Wednesday, July 30, 2008


I had wanted to get in some XT today, but I woke up at 9 (too much sleep) and I feel rushed if I have to go to the gym when I wake up that late. Or am I just being lazy? I'll let you decide.

Anyways, that made me think about my routine. I like to wake up, eat breakfast and drink coffee and water, then gym it. This means that I have to cook breakfast (I've been having tofu scrambles lately) and then wait an hour after I eat it. I usually end up waiting more because I've started to do something and need to finish. I've been thinking lately about getting some sort of protein shake, and this morning it is really making sense. It would make my breakfast consumption so much faster, meaning I could chill and drink coffee during the hour I wait for my food to digest.

Speaking of coffee, I thought I'd write down some general goals:
  • Run without coffee in the morning.
  • Run 4x/ week, XT 1x
  • Run 1-2x outside
  • Wake up with Phil (7:30am)
  • Start an ab program, be it pilates or crunches or whatev.

And for the rest of the week, I am aiming for (i'm making my week start on mondays now, so technically i only have one run so far this week):
  • Run 3: Thurs: 3 mi
  • XT 1: Fri: 35 min.
  • Run 4: Sat: 3 mi
I'll hopefully be starting next week with a long outdoor run on Sunday-- my first one this summer! Whoo!
  • Run 1: Sun: 6 mi
  • Run 2: Tues: 4 mi
  • XT 1: Wed: 35 minutes
  • Run 3: Thurs: 3 mi
  • Run 4: Friday: 4 mi

That will be my first 6 miles (ever) and I will probably not actually do it. So we'll see! I mapped out the route, but it may be a bit ambitious. :)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I will walk past the scale, I will walk past the scale...

Sometimes it's really hard to not step on a scale when it's right there, but I did it this morning. I walked on by. I weighed myself on Sunday and there's no point in weighing myself 2 days later! I'll just feel bad if I weigh more. Better to save up that guiltiness for next Sunday.

Run 1: Sunday. 4 miles in 35 min, not including my cool down and run home (which is only about .4 miles)
Run 2: Tuesday (today). 4 miles in 35 min, again not including cool down and run home.

Today's run was really difficult. I usually enjoy it, watching mindless crap on the boobtube. I typically start out at a specific mph and increase .2 every ten minutes until the last five minutes, when i bump it up a lot and sprint for the last few. I love upping the speed and pushing myself, but today I was feeling super sluggish. I did it anyway, and I'm glad, it was just more of a struggle. Maybe I need to start taking those multi-vits once and for all. Phil's mom bought me special mini ones because I hate swallowing pills.

I also got me a free training log from the Runner's World website. My sister has a Nike+ and it does amazing things while tracking her progress and stuff. I wish I had one! But the Runner's World training log is the next best (free) thing, and it gives you cool widgets to post on your blog, so that might be the next thing I do.

Welllll. Perhaps I will do some abs?