Monday I started with my plan for the next 7 weeks and so far (yes, it’s only 3 days) I’m doing great. I have been eating healthy, had only 1 glass of wine on Monday night because the bottle wasn’t empty yet.
Tomorrow Heidi’s challenge starts. If you want to join us, you still can. See here for the details.
I’m going to keep this part short because below there’s Shelley’s favorite part of the month: the numbers (Shelley you can just read the recap and skip the numbers 🙂 ).
Yesterday morning I had an easy run to do. First time I needed my headlamp and small change in my running routes. I still run outside the village where there are no street lights but don’t go that far and combine the run with a part through my village (which I don’t really like). It was a good run and I felt good afterwards.
Weather: dry, little wind, 12C (53 degrees)
Distance: 6 K / 3.8 miles
Average time: 7:05 /km
Average speed: 8.5 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Robbie Williams – Lovelight.
After dinner I did a Yogalates for weight loss. I liked it, it was a short workout (25 minutes) focussed on the upper body. This is a perfect workout when I run 2 mornings in a row.
This morning: Oops I did it again! Hit the snooze button twice. Now I could have made the same choice as last week and skip my run but I didn’t. I still went out for my morning run, only had to cut it short because I was short on time. It wasn’t a very fast run, not particularly satisfied with this one, but what’s more important to me is that I went. Ran 2.6 K (1.6 miles) in 19 minutes.
Workout goals August 2011
Quote of the month:
“If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far. It doesn’t matter if today is your first day or if you’ve been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.” John Bingham
I’m very happy with my results for August.
- I did more workouts than in July (16 runs, 1 bike ride, 1 swim, 1 cross training, 2 yoga sessions).
- My mileage this month is the second best of this year.
- I was active for 29 hours and 37 minutes. Still didn’t beat June, missed 1 hour. But did better than in July.
- Stick to my running schedule, don’t skip runs.
- Do at least 2 cross training sessions a week.
- Race: Dam tot Damloop on September 18th, 10 miles (16 K).
- Participate in Heidi’s September challenge.
- Beat the total of activity in June (1822 minutes)
Number and time of workouts in July: 16 workouts, total time 9 hours and 29 minutes.
Number and time of workouts in August: 21 workouts, total time 13 hours and 38 minutes.
Goal kilometres/miles in 2011: 1011 K / 628 miles
Total August: 90.4 K / 56.3 miles
Total till 08/31: 640.3 K / 397.8 miles
Total running time: 76 hours 7 minutes
Still to run to reach yearly goal: 370.7 K / 230.2 miles
Meatball, rice and mixed vegetables Italian style.
Chicken with pesto, rice, broccoli.
“Kids meal”: Fish sticks (made them myself), mashed potatoes and carrots with peas.
365 days photo challenge 2011
Day 241 – Monday August 29
My sky Monday.
Day 242 – Tuesday August 30
The road I ran on in the morning, as you can see no street lights there.
Day 243 – Wednesday August 31
Bambi and her friends.