Thursday, November 29, 2007

Yippee Kay-Yay

So the scale moved this week! Yahoooooooooooo

And someone lost 2 pounds! During Thanksgiving week, no less! I'd like to credit running. So good to be running again...although really slow!

This brings my grand total to just shy of 40 pounds in 8 1/2 weeks. But, there is still work to be done.

Workouts have been AWESOME and I'm so lucky that my little guy and my big guy (Matt) are allowing me to do them. Matt came home really fast after work yesterday just so that I could run outside instead of the dreadmill. It meant a lot to me. Also, Matt's Mom has been great and has watched JayZ a few times so I could hit the lap pool during the lunchtime open swim. I'm very lucky to have this kind of support around!

No biking yet. Haven't gone there. I know it's all mental, but I'm still a little afraid to put my butt on the saddle, despite it having 8 weeks to recover. Maybe this weekend I'll be brave.

Here's what things are looking like so far:

Monday: 4 mile run on dreadmill, 10:10 pace. Core work and lunges. (let's just say that core work is quite humbling when your core was ballooned to smithereens for 9 months. OWIE.)

Tuesday: 22oo yard swim with kick drills (ew), pull drills, and 12X50s. I held my 50s at a pretty consistent pace. 20 minutes of yoga. (Shout-out to "Inhale" on the Oxygen Network and my TiVO for letting me have yoga on demand.)

Wednesday: 30 minutes of yoga AM. 4 mile run outside--10:07 average pace, with my last mile (mostly into the wind) at 9:55!!!! I never thought I'd be so excited about a sub-10 mile. I was as happy as when under normal circumstances I run a sub-7 mile.

Today I'm feeling a little sore from the above so I will just most likely do a little more core work and take it easy otherwise. This Sunday I am looking forward to actually doing a run with my running buddies and then have a training seminar afterwards!

And, it's official. I am signed up for the Cleveland Half Marathon in May '08. Plunked down the ci-zash. I'm in. Not even going to attempt to set a time goal until I get closer, but I will be there. I'll be wearing a number again.

And that feels good.

And now, a dose of cuteness...a Through The Wall outfit...

17 comments:

TriShannon said...

Did I just have a baby 8 1/2 weeks ago? Oh wait... no... I'm just slow. So sad! :)

You are making quite the comeback!!

Jodi said...

You are doing amazing! Can't wait to run with ya!

:-)

Jodi

Fe-lady said...

Feels great doesn't it? And CUTE outfit! (on a cute baby!)

Jennifer P said...

Love the outfit. Hmmmm, my little man needs a birthday present soon. And isn't it great to have the support of your boys! Good for you for hitting the road so soon.

Cliff Tam said...

If you are going to name your kid after a famous rap star...the shirt should have a picture of a Cadillac :)

I am w/ you for not biking. Weather is too cold to go outside to ride...

monica said...

i'm with tri shannon. i ain't got no little jay z or jay nothin' and i get all excited about sub 10's all the time!!! so just remember, no matter how slow you think you are, there's always someone slower!!!

he's getting big and changing fast already!!!

jbmmommy said...

Adorable! And add me to the "happy with sub-10s club". You're doing awesome.

DaisyDuc said...

Great job getting back at it!!!! Sounds like all is progressing nicely!!!

Oh, he is just so cute!!!!!

Mallie said...

I agree with Shannon. Quite the comeback. And that outfit is sooooooo cute!

Lance Notstrong said...

Congrats on the progress and getting to "wear a number" again :-) You should frame it as your first post baby number :-)

JenC said...

Darn it, you are going to be too fast for me soon. Maybe I can get a run in with you before you get too fast. See you Sunday!

Adorable picture!

Running Jayhawk said...

omg. Loooooooooooooove the onesie. :faint: I'm having a cuteness overload!

You're faster than me right now, and I'm a bit jealous...but you'll be back to your super speedy self before you know it! Congrats on the sub-10...and I can't imagine how the first time back in the saddle will be. I'll be thinking about you this weekend, oh brave one!

Michele said...

You are doing great. Just as i knew you would!
My youngest is 7 and I am still trying to get the weight off!
Looking forward to all the race reports, TriSaraTops is back!!!

Wil said...

You are SO going to rock Chi-town! I'm psyched to hit it with you. And your boy makes that outfit man, better start planning on how you're going to keep the girls at bay now sis :)

Congrats on your scale movage too!! You rock the Astrodome!

Lana said...

Nice job on those workouts!! I need to do some of that core work!

And JayZ is so friggin' adorable...I just love the outfit!!!

Steve Stenzel said...

Is he pooping in that photo?...

Kurt said...

I found the 2 lbs you lost and at the rate I am running you will be kicking my arse next month.

Your doing so great!