Aug 5, 2013

and so it begins


monday again

but at least i get to share it with your lovely smiling faces

or glazed over, half-caffeinated faces

whatever the case may be

today marked my official start to half marathon training

3 miles accounted for

no stops

and even though it was an extremely slow 3 miles - i can actually say i had negative splits (faster each mile)

so boo-yah!

thank you couch 2 5k for laying a great foundation.

i'll be back for more tomorrow :)

the weekend was pretty slow go

which meant i had time to do a little bit of cooking

turkey taco meat over a sweet potato

and a cheesy zucchini lasagna (leftovers for lunch today!)

and i also ventured into my first day of ripped in 30

Jillian Michaels: Ripped in 30

jillian is looking a lot more "done-up" for this series

but dammit if she didn't hand me my ass

not going to lie - i thought coming off of level 3 of the shred would mean week 1 of ripped would be a nice easy change of pace


it was just as hard

and i sweated buckets.

jillian recommends doing the workout 5-6 days a week, so even though i had planned to do this every day, i may think about skipping it on saturdays (my long run day) once the miles start adding up

we'll see how i feel

i also took "before" pictures and will share the comparison the first of september

and because i have a doctors appointment this friday i figured i'd go ahead and do weight + measurements



let's do this.

ps - i get to do something fun on the blog soon - announcement to come shortly-ish.


  1. Yay! Getting started with the half training is the harest part in my opinion! After awhile it's crazy how "easy" 3 or 3 miles seems. When is your half? I'm doing Ripped in 30 in August too and hosting a before and after linkup on September 3rd if you're interested. So far I actually like Ripped a lot better than the 30 Day Shred, but I agree, Jillian is way more buff and a little meaner :)

  2. Yay - I will join your link-up at the end of the month! Hopefully I have similar results this month.

    The half is October 26th and i will be traveling for work - so this will really test my commitment -ah!