Monday, August 18, 2014

AM: 8/18/14

Happy Monday, y'all!

It's time for another dose of accountability. I cannot believe that summer is almost over! It feels like it just started! As some of you know, I work on a college campus and all of our students move in this week which means it's the beginning of my busiest time of year. I am hopeful the habits I've been able to set during the last few months will help me cruise through this fall semester without any gains on the scale or losses in training.

Let's get to how this week played out-

Monday- 2 mile fast run in my new Sparkle Skirt!10:25 pace
Tuesday- 45 minute speed workout on the treadmill
Wednesday- 30 minute Pilates DVD
Thursday- easy hour run, 5.15 miles
Friday- Rest day
Saturday- 2.5 mile walk
Sunday- 5k in 33:25

Total mileage: 16.9 miles

After the awesome week I had last week with lots of cooking, there wasn't enough time to do that this week. Though I still made good choices, I wish I'd had more time to cook healthy meals at home. 

I did get to spend some quality time at Panera on Saturday morning with a Power Breakfast Sandwich and a Chai Tea Latte. Totally worth the 14 PPV. And the sandwich powered me through a nice cross-training walk on Saturday while keeping me full until lunch. You should definitely try it the next time you're there for breakfast.

I have been eating TONS of summer fruits; the Crab Topped Chicken from Olive Garden is fabulous;
and Panera never disappoints.

157.2 pounds as of 8/13/14 weigh-in.
-.6 from last week.
-33.2 since January 2013.
-43.6 since heaviest: 202 in 2005.

Other cool things:
  • I got to lead #wwchat on Wednesday and it was so awesome! If you tweet, check it out on Wednesdays at 8 pm. Just use the hashtag #wwchat to find us on twitter.
  • On Sunday, I got a call from the President and Founder of Enell, Renelle Braaten. For real, THE PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER OF ENELL CALLED ME ON THE PHONE! I just about died from excitement! We chatted for the better part of an hour and she is the most wonderful, down-to-earth woman who has such great things to say about how Enell is empowering women through a sports bra. And of course, we talked and laughed about boobs, sports, and men. She's my new favorite person :-)
  • Yesterday I ran the Boordy Vineyards 5k again.  I was 15 pounds lighter and ran it in 30 seconds better than last year. I love seeing tangible results from training!

That's all for this week! Stay tuned for a fun race recap coming later this week!

QOTD: How was your week?


  1. Another great week for you - congrats! It's so great to be able to see results from all of your hard work, isn't it? Good luck with the new semester! My week went alright – got in all of my training runs plus 3 days of cross training, although a bit annoyed because I was having knee pains for most of the week. Boo.

    1. It totally is! Sorry to hear about your knee pain- do you know what's causing it? Way to go with the cross training :-)

    2. Thanks! I think I might have tweaked it during a barre class. I'm doing my best to rest/ice when I can.