Monday, September 17, 2012

1/2 Marathon Training - Week 15

This past week I was suffering from vacation hangover.  I remember when I started this blog I was talking about needing a "recovery week" from a vacation & this past week was exactly that.  Between me being lazy & the boys not cooperating, I didn't get in near enough training walks this week.

And I learned something...I need those training walks for the long weekend walks.  I did my 10 mile walk on Sat with my MIT group & I was in pain!  It was probably the hardest walk I have done.  Now it was also my first double digit walk (woot!) so I'm sure that was part of it, but I could feel it in my legs & they were tired.  I am recommitted to the training now, I will do whatever I have to do to get my walks in during the week for the next 5 weeks.

I am very proud to say that I am keeping up on my plank a day challenge though, I did them every day this week.  And today I made it for 1:00 in each position!  That's TWICE as long as I could do them only 17 days ago.  I plan to continue this even after Sept is over.  I'm thinking of adding an additional strength training thing next month, any suggestions??

Here's what I managed to do this week:
Mon, 9/10 - rest day
Tues, 9/11 - rest day
Weds, 9/12 - rest day
Thurs, 9/13 - 4 miles at Blendon Woods
Fri, 9/14 - rest day
Sat, 9/15 - 10 miles in Westerville with MIT
Sun, 9/16 - rest day

Monday, September 10, 2012

1/2 Marathon Training - Week 13 & 14

Well my training took a slight hit with sickness, back to school craziness & vacation.  I did what I could & I'm proud of that.  And I did walk at least a marathon in the Disney parks, all while pushing, pulling and/or carrying at least one child.  Have about 6 weeks left so I need to hit it hard now!
I also started a new challenge the "Plank a Day" challenge on Facebook.  You do planks everyday, once a day for as long as you can.  Three different positions, prone, left & right.  I started in FL & missed 2 days with the travel, but am doing it twice/day today & tomorrow to make up for that.  I can already hold myself :10 seconds longer, I'm up to :40 seconds in each position.  Goal is 1 minute in each by the end of the month.  Join the challenge if you're on Facebook!!
Here is the little I did the past 2 weeks:
8/27 – 3 miles on treadmill
8/28 – rest (my legs were super tired from doing 12 miles in 3 days)
8/29 – rest (sick kids stopped my trip to the gym)
8/30 – rest (travel day)
8/31 – rest (travel day)
9/1 – 3 miles in FL heat at Dad's pace, 2 miles at Downtown Disney, :30 planks
9/2 – 6 miles at Epcot, :30 planks
9/3 – 8 miles at Magic Kingdom, :30 planks
9/4 – 5 miles at Hollywood Studios, :30 planks
9/5 – 4 miles at Animal Kingdom, :30 planks
9/6 – 9 miles at Magic Kingdom
9/7 – rest (travel day)
9/8 – rest (travel day), :35 planks
9/9 – rest (I spent the day watching football - I love DirectTV!), :35 planks

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Zachary - 7 months

Wow, another month has flown by!  It's true, it goes in the blink of an eye, and it's even quicker with the third kid.  Zak has had a busy month exploring the whole house now that he is super mobile.  He is crawling all over the place & getting into everything!  He has also started pulling himself up to standing!!  We had to lower his crib today since we found him standing in it this morning.  He wants to walk so badly so he can keep up with his big brothers.  He's also eating a ton now, he loves his baby food & is super interested in our food.  We are starting him on puffs & a sippy cup now that we are getting back into a fairly normal routine.  He continues to be an awesome baby & super flexible with the crazy schedule we have.  He was a CHAMP at Disney as well!!