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Friday, August 9, 2013

Fitness Friday

This week has been busy at work but a good one for workouts.  Just tried to stay consistent. I managed to run everyday and keep up with my plank a day and fit in some extra core work.  I can actually tell the difference the plank a day is making when I finish my runs uphill during the week.

Saturday we had the Atlanta's Finest 5K.  Not a PR for me, but a respectable 27 minute finish.  We are in the middle of our annual 3 race weekend August all back to back.  I don't know why we do this in August?  Surely there is an easier way to torture ourselves.  Anyway we are mostly treating the first two races like speedy group runs.  Saving ourselves for the third race.  Vinings Downhill.  Plank for 2 minutes.

Sunday wanted to still get in a little longer run.  We did 5 1/2 at Silver Comet Trail.  This was a first, when hubby was like "let's run a little further."  Usually that is me.  I am the distance girl; he is the streaker.Plank for 1:07

Monday usual 3.1 round the hood - Plank for 1:30
Tuesday 3.25 usual route - Plank 1:17
Wednesday one more 5K at 4:30 AM round Vinings Plank 1:40
Thursday pre-dawn and work 5K. Plank 1:11
Friday race tomorrow cut it short - 2.25 - Plank 1:30

Eating was pretty good this week.  Kind bar and fruit for lunch everyday but today.  Business lunch at a Mexican restaurant but I ordered Chicken and Rice soup it has so many yummy veggies.

Cooked pretty healthy meals at home. 

Pretty good week. I am a creature of habit when it comes to running.  I mentally commit to just doing it every morning.  It may take a tremendous sense of adventure, but it makes me feel good and it is the best way to start my busy work day.

Hope you all had a successful week.  If not there is always next week.


  1. Sounds like you had a great week! You are also kicking butt with those planks. I had myself over a minute a couple of months ago but I slacked off and am starting from scratch.

    Keep it up!

    1. I can really tell a difference in my running when I keep up with the planks. I am not as consistent about overall strength training as I want to be but this is a small thing that I can fit in and sometimes leads me to do more strength and core work when I have extra time. Hope you have a good week!