Thursday, May 21, 2015

Miles this month!

Now that the weather has been a lot nicer, I've been very motivated to get out and run (but also to move in general).

Unfortunately, I've had to back out of the Sulphur Springs 10K this weekend because of commitments that my sons have (soccer, kindergym, dentist) that weren't completely set when I registered. Instead, I've registered for a 5K run on Sunday morning. I could have signed up for another 10, but I've been having a tough time with a really tight left calf so I figured 5K and pushing for a PB is a good goal (I have to figure out what that is though).

I'm up to 22 miles thus far and I have at least 4 more 4 miles runs and a few smaller runs planned. I'm hoping to at least surpass 30 miles, which I know for some isn't a lot, but for me it is. The trick will be maintaining that.

I'm trying to set my 'short' runs at 4 miles as opposed to the 2 or 3 that I previously did and it's working so far. My time isn't the greatest at 4 miles so I need to make sure that I'm ready to go as soon as I get home so that I finish before the boys get home from daycare on the days that my husband picks them up but I can see it dropping (except for days that it's sweltering)!

I'm mostly happy with where I am right now. I'm still fighting the weight issues and so I've added a walk during my lunch break on days I don't run. I made the mistake of walking on a day when I had planned to run later in the afternoon too and my legs were like lead. Lesson learned.

I had upped my calories to 1500 (on MFP) because I was struggling to stay in my calorie goal, but I was gaining weight so I dropped it back down to 1200, been a lot stricter with my eating and am ensuring I burn some extra calories each day. I'm also hitting my step goal on my Fitbit which helps. So far, I haven't noticed much but I'm praying it's coming.

The 1200 Calorie Diet

I'm hoping that all these things together will help get me where I want to be. If not, I need professional help!
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