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Half Marathon Training – Week 2 Wrap-Up

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Chart from Nike+

Today’s run was TOUGH! The sun was beating down on me and I’m so sore (in a good way) from my workouts this week.

I’m just going to come out and say this, even though it may sound egotistical… I’m proud of myself for these past two weeks. I’ve done my best in every single workout. Fitting them in when I can and making NO excuses for myself.

Honestly, I’m motivated to get back to the same fitness level I was at before baby. I miss running a 10 minute mile and being able to knock out 20 pushups. This motivation has little to do with how I look, I want that strong, fit, FEELING again and I’m determined to get it back. Of course it would be nice to look halfway decent in a bathing suit and fit in my clothes again, but I’m hoping that will all pan out without being obsessively preoccupied with it.

Here’s the week in training recap.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
3 m
yoga
2 m 3 m +
strength
Rest Boot Camp or
PowerFlex
4 m
36:52
12:13/mi
TOUGH run, midday, pushing stroller.
Still really tough. Can’t wait to get some balance back!
Also did 2 mile run today.
Ran the day before because I knew I wouldn’t get a chance today. First time I saw a 10 since baby!
33:06
10:59/mi
Great rest day. Stayed in with the family Boot camp AND suspension training. Morning run. HOT.

45:42
11:23/mi

Click here for my entire half marathon training schedule

Today’s food journal…

Food Notes
Uncle Sam cereal with blueberries and scrambled eggs split with the little guy We’ve been having food group discussion so we made sure we got in some protein, grains and fruit.
3 nachos, the Caribbean salad with chicken and some of the husband’s fries out at chili’s We were on a family outing to the mall today. Click here to see what happened at the end. It’s pretty funny!
cantaloupe Snack while making dinner
Beef-a-roni with summer veggies Working on a recipe, will try to post on GreenLiteBites tomorrow.
Light Beer & some popcorn Hubby and I shared a drink after a crazy day with the kids.
Activity
4 mile run – walking around the mall with the family.
Water/Vitamins
Could have been better. I was out all day. Will take vitamins after I post.


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Discussion

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    Dawn, Lay Down My Idols

    July 11, 2011

    And I’M proud of you too! Sometimes we’re all too hard on ourselves. You’ve accomplished A LOT lately AND had a BABY!!!! Busy, busy! ((( hugs )))
    Dawn

    Great work! Love that feeling too, it’s not egotistical, it’s being proud of amazing accomplishments! It’s motivating too!

    Lissa

    July 11, 2011

    Way to go, Roni! I did just a two-miler yesterday and felt so accomplished. I admire your determination – -it’s contagious :)

    Tara

    July 11, 2011

    I agree! Your determination is contagious! :) I am running a 12:30 mile, and i would love to get down to 10 minutes!

    Crabby McSlacker

    July 11, 2011

    Wow, you should be proud the way you’re keeping at it on all fronts.

    I know exactly what you mean about that fit strong feeling being way more important than how I look in a bathing suit. (But also not pretending I don’t care at all about the bathing suit, ’cause, well, that would be lying.)

    Patty

    July 11, 2011

    Very impressive Roni! :) Keep up the good work. You’ve just motivated me to figure out my own schedule for working out. Thank you!