To read this journey from the beginning, go to the first post.
Hi there, Mrs. 1500 today.
Last week I declared my candidacy for Half Marathon Entrant. I’ve received a TON of positive feedback – thank you very much for being supportive. (If you’re just joining us, you can read that first article here.)
It wasn’t as bad as I thought, and I really like the Couch to 10K app – as far as liking workout apps goes. I held my phone in my hand during the workout, and it buzzed when it was time to change what I was doing. (Week One is three days of 5 minute walking warmup, followed by intervals of 60 seconds jogging and 90 seconds walking.)
Since it was just a half hour, I was able to do this workout during 100-Mile Club at the girls’ school, effectively killing two birds with one stone. The older one walked and jogged with me for a while, which was nice.
What I failed to take into consideration for the timing of this training, is that Day One was also Halloween.
I have a horrible sweet tooth, and we took the girls and a few of their friends Trick or Treating Wednesday night. Many parents handing out candy offered a piece to the adults who went along, so of course, I said yes.
I was able to restrain myself a little, and limited my candy consumption to about 10 pieces. Not good for this weight loss/workout thing but definitely less than last year.
The entire first week of the app is 3 workouts of the same thing. We were running late to school the second day and got there around 5 minutes after 100-Mile Club started. Not a huge deal, but we only have 30 minutes to get our miles in, so I missed the cool down period at the end. Not a big deal.
For the next few weeks, the workouts hover around 30 minutes, so I’ll be able to get them done during 100-Mile Club – provided we’re on time.
Workout #2 happened on The Littlest 1500’s birthday, which fell on a Friday this year. Her party on Saturday featured a HUGE cake, and since I made it (and love cake) I had to try it. (It was delicious!)
Future meals will be filled with tofu, salad and cauliflower for sure. (I just had a Cauliflower Burrito Bowl for lunch last week which consisted of a bowl of cauliflower, and some sauce. 200 calories and I was filled up. And it was amazing!)
This workout happened on Sunday, at the gym. There is a nice running track, and The Oldest Little 1500 ran with me.
The workout was fine, but the app stopped during the warmup when I went to take a picture of this guy’s t-shirt:
Totally worth starting the app over. Plus you can fast forward through the warmup if you want, and we were almost done with it.
Weight loss is mostly about what you’re eating. I’m doing a terrible job on the food front, given Halloween and the birthday party, however Week 2 should show some improvement.
During week one, I worked out on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. This is what my schedule allowed during that crazy period. Week 2 calls for Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, which means that I have a bonus workout before this Wednesday post.
I’ve scanned the app and it appears that the workouts stay the same for a solid week during the first weeks, so this week has me doing a 5-minute warmup, followed by intervals of 90 seconds of running and 2 minutes of walking.
I was planning on going to 100-Mile Club to do this on Tuesday, but was called into work for a meeting. I decided to stick with my pre-planned schedule and just got up early and went to the gym. (Daylight Savings Time ending or starting or whatever happened this weekend was very helpful in getting me up for the gym on time.)
Fun Story: I was out of whack with the schedule change, and was the first person on the track at the gym. The track changes direction depending on which day of the week it is. I thought it was Monday, and was walking around the track clockwise and some guy starts walking counter-clockwise. Every time I passed him I got angry at him for not going the right way, until it dawned on me, today is actually Tuesday!!!
At least I didn’t yell at him for going the wrong way. (He’s a super-regular, so I see him every time I can get up that early.)
- Weight: 180.2 (down .4 overall)
- Workouts Complete: 4
- Workouts Enjoyed: 0
So that’s been my week. I’ve got another challenge for the rest of this week, Mr. & Mrs. WoW from Waffles on Wednesday are coming in to visit on Friday, and we’re hitting Greeley’s Finest Breweries: WeldWerks and Wiley Roots, plus stopping off at Loveland’s Finest Ale Establishment, Loveland AleWorks.
I like beer, but I’m also the designated driver, so I’ll just be having tiny little taster samples. Still, they all sell beer to go, so we’ll probably bring some home…
Wish me luck this week. Maybe I can shave another .4 off that weight? UGH.
How is your training and/or weight loss going?
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