Monday, July 22, 2013

Week 2 Recap

I've been a very lazy blogger this week, mostly due to the fact that my parents were staying with us and I tend to let everything slide when we have house guests.

I was not a lazy runner, though, and I did all of the workouts that my coach laid out for me.

GMM Half Marathon Training Week 2 Schedule:

  • Monday - Rest
  • Tuesday - 3 speed
  • Wednesday - Rest/Cross Train
  • Thursday - 2 easy
  • Friday - Rest/Cross Train
  • Saturday - 5 miles
  • Sunday - 2 easy

How the week actually went: 

  • Monday - Rest
  • Tuesday - Rest (Tuesdays have not worked out lately! Grr!) 
  • Wednesday - 3 speed (hit my paces PERFECTLY, if I do say so myself)
  • Thursday - 2 easy (not a great run, but it was ok)
  • Friday - Rest
  • Saturday - 4.8 miles (major malfunctions all over the place, including my watch dying, hence the short run since I didn't know exactly where I was supposed to turn around)
  • Sunday - 2.2 easy (possibly the easiest run I've ever had)

I'm over being upset about Saturday's run (it was UGLY and I walked a lot), but if I were a newer newb, I'd be pretty disheartened and would be questioning my ability to do a HM in a few months.  Fortunately, I know I can complete the distance because I've done it before.  The question now is just whether I'll be running it or run/walking.  I'm hoping for the former!   We'll see.  Lots of time still!  

So, Week 3 begins today - fortunately with a rest day, because I'm feeling blah today (and I'm taking my parents to the airport this morning).    No new weight loss to report - but no gain, either, so that's good.  At least I know I can stop tracking calories for a few days and keep off what I've lost so far.  Actually, I think it's good to relax for a few days every once in awhile - otherwise it all ends up feeling like such a chore that you might say "Forget this!" and stop trying altogether.  Not what I want!   So I'm back to counting calories today and paying a little bit more attention.  5 months left in 2013, and I am 5 lbs from the goal I set for myself in January.  Pretty sure I can do it, but only time will tell. 

Fitbit Zip Update - Last week I accidentally wore my Zip in the pool for about 5 minutes.  NO HARM DONE!  I was shocked (and totally relieved) to see that it still worked perfectly, and has had no issues since.  Phew!  Well done, Fitbit, for creating something that is Diana-proof! 

Happy Monday, all! 


  1. I'm sorry about Saturday's run. You'll get it next time!

    How do you like your FitBit? I'm considering getting one for Mr PugRunner.

    Have a great Monday!

    1. I love my Fitbit! I have the Zip, which is the cheapest of the 3 kinds. I did a mini review/rave a few posts ago. I've had mine a few weeks now, and it's helped me lose 5 lbs so far!

  2. Glad you still got your training in even with your parents in town.
    Some runs just aren't meant to be - I'm sure your next long run will go much better.
    Good to know that a FitBit can survive a few minutes in the water!

    1. I hope so! 5 miles shouldn't be an issue for me - but I feel like everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong, and instead of powering through, I just gave up. Ugh. Hate that.

  3. Besides Monday and tuesday you pretty much hit the rest of the week on the head.
    Well done for getting to 4.8mi that's pretty close to 5mi, and considering you had to guess where you were, hats off to you.

    You are very lucky that you fitbit is still working. I don't wear mine in the shower, I don't want to risk my new toy breaking (cause knowing to me it would totally happen).

    1. I was very surprised that it was still working - and very annoyed with myself for forgetting to take it off! Dur.

  4. I think you're doing just fine! We all have bad runs sometimes. That's just part of it. Glad you're not giving up. 5 lbs. in 5 months seems totally possible--I'm sure you'll do it!

  5. Gotta have the bad days to have the good ones! Glad you know that :)


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