So some of you may know that I have taken up a new hobby, running! Losing the weight after having Addie was pretty easy. I gained 14 pounds while pregnant, lost 6 in the hospital and the other 8 came off by the 3 month. By the end of the 4th month I had dropped 4 pounds less then I was when I got pregnant. But even with the weight loss I still had more "jiggle" then before baby so therefor I started my morning walk/runs in October of last year.
After a few weeks I was amazed that the lengths I was able to run without stopping kept getting longer! Myself never being much of an athlete was pleasantly surprised by my progress and enjoyed the physical and mental challenge. I could also get my exercise done with my baby!
On December 31st in Jacksonville my friend Claire and I (and Adalie in the jogger) ran the Orange Bowl 5k. It was my first race and it was SO FUN.... the road race had bitten me. Claire and I loved it so much we decided to do the Chicago half marathon (13.1 miles) in September not only for the challenge but also for a fun girls getaway and my friend Celia will also be joining us with her son Samuel.
SO, after taking almost two months off from a serious running schedule because of the craziness leading up to the move and getting settled into our new home. The schedule has now RESTARTED in a real way. To keep myself accountable and also to update you on my progress I will be posting my completed schedule once a week.
Wish me luck. You can't just wake up one day and run 13.1 miles it takes a lot of work especially for a non athlete like myself.... so here it goes :)
This weeks training: This week was a warm up to the 12 week schedule I will start tomorrow.
Tuesday- 2 miles, arm & ab workout.
Wednesday- 2 miles, Pilate's DVD
Thursday- 1 mile, lower body & abs
Friday- 2 miles, back, biceps & abs
Saturday- 1.5 miles, chest & triceps
Sunday- 3 miles