Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday!

Wonderful thing #1 today - I got on the scale, and it said 152.4.   That's the smallest number I've seen in years, people!  At my heaviest, I was 168.  When I got married, I was 138.  I would like to be in the 140s, and it looks like I might actually manage that soon!  Whoot! (Goal weight for 2013 is actually 145, but anything in the 140s will make me smile!) 

Wonderful thing #2 today - Kids had camp, so I had 4 glorious hours to myself!  

Wonderful thing #3 today - Speedwork!  Wait, what?  Did I just type that?  The Green Mountain Half Marathon  is on Oct. 13th, and I officially started training this week.  I was supposed to start yesterday, but life got in the way, so I started today.   My coach said I should run 4x400m with 400 recovery jogs.  Half mile warm up and cool down.   My "easy" pace is supposed to be 12:16 - 12:56, 400m pace is supposed to be between 9:19 - 9:55, and my recovery pace is supposed to be 13:04-14:03.  

Obviously I bombed on the recovery paces (I will admit to walking!), but for my first formal attempt at speed work, I am pretty happy with this!  I hit the paces for the 400s (though as you can see I attempted 1/4 miles, since I wasn't at a track, and I wasn't always exact.  You'd think the tree I used as a landmark wouldn't move, but apparently it did LOL), and I managed to stay in my paces for the warm-up and cool-down, as well, which is good.  I have been going "too fast" in my easy runs and am trying to train myself to slow down.  (Which is hysterical to me, when you think of how slow I really am!) 

AND!  AND!  I got to eat a Panera bagel today and I'm still under my calories for the day.  LOL   So happy about that. =)   I've gotten my family brainwashed to agree to daily family walks as "preparation" for our trip to Disney next month, and the extra moving around is really helping me stay on track.  The more I sit, the more I eat, so I have to keep moving!  

To aid me in that effort, I bought a FitBit Zip.  I have only been using it a few days - I will do a proper "review" giving my thoughts in another week or so, but so far so good.  

I hope you are all having a Wonderful Wednesday!


  1. Yay for doing speed work! I mean yay that you liked it, not that you got to. LOL I never mastered jogging between the 400's either. I always walked or even stood still and panted between. Great job on the weigth loss too!

    1. Thanks! Yeah, my coach said to just keep moving. So I did, but man, not very swiftly! LOL

  2. It has been years since I did speed work and I'm pretty sure it never made it into a wonderful anything. Good for you for doing it!!! And, hooray on the weight loss!! I like your little motivation for getting the family to go on walks.

    1. Our kids are so little still, and I know that there will be a LOT of walking at Disney, so I'm trying to get them used to it. Plus, honestly, there are a lot of bigger people on all sides of the family, so I figure that introducing a healthy lifestyle to my kids while they're young can't hurt!


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