Week 5 of Half Marathon Training Complete!

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Here’s how I did this week:

Week 5

It’s really blowing my mind right now that I have stuck with this training plan for 5 weeks so far…and I’ve only missed 1 workout (with a really dang good excuse!). I still would not classify myself as a runner, but I can definitely feel myself getting stronger and healthier. How do I know? Well, for one thing I am NOT a morning person. Never have been. I’ve been known to sleep until noon, or even later. Now, I’ve been waking up naturally at 8-8:30am on Saturdays and Sundays with no problem. Also, I just feel  better. It’s hard to explain. I’m mindful of the foods I’m eating and trying not to eat out if I don’t have to. I’m trying to drink more water and not drink cokes. In fact, I haven’t had a coke now in 2 weeks!

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Last week I made these “chicken boxes” for lunch every day and they were delicious! I threw the chicken in the crockpot on Sunday, and then chopped up a bunch of veggies and stir fried them and mixed about a cup of veggies with each box. I also had some individual-sized brown rice containers that I mixed in. So good! and So healthy! Definitely better than eating at Subway every day. Speaking of food – on Friday night, Donovan and I stopped at Sprinkles ice cream for a treat. I ordered a brownie a la mode which normally I would scarf down in just a few seconds. This time, however, I could not finish the dessert. I could barely even eat half of it…and what I did eat made me sick. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve had that much sugar and it was definitely noticeable!

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This week the temperatures dropped again, forcing me to wear all my clothes again. Since there was a chance for “wintry mix” this afternoon, Dono and I donned our ski jackets for the walk. I have not worn this ski jacket since I was a sophomore in high school. Not kidding. It barely zips now, but it did the job. I’d love to get small enough to be able to wear this jacket normally again!

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Also – I’m really grateful for my handsome husband for sticking with me through this. It’s not often that you find a husband and wife team that is so in tune to each other’s goals, and I really feel proud that I have this man by my side. He is encouraging and very supportive and I couldn’t do this without him.

How did your week go?

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