Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter...and Happy Running!

Well, Friday is finally here, and tomorrow is my last long run before my very first half marathon next Sunday. Soooo exciting!
I decided to do a recap of March to see where I have been, and what I would like to accomplish for April....
Ran= 10x
Total Mileage= 57 miles
Shortest Run= 2 miles
Longest Run=11 miles

Body Combat=5x
Body Pump= 4x
Zumba= 1x
30 Day Shred=1x
Other=2x

Total Days in March= 31
Total Work Out Days in March= 23

I feel really good about this number. I have really set my mind to think that working out/running is just part of my life and my schedule. At the beginning of the week, I talk with my husband and plan out my workout days/runs. Only a couple of times did I have to switch, but I don't think I missed any days this month, which I am proud of.
My goals for April are to continue my working out schedule:
Run 2-3 days/week
Cross Train 2-3 days/week
Weights 1-2 days/week

I would like to really work the 30 day shred program into my workout, and I think I might start that next week. I did it once, really liked it, and because I have to do it in our unfinished basement (my husband doesn't want me jumping up and down in the living room), the dvd player we have downstairs, we can't find the remote, so I need to go buy a new one....and just haven't....so, that's my excuse for the lack of the 30 day shred in my program, but I plan to get the remote and plan on really committing to this.
I also want to really focus on my eating. For some reason this week, I have gotten a little off track, and I know with Easter this weekend, it won't get much better until Monday. I don't want to do anything too drastic next week, with the half being on Sunday, but I would like to cut out sugar and possibly carbs the two weeks before our vacation. I plan on ordering my swimming suits tonight from Victoria Secret, and they have to look good!!!

So, that's my plan....

As for my workouts this week:
Sunday: Weights and Abs
Monday: 1 Hour Body Combat/1 Hour Zumba
Tuesday: 3 Mile Run (27:03 minutes)
Wednesday: Planned to do Body Combat...but I was sooooo tired, so ended up going to bed at 8:15pm instead
Thursday: Felt MUCH better....1 Hour Body Pump
Friday: Off
Saturday: 10 Mile Run

I will post a few pics from my run on Tuesday in my next post...haven't downloaded them on the computer yet....also have a fun product review to do!

Hope everyone has a great weekend and even greater Easter! Enjoy your time with your family and the yummy food!
Run with ya soon,
Stephanie

Current Giveaways:
Tricia: Kettleworx (ends tonight)
Erica: Ryders Sunglasses (ends tonight)
Momma Twitch: 1/2 Marathon Giveaway (ends 4/3)
Running For Good: Bondiband Giveaway (ends 4/4)
Happy Runner: Run Like a Mother Book Giveaway (ends 4/5)
Miss Zippy: Runervals DVD (ends 4/7)
TMB: Moving Comfort Bra Giveaway (ends 4/8)
She Runs Like a Girl: Swag Giveaway (ends 4/10)
Katye: Running Skirts Top Giveaway (ends 4/10)
Random Chick: Book and Sunglassess Giveaway (ends 4/12)
Erica: Road ID and Gu Giveaway (ends 4/16)

7 comments:

EricaH said...

How exciting your first 1/2 being so close. Have fun on your long run tomorrow, 10 miles I'm tired just thinking about it. :) Have a great weekend and and a wonderful Easter.

Sunflower Kisses said...

I hope you'll have a great 10-mile run tomorrow! How exciting is it to be running your first half?

Jenn said...

Nice mob on the workouts! I gained 5 pounds during my last marathon taper! I am bound and determined not to let that happen this time! I am currently eating Cadbury's mini eggs as I type this..lol! I have the Garmin 405CX. It comes with adjustable/interchangeable wrist bands which I love since I can't stand the plastic on my skin. It has a heftier price tag than the 305 though and they both work the same!

Staci Dombroski said...

Looks like you are doing amazing :)

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

Thanks for the coment today, it's good to know I'm not the only one kicking my butt and being like where are the results! :)

Your training looks like it's going really well, I bet you are super excited to finally race!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

Hey there!
thanks for the comment and I'll definitely live vicariously through u for your 1/2 this weekend. I know there's a few bloggy runners doing halves this coming up weekend.
Looking forward to hearing how it goes!

Momma Twitch said...

You won some Ryders Drill Sun Glasses from my giveaway!!! Congrats!!