Saturday, March 30, 2013

I Made It To 11

I was scheduled to complete 12 miles of training this morning, but after an elevation gain of 755 feet and 1,300+ calories burned, the 12th mile was left in the dust. 

My first half marathon is not scheduled until May 19th, so I still have another 12 mile run on my schedule in a few weeks.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Recap of This Week

This week was somewhat like last week.

Monday- 3/25
Fit Soldiers Boot Camp- 45 Minutes
Denver Gym & Fitness- Elliptical- 45 Minutes

Tuesday- 3/26
Fit Soldiers Boot Camp- 40 Minutes
Denver Gym & Fitness- Elliptical- 45 Minutes

Wednesday- 3/27
Fit Soldiers Boot Camp- 40 Minutes
Denver Gym & Fitness- Elliptical- 40 Minutes

I took off exercising yesterday and today (my son's birthday), because I have a 12 mile run scheduled tomorrow at 7:30am with Runner's Edge of the Rockies.  I'm staying with this group until The Colfax Marathon and moving over to Team in Training for the Rock 'N' Roll Denver Marathon in October.

I feel that the Team in Training model works best for me and I'm excited to see if anyone on my block (or others that I know) would be interested in going to an informational meeting on 4/18 or signing up outright. Don't worry, there is a way out if you are worried about reaching the (completely do-able) minimum fundraising amount.

I'm down almost 15 pounds and with WW and marathon training, I don't question that I will continue to become stronger and lose the weight to be healthy for my family.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Last Week

I forgot to post my workouts for the week on Friday, so I'll catch everyone up today.

Monday 3/18
Run 10 Miles 
The weather was bad on Saturday, so I waited

Tuesday 3/19
40 Minutes of Elliptical

Wednesday 3/20
Fit Soldiers Boot Camp
- Squats, lunges , rows, pushups
25 Minutes of Elliptical

Friday 3/22
Fit Soldiers Boot Camp
- Side lunges/courtesy lunges, Burpees (I hate them), chest pulls
Run 8 Miles

Sunday 3/24
1 Hour walking around the Denver Auto Show

I got myself weighed at Weight Watchers and I lost 1.8 pounds this week. I'm thrilled!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I Did It Again

Currently, I'm in the process of training for the Colfax Half Marathon in May, but I just can't stop thinking about the three marathons that I wasn't able to complete because of injuries these last few years; Georgia Marathon, Colfax Marathon and the Walt Disney World Marathon.

Therefore, I've done it again. I've signed up to complete the 2013 Rock 'N' Roll Denver Marathon with the help of Team in Training.

I've completed three half marathons using their program and want to complete my first full with their training program.

I know I'm not going to be the fastest out there, but if I can inspire others to join this wonderful cause and train for an endurance event, I know I'm on the right path.

If I Can Do It, You Can Do It.
Join Me.

I'm going commit to updating this blog once a week.