It has been a busy week but overall pretty exciting for me and my training.
Weigh-in: I gained a bit back coming in at 229 last Monday. Oh well, we are still under 230 – so I feel like I am making progress!
The week before I was kind of slacking all around. Even though I didn’t see improvement in this area, I felt like a winner in other areas.
Coaching: I decided to bring my coach back on in September! She is going to help me train for hopefully the Seattle Half Marathon at the end of November. I am scared and excited to be working with her again. On the one side, I am glad to have someone to help hold me accountable so I stay on track and hopefully see some results this year. BUT at the same time… no more slacking, “because I was feeling lazy and wanted a nap” is not a good excuse for her. Lol – Overall, I am excited!
First 5k back: I finished my first 5k back last weekend. I finished in 37:02 – this is officially my slowest 5k run. But there are some pros that offset the negativity in my mind over my time.
- I did not walk a single step!
- I thought I would finish closer to 40 minutes
- This is a solid, consistent 12 minute mile pace – which considering 3 miles is a “long run” for me right now, this is good!
- The course had some hills
- I had a baby 5 months ago 😉
Overall, not too shabby! Not sure when my next 5k will be. I have some races on the schedule and in my mind, but all are longer distances. Maybe I’ll wait another 6 months for a 5k so I can feel good about blowing this time completely out of the water!!
Garmin Forerunner 910: SO I sold my Forerunner 210 last weekend and picked up a new baby, the Forerunner 910! If you are unfamiliar with this watch, it is the multisport one. So far, super impressed! I have only used it running so far, but I am going to get it out for a swim this weekend. Preferably open water, then I can see how far I have actually been swimming out at the lake.
BABY: My baby hit the 5 months mark this week. It is so crazy how quickly your life can change. 5 months ago, he was in my tummy, then he was just a blob and 5 short months later he is on the verge of crawling. He can scoot backwards pretty good now, I think by 6 months he’ll at least be army crawling around. Time flies so fast!!
Well I think that is it for me today! Hope everyone is having a blast this week! 🙂