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the improvement of a southern girl

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The First Day

12 weeks of half-marathon training began today. On a Monday. The day to start all new things. Lucky for me, each week starts with Strength and Stretch, so today was relatively short and easy. I’m glad I have a whole day assigned to stretching, as my hamstring on my left side is always tight and usually is a main culprit of my constant backache. I get busy and don’t want to stop and stretch, so hopefully this will help. Along with my stretching I did:

2 sets of…

  • 10 squats with 2/15 lb dumbbells
  • 10 knee pushups (my upper body is so weak right now)
  • 10 donkey kicks
  • 10 crunches
  • 10 bicep curls

I’m so weak right now it’s really not funny. I’ve been running and running and running and haven’t lifted in forever. I’m really starting to tell the changes for the negative.

Tomorrow is an easy 2 miler. I’m going to try to squeeze it in right after school before I go back up there for our Christmas concert.

Eats today:

Breakfast – Oatmeal w/ craisins and pecans and a smidge of brown sugar

Lunch – An on-the-go meal of a Balance bar/Baby Carrots/Apple

I knew I didn’t have much time for lunch today so I went with snacky foods. Crazy busy day today.. and tomorrow. Lunch only lasted me for about 2.5 hours so I was super hungry around 2:30. All I could find that was halfway decent was some leftover free  Kashi cereal that I got in the mail the other day. I had it in a coffee cup with some milk that I had saved from the cafeteria and ate it with a fork! Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do 🙂

Supper was right on time. I’m telling ya, these first few days are going to be a little tough. I’m trying to reduce my volume of food eaten throughout the day, and until I get used to it, I’m gonna be HON-GREY.

Grilled Chicken Breast Salad w/ spinach, feta, pecans, and craisins.

I love pecans and craisins 🙂

I also had a 1/2 carb check bagel and a small glass of milk.

So that’s the first day. Nothing too exciting I know but hey, I’m not a clown. Now it’s time for me to go make a program up for my band concert tomorrow.

Night y’all.