Army Ten-Miler Recap

I ran the Army Ten-Miler a little over a week ago. I didn’t really train. I didn’t workout for several weeks before. It showed. Out of all the years I’ve run this race, this was my worst time.

My best time was last year. I ran it in 1:37:00. This year I was over 10 minutes slower. On the bright side, I can only improve from here right?

Crossfit Day 3?

I can’t remember what Crossfit day today is since I missed a week, but I think it’s day 3 (or is it 4??). I’m looking forward to it, I think… not really. I’m feeling lazy as usual since it’s the end of the work day and would rather have a drink than workout, but I keep reminding myself of how great I feel after it’s all said and done, and how I agreed to this whole “no booze during the week” challenge. So yeah, woo hoo Crossfit!

So here it is, my first run of the week. It isn’t much. It wasn’t long or very fast, but it was early, and I went to bed late. The fact that I completed it is a win. Everything else is just a bonus. 

In the past few days I’ve worked out more than I have over the past two months or so. I’m determined to get back on that horse and ride it into the sunset. 

I’ve had a number of goals throughout this whole fitness journey, and it’s definitely time to sit down and take a new look at them. Until then though, my focus is on getting to my 3 days of Crossfit a week, getting in at least one hike per weekend, and running 4 mornings per week. My better half has also challenged me to give up the grown up beverages during the week. 

And there you have it. A great start to a new week. Happy Monday!

So here it is, my first run of the week. It isn’t much. It wasn’t long or very fast, but it was early, and I went to bed late. The fact that I completed it is a win. Everything else is just a bonus.

In the past few days I’ve worked out more than I have over the past two months or so. I’m determined to get back on that horse and ride it into the sunset.

I’ve had a number of goals throughout this whole fitness journey, and it’s definitely time to sit down and take a new look at them. Until then though, my focus is on getting to my 3 days of Crossfit a week, getting in at least one hike per weekend, and running 4 mornings per week. My better half has also challenged me to give up the grown up beverages during the week.

And there you have it. A great start to a new week. Happy Monday!

People of Tumblr!

I have returned. Sort of. I’m still in a funk (I had McDonalds for lunch), and it’s been what? Like almost 2 months now of this pity party? Sheesh.

In another attempt to snap out of it and climb back on the wagon, I’ve signed up for Crossfit and start their basics class on Monday. I also downloaded a 7 week training program to help me work towards some of my other goals (faster run times, more push-ups and sit-ups). It also kicks off on Monday. This weekend I’ll focus on meal prep.

I also put together a binder of sorts to track my progress. I’m going to take some updated measurements, weight, etc. And make up a fresh FitChart. I’m going to try and take before pictures as well.

Oh, and goals. I’m going to revisit and revise those too.

So yeah, I’ll probably be posting a lot over the weekend. Or not at all if I continue to sulk. Fingers crossed for the excessive posting!

I ran with the pooch today.

It was a slow and short one thanks to all the sniffing and potty breaks we had to take. I wasn’t feeling very motivated, so at least it got me out of the house.

I seem to be struggling with motivation. For weeks I just haven’t been able to get back into it. I keep trying, but I’m just not feeling it. And I’m not sure how to fix it?

I’m going to pull out my journal today and see if I can write it out. Maybe revisit my goals or pin some motivational stuff on Pinterest.

How do you all get fired back up when you’re just not feeling motivated?

This weekend - this morning.

It was an active weekend. I ran, I did yoga, I hiked. I did not make the healthiest choices, but at least I got up and got moving.

This morning is a different story. I woke up on time to run only to realize I had left my shoes outside to air out last night and it rained. They’re soaked. I figured I’d try out one of my Jillian Michaels DVDs, but I didn’t have hand weights. It’s been one of those mornings.

Luckily, I can work out during my lunch break. So all hope is not lost for today.

143.8 lbs

Despite my hiatus from all things healthy, I don’t seem to have done too much damage as far as the number on the scale goes. In fact, that’s the lowest I’ve been in like a year. Unfortunately, it’s not legitimate weight loss. It’s more like a loss of water weight since I haven’t been drinking water like I should and I’m super dehydrated. Just another reason why weight is really just a number on a scale and nothing more.