Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Weigh-In Wednesday: Shrinking Days of Summer Week 3


I run with the Sisterhood


It's Wednesday, and we all know what that means!  Yes, it's weigh-in day over at the Sisterhood.  So get your nekkid (or fully clothed if you are a glutton for punishment) self over to the scale and hop on.  Well, was the scale nice to you this week or were you tempted to chuck it out the bathroom window?  Thankfully or not my scale survives to see another day.  Here are my stats for the week:

Challenge Starting Weight: 146.8
Last week: 146.0
This week: 145.2
Change: down 0.8
Loss For Challenge: 1.6
Total Pounds Gone: 20.6

The scale appears to be is moving in the right direction again.  I'm fully engulfed in training for my next 10k but haven't signed up for it yet what the heck am I waiting for.  I'm trying to do this training thing right and add in some strength training, stretching and cross training.  So far, so good on the running, but I can tell I've lost some of the muscle definition and strength I had developed when we had the Jillian 30 Day Shred challenge.  Unfortunately, there is too much jumping in that one and I ended up with bad shin problems using that program while I trained for the last 10k, so I'm seeking out other options.  Still, I want to get some of those muscles back.  I have plans to check out the Y's fitness schedule and try some of the body sculpt classes they have.  I pay a small fortune for that membership, I should probably use it!  I'm also hoping the cross training and everything else will help to improve my speed a bit.  I did have the fastest 2 mile run EVER this morning (just under 21 minutes thankyouverymuch) with no walking at all because I was pissed off at my mutant husband but that's a story for another post.  I'm doubtful I could sustain that pace for much longer than I did this morning.  Anyone who would like to chime in on my training, I'd welcome suggestions.  Do I stick with the run/walk 5:1 plan I've been following, or push to more running?  I'm not sure.  I need to do 4 miles again on Saturday.  I just don't want to do something stupid and end up injured.

Anyhoo, I hope everyone else had a great week and that your scale was kind to you.  Head over to the Sisterhood and leave some bloggy love to your friends!

Much love!
Bari

13 comments:

  1. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR - SIGN UP FOR YOUR RACE ALREADY!!!

    okay now i'll stop screaming and say great job on the loss and on the PR on your run :)

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  2. Regarding the strength training - I'm doing the Shred DVD (only because my legs can finally handle the jumping) but I know what you're talking about. I did find a great workout in the most recent issue of Women's Health and have been doing it for just over a week. I love it. If you're looking for something that uses the lighter weights, I highly recommend it (it's the June issue.)

    And great job on the loss!

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  3. Good for you for seeking out alternatives. I have finally realized, unfortunately, the difference between good pain and bad pain. If you know the difference, then I say go for running completely. And you could always plan on focusing on just one run a week that is completely running and then continuing with your run/walk intervals. So proud of you! Can't wait to go for a run with you in a couple of weeks!

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  4. yeah for the loss and the great run. Have no advice at all for the 10K training...but you probably already knew that. Just listen to your body and push it just a touch further when you feel like giving up.

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  5. Great job on the weight loss and on the 2 mile run time. I'm working on getting my shorter distances down and maybe I'll be able to handle longer runs as well. :)

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  6. Good job with the loss! If you are looking for strength training, suggestions I love outdoor boot camp! It does cost but it's like having a personal trainer in a group setting!! Also for running, I obviously don't know about your form but my trainer guy told me that I don't pick my my feet! I tried yesterday and it actually increased my run distance!!

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  7. Great job with the loss! And don't do too much too fast. Sign up for that 10k girl! What are you waiting for?

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  8. I tried to shred while training for my 1/2 and that was bad, bad news. I'd recommend something a little less strenuous. And stretch, stretch, stretch. And then stretch some more.
    And congrats on the loss!

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  9. Great job with the loss. And sign up for that race. Don't make me do it for you. ;)

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  10. Congrats on your loss! No loss is too little! Get moving and sign up for your race.... It is amazing what it does for the motivation to actually be signed up and committed! You are doing great.

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  11. I SIGNED UP FOR MY 10K SO YOU CAN ALL STOP YELLING AT ME NOW! Seriously, thank's for all the love and support. I am officially signed up!

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  12. A loss is a loss is a loss and sign up for that race already!

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  13. Yeah for the loss! And congrats on signing up for the 10k!

    I'm a run/walk kind of girl. That's what I'm comfortable with...but that's because I don't really like running, LOL!

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