Thursday, June 30, 2011

Friday Check In #6

 I've been a little behind on the check-ins lately, but I'm back on track.  This week I started boot camp in the park, and my first week of 18-week marathon training.

Let's see where we're at:

Weight: 165.5 (down 3.5 overall)
Waist: 31.5 inches (down 1 inch overall)
Hips: 38.5 inches (down 1.5 inches overall)
Thighs: 20.5 (down 1 inch overall)
Chest: 38.0 (same)
Biceps: 11.0 (same)

Miles run this week: 15.0
Miles run in the last 9 weeks: 143.0

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Getting back on "track"

I've fallen off a bit on tracking my food intake, mostly because I was too embarassed to do so last week after pigging out.  But I forced myself to get back into it this week, and I'm glad I did.

I track my running miles in an actual paper book (I know, lame) but I enjoy tracking my food and exercise (including running) online.  The book just helps me keep up with my marathon training, but I like seeing my calories burned and everything add up on my online tracker.

I use Daily Burn, and I really like it.  I prefer to track what I eat on an actual computer as opposed to an IPhone or Blackberry, and Daily Burn works great for me.  It gives me goals for calories, fat, carbs, and protein.  It gives me a cute little pie chart telling me how everything got split up. 

My "goals" per Daily Burn are as follows:

Calories - 1588-1838
Protein - 89-154 grams
Fat - 39-68 grams
Carbs - 137-205 grams

Yesterday was my first day back to tracking, and I was within range on all four points.  Yay!

Monday, June 20, 2011

And it begins...

I've been seriously slacking on this blog lately.  I was feeling some ridiculous guilt about last week, when I ate like a total piggy and drank copious amounts of wine and beer.  I didn't even weigh in last Friday because I knew I couldn't face it.

But this is a new week, and so begins my official marathon training.  18 weeks and I will be crossing the Verrazano Bridge like those pictured to my left.  I'm following Hal Higdon's marathon training plan, which seems clear-cut, includes two rest days, and a day of cross training.  Anyone interested can check it out on his website....I grabbed it from the book Marathon.

I'm also going to start tracking my miles ran with each check-in.  At 7 weeks of actually tracking my miles on paper, I'm at 113 miles.  And there are lots more to come.  This week I have 15 miles on deck, including a race on Saturday that I am really looking forward to.  Much to my husband's chagrin, I'm 9+1-ing it again this year in case I decide that the marathon rocks hardcore and I would love to subject my body to it again in 2012. 

So I promise to check in this week and let you know the progress of my Hal Higdon marathon training.  Good luck to all that are starting the training at this magical 18-week point!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Friday Check In #5

 Definitely didn't get in enough yoga and pilates this week, and I'm starting physical therapy for my bum knee.  Weight stayed the same, but I'm not surprised in the least, considering I obviously made some mistakes with exercise, and spent the entire last weekend boozing heavily.

This week I need to work on getting up in the AM for yoga/pilates, staying awayyyy from the craft beer, and scheduling my runs around twice a week physical therapy.  It will be a challenge, but who doesn't love a challenge?

Weight: 165 (down 3.0 overall)
Waist: 31.5 (down 1.0 overall)
Hips: 38.5 (down 1.5 overall)
Thighs: 21.0 (down 0.5 overall)
Chest: 37.5 (down 0.5 overall)
Biceps: 11 (same)

Friday Check In #4

 Yay!  Lost weight again this week.

Weight: 165 (down 0.5 from last week, 3 overall)
Waist: 32.0 (down 0.5 overall)
Hips: 39.0 (down 1.0 overall)
Thighs: 21.0 (down 0.5 overall)
Biceps: 11.0 (same)
Chest: 37.5 (down 0.5 overall)