Well, my husband and I had our first kiss 11 years ago today. Crazy. We reenacted it as soon as I saw my calendar pop up. It was a very funny first kiss, and we’re still going strong! He’s a patient, loving husband and really the best dad in the world. I’m really lucky.
A lot going on this week. I’ll try to keep it brief, but I think you know that’s hard for me. Ha ha.
Training for Duathlon
I’ve been training my ASS off for this thing. Here’s what I did so far this week:
Monday – Off
Tuesday – Run 40 flat – DONE!
Wednesday – Bike 60, run 20 min (easy), PT appt. DONE!
Thursday – Off /stretching
Friday – Run 20, bike 30, run 10, PT exercises DONE!
Saturday – Run 35 min DONE! 3.06 miles
Today I will bike 75 and do PT exercises (DONE). Next week is my last intense training week, and then I taper. Here’s the plan for this week:
Monday – Off/PT exercises & stretching
Tuesday – Run 45 (hills for 15 min) DONE!! I didn’t stop!
Wednesday – Bike 70, run 10 (no intervals)
Thursday – Off/PT exercises/yoga
Friday – Run 10, Bike 40, Run 15
Saturday – Run 50 (no intervals), PT exercises
Sunday – Bike 90, run 15 (very easy) — I’ll be in NYC this day for an event and I’ll be riding/running the course just so I know what I’m up against!
So, I’m excited to have been really good about getting my training done. I now know I can finish the duathlon/biathlon (I thought this was shooting and skiing, but it seems the terms are used interchangeably), so I’m nervous but also kind of excited too!
And I LOVE MY GARMIN Forerunner 305!!!! I love it. It is so cool!! I highly recommend it. Heart rate monitoring, GPS so you don’t have to go home and map it out, laps, savable courses, and so much more. I’m really excited to take my training to the next level!
Weight loss/Nutrition—Pete Cohen Nutrition
For me, it’s sooo easy to eat WAY more than I should after a really hard workout. I did one workout last week where I burned 1100 calories, so I proceeded to eat probably more than 1100 calories afterward. I need to get my shit together, basically. At the same time, I happened to get a chance to look at Pete Cohen’s Nutrition site and joined for 3 months. It is SO extensive. The quiz before you join is TWENTY pages and once you join you get another 20 pages of your plan. It’s very specific. For instance, I need to eat kale, pumpkin seeds and shitake mushrooms and I need to incorporate mint, fennel and horseradish into my diet. Not only does Pete tell us what we need in our diets (or in our lives as far as stress relief and sleep go), he tells us WHY. That’s important to know!
I have “a lot” of room for improvement. It’s a wake up call. I am going to start paying attention to his plan! I will report back next week, but I’m sending my husband and son to the store to get me a ton o’ produce today!
I’m sure there is so much more. I have tons of stuff to review/give away, and I may not be able to do that until I get back from the duathlon the week of October 4.
Jared, Leah, Lisa and Rachel—Oh my!
I’m so excited/incredibly envious of Leah (@bookieboo), Lisa (@ljenator) and Rachel (@Rachel_L). They get to go to NYC and run in Central Park with Jared from Subway! I think this other guy will be there too—he won something called the NYC Marathon last year. The thing that is so cool about this is that these three decided to do something great for themselves and their families and it has led HERE. So cool. You guys deserve this so much! I can’t wait to hear all about it!
Also, want to congratulate @PamelaSKramer for being Sista of the Week! Woot! You have been an inspiration and you’ve shown me there are other ways to torture my body. I’ll be doing that Spartan Race next year for sure! I will! I will!
Mamavation TV tonight will be starring our NYC chicks. They will be giddy because their run with Jared is on Tuesday morning. I would love to win the gift certificate for our new sponsor! Guess who. Subway! Yes, I won Chef’s Requested last week, but I’ll be giving them to my mom since I’m veggie, so gimme! Ha. Greedy little thing.