Sunday, May 3, 2009

Training has begun!!

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.

Monday- Rest
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


Michelle said...

I'm so proud of you! : ) I'm really inspired, not sure if it's enough to get me off the couch ; ) but maybe!

mattiiieee said...

lol monday is not enough time to rest.. i do about -1000% of what you do 6 days a week.. lol your monday is my Monday-Sunday. haha love you see u soon soon

Grams said...

I am so impressed! I wish our generation had done things like that. Who knows, I might have been as "athletic" as you instead of "resting" like Mattie!

mallory said...

you go girl!!

Tiffany Bradke said...

Thanks for sharing! Very impressive. Brian and I are running my first 5K in August. I've been meaning to make a concrete plan, so I guess I'll have to now!

mattie said...

lol heyy i dont restt. haha but no time to run 10 miles a day. hahah

Teri and Joe said...

Whohoo! Go Meg! I'm so proud of you! You inspire me!