Thursday, February 6, 2014

Keeping Up With...Workouts (1/29 - 2/4 and race recap)

I'm a day late with this post because I have been hit with the sickness that has been going thru my house.  I'm SO done with all of these germs, being cooped up in the house, not getting on a schedule, cancelling plans, etc.  I am taking today to rest, then most of the weekend off to celebrate Zachary's & Daniel's birthdays, then I'm hitting the diet & exercise hard on Monday.  I'm having such a hard time getting my groove back after the holidays, grr!!

I did finish my second race for the year this weekend and my first MIT training walk.  It was icy and snowy on the trail, but I managed to get 6 miles done and stayed upright for the whole thing.
Lots of snow & ice on the trail
The morning started with me driving through rain for the entire 20 minute drive to meet my group.  I was not looking forward to walking in the rain, but knew I had to get this walk in plus I had to do my 5 by the 5th virtual race.  Thankfully by the time I got to my car & parked it stopped raining and it never started again.

I headed inside and met my group and was excited to get started.  We headed down the slight hill from the school to the Olentangy trail & it was obvious that speed wasn't going to be a priority on this walk.  Our coaches kept telling us that this walk was just about getting the miles done & having time on our feet.

The first two miles were really rough.  I almost fell at least 4 times, but managed to stay upright.  The woman I was walking with was very concerned with falling so I tried to keep her talking and calm.  She was thinking she was going to go back to her car when we hit the school (about 4 miles) but I was determined to do another mile out & back to hit my 6 for the week. 

The next two miles were much better, probably because there were SO many people on the trail.  I was seriously inspired by how many people were out running & walking that morning.  It made me so proud to be part of that.  When we got back to the school, my partner decided to keep going with me and finish up the six.

The last two miles were our best & fastest miles.  The trail in that direction was much clearer and the ice was pretty much melted.  We found a nice pace and got those miles done quickly.  I felt great when I got back to the school and was pretty happy with my time.  I finished the 6 miles in 1:45:23.  The first 5 miles counted for my second race of 2014, my first virtual race for the 5 by the 5th series with a a time of 1:28:21.

Here's how the rest of my week looked:
Wednesday, 1/29 - Taught a 60 minute Zumba Class, Biked 15 minutes, Elliptical 15 minutes
Thursday, 1/30 - Taught a 60 minute Zumba Class (am), Taught a 60 minute Zumba Class (pm) Friday, 1/31 - Elliptical 35 minutes, 35 minutes of Total Body Class, & did 90 push ups & 150 squats to finish up my monthly challenge!  On to love handles (abs) this month!
Saturday, 2/1 - 6 mile walk
Sunday, 2/2 - Rest Day
Monday, 2/3 - Taught a 60 minute Zumba Class, Elliptical 25 minutes
Tuesday, 2/4 - Unplanned rest day because I was exhausted after volunteering in AJ's school all day.  I also now know that I was starting to get sick.

Weigh in:
1/29 weight - 213
2/5 weight - 214

Not really sure what happened this week.  I know I was over on Sunday, but I still usually lose 1-2 lbs with one day over.  Tuesday I didn't exercise but I was active & I didn't eat badly.  Sigh.  Oh well, on to this week!


  1. I'm impressed you got out for your virtual run in such a mess... and so glad you didn't fall! You should have no problem beating that time next month. :)

  2. Wow! Awesome workout week! WTG kicking winter to the curb and getting out to run!