Monday, January 24, 2011

Count down to Surf City Half Marathon-13 Days.

In 13 days, my first born son will be 3 years old. 3?!! No way. Shane, don't turn 3...please? Okay fine.

It's extremely significant to me that I am running a Half Marathon on my sons 3rd birthday. It was while pregnant with him I went from 187 to 253 (day of delivery weight). I have a goal to be at or below 187 by his 3rd birthday (only a few pounds away). It will have only taken me 3 years to get the baby weight off! Seesh. That's a long time.

After the half marathon we are going to Disneyland for his birthday. I hope I will be able to walk. Especially walk all day around Disneyland. Maybe I'll make Davey push me in a Wheel Chair. Should be fun.

I can't wait for the race to be done. I am excited, and I want the medal more than anything, but I am T I R E D of training. I have been slacking a bit since last week. My knees are achy a lot and my hips tight. The thing I am most tired of, is taking 2.5-3 hours to run. I like running, don't get me wrong, but for 3 hours? That's a long time to be doing anything. I get frustrated I am not faster. But that's the LAST thing I can think about right now.
My only goal for the 1/2 is: to F I N I S H.

And to finish with out injury. No doubt I will walk some. And I am okay with that. [I think].
I know with out doubt I could run the whole thing, but I would most likely injure myself. And when I realize, I run the same pace as I run/walk...than why not protect my body and walk a little. And I mean a little. I plan to only walk for a couple minuets every few miles. But I'll listen to my body.

After the 1/2, I plan to take time to focus on weight loss, instead of focusing on training. I am going to be training and working out, but with a different perspective. I have a while before the Half Ironman, and training schedules don't even suggest to start until end of February.
I went to the gym yesterday morning but woke up late and didn't have time to run the 6 miles. I wanted a good calorie burn so I hopped on the Elliptical for 40 minuets, and it was awesome! I have only been Swimming, Biking, or Running. I forgot how refreshing it is to do something different. It was also a good brake for my knees. I feel like I need to change it up for a few weeks. Maybe walk, maybe do the Stair Master & Elliptical, and maybe do a different cardio class.

In October of 2009 I lost a significant amount of weight. I think maybe 10 pounds or so. I had the Body Bugg and I worked on hitting my calorie burn everyday and I didn't even have a gym pass. I did work out videos or walked, and cleaned or ran around the house until I hit it. I need to take a couple weeks to focus on calories in, calories out.

This weeks training: Today-Run 4 miles with boys around neighborhood.
Thursday-Run 12 miles, probably with the boys. Will be challenging!
Monday 1.31.11- Run 2 miles
Rest of week till 1/2, rest.

Todays food:
Breakfast-2 Low Fat Ego waffles w/ 2 tbsp Lite Syrup, & 2 tbsp Free Coolwhip, Coffee
Lunch-1/2 cup brown rice, 1/2 cup black beans, 4 oz chicken cooked in water, tomato, onion, lemon & bowl of tropical fruit w/ free cool whip.
Dinner-1 cup Spaghetti, 2 slices Sara Lee light bread, 1/2 cup Peas
Snack-Fiber One Yogurt
Total Calories: 1,207
(usually I have more snacks, but it's Revival week at church and I am going to try to have dinner ready early so we don't eat really late).
Todays work outs (scheduled to be): 45-60 minuets running at 4.5 mph- 350-450 calories burn
Yoga (@ home w video)-30 minuets- 107 calories burn

I am also doing a "Bite Experiment". I take bites of the boys food all the time, so I decided today to log every bit I take I am not suppose to, and add up estimated calories. I'll let you know how it goes. It won't be pretty.

Do you also take bites of kids food?

P.S. Just found out right now.. we got that house in Morgan Hill if we want it! Now we really need to pray and pray that God works it out (Rent, Deposit,ect.).

The Curvy Housewife


Kendra said...

What is the recommended calorie defecit for weight loss? Just wondering because i"m really struggling right now. I logged food and calorie burn perfectly last week and only lost 1.4. I feel like it should have been way more. And up until recently I stole bites of kid food ALL THE TIME. It totally adds up. As far as the house, pray, pray, pray. But I wouldn't trade being close to family for anything.

Adrienne said...

Loved your comment Kendra :) I use myfitnesspal app on my iPhone and love it! It says for me to lose 2 pounds a week I should be eating 1200 a day. I calculated my BMR and it's 1600 (that's how much I burn doing nothing). Add working out and eating less there should be a loss. That is if all my bites don't add up! LOL :)

Weightless said...

I'm excited for you - and the half! I want one of those medals too! ha ha They're so cute, I can't wait to run again, but I understand what you mean about training and refocusing. It can really take a toll on you.