The day after the Inaugural You Go Girl 10K, I woke up at 6:15 to go running. My quads were a little sore, but it felt good. It was, you know, the I-can-feel-I’ve-done-some-exercise sore. Not I-have-to-walk-down-the-stairs-backwards sore (aka post-Seattle-Half-Marathon sore).
But I did take it easy during my run/walk of 25 minutes – a sort of recovery workout. I jogged (instead of ran) 90 seconds, then walked two minutes for 20 minutes after a 5-minute warm-up. It was just shy of two miles.
Still sore on Monday night, but again, good sore. In fact, the feeling encouraged me. On Tuesday, I got up at 4:15 and got to the gym for a quick bike workout – just 25 minutes because that’s all I had time for. Still, I’ve been slacking on my non-running workouts lately. I’m not sure when the last time I did core was.
And I was a good girl and got up at 4:15 again this morning to go running at the gym: 5-minute warm-up, then alternated 90 seconds of running and two minutes of walking while I watched the second half of the first episode of Bethany Getting Married? Not sore today.
Friday’s weigh-in should be interesting. I have not been tracking, but I have basically been eating the same things I ate last week. Well, except for three cupcakes (over three days) with ice cream, Maggiano’s Rigatoni D (penne in a cream-butter-marsala-esque sauce with chicken and mushrooms) for my birthday dinner and take-home gnocchi on Tuesday night, and Saturday’s Red Robin appetizer lunch (onion rings, cheese sticks and spinach dip). Oh and Mr. T’s been baking bread! How dare he.
This is why I’m going to start the Holidays of Weight Loss soon. Let me know if you want in. I will make a new button and this time, I think, there will be some giveaways involved. ‘Tis the season for gift-giving…or gift-winning, I guess. Even better!
Hope everyone has a great week of running!
PS: Race pics are in! Go HERE to view!
I love me a good “sore” too.YAY for you!!
You, ma'am, are hardcore!PS – I'm still sore too. I hardly ever get sore after a race and I'm still struggling, lol
Holidays of Weight Loss.HOWL.Maybe you can start the day after HOWLeen?
Thanks for letting us know about the pics. Those of you & Baby T are adorable!
Kerrie, I was looking at the race photos and you have some cute ones.I had a horrible time with the Summer of Weight Loss 🙁 I lost 1 pound. Too much stress and too much going on. Plus, I was trying to be careful during marathon training. After Portland I am going to focus more on losing the weight. I would love to be a part of HOWL.
Your race day photos were great… love the one of you and baby T crossing the line together. I am on for HOWL, as long as I don't get rejected for my poor showing in SOWL!! I'm hoping the pre holiday timing might be better than the summer… now that the kids are in school I'm finding it easier to set up a work out routine.
I'm in for HOWL. I was actually going to do my own anyways! Suh-weet.My quads are sore today. Did a butt-load of squats with trainer last night. *sob*. What's your different between jogging & running? Is it a large speed difference? Thank GOD my finish-line picture is different and it looks like I am running. I tried SO HARD to hit the mat at a good point in my stride. I'm so vain.
I am IN for HOWL!!
I'll be in for the HOWL too. I needs it for sure. My husband bought me bread cookbooks for my bday. I made 3things. Then went on a diet. 🙁 They mock me from inside the cabinet. One day I'll eat bread again. Maybe.
You're finish pictures are great, especially with Baby T! Super cute running skirt too!
Your pictures are so cute! Such a cute outfit and adorable finish with the son! I'm participating in a local event created by a friend called FATcamp or FITcamp or whatever which I'm going to post about but I'll take all the help I can get so Holiday Weight Loss Program, I'm in. I'm still stuck at that 5 lb. loss from the Summer program! Of course I also lost 8 I gained in June but I'm not counting that. I'm now working on the last 40. 🙂