Running for Boston
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Tag: Cathe, Running, Streak, Weigh-Ins
Jun 29th, 2013

I’m pretty excited because today I saw a number on the scale that I haven’t seen since 1999. 149.5! Yesterday, I was excited because I hit 50 pounds lost, so today was just icing on the cake. Today is the day I start trying to eat more often. And I’m back to logging my food on My Fitness Pal. Whatever I’m doing is working, so I need to track that!

Today was day 14 of my baby running streak. I did the longest run of the streak so far: 4 miles. Tomorrow is “long run” day, so assuming I get up early enough to run outside, I’ll do either five or six miles. It depends on what my heart rate says to do. Yesterday, I didn’t get up early enough to run outside and I didn’t want to run on the treadmill, so I went out after dark. It was not a great run. This morning’s run was much better. Guess I really am an outside, morning runner. I never thought of myself that way, but I guess it goes with my philosophy of acting like a marathoner. A marathoner gets up early in the morning and runs, so that’s what I do. Fake it til you make it, right? (And while I have finished a marathon and I have the magnet on my car, I don’t really feel like a marathoner. That’s my own issue, and should not reflect on how anyone else feels about their marathon time. I just know I can do much, much better– I’ve just never tried hard enough.)

Yesterday, I started doing weights again. I did a short premix of Cathe Friedrich’s Gym Style Chest & Triceps. Today I did core and hips (my own workout based on exercises I found online). Tomorrow will be Cathe’s Gym Style back, biceps, and shoulders. I won’t be doing leg work other than deadlifts for at least a few more weeks, but I do need to strengthen my core, glutes, and triceps particularly. I’m feeling the daily runs mostly in my ribs and triceps. It’s going to be a challenge working through the daily exercises.

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