Friday, December 12, 2014

Follw Through Friday - Business Travel and Holidays

Considering how busy this weekend/week was, I’m happy with my results. I was on the go ALL weekend and ate out a lot of meals plus had to take a quick trip to Memphis for work which also included eating out (and eating a LOT in general, if you ever go to Memphis and want an amazing dinner – check out Folk’s Folly… pricey but omg, so good!). Luckily I got my runs in anyways! I got up nice and early on Saturday morning and did my 6 mile run with one of the other moms from Moms Run This Town (MRTT). I was a little nervous about essentially running with a stranger and being able to hold a conversation. Not because of lack of things to talk about, but because of being able to catch my breath. This mom was great, ran at my pace, and I surprisingly was able to talk the whole time without gasping for air. I usually run alone with music so it was a nice change and the 6 miles went by much faster and I even kept a decent pace (for me).  I plan to meet up with some other MRTT ladies tomorrow for my 7 mile run on the West Orange Trail. I did my first 30 minute run before I left for the airport on Tuesday morning as I knew we had a business dinner planned in Memphis so the chance of running that night would be slim and then Wednesday I had a half day meeting and had to get back on a plane to come home with landing around 9pm(ended up catching an earlier flight but still wasn’t home until 8) so I knew Wednesday would be a bust for exercise as well. The run wasn’t very fast, and I walked a lot of it due to a cramp half way through (probably shouldn’t have eaten seconds before jumping on the treadmill but I was pressed for time), but at least I got it done! I did my last run, last night and was actually rather impressed, especially because I had a huge lunch (my boss took us out). It was supposed to be a “pace” run but I started it without figuring out what speed I’d need to run to get that pace with intervals so I just set the speed on the treadmill at 5.5 MPH and increased it gradually as I went. I managed to do negative splits and ran the entire 30 minutes and ended up right around a 11 min pace, which is my goal for the half, so I was very happy with that! I’m normally an interval runner but lately for my shorter runs, I’ve been enjoying the straight through running more.  

The next 2-3 weeks are going to be super tough with the holidays in full swing. I’m actually really worried about meeting my month 3 DietBet weigh in on January 6th. Oh yea, speaking of DietBets, last week I mentioned my 2nd month of diet bet weigh in being the following day. Well, I hit my goal and won $29.92 (so $17.42 profit)! I have to get down to 167.4 to hit my goal for this month. I feel like if I keep up with my running, it should at least help balance out the bad eating. I’m not going to deprive myself of holiday goodness, but hopefully try to eat REALLY good on the days I don’t have anything going on and then only indulge for the MEAL on the days I do have something going on, rather than all day. That’s my plan anyways and hopefully it’ll be enough to meet my round/month 3 goal! This week I have a work luncheon/pot luck on Monday, an ornament exchange party with the MRTT ladies on Tuesday, and a Wine Tasting party on Thursday.

I also didn’t schedule my facial yet for hitting my goal last week, but now I feel like I don’t deserve it since I gained some back and am above that incentive again. Guess I’ll just wait until I hit it again and then schedule it.

 Results for the week:

Weight: 170.4

Pins Moved (lbs lost): one in the wrong direction (1 lb gained)

Half Marathon training:
     Run 1: 6.01 miles in 1:11:41 (11:55 pace) 
     Run 2: 2.38 miles in 30:00 (12:36 pace)
     Run 3: 2.71 miles in 30:00 (11:04 pace)
     Strength Training: none

     Walk: Friday – 2.32 miles
     Walk: Saturday - 0.5 miles
     Walk: Wednesday - 0.5 miles
     Walk: Thursday - 0.5 miles

Total Weekly Miles Logged:  14.92 miles

Overall Weight Lost since "Starting Point" 10/24/14: 6.2 lbs

Plan for Next Week: 
Continue the half marathon training plan, for Friday through Monday it will include: a 7 mile run, two 30-minute runs, and two strength training days. 

Linking up with Carolyn and Fitnasty for Life with the pledge to get #FIT4FIFTEEN! 

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  1. Awesome job knocking out the runs! Sounds like you had a busy week but still managed to get workouts in (always a challenge, but a good reminder that it CAN be done!). Your holiday eating mindset is a lot like mine. A little indulging is totally okay, but that doesn't mean going off the rails for days at a time. Hope you have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks Carolyn! Hope you have a great weekend as well!

  2. Looks like you're working hard! Keep it up! :)


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