Slow and Steady

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday Summary: Not the best idea and Challenge Updates

So how much did I run during the week? 4 miles. Then if that wasn't just super awesome, I fasted Friday evening to Saturday evening, had a light meal Saturday and ran 16 miles this morning. NOT THE BEST IDEA. Don't get me wrong the run was great! A new girl joined me and my running partner. There were plenty of walk breaks to drink, take in nutrition and stretch. I took in a lot more nutrition than I normally do. For breakfast I had 1/2 a Luna Chocolate & Peanut Butter Protein Bar. This was a new thing and I enjoyed it. I saved the other half for right after the run. Over 16 miles I took in 2 Chocolate Power Gels with 2x sodium, 1 sleeve of Tropical punch Clif Shot Blocks and a Gu Blueberry/Pomegranite Rocatane. I actually had to have the Gu with less than a mile & a half to go, it was a new Gu and I was not disappointed. My tummy just started growling. I only drank 20 ounces of water. I am a bathroom breaker and I knew that after the 1 miracle port-a-potty that it was unlikely I would have another opportunity so I took in my fluids sparingly.

So where does the NOT THE BEST IDEA come in? Well it is 10:21 PM and I am still "experiencing" the effects of some dehydration. The fast yesterday included not drinking water either. Today I have had maybe 50 ounces of fluids and 20 of them were in the last 10 minutes. I am horrible, but when I run like this I don't really feel hungry all day and I am already really bad at hydrating. I love the blog-o-sphere challenges, I need to create a personal challenge to drink more.

Speaking of challenges:
The Legs Love Lunges Challenge, it is officially over. I am not dressed for cute leg pictures right now, but I am pretty proud of them. They may not look all that much different, but they feel great.

The Summer of Weight Loss Challenge is over.

Current weight 193 (size 14 as of June 26th)
Goal 180 (this is a pretty lofty goal so any loss is great or at least a comfortable fit into a size 10/12). 
Weigh in days are Tuesdays-----9/19 181 lbs 1 pound shy of my goal. I am a comfortable 12, actually they are kind of baggy, but not all 10's fit me yet. Is there an 11 out there somewhere?

Bust: Too big, still nursing, nothing I can do about them
Chest: 3----- same
Waist: 37-----33.5
Hips: 42 1/2-----40.5
Midway (my version): 41 big roll below the belly button, 40 right at the belly button and 38 1/2 at the roll above the belly button  I am about 8 month post delivery of my perfect baby girl and would love to lose the not so perfect post baby pudge/rolls-----
39 big roll below the belly button, 38 right at the belly button and 36.5 at the roll above the belly button
Thighs: 24 each-----23 each
L 15 3/4 R 16-----15.5 each
Left calf: 15 1/4-----15
Right calf: 15 1/2-----15
Right upper arm: 12"-----11
Left upper arm: 12"-----11

 Hard Core is not going as well as I would like. Now that I have slimmed down a couple inches I need to do the muscle work in those areas. I have 27 days to the marathon and a strong core will be a huge boost to my training and race day efforts. Not to mention I can start toning some areas that are still not where I want them to be.

Thankful Three
  1. For running partners
  2. For a wonderful dinner with my family
  3. For a fun week ahead 


Christi said...

Wow, I can't believe you fasted and then ran. You are brave!

Kerrie T. said...

Wow! You did awesome!

P said...

I would absolutely join you in the "drink more" challenge, though sadly I think you mean water. LOL. I am sooooo bad at drinking enough water!

chris mcpeake said...

way to get out there

Becky said...

Wow, this whole Not Drinking Water And Then Running 16 Miles thing sounds scary. You must be in pretty good shape to be able to handle that so well.
I completely understand about having a large bust....There's really nothing to do but strap 'em down and keep going. The smaller the rest of you gets, the better the girls will look! That's what I'm telling myself, anyway.

shannon said...

Nice job on the 16-miler! Good luck with the marathon! :)