Today I was notified that I received another running sponsorship. I am really excited about this, as it is a really cool product! Road ID! Check them out! So my mom bought me my first Road ID while living in a very small logging town when I did the majority of my running on back roads, my mom was just sure that I would be hit by a car or logging truck and that no one would know who to call. So she ordered me a Road ID, and I totally loved it!
I’ve recently been reading a little about this… And the benefits of being at race weight, the increase in speed, better endurance, etc. I am about 8# off of my ideal race weight with three weeks from yesterday until my “make-up marathon”, as I will be calling this tiny local marathon. 🙂
The plan… I am a planner, and this works very, very effectively for me. My running and workout schedule has been for shit the last few weeks, I have 99 reasons
(and a bitch ain’t one, lol) why but nothing that isn’t easily fixable…
Issue one, my diet plain flippin sucks. Some of the needed adjustments: Bill and I eat out roughly three lunches or more a week, and he loves carb-loaded dinners, I love cooking, and it isn’t working, ELIMINATE EATING OUT & MAKE HEALTHY DINNERS… Diet soda, I love it, and it hates me, and usually loads on a pound or two of water weight, last one in the fridge this morning is now gone, therefore I won’t be buying more, REMOVE DIET PEPSI & ENTER TEA. Secret snacking… I will admit that often, especially Tuesdays and Thursdays when I get home two hours before Bill, I snack on the most unhealthy things in the house, UNPLANNED SNACKING IS ENDING. Water, I am not a fan of water, I know I should be, I understand all the benefits, I just plain don’t drink enough of it… This is coming to an end too, PACKING AROUND THE BUBBA CUP is happening. I log my food on MyFitnessPal, and it is extremely effective, unless I feel like a hog and quit part way through the day, usually around 3pm, so back to LOGGING EVERYTHING I EAT OR DRINK. These major adjustments will make it easy for me to lose these 8# prior to November 2nd, planning to lose three pounds this week, three pounds the next and two the last week before the marathon.
Workouts… Because I will need to fit in another long run prior to race day, I will need to work that in this Sunday… So my training schedule looks a little like this:
Monday: Pilates, Spinning 1 hour
Tuesday: Treadmill 5 miles, Swimming 15 laps
Wednesday: Pilates, Spinning 1 hour
Thursday: Treadmill 5 miles, Swimming 15 laps
Saturday: Easy 3 miles
Sunday: 18 miles, long and slow
So far today, great little breakfast of 1/2c non-fat greek yogurt, granola and banana. Brought my BUBBA cup to work and have already polished of a cup of green tea.
Happy to report my swimming is coming along. Had a great swim workout at the pool tonight. My breathing felt good, my strokes more even, and overall much smoother. It was a hectic day at work, and I got real stress relief tonight at the pool for the first time. 20 lengths of the pool, which is the distance of the sprint triathlon, so guess what? It’s doable. 🙂
I’d like to say that I have been trucking along like I always have and my running has been amazing and I haven’t been a giant grouchy baby, BUT that’s not the case… I haven’t been out for a run for about two weeks, not a short shitty one, not on my treadmill, not a damn single one… Why? No idea. I am a grouch about it too. I have been sick, fair enough, but I have been better since yesterday… I swam yesterday, yes, but really? That too is an excuse. My iron is low, leaving me on the anemic side of things, again, lame excuse. So tonight, I will quit being such a baby, a grouch and weiner and get out for a run.
Well tonight while the girls were at swimming lessons, Bill and I did a little swimming of our own. It never ceases to amaze me that something I have done all my life, I can be so crappy at technically. It felt good to be in the water, and my lungs were stronger than previously when I swam. It’s going to take time and patience, certainly not my strongest traits…