Friday, July 19, 2013

No More Stroller Running for Me.

For the  past two Summers, I used to take my son with me when I went out running. I would push him in his clunky Graco stroller, because I didn't have an actual jogging stroller.

It was easier that first Summer when he was only a few months old. Last year it was hard, because I was pregnant and he was a much bigger toddler.

Last summer I was debating  about making the investment of purchasing a double jogger. In the end I decided against it. It's a tough workout for sure. I don't get to run as far and as fast as I would like.

As time has gone on my husband has gotten better at watching the kids and he understands how much running means to me.  As long as I don't abuse my privileges (No three hour runs and I don't get to drive across town to meet friends for a run),  I can head out the door on Saturday and Sunday mornings. 

I decided to sign up for a half marathon in October. I'm going to run the Saints and Sinners Half Marathon.

I start training for it next week.  Currently I am running about four times a week and strength training three  days a week. I'm running about 20-25 miles a week and I hope to increase my mileage to about 30-35 miles per week.   I still plan to strength train two days a week.  My plan to increase my mileage will be to add a 10 mile run on Friday afternoon, and then do another long run on Sunday morning.   I have about 14 weeks to prepare for this race and I am hoping to run a sub 1:40. 

Tomorrow I am running another low key 4 mile race.  I'm looking forward to the speed workout and to see how much I can improve from the time that I ran in May. I feel stronger and faster.

In weight loss news I am still losing about a pound a week.  Here are my current numbers.

Starting Weight: 150lbs
Current Weight:  133 lbs.

I remember when I first started losing weight, it felt so intimidating. Now I feel like I'm gaining momentum.  I am past the halfway mark and I'm finally seeing the changes.  I will post pictures soon. I feel like an idiot taking selfies in the bathroom at work so I will wait until the track club posts pictures from the 4 mile run.

1 comment:

  1. Doing good Dolly! I would have to ride on my scooter to do a half in sub 1:40 and keep up with you!!