Friday, April 04, 2008

The highs after the lows

Thanks for the comments that brought a bit of optimism to my month in review post, I wasn't fishing for compliments but they were nice to read. It's funny that most days I'm really pretty happy with how I'm doing and then some days I feel like I'm never going to get to where I want to be. Not even sure where that is. Weight-wise, fitness-wise, I've just got to see where I end up, and getting there is the most important part, I've just got to be patient.

The funny thing is I got on the scale at the gym on April 2nd and it read- 154.0. So I was only two days behind. Then, yesterday was Thursday treadmill 5K #5 and my time was - 28:38, that's 6.5 mph pace the whole time. So I accomplished some goals this week, and I'm back to reality. I'm going to be a back-of-the-pack age grouper, and that's FINE! I'll still be faster than everyone home on their couch. I'm so incredibly lucky to be able to live the life I'm living; my awesome family, my great house, I've got a good job and we're all healthy. I guess I was just having one of "those days" when it didn't feel like enough.

Another nice thing about this week was that I went to the running club group workout on Tuesday. I went with a coworker I really like, she's a back-of-the-packer as well, her running pace is about 15 minute miles. I jogged over with her to the hill called "the bitch", about a mile and a half from work. We did 6 x60 second repeats up the hill. The two of us got there early and we did three on our own before the team showed up. I felt really good for those three and the first one with the group. However, they did them on so little recovery time that the last two I was sucking wind a bit. For repeat #4, though, the first one with the group, I was actually keeping up with the back of the club pack. I was really excited about that because a lot of them are FAST. They're nice people, but most of them are very serious runners, so I feel a little out of place.

Back to the goals thing, I've got to set some for this month.
Weight- 4/1- 155, goal for 4/30- 151. (sort of cheating since I already got down to 154.0 on the 2nd)
Running- 5K on 4/26- finish under 29 minutes. The 28:38 yesterday on the treadmill was really pushing for me. And I still don't know what that would translate to outside when there's wind resistant and some hills, although they're small. I may not even wear my watch and just see what I can do by feel- we'll see.
Distance- I'd like to complete a 4.5 mile treadmill run. And I'll attend the hill workouts on three of the four remaining Tuesdays.
Strength training- At least twice a week, once in boot camp class, once on my own.
Biking- yes, biking- time to get back into it. It will be on the spin bikes until it's light at 5:30am, at least once a week for now.

Phew, I think that's enough goals for one month. Happy Friday.


SUB6 said...

Good Luck with your goals for the week! :)

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Best wishes - Hope you are happy with progress toward goals this month. :)

Triteacher said...

Yep, that IS enough goals; you're making me feel guilty. I always have such grand plans when I'm out running, but I never seem to get around to posting them like you do. So next question - who is more likely to meet her goals??

Good on ya, JBMommy!

A New Beginning said...

Can you tell me where you got your bathing suit while you were pregnant? Thanks!