Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Training Tuesday

So, one of my favoritest people is currently training for her first half – Abbey at Finding My Forever – and last week she had decided to start documenting her awesomeness with something called Training Tuesday. I suggested maybe offering it as a link-up and BAM! That’s what we kind of got.

This will just be a way to talk about training [in any way for anything] to help hold ourselves accountable and possibly brag a bit. I mean, you ran 1 mile without stopping – you totally deserve a chance to brag about it! That shit is hard.

And even if you’re not training for anything, you’re just putting yourself out there to be healthier, to get slimmer, to whatever you can share it on Training Tuesday. Let’s say you were sitting at home and instead of eating a carton of Oreos you instead ate 20 devil baby carrots [hypothetical situation, of course] – share it here!

Abbey & I don’t discriminate – we congratulate.

So, link-up here if you’re feeling it!

My Training

I’m working on training for a very hill half-marathon (13.1 miles) but my training has been, uh, lackluster. I don’t know why but this past week has not been fun for me.

2/12 – Fat Tuesday was celebrated by uh, being fat. I didn’t run even though my schedule had 3 miles on it. 2/13 – I cross-trained with Mojgan where we did a devil incarnate tabata workout. If you’re not familiar with tabata it’s basically doing an exercise for 20 seconds on, 10 seconds on for a series of rounds (we had 8 rounds, I think this is normal?) It sounds easy, but it’s not. Here’s my log from Dailymile [friend me if you’re on there!] Tabata 2/14 – Rest day. Definitely needed it after WHY GOD WHY Wednesday with Moj.
2/15 – I went to the gym intending to run, but I only got a 3/4 mile in before I decided to take it back a notch and play some with the incline [hill training?] Total miles: 2
2/16 – For the Run of It 5k with my friend Sunny! I’ll have a post on this later, but let’s just say I’m very pleased with it.
2/17 – I was supposed to run 7 miles. I did not. I just walked lazily around my house every 7 minutes picking up after my kid. Kidding. I didn’t even do that. I did nothing.
2/18 – I planned on doing that 7 miles while Lillie napped [she and I were home sick] but I only got to 3.8 miles before I gave up and read a book instead. Oops.

And there’s my training Tuesday!

Other awesomeness: I gave up sodas/energy drinks for Lent and I almost died this weekend. I just wanted to reach for a glorious, glorious can of Dr. Pepper to wash down my habit of eating chunks of cheese as a snack, but no, I did not. All weekend I just kept thinking – “is it Easter yet?” And “Why didn’t I give up Prune Juice instead?” Since I make it a habit to not drink prunes, I would have so kicked that un-habits ass.

Alright, link-up and let us know what’s been going on in your training pants!


Breenah said...

I've more or less given up soda since the new year. I have the random (low-cal) cherry limeade from Sonic, but usually it's water or tea. Oh, and lots of coffee. Unless it was life or death, I couldn't give that up.

Also, I made it through Week 2 Day 1 of C25K on the first try today!

Amanda Arr said...

Friended you on DM. Happy training!

Abbey said...

1. Sometimes I forget you have the new layout and I'm impressed all over again when I get here.

2. I didn't have soda for a long ass time. Like, 6 years or more? And then I started drinking alcohol...

3. I probably can't do any pushups and don't know what most of the things you did are.

4. Next week I'll send you the linky thing and that way you can have it on your post too. :)