Training Goals 10/19 – 10/25

The recap is pretty weak. I was sick much of the week, and even missed 1.5 days of work.

Training Goals 10/12 – 10/18

Monday: Run 2-3 miles with the architect – FAIL!

Tuesday: Weights/yoga – FAIL!

Wednesday/Thursday: Bike to work at least one of those days. – FAIL!

Friday: Easy 3-4 miles in the morning, weights in the afternoon. – Half SUCCESS! I ran 3 miles!

Saturday: Bike 20ish miles, swim 30 minutes – FAIL!

Sunday: Easy 4-5 mile run. – Well, I did run. 2.5 miles. I don’t think my body has completely recovered from the exciting combo of marathon + sick. My quads hurt AND my lungs hurt. So – I cut it short.

Training Goals 10/19 – 10/25

Monday: Bike to work

Tuesday: Run 3-4 miles

Wednesday: Rest day

Thursday: Bike to work

Friday: Run 3-4 miles

Saturday: Swim (lessons, maybe?)

Sunday: Run 4-5 miles.

I decided to NOT do the 5K race coming up next Sunday. I’m just not in a place to race, and I don’t want to pay money to go out for a 5K run. I do want to do one more timed 5K this year, but I need a little more time to recover & get back into shape.

In other training news, I met with my nutritionist on Friday, and we made an eating plan for me to start losing that weight. She did mention that one of the biggest inhibitors to losing belly fat (which is where I carry most of my extra weight) is stress! Although you can’t spot-lose, staying stress-free (which I haven’t been doing well lately) definitely helps control the belly fat. Ways to stay stress-free involve lots of things I can’t control, but apparently consuming at least 2 meals with Omega-3’s a week can also help. So – I will be having my once/week tuna AND this week, I bought salmon. I do not like salmon, so any guaranteed delicious recipes would be fantastic.

Other things that I am doing is, instead of counting calories, counting servings per food group. I get 6 grains, 5 protein, 5 veggie, 3 fruit, 3 dairy, 5 fats, and 150 calories of “extras” (i.e. full-fat cheese, beer, etc.). How am I doing?  you might ask. Today I had 1 fruit, 3 veggies, 3 grain, 3 protein, 2 dairy & 2 oils. I did manage to get my “extra” beer in though. I definitely have some work to do. One thing that I’m going to have to be better at is menu planning & making my lunch the night before (which I have already done today). Not only will this help me nutritionally, it should also reduce stress & save money – both of which are excellent benefits.

My goal is to lose between 1 – 1.5 lbs/week for the next 10-15 weeks (although last night I dreamed that I weighed 115 lbs, and that was kind of cool, if a bit unrealistic). Ideally I will hit my goal weight by about the beginning of February – just in time to start some possible training.

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