Saturday, January 14, 2012

Another Week Under My Belt

Week 2 of training is now complete.  I had some major accomplishments this week.  First I felt like my old self!  While running I felt strong, and wanted to keep going.  I was not praying for my runs to be over like last week, instead I was excited to keep going.  I was wondering if I would ever enjoy running like I used to, and was super excited when I was.  Second, I am focusing on losing weight.  In my first week I am down 6.8 lbs.  I focused on my eating and making sure that I was getting in good workouts.

Sunday was my first long run.  I had a 4 mile run, and met the girls.  I felt good and was impressed that I did the entire run.  At the end I even attacked the hill I hated.  Monday was strength training day.  Another successful work out.

Tuesday I hit the streets for a 3 mile run.  I really wanted to focus on negative splits.  I was so happy to be able to do that.  One of the most difficult thing I have when it comes to running or anything is to start out slowly, and finishing strong.  This is going to be the most difficult lesson I am going to learn.

Wednesday and Thursdays I knew that I had difficult days ahead of me, they were both so busy.  I knew that time would not be on my side to get in my run. So of course I set my alarm clock early and ran before starting my day.  One lesson I learned is to make sure that I either bring water with me or drink before running.

Friday was a rest day, and of course that did not happen.  We finally got snow here, so I ended up shoveling the snow.  I don't mind doing that, at least.  Finally today I had my trainer first thing this morning.  We did a fit test then our workout.  It was a great workout.  This again I saw that I need to learn to pace myself better.  I will be more successful in my runs and in my workouts when I finally learn how to do this successfully.

I am so glad that I had a great week.  I am looking forward to see what next week brings.  I am not going to make any excuses this week.  I am going to stay on plan with my eating, and with my exercise.  I know that this is the key to success in building up my endurance and shrinking my waste line!

Suck It Up Cupcake and Move It!

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