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.