Monday, April 25, 2011

Weighing-in Wednesday...two days early.

Nope.  It's not Wednesday and I'm technically not weighing in.  That's probably not an appropriate title at all.  I'm loving having this extra day to recoup from our vacay and mentally prepare for the hell that is going to be the next month and a half at school.  I know I'm going to be super busy this week, but it's wonderful to have some time to catch up on blogs and schedule some posts for this week.

Anyway, working out/running is going to definitely be a challenge with my busy work schedule and the heat wave we came back to in Raleigh.  I will say, whether it is mental or actually physical, I can tell a difference in my body after not shredding/running for a week. 

I hit it hard today, and that might be me by tonight.  I started back on Level 2 of the shred.  Day last (hopefully...I've lost a little count after the vacay) and I vow to never go back to that level.  The temperature in my house is currently 77 degrees (what? We're cheap smart and refuse to pay crazy expensive power bills).  I probably didn't shred to my fullest because I had to stop multiple times to keep from passing out.

After what I thought would bring me to my deathbed, I figured I'd brave the 83 degree weather for my first day of Couch 2 10k.  Thanks to Kayla for recommending it.  I'm hoping it's going to get me up to a better speed and endurance.  It's a 13-week program, and it only requires running three days a week.  I think this will be a much better start than jumping right into the half training (which, let's be honest...I wasn't ready for).  I'm going to do the c210k, and then start my half training.

There's the plan!  Not too tough.  10 days left of the shred.  I'm considering going for Jillian's Ripped in 30 that some of the shredcrew have tried after I get through the shred.  I'm working hard to jump right back into the routine to get bikini ready!

Look forward to lots of vacay posts this week!


this free bird said...

Go on woman!! Take it to the mattresses...I'm hoping to ditch this migraine and get through Level 2/Move on to Level 3 this week. Lofty thinking, but a girl can dream, right?


Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

Good job girl! Keep it up! What a cute pic.

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Congrats on being 2/3 done!!! Whooo!!!

Claire Kiefer said...

I've done the shred here and there but haven't yet committed to 30 straight days. I planned on starting today but I woke up SICK and it's all I can do to swallow my medicine. I really do want to start soon, because lord knows I don't want to get in a bathing suit till things improve around my tummy area. Good luck to you!

meghan said...

awesome job!! that's a day! i wish i had had today off. we can make it through this last little bit. what half marathon are you doing? i'm going to do one in october!

Tyly said...

The Shred is a fantastic workout!! And we're cheap, errr, smart with our electric bill too!!

Love the picture of the kitty sleeping. :)

Olivia.Dee said...

i've used the couch to 5K app before... it was so motivating. and so nice to have someone in my ear telling me when to switch intervals. I'm sure the C210K is just as great! good luck to you!

Olivia.Dee said...

p.s. i need more info about this shredding business!

Marz said...

I've never done the shred, but I've heard such good things about it! And when I got the current Shape Magazine in the mail and saw Jillian Michaels ripped abs on the cover - that was reason enough to want to do it! I've always wanted to run a half marathon. But the 10K I did in December was soooo hard! I don't know if I could do anything more than that. I never did a program like couch 2 10K. I just go out and run without any formal plan. Maybe I would be a better runner if I did train correctly. Thanks for the inspiration! I hope you have a good week, despite it being a busy one!


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