Nick

Kara

3.17.2009

recap


Happy St Pattys!

I haven't been doing my weekly activity summary so I'm doing it here for the last 5 weeks. More for me, but that's ok!

3/9/2009 — 3/15/2009:36.0 Mi 5:31:43 week 5
3/2/2009 — 3/8/2009:35.3 Mi 5:43:29 week 4
2/23/2009 — 3/1/2009:33.0 Mi 5:27:35 week 3
2/16/2009 — 2/22/2009: 24.3 Mi
4:19:34 week 2
2/9/2009 — 2/15/2009:4.0 Mi 46:32 week 1

I tried the 30 day shred - it is decent for someone like me that needs more direction using weights and gets bored easily making up my own stuff. Cardio wise - it is more low key I'd say. I still felt the need to go and do the elliptical machine at the gym. It's a nice quick workout for a cross training day I'd say!

WEIGHT LOSS
Don't know why, but I'm still the same weight that I was weeks ago. Some days I'm a pound up and some days I'm the same. I'm eating really well and working out, so I don't know why it is so hard to get rid of these extra pounds that have been here since 1 week out!!

SCHEDULE
I'm trying to figure out how many days to run a week so that I don't get injured but I get in a good amount of miles. Last week I did Tues, Wednes, Thurs, Sat, Sun so 5 days.
I was thinking something similar this week. Most of my runs are easy with a long run for now.
How many days do you run? What is your week like?

20 comments:

  1. It's easier said than done, but don't beat yourself up over the scale. The numbers will fall, I'm sure of it. :o)

    I'm a 6 day a week runner, but that's only because I don't have a pool or bike or kid. Long runs on Sunday, rest on Monday, and a varity of other stuff throughout the week.

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  2. I really like the 5 days of running a week. Some time i may bump up to 6 if I have to cut a run short but otherwise the two rest days work out really well!

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  3. 4-5 days a week of running for me work the best. Don't kill yourself over the scale... you just had a child!!! :)

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  4. Such a cutie!!!

    I run 4-5 days a week.

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  5. I usually try to run 4 days a week and do some other cardio at least 1day. That is a super cute pic!

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  6. i run 4-5 days a week. i try to anyway. lately ive been slacking! dont worry about the weight, it will come off. lil nick is soo cute all decked out for st.pattys day! :)

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  7. 3 days is a good week lately but i'm definitely not as running focused, hope to bump it back to 4-5 once it's warmer!

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  8. That pic is so cute!!

    I run about 5 days a week most weeks. But I'm hoping the coach teaches me to get quality workouts so I don't have to feel like I need to run all the time.

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  9. I'm running 3 days a week, with one of them being a long run and one being an interval session. But I'm training for tri's right now and not just for running.

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  10. i'm running 5 days a week, and try not to run more than 3 days in a row.

    love the pic :)

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  11. Awwwhhhh how sweet is that pic!

    I'm a three day a week runner. No matter if I'm in training or not.

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  12. I am running...ok I'm not, but I was running 5 days a week which felt likea pretty good balance to me.

    i think that maybe you are replacing some of that baby area weight with muscle, so the scale may not change but maybe your body still is...how are things fitting?

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  13. So cute! Happy St. Patty's Day little guy!

    I am a 4 day a week runner. It keeps me injury free and gives me days to do swimming/biking. I'd move to 5 days a week if I was focusing on a marathon, but I know I'd be perpetually sore. I run Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

    You're doing great, don't sweat the scale.

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  14. I've been running 4-5 times a week since starting up again a couple months ago. And then biking 2-3 days (and trying to remember to take a day off here and there, too!)

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  15. I run four or five times a week. Depends on my teaching schedule right now but I do try to get both a Saturday and Sunday run. Nicholas is such a cutie! They grow fast, huh?

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  16. I lost all my pregnancy weight in 1-2 weeks and then was trying to lose the IVF weight and the scale was stuck for 7-9 WEEKS! In the past two months, I have lost 4 more pounds without doing anything. Just give yourself more time. They say the big weight loss happens months 3-6 when the baby starts eating more (if you are bf). It will happen. I remember I had a bit of a flubby tummy for 6-8 weeks. In a few months it will be gone!

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  17. I run Monday through Thursday, easy cross train on Friday, then a long run on Saturday. And I always rest on Sundays.

    Found your blog, hope you don't mind if I add you to my blog list! Thanks!

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  18. My wonky body can't handle more than 4 days a week, and even that seems to be a bit of a challenge. Therefore, I can't really give advice on this subject. But I am still very impressed with your mileage - you're doing the same numbers that I am on a weekly basis, but in MILES! And after GIVING BIRTH!

    Amazing.

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  19. I run 3-4 days a week, dance class another day (an hour and half of bootcamp with a very gay, but extremely well toned dance teacher!), and 2 days of strength training (though I am trying to increase that to 3). One long run a week that is slowly building up in mileage as the nicer weather arrives - yay!

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  20. I have been running 6 days a week, but think that running 5 days a week is best for keeping injury at bay. I'm sure it will change when I go back to work.

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