Monday, June 30, 2008

HYC Check In

This was a great week. I finally ran a sub-40 5K, completed week 2 of 100 push ups/crunches challenge, showed a significant improvement in my push ups/crunches rank, and in most cases exceeded all of my goals.

Setting a goal to get all my fruit and veggie servings was a great move. I found myself eating less sugary snacks because I reached for the fruit or veggies first to make sure I got all my servings in and by then I didn't have room for the other snacks. I still had some ice cream/yogurt and teddy grahams here and there; but it was the exception, not the rule. I also had no red meat this week. In fact, it's been 10 days since the last time I had pork and over 3 weeks since I've had beef. I am not giving up meat entirely, but I like that it is not the focus of most of my meals anymore.

I've been hesitant to start a new running program because I will have to take a break from running in 2 weeks, for about 2 weeks, so I figured I'd start it after that. However, today I started Hal Higdon's Spring Training Novice training plan because I like structure and I figured I'll just repeat the last week once I get back into running. I've been doing my own thing similar to this and already had a 4 mile long run planned for this weekend, so I'm starting the program on week 4. It's funny, I visit his site on a regular basis and never noticed this program. I guess I am always focused on his 10K and 1/2 marathon programs, but I like the progression of this one much better than his 10K Novice program. I plan to extend it by continuing his pattern so I run 7+ miles before my first 10K in October.

Below is the full list of accomplishments from last week and a link to my goals for this week. By the way, I am hosting my own Virtual 5K in 2 weeks for the c25k_grads community, but you don't have to be part of it to participate. You don't even have to be a c25k graduate or even be doing the program. You can even walk it if you want or do the smaller 2 mile race. So check out the C25K Virtual Race Weekend and sign up today! Hope to see many of you on race day ;)

Accomplishments last week (6/22 - 6/28)
Goals for this week (6/28 - 7/5)


Lynn said...

Very good job!

Anonymous said...

That's why I admire you, you do work it out! Congrats on all goals reached! I started the 100 Push up challenge on Monday. Doing (trying to do! LOL!) the regular ones, more of a challenge.

Mama Bear June said...

Great job on meeting and exceeding your goals! Keep making healthy choices.

Irish Mom said...

Awesome job!!

mississippilinda said...

WOW Great job on your goals!! I am impressed over you not having beef in over 3 weeks. That is one of my goals to give up red meat. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Amy said...

I tagged you, check out my blog for info!

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