Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tired today

So I ran two miles tonight (if you can call it "run") and it was tough. I actually walked almost half of it. My body was so sluggish and my feet, back, shoulders all just ached. I didn't push it too far as I am really trying to listen to my body. It was kind of frustrating since last week my two mile runs went pretty well. But, I really want to avoid injury, so ...

I think my eating could have something to do with how I was feeling. It's not that I have been eating horribly, but I think I haven't been eating enough the last few days. I will definitely need to evaluate that and keep things more balanced.

8/19/08 - 2 miles
Saucony shoes - 102.25 miles

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wednesday check-in

I did 1.75 miles at the Alta track. My shin started bugging me slightly so while I was going for 2, I decided to baby that shin because of how it's been in the past. I was kind of discouraged, but hope that easing into my runs will help it to get stronger.

Taylor and the kids came down as well and brought their bike and scooter. We hung around a little when I was done as they are finishing putting in artificial turf. It was kind of interesting to watch. We saw a family from our ward and the head coach and his wife. Guess they have a scimage game on Saturday, so they've got to hurry up! Also, I saw another family in the ward on their back deck ... their house back ups to the track. (Hi Kandi!!!) It sure helped to get the run in to have all the pleasant distractions!

8/11/08 - 1.75 miles
Saucony shoes - 100.25 miles

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Started running again

So I'm thinking that I am going to do a 10K on September 17 in Eastern Utah. So, I came up with a training schedule which started yesterday with a two mile run. I have not been running consistently since the half, and overall I was very pleased. Aside from the burning lungs to start (which was expected) my body faired pretty well. I didn't have any issues with my right shin, which was great. I actually beat my best time running it is 25 minutes. In the past, we always averaged a 15 minute mile. So I am feeling pretty good. I know my body is in better shape and a little lighter, so I can only imagine what it will be when I lose 10 more pounds!

8/11/08 - 2 miles
Saucony shoes - 98.5 miles

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Checking in ...

Before I leave for Logan. I DID get up and I did a killer lower body strength workout. I actually only did half of the DVD, but it still worked out to be 35 minutes. The entire DVD is over an hour and includes standing leg work for just over 30 minutes and floor leg work for just over 30 minutes. It has been a while since I have done leg work, and I was so fatigued just doing the standing work. No point in causing an more injuries at this point!

So off I go. Thanks, Marlies, for keeping me accountable ... I almost put it off but I knew you would be here for me! ;)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Hump Day workout

I have been having the hardest time being consistent lately. I really want a healthy lifestyle, but in the moment I seem to be making a lot of unhealthy choices. Lucky for me, each day is a new day.

I just got done doing a Cathe strength session. Tomorrow I am going up to Logan for the day, which means that I need to get up earlier so that I can get my workout in before I go up. There I said it, that means I am now accountable!