MAY IN REVIEW
Running Miles: 80.76
Swim Distance: 2,150 yards (2 swim days)
Strength Training/Cross Training Days: 12
# of Workout Days this month: 25 (80.6%)
Bike/Run Bricks: 3
Running: I ran 80.76 miles in the month of June. In order to make the goal of 1,000 for the 2014 year, I need to average around 83 miles every month. I actually expected to run much less than this during May. I wanted to take it a bit easy before marathon training started in June. There was definitely one reason my run numbers hit 80 this month (which is pretty good for me). It probably has to do with the two half marathons I ran this month. I ran the Palos Half on Sunday, May 4th and the Chicago Spring Half on Sunday, May 18th. To be honest, I got in to both of those free through illegal running means! Don't tell! I tried racing the Palos Half as best I can right now and got a 2:09 and ran the Chicago Spring Half "easy" and got a 2:16. I was pretty pleased with both races even though I'm far off of a PR. A PR isn't always everything!
|Chicago Spring Half|
Strength Training/Cross Training: This category includes all things not running. So biking, swimming, walking, ab work, etc. The weather was a bit warmer and I did more outdoor cycling. I tried to incorporate yoga but only did 1 day of that. I had the walk for Autism which was at least 4-5 miles total that I walked that day. My actually strength training is definitely lacking. This NEEDS to change for June!
# of Workout days this month: I did very well as far as the number of days I worked out in some form this month. I only missed 6 days! My normal has been about 11 days missed. So I did some form of exercises or activity 80% of the days this month!
Weight Loss - I'm not sure that I actually lost ANY weight this past month. I've been up and down about 1 lb all month. It's my fault as I haven't been tracking any of my food or my points for Weight Watchers consistently. I was feeling pretty down about it on Saturday when I weighed in but after a stellar workout weekend and a mostly stellar weekend of eating, I feel great today. It helped that I tried on a skirt that was too tight to wear last year and it fit with room to spare! I apologize in advance for the messy bathroom in this picture. As always, I did take it to post it. I just sent it to my boyfriend to tell him how happy I was about the skirt! But I guess you need a picture too! Ha! Anyway, that makes me pretty happy and definite motivation to lose the last 20 lbs I want to lose.
|The once-too-tight-but-now-fits skirt|
I'm pretty excited for my upcoming triathlon this weekend! It will definitely be a challenge to do the half marathon the day before, but I have plans to hopefully help me prepare for it and to recover for my triathlon!
Also, my marathon training technically starts this month (the week of June 15-21). Wish me luck! Nerve-wracking!