Yesterday (now that I have my GPS watch) I went on the second ten-mile run of my life, and it was pretty good. It didn’t feel as great as the first one that I did, but that one I hadn’t biked five miles the day before. Regardless, I was happy I was able to complete the run and that freed up the rest of the day eating wise as I burned somewhere in the range of 1,000 calories.
Today, we got up after a good nights sleep and I decided that I would try some speed training to help try and boost my 10k pace. We went to the local high school and found the track and ran a mile warm-up and then did ¼ of a lap at a little less then a full out sprint and then ¼ of lap jog repeat. Did that for a couple miles and then finished with a two mile jog, five altogether.
My running watch (ok I will just say it I have Nike+ Sportwatch GPS) and part of this watch is software that tracks your runs, measures your progress in multiple ways, and offers challenges. So far I have been super happy with the interface and the watch in general. One of the runs that was suggested in the mapping section has a 7-mile run through Golden Gate park and I can’t wait to do this run. It is on the horizon.
On a side note, we went to Gap today (mostly because my jeans are getting loose again) so that I could try on some jeans. And I was able to fit comfortably into a size 29. That means from the beginning of our health trek till now I have gone down five jean sizes.
Keep the work up, make it happen!
Usually after a Saturday my weight goes up a bit because Saturday is usually our free day.
However today I weighed in at my lowest weight. My weight keeps fluctuating within the same 3 lb. weight bracket and I am really hoping that this week I will be able to move past it since I maintained my weight through the weekend.
As of right now I’ve lost 20 lbs. and am down one pants size. It is a nice accomplishment but I am getting tired of not making progress past it. I am really hoping to drop 3 lbs. this week now that I am running up to 2 miles at a time and doing 4.5-5 miles on my long run days.
I was really pleased with the dinner Nathaniel and I had tonight because it was tasty and really healthy. We had seared tilapia on top of a roughly chopped cabbage salad with mango and papaya salsa along with a bowl of zucchini and corn soup.
I am pretty excited for this week to see what I can accomplish.