One week down, five to go. So how have you been doing with your goals for this challenge. Me? Pretty good. Let’s review.
1. Running 3-4 days a week – I ran Thursday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday.
2. Nike Training Club – nope. Not once. Thought about doing the abs workout after my run yesterday and I ran out of time. Could I have squeezed it in somewhere? Yes. Did I? No.
3. 100 pushup challenge – Success. I will be doing my pushups on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Those aren’t typically run days for me and it’s easy to squeeze in the few minutes in between questions from the kids.
4. Increase water intake – Yes. I’ve definitely been drinking more. On non-run days I’m taking in about 40 ounces of water. On run days it’s 60-70. Not high volume but enough to keep me peeing.
All things considering I’m doing fine. I also have been swimming on Friday mornings when my oldest is taking private lessons. I’m only in the water for 30 minutes, but that’s long enough for me. I have an aversion to my face being in the water. I never learned to breath properly and the whole exhaling in water, turn head and then inhale has always left me choking on water. But you know what? Last Friday I did 100 m of freestyle with my face in the water. There is no doubt that I drank some water, but I did it. First time ever. I’m going to try it again this Friday. But don’t call me a swimmer yet. I’d still rather be backstroking it.
I know I didn’t make any commitments to avoiding foods or making better food choices, but I have to come clean that I ate a box of Thin Mints. By myself. In less than 24 hours. They were good. And now they are all gone and I can’t do it anymore.
This next week should be a good one, but I am traveling this weekend to see Beki and her Knight. T and I are going barrel tasting with them this weekend. And I’m really excited! Not sure what the food situation will be like, but the plan is to get my 9-mile long run in Sunday morning before headed back to reality. Is it weird that 9 miles outside sorta freaks me out? It shouldn’t.
Oh! I almost forgot. T emailed me yesterday morning and asked if I’d be interested in doing the Tough Mudder this September. I’ve looked at the tentative course map and of all the things that frightens me is the last part. Sprinting through a field of live wires and getting shocked? After running and climbing and traversing and swimming 10 miles? That? Does not sound like fun. But I think we are going to do it with some friends. So, in addition to hopefully running in three half marathons, I might be adding this 2 weeks after my second 13.1 and 3 weeks before my third 13.1. I may have lost my marbles.