08 January 2011

The First Week

Well, the first week of the new year was pretty full in my world!  I worked 6 days in a row, have been to the gym 5 times, played 2 soccer games (goalie both times, which I am loving by the way), had blood work done for my routine physical and made sure the kiddos were at school on time every day! 

I have been good about most of my New Year's resolutions, although tonight I realized it had been a couple of days since I had taken my vitamin.  Darn it, why is that so hard for me to remember???  I haven't touched the enormous bad of M&M's in my cupboard and also resisted the multitude of french fries that surrounded me last night while we were at The Blazing Onion after soccer!  I have been reading my book daily.  I went through all of our rooms today and found 4 huge bags of clothing to donate that we no longer wear.  So far, so good!

I did my first run of the year on Wednesday.  It was a hectic morning at our house trying to get the kids out the door (patience...ya, not so much) and I ended up leaving my new Garmin watch at home.  I was a little annoyed with myself but headed to the gym anyways and decided to just count my laps around the building again and estimate my time and distance.  I warmed up really quick on the spin bike for about 15 minutes then headed out the door.  I am pretty sure I did 20 laps, it could have been 21- I am not very good at keeping track because my mind wanders.  I have been told that one lap is just shy of 1/4 mile so I assume I ran close to 4 miles, maybe a bit more. 

I also wasn't in the mood to have music blaring in my ears so I just ran without any device at all.  Just me, my Vibram's and a bunch of warm clothing.  It felt pretty good, I ended up running for 40 minutes.  I could tell my pace was slow (intentionally) because I didn't need any recovery time at all.  Which was nice!  Next time I will make sure I have my Garmin with me so I can know for sure the distance around the building. 

I have signed up and committed to running 1000+ miles this year!  I figure that doubles what I did last year and will give me a good source of motivation to get out and run as often as possible, even a short run when I have time to build my mileage up.  How exciting!  I love a good challenge.  

I am currently trying to put together a training plan that will work for me.  I have lots of activities I enjoy doing, however I am not sure which ones will fit into my marathon training agenda!  So I am in the process of analyzing my work schedule, the class schedule at the gym as well as the Hal Higdon training program I will be following so I can create a spreadsheet of my workout plan.  I am excited to get started! 

Also, next Friday on January 14th I will check my weight and body fat at the gym.  I will do a weigh in every Friday after that, and a body fat check every other week.  Because I know you are all dying to know the damage from the holidays!  I am scared to get on the scale and  find out for myself!  Yikes!  But I do find that posting my weight is quite liberating- and it also keeps me honest.  And out of the cookie jar- well, for the most part!

Other than that, nothing too exciting to report!  Hope you all are doing well with your resolutions and goals! 


  1. 1000miles?
    whats our first race??:)

  2. Thinking about the Knock your Socks off out in Gig Harbor next month...what do you think? And definitely the St. Patty's Day!