Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Operation Get Fit - one month check in

I realize I haven't checked in on Operation Get Fit in a month.  Sorry!  I had a girls weekend in Charleston, then I got sick AGAIN.  Once I recovered I hit the gym hard, especially last week.  I took a functional fitness class Monday followed by running a mile, and went to functional fitness again on Wednesday.  I woke up Friday morning sooo sore but was determined to keep the motivation and got on the treadmill.  Despite how tired and sore I was, that was the first day I ran 3 miles!  I felt a little nauseous afterwards but there was no looking back now!

Today?  I ran 3 miles in the time you see above!  I just need to knock 2 more minutes off and I'll have hit my goal of running 3 miles at a 10 minute pace!  I've really got to crank up the heat on my running as my husband pointed out we've got to start our training program for the September race soon.  Sheesh, already?  Yes.  It is an 18 mile race but we are going to use Hal Higdon's marathon training program.  I used his half-marathon training program when preparing for my first half a few years ago in Arizona.  I need to lay out each week's plan and figure what I'm going to do with the kids because I don't want to push them in the stroller more than 1-2 times per week...that is...whenever it stops snowing here in upstate NY.

I also signed up for a March Weight Loss challenge at the local YMCA!  I thought it would be a nice motivator for me.  Today was the one week weigh in and I lose 2 pounds!!  Too bad I realized I'll probably be in Virginia when they have the final weigh in.  Whoops!!

Here's an update on my goals for 2013:

Liz's 2013 Get Fit Goals:

- Run 3 miles without stopping. (I've gotta start somewhere!)
- Drink a glass of water BEFORE coffee in the morning. (This may sound silly and small, but it actually is a challenge for me and I feel it will start me on the right foot each morning.)
-Do some form of cardio at least 3x's per week - even if one of the kids are sick and I can't make it to the gym.
-Weight goal #1 - 150
-Drink 50oz of water per day.
-Run 3 miles at minimum 10 minute pace.
-Complete 100 pushups challenge
-Weight goal #2 - 140
-Run 5 miles
-Run 10 miles
-Train for this race in September. The 18 miler, not the 12.

How are YOU getting fit this month?

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