Tuesday, September 23, 2014

the weekly chase #25




On Tuesdays I join the Weekly Chase link up with Mindy from Road Runner Girl – thanks for hosting, Mindy! Below is a recap from how the goals from last week went over, and my new goals for this week.

Weekly goals for September 15–21; recap

Goal #1 - Daily goals – 
A: Log and stay under calorie goals. 
B: Drink 48 ounces of water.
C: Eat healthier snacks/meals. 
D. Hit 10,000 steps per day via Fitbit.
A. OK with this, but on my whirlwind Saturday I forgot to log anything, and ruined my 145 day streak. This upsets me a lot. I was really hoping to get to 365! Ugh. I know this is such a stupid thing to be mad about, but I am. Time to start over.
B. Yes.
C. Yes.
D. 4 out of 7 days yes - 6546, 5428, 15175, 7352, 14249, 31008, 15368.

Goal #2 - Continue Dopey training = 3 days of running. Two days will be 45 minute runs, while the weekend will be a short 3 miles (which is less than what my 45 minute runs produce). Technically the week calls for 4 runs, with 4 miles on Saturday and 13 on Sunday, but I am hoping to get my race next weekend switched to the half, so am swapping out the weeks. Cross train two days.
I actually did 4 days of running, including 4 miles Friday, 13 miles Saturday, and a 5k Sunday. Since I'm not sure I'll be able to switch my 10K to a half this Saturday (or if I even want to anymore), I wanted to make sure I got in the back-to-back training days. No official cross training this week.

Goal #3 - Roll with the stick, stretch, and ice daily.
I did pretty good with this, but not every day. I definitely noticed a difference, so want to get back in the habit of doing it daily.

Goal #4 - Lose .5 pounds.
I gained this week. Poop. 

Goal #5 - Clean the house. This isn't physically health related, but my mental health depends on it ;) With the crazy weeks and weekends I've been having, piles of clothes and mail have been getting larger and larger, and it's time to get things in order!
Got some of it done, but there's still plenty to do.

Weekly goals for September 22–28

Goal #1 - Daily goals – 
A: Log and stay under calorie goals. 
B: Drink 48 ounces of water.
C: Eat healthier snacks/meals. 
D. Hit 10,000 steps per day via Fitbit.

Goal #2 - Continue Dopey training.

Goal #3 - Roll with the stick, stretch, and ice daily.

Goal #4 - Lose .5 pounds.

Goal #5 - Continue to clean the house throughout the week.

Goal #6 - Start downloading iTunes music for the marathon. There's no way my phone is going to make it the entire marathon length (as I'm sure it'll take me 6+ hours to complete), and my phone is getting old and tired. Since Spotify isn't on the Apple Nano, I have to use iTunes (which I haven't bough music for in yeeeears). I don't want to spend so much money all at once, I figured breaking it up a bit will be better. Plus, with Christmas not too far off (can't believe I just said that), I'll be asking for some gift cards to help complete the process ;)


How about you — what are your goals for this week?

7 comments:

  1. Hello! I am new to your blog and you may have posted this already, but why do you ice daily? Do you have an existing injury/ache you're dealing with, or is it preventive? I'm curious because I have only ever iced my feet to treat and now prevent plantar.

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    1. Hello and welcome! Thanks for stopping by :) I'd been having some arch and hip pains, so icing daily has helped them feel better, so I've been keeping it up. It started as routine to help minor injuries, though now it's mostly preventative (not to say I don't once and a while get flare ups).

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    2. Thanks! I think when I start increasing my mileage I need to do more icing.

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  2. Good job reaching your goals. Don't beat yourself for not getting your steps in the other day. You'll make it up next time. In addition to my stick I also foam roll. You should incorporate that too. It does help alot.

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    1. Thanks! I have an M80 roller, I just haven't used it... really need to start!

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  3. Way to go! What plan are you using to train for Dopey? I used Hal Higdon. It worked pretty well. When you get done cleaning, can you come help me please?

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    1. Thanks! I'm using the Jeff Galloway plan from the runDisney site. I was already using his run/walk method, so seemed like my best option. So far, so good. Haha, I don't think I'll ever be done with my house ;)

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