Week 14 Wrap-up

It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted a wrap-up so I thought I ought to get one in here.  I just finished week 14 and week 15 is coming along nicely.  Overall I’m feeling good and I’m progressing nicely on my June Goals.

Here are a few highlights from week 14!

  1. Working those goals! I was super happy with my pace on the two longer workouts this week.  Twice I hit a sub 21:00 pace which is right on goal for June.  I also maintained that on my recovery walk today.  I want to sustain that for the rest of the month before I move on to my July pace goals.
  2. I had a bit of a haul from the local running store that excited me.  I don’t buy things for myself very often so as simple as these things were they made me super happy.  New flavors of Gu and Nuun, some Body Glide for Her, and a Sweaty Band!  I am in love with all of it.  Product reviews will be coming in the near future. I love the Sweaty Band so much, I ordered the runDisney branded one today.
  3.  I tried stepping up .5 miles after just one week at my previous distance and it didn’t work.  By the end of my 6-miler I was not feeling like I had been ready for it, which is the first time I have felt like that.  I’ll be staying two weeks at each distance before moving up .5 miles to the next distance.   It’s working for me, I shouldn’t mess with it.
  4. The foot pain that I discussed in my week 10 wrap-up is gone and I am VERY thankful for that.  I’ve been icing like crazy after my runs and trying not to forget to stretch each and every day.
  5. I can run for a whole 60 seconds!  OK – I run really really slowly, some of you could probably walk faster, but I can run.  I keep working on it, hopefully I will gain more endurance and more speed after that.
  6. In 3 months I have not lost more than 4 lbs.  Maybe I haven’t changed my diet enough, but I have been working out more than ever in my adult life.  I feel like there should be some change on the scale and I’m just not seeing it.  I don’t want this to become all about my weight, because its not, but I am disappointed that I have only lost 4 pounds.
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