I have kicked of 2008 with a beautiful streak of working out and eating healthy. I didn't run until yesterday because of my odd knee thing on last weekend's long run, just to be safe. But I didn't let that stop me! Here's my week so far:
Monday 30 minutes elliptical trainer and weight training (free weights at home) after work, before the party.
Tuesday bike 12.0 miles/53:26/13.5 MPH
I had a very fun New Year's Eve, but I also had a very fun New Year's Day too, due to not being hungover! I wasn't feeling in the party mood so I designated myself the driver and watched Zach (and everyone else) booze it up. Not my usual role, I admit, but I liked it. I'm so grown up. While Zach rested on January 1st I went for a kick-ass bike ride (it really did kick my ass- ouch!).
Wednesday 6.0 miles/55:09/9:12 average pace
After work last night Zach rode his bike with me on the trail. It was dark but his headlight shone like Rudolph's red nose. Pretty sure shone isn't a word... Anyway, it was a GREAT run! Legs felt perfect, better than they have in a long time. Not even tight after or anything. yay! Zach and I also did weight training workout when we got home. That's twice this week so far on weights- I rule!
Thursday swim 500 m freestyle in 9:58
Whoo hoo! I have been swimming once a week or so, so that's something, but I've been slower. Today I finally got under that 1:00/lap pace again! I did take a couple un-timed breaks, but still. :) I was also just proud that we actually got UP this morning- it's been hard since the holiday break.
I might do an elliptical workout tonight, and I plan on running in the morning. We're supposed to be getting some hugenormous storm starting tonight so weekend running will be interesting... might brave the storm or brave the treadmill, not sure yet.
I have also been doing very good on eating healthy. Well, since yesterday that is... ha ha. The New Year holiday was my last pig-out excuse (although I wasn't too bad). I am feeling motivated though and have found a diet/tracking plan I'm going to stick to for a few weeks. I need to lose like 10 lbs. I'm technically only 5 lbs up from my recent marathon weight, but even then I was on the high side for me. 10 lbs is my goal, and my reward is fancy designer jeans and a massage. :)
Hope everyone is staying warm and enjoying their 2008 so far!