Logging all my meals early today. Today is my off day as I am gearing up for my 8 miler tomorrow! Only one more week before my next HM! This one is a B race so I will be taking it SUPER easy and will be running/walking it so that I do not mess my knee up for my A races later on this spring!
I am VERY pleased with my weight loss so far this year! I am now down 4.4 lbs since January 1st and down 13 lbs since December!!! I am so close to meeting my goal by Kayla's first birthday. It feels so good to be under my pre-pregnancy weight and now I am hoping to be leaner than my lowest weight in Tyumen. After I reach my first goal, I may aim for another 5 or 6 lbs for the year. We will wait for that, for now I am staying focused on loosing my last 7.6 lbs before April. I feel strongly I am on the right track!
My running is still going well. My knee has on and off days but for the most part I am pleased with how well it is doing. I just need to stay focused and continue my PT exercises and DO NOT push myself on my B races and therefore hurting my chances for a good PR on my A races!
Here are my races for this year through Fall. There are a few more but I am waiting to post a blog about them as they are very important to me and I want to be able to tell my parents about them first in person. All will be explained later, I promise!
For now, here are my races for 2011.....
"A" Races - Those which I will be training to run a PR....
Rock and Roll Dallas Half Marathon for the Cure - March
Rock and Roll Seattle Half Marathon - June
Rock and Roll Denver Half Marathon - October
"B" Races - Those which I will be running as a training, long run in preparation for my A races. These I will need to take slow and treat as LSD runs keeping my pace slower than my race pace.
Texas Half Marathon - January
Big D Half Marathon - April
Dallas Running Club Centennial Half Marathon - May
Dallas Running Club White Rock Half Marathon - November
I cannot wait to see how my running improves this year! I am currently reading Racing Weight which is a book all about how much weight can impact your performance. I am working hard to really lean out this year in hopes of improving not only my times but my knee as well. You will notice there are no triathlons on this years schedule. They are by far my favorite race to do but for 2011 I am focusing on my distance races in hopes of leaning out for my triathlons in 2012!!! I am still cross training with biking and my times have been amazing but for now, running is key for me in 2011.
Onto my totals for this year and todays results.....
Wellness totals for the year starting January 1st, 2011 -
Weight loss - 4.4 lbs!!! 7.6 lbs to go!!
Inches loss - 4.5 inches!!
Miles - 57.89
Daily results of 12 lbs by 12 months old challenge. Day 21...
Time - 0 mins - Rest day
Calories burned - 0
Calories consumed - 1,213
What was on my plate today....
Meal 1 - Metabolic reset shake with Almond milk. Water with lemon and detox drink a long with a few cups of green and black tea.
Meal 2 - Egg whites, spinach, tomatoes and mushrooms scramble. Water and hot tea.
Meal 3 - Homemade Kale, Dandelion, Mint, Ginger, Lemon, Carrot, Apple and Swiss Chard juice.
Meal 4 - Quinoa, bean, and raw veggie salad
Meal 5 - Greek yogurt with fresh blueberries, apple, chia seeds and ground flaxseeds.