Monday, January 28, 2013

8 miles

I knocked out an "easy" 8 miles yesterday for my long run. It actually wasn't that bad, albeit cold, and I only stopped 3 or 4 times. 1:19:19 (without stops). Pretty good.

The amazing part?

I was thinking, around mile 6.5 when I was ready to go home, how 5 (FIVE!) years ago I was knocking out 8 milers midweek marathon training.

That made me feel a little crappy. Besides that I don't run 30+ mpw now, I'm a good 15+ lbs heavier and quite a bit slower now.

But then I got to 5 years I've(/we've):

  • bought 2 houses
  • sold one
  • moved three times
  • had twins
  • took two new jobs, then got promoted/moved to a new role at the latter
So maybe I'm really doing ok?

and on the upside, I'm pretty on track with training for my March 17 half, and its been a LONG time since I said that.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

2012 review

Considering I didn't have a "good" training year, I'm pretty damn impressed with myself. I guess every mile does add up.

So far I am on mile 7 of my 1000 goal for 2013. Good thing my half training is starting for real this week...I think I'm going with (the latter 10 weeks) of Hal Higdon's Novice II.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Day 1

Ate: 42 points
Used: 12 earned activity points (6 running; 6 elliptical) and 3 weekly points.

Today's big takeaway: maybe eating two big cookies for breakfast at home (then having real breakfast at work) isn't a great idea.

On the upside,  I ran for the first time in almost a week...30 minutes, 3 miles and change (3.27?). I decided to add "Run 1000 miles" to my goals for the year. That's about 2.7/day and almost 20/week, which is ambitious for me at this point and I think a good motivator. I hit 700 in 2007 running Jan-March (half training) and July - Nov (full training)...

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


In the spirit of looking forward, I'm not going to rehash 2012...

Here's my goals for 2013:

  • Follow Weight Watchers (effective Jan 3, hah). Post-holiday weigh-in to follow tomorrow...
    • Lose 25ish lbs by July 7 (my 32nd birthday...that's a bit under 1 lb/week)
  • Defend my dissertation proposal
  • Complete the IRB process
  • Do interviews for proposal
  • Complete a first and second draft of dissertation
  • Run a 2 hr race at the NYC Half March 17
  • PR at the Ridgewood 10k Memorial Day (57:xx?)
  • Complete the Warrior Dash in August
  • Run the NYC Marathon in November
  • Don't buy any clothes/shoes until July (unless I need a new pair of jeans...) and then stick to a $600 budget for the remainder of the year
  • Do one kid-centric family activity out of the house each weekend
I might come up with a couple more...