my MUSC running group at 5:30 through downtown Charleston. We ran through Marion Square to take in all the Christmas lights throughout the park.
Thursday (12/11): No workout
Friday (12/12): No workout
Saturday (12/13): I ran 7 miles with Dan from Mt. Pleasant to Sullivan’s Island and back. It was freezing at 32 degrees, so we pushed it and averaged a 9:30 pace. A lot of the group were running the Kiawah Island Half Marathon this morning.
Weight Loss Tracker
2014 Yearly Running Goal: 900 Miles
Weekly Mileage: 16.08 Miles
Remaining to Goal: 100.06 Miles