I must admit that I have never thought of myself as a "true" runner. That is until Friday. I had a scheduled 4 mile training run for my 10k. I did it and the miles just ticked off one after the other. It was the most amazing feeling ever! I couldn't believe that when I completed it that I could have probably gone further as well.
My goal for this week is to do my regularly scheduled runs which are:
Monday - 30 mins
Wednesday - 35 mins
Friday - 4 miles
But instead of doing 1:1 for every interval I plan on increasing my running time to 90s and keep my walking at 60s. If I can't quite do the 90 I may try for 75s and alternate between that and 90s. My goal is to get farther faster without actually increasing my speed yet. I have been increasing speed, but I have noticed my knees bother me more when I do that. If those get hurt well then I can't run and so I need to find another way to get to my destination faster! I will see how this week goes and see about increasing slowly over the next couple of months.
Friday I completed my first ever 4 mile run in 52:40. My goal was 52m to stay within the goal of 13m miles. I had to run for longer distances at the end to make sure this would happen, but I did it. I ran most of the time at 5.3 mph but did increase the last 1/3 of my time to 5.4mph. I got up to 5.5 mph for one interval and it was definitely too much at that time if I wanted to complete the 4 miles strong. WHICH I DID!
I have been sticking to my Fab Abs Challenge every day it is scheduled, which is every day except Sunday. I am now up to 60 crunches, 15 push-ups and 50s planks for each set. I am still doing 3 sets as well. By the end of last week though my back was pretty sore from everything. It was great to have Sunday off from it all. I woke up this morning feeling pretty good though and look forward to everything today! I can't believe there are only 9 days left in this challenge! And I have ROCKED every day so far! Now the true test comes though. It took my 18 days to get to 50s planks and now I have half the time to get to 2m planks! OMG I can't believe I will be doing this! EEK! I will though. I am so determined to finish this challenge strong and move on to the next one :)
I can't believe that the wedding is only 60 days from today! It really will be here before I know it! I have my invitations about 2/3 done and just need to add stamps. I hope to get those on Friday and have them in the mail on the first still! That is the goal we'll see if that happens :) I am still trying to decide for sure exactly what I am doing for table decorations and buffet set-up. I need to make this my focus and just decide. It is so hard not having my computer running at home because I can't compare prices at home :( But it just has to be done and so I will figure it out! I have a couple of ideas and just need to see what will be best for the budget. I would like to save in these areas so I can apply more to the bar fund. I hate not being able to just have an open bar, but it will be good still!
Well that is all for now. I can't wait to share my progress at the end of the month for sure. I know I am losing inches, just not pounds right now. My focus this week needs to be food! I will get this figured out and do better this week. At this point I am already doing better because I had oatmeal for breakfast. Now to figure out lunch and dinner and I will be all set!