After my disappointing week 2 of marathon training, I made sure that week 3 was going to be strong. I focused on planning my training runs like appointments that I could not miss. My family members helped watch JP so I could focus on my training. I’ve learned that it isn’t selfish to ask my family for help and they love watching JP– It’s a win win situation. I deserve some mommy time to myself for training too.
I got all of my required mileage in, but most of it on the treadmill. It is beyond hot and humid in Atlanta right now. I had one run outside and I felt delirious by the end of it. I try very hard to listen to my body and it does not like the heat.
- Tuesday: scheduled for 3, ran miles.
- Thursday: scheduled for 3 and ran 2 awful miles outside.
- Friday: not scheduled for anything, but ran 3 miles.
- Sunday: scheduled for 4 and ran 5 on the treadmill.
I’m not sharing any of my cross training with you, but I have 3 crosstraining workouts scheduled each week. They vary from weights to Pilates and stretching. Overall, week 3 was a very strong week for me.
12 Week Vacay Challenge Update:
Last week I confessed to not staying on track and gaining a bit of weight. Since most of it was from eating out at restaurants, I’m convinced that it was water weight. It came off very quickly and I immediately got back on track. I did very well this week and lost another 4 pounds.
I have been focusing on protein at each meal. I’ve been eating yogurt or eggs for breakfast, protein smoothies for lunch and lean meats for dinner. My body reacts well to the extra protein and it accompanies my crosstraining well. I still eat carbs, but I’ve been careful about my choices. I pick sweet potatos, brown rice and quinoa for my carb. They don’t spike my blood sugar but keep me feeling full.
I’m also seeing my clothes get a little looser, so I feel like I’m on track. 8 more weeks until our trip to Disney World!
Week 1: 172.8 (-4 lbs)
Week 2: 171.6 (-1.2 lbs)
Week 3: 172. 3 (+.8 lbs)
Week 4: 168.4 (-4 lbs)
Total pounds lost thus far: 8.4 lbs