Monday, October 1, 2012

September Recap & October Happenings

September was great! Workout wise, I had an awesome month. I made my goal of getting in 50 miles in one month and actually set a new personal record and went 61.27 miles!! I'm going to continue my goal of going 50 miles for October. I also did the 30 day shred almost every day (I usually skip one day a week) and today was day 29. I'll finish it tomorrow and then I'm starting Ripped in 30. Originally I was planning on doing a few more days of level 3, but I'm really anxious to start the new DVD.

On Saturday I took a whole new set of pictures. These will serve as my before pics even though I'm almost done with the shred. I eat great during the week but it all goes to shit on the weekends. I'm changing that this month. I want to see some real results from Ripped in 30.

I increased my plank time and set a new personal record about a week ago. New time- 3:34!! I'm now number 16 on the plank leader board. :)  Next goal- 4 minutes. Yikes!! I know I'll get there though!

Today, being October 1st, is day 1 of the #LiveLeanEatGreen October Photo-A-Day challenge. I am super excited to be participating because it's going to motivate me to eat healthy and try new things. Today's challenge is to eat extra veggies at lunch. I made a turkey sandwich and packed a side salad with orange peppers and cucumbers. It's delicious (I'm currently eating!) and it's making me wonder why I haven't thought to do this sooner. It was so easy to put together this morning and it's healthy. Winner! And I'm not able to finish my sandwich thanks to all these delicious filling veggies! Friday's challenge is to try a new vegetable. I bought some Kale yesterday to make this week. I've always wanted to try it but never have. Now I will! Some of the other challenges involve working out or just enjoying life. Check it out and give it a try!

I have a 5K scheduled this Sunday and a 10K on the 20th. I haven't run an official race since my half marathon in June and I'm not going to set any time goals for these. I just want to have fun and finish! It's getting chilly but I'm going to continue running a few times a week all month. I'm not sure what I'm going to do once it starts getting dark at 6, but I'll figure it out when the time comes. For now, I'm going to enjoy October and all the challenges it holds! If you know me, you know I love a challenge. :-)

1 comment:

Jacy Vergara said...

You know I read your blog! :) Congrats on all your achievements! And good luck with the RI30! Maybe one day, I'll do it. haha Good luck with your 5K and 10K this month! It's always good to have some races to motivate your training! Are you planning on doing any more halfs anytime soon? I really want to do the Woodrow Wilson half next year. The 2012 one is coming up this month, but I want to try to do it next year (it's right by my parent's house!) I've also got a "wish list" of halfs that I want to do, but they can be pricey, especially the destination ones!