A Little More Each Day

One working mama learning to run & to maintain my 100+ pound weight loss!

Weekly Wrap-Up: One last lazy race

on June 8, 2015

Yesterday marked the last of the “just for fun” races I’d signed myself up for in what turned out to be a busy May/early June of racing (37.4 miles over 4 races in 6 weeks!). I feel like that, in combination with my goal of getting back to steadier running this month, closes the door a bit on my post-goal race “fun running.” I feel mentally ready to gear back into the Garmin and more focused running next month!

In the meantime, here’s what this week looked like:


Monday 30 lunges per leg and 40 push-ups (push-ups were the Lovely Ladies Losing It challenge this week, so I did LOTS of those)

Tuesday 2 miles of an easy jog in 25 minutes, plus 40 push ups and more lunges

Wednesday A little awkward run for National Running Day – only about 15 minutes, but I got out there to celebrate. πŸ™‚ And you know, more push-ups.

A gorgeous sunset for my little National Running Day jaunt

A gorgeous sunset for my little National Running Day jaunt

Thursday 40 push ups, plus abs and bridges

Friday 6 hill repeats, with a little warm up and cool down – I highly recommend hill repeats or speedy intervals if you’re short on time but still want to get a workout it. You get all of the HIIT benefits of the higher intensity, in terms of calorie burn, plus it feels like a lot of quality packed into a small time frame. (And of course, more push ups)

My workout time got shortened because O wanted some snuggles, but I wouldn't give up these moments for the world!

My workout time got shortened because O wanted some snuggles, but I wouldn’t give up these moments for the world!

Saturday In addition to the ever present push ups, I did crunches, planks, bridges and clamshells while I was getting O settled for naptime. We also did a 20-25 minute family walk and played catch with O in the yard.

Sunday I ran the Mission Possible 10K (more details later this week) without my Garmin and without a chip time. I finished between 1:12-1:13, which is okay given the temps (note to self: No more 10Ks that start at 6 pm in June) and the fact that I stopped a couple of times to help people out. Once, to check on a young man that was being helped off of the course and another time to help a daughter and dad who’d started with the 10K runners but meant to run the 5K. They got a little off course and I figured what was going on so I could get them pointed them in the right direction. Those definitely count as my good deeds for the week. πŸ™‚

My NSV this week is going to seem a littleΒ  strange, but I went out to a great dinner with Darrell and with everything I tried, I consciously tasted and enjoyed it, deciding with each dish of the tasting menu whether it was truly “worth it” after the first tastes. For the most part, things were, but being conscious of my choices (and grateful for the smallish portions) meant I enjoyed the evening and felt in control rather than regretful at the end of the night.

This week, I am grateful for Body Glide. It is essential for summer running. πŸ™‚

For the first week of June, I’m doing really well with my goals for the month. I’ve kept up my strength training, logged at least 10 miles this week (even without the Garmin, I can estimate based on times that I got at least that much) and even better:

Successfully banished the iPhone to the end of the dresser!

Successfully banished the iPhone to the end of the dresser!

I’m also doing really well so far with the night snacking. Every night I’m successful in ignoring the urge, the hungry feeling goes away even faster (thus confirming that it isn’t really hunger!).

It was a good week. No races this week, but I have some travel so I’ll need to look at my week to be sure I can get my 10-15 miles in. I hope you all have a good week!


8 responses to “Weekly Wrap-Up: One last lazy race

  1. SB says:

    Wow, great job!

  2. Body glide is such a God send in the summer. It saved me on my weekend ride and run!

    • I get chafing in such interesting places during the summer time – I can’t imagine what new areas of “interest” I’d develop if I biked too. We should make a tube of BodyGlide a prize in our little challenge crew πŸ™‚

      On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:11 AM, A Little More Each Day wrote:


  3. I am in awe of all your push-ups! Great week overall, for sure. And amen for Body Glide!

    • The coolest part for me is that all of those pushups on my knees now mean I can actually do full on push ups too! I haven’t done a “real” push up in years, so to be able to do them now is really exciting in a geeky way. πŸ™‚

      On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 8:21 PM, A Little More Each Day wrote:


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