Oh, TimeHop… an app designed to make us always feel old or extremely lazy.
It’s hard to believe one year ago today I was in peak training for Ironman Florida. Kelly and I had just finished our first century and were gearing up for back-to-back weeks of long runs, long swims, and another 100 mile brick. According to this blog post, a year ago this week I had dedicated nearly 16 hours to training, totaling over 154 miles on my feet/in the water. Wowza.
Where are we today? Well, Kelly just got cleared to run again 6 weeks after giving birth and I’m happy to report I managed to run 4 miles this morning – my longest run since the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle in June.
A lot can change in a year and I’m darn proud of those 4 miles. I’m still working on building my endurance back up, which means walking breaks are a given. I’m running with my Garmin again in hopes of helping to eliminate them. I find if I don’t time my walking breaks, then I’ll walk a whole mile without thinking about it. So I’m gradually upping my running time and decreasing my walking time. It’s a slow and steady process, but I’m getting there.
I’m currently carrying around an extra 10 or so pounds of trying to get pregnant/ being pregnant/ losing the pregnancy weight that needs to go. None of my pants fit and I’m flat out miserable because of it. Getting back into a regular workout routine, which not only includes running but some strength training as well, is key. I’m also working on revamping my diet. During my short pregnancy I pretty much ate nothing but bread. I’m working on scaling back the bread (and sweets!) and reintroducing vegetables back into the routine. I still don’t have the desire to cook, so I’m creating meals plans to sort of force myself to make healthier things at night. The desire to wear my old clothes again is a big motivation factor here. I miss my clothes.
I’ll check back in a month or so to let you know my progress. In the mean time, I had one of my bi-annual splurges on iTunes last night and am happy to report I have a new set of songs to jam out to on my runs. Introducing, my Run Happy playlist for Fall 2014.
I’m still looking for songs to add! What’s your current workout anthem?