I had one awesome weekend, lots of sweating and no obligations which was very relaxing! I need to stop trying to do all the things on my two days off, it's kinda exhausting. My 14 dollar swimsuit came in the mail, High Waist Retro Bikini Swimsuit , and I loveeeeeeee it. I never shop online for swim wear, it's too hard to find the right size, but for 14 bucks I figured I'd take a chance.
We spent the days swimming, grilling, and napping. Aiden was wonderful, he'd swim for a bit, kicking his fat little legs as fast as he could, then he'd take a long nap.
I had some good and bad workouts over the weekend, my long run was Saturday morning, 13ish miles.
I joined the Dallas Running Club for their marathon training program, I really want to be sure I'm training correctly. When you sign up they ask you for your last 5k, 10k, and Half times, then they use some formula to figure out your pace group. Well, I didn't want to use my official times since they were pre-pregnancy and I'm not nearly that fast right now, so I put in Meredeth's numbers so I could be in her 4:50 group. The first few miles were very slow for me, it was hard to stay in the group and keep a casual pace, so around mile 4 I stayed a little ahead of the group, we did some hills and I was feeling really good despite the humidity. Then I made a rookie mistake - I accidentally filled up with Gatorade, when I realized I should of dumped it, but I figured - eh it's really hot it might do me some good. UHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. NO> I started to cramp, bad, then I literally saw stars the last 1.5 miles. I've never ever felt that way and I was pretty mad at myself. Lesson learned. Stick with what I know. I love my Nuun and Spark.
My training program has me running 14 miles for the next 3 weekends, this is where I will need to really focus. I can see now why people say it's mostly mental - the thought of running a half marathon plus some for the next 14 weeks is pretty daunting.
Sunday and Monday I cross trained at the gym, lots of weights and a few sprints on the dreadmill.
Sunday we focused on legs and Monday upper body. The squat challenge is going really well - maybe too well I was still pretty sore today! I am thisfreakingclose to getting back into the 160's and I'm busting my ass for it - in the gym and the kitchen. Tracking tracking tracking!