Postpartum Shape Up Week 8

Last week I was just not feeling the running. I ran a total of 4.1 miles. I figured that it was better to not make myself do it and be in a bad mood than to not do it and be pleasant to be around. Instead of running I got in some good cross-training on the bike and elliptical. I also rocked some ab work and did some arm exercises using my very own 11lb weight.

This week I’m determined to get myself back on the running wagon. I even signed up for another race which is this Saturday. The Longmont Turkey Trot was the last race I did until the SkirtChaser this year. It was also a PR for me last year. Not so much going to be this year, but that’s ok.

Plans for the week:

Monday-4.5 mile run DONE  40:50  Avg. Pace: 9:04 (Little speed work)
Tuesday-Cross-Training
Wednesday-4.5 mile run
Thursday-Cross-Training
Friday-Rest
Saturday-Longmont Turkey Trot 10k + 2 miles for 8 mile run
Sunday-Cross-Training

I’m going to remain wildly optimistic that I’ll stick to this plan this week. I’m actually excited to do the 8 miles. I haven’t decided if I want to do the 2 additional miles before or after the 10k. Thoughts or suggestions?

Favorite jeans status: up but not buttoned. I’m getting closer but alas the skinny jeans still not working for me yet. I seemed to have plateaued a little bit on the weight loss. This week I’m at 132.6 lbs.  I really need to break out The 30 Day Shred and have Jillian Michaels yell at me and tell me to get my butt in gear. It’s a love-hate relationship.

P.S. Josh rocked his first half! He finished in 1:44 and some change. Yes, he maintained under an 8 min/mile pace for the entire race. I’m going to see if he’ll write a little recap on how he totally kicks my butt at running.

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