Disney Marathon Training Week 6: 9/21-9/27

This week was just….UGH!  It rained so much here, and I just couldn’t get to the gym.  I’m sad that I missed some runs, but it’ll be fine as long as I don’t miss the long ones!

Monday 9/21  30 minute maintenance run + Arms and Abs conditioning

Today was the first day of Tone It Up’s Fit For Fall Charity Challenge.  I’m incorporating it into my marathon training plan as an easy way to get in cross-training and focus on eating healthy.  I ran 30 minutes in my neighborhood, which counted towards 3 miles for the #100forcharity challenge.  Then I did their #FriskyFall arms and abs routine on YouTube.

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I’m using the Charity Miles app on my iPhone to track my miles.  A sponsor donates money per mile towards the cause of your choice.  I am going to stick with RED, part of the ONE Campaign.  The ONE Campaign was co-founded by Bono (the lead singer of U2) to organize and draw the attention of the world towards charities that are fighting disease, poverty, and hunger in Africa.  RED is fighting to eradicate HIV and AIDS, which you may know is an enormous problem in Africa.

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The amount of money is not huge, and you are limited to the charities on the app.  I want my money to go where it can do the most good.  An $0.81 donation to a charity in the U.S. or another wealthy country does not go nearly as far as a donation to extremely poor countries.

Tuesday 9/22  Fit for Fall HIIT Workout + Thigh Strengthening + Ab Work

The new Tone It Up HIIT workout is a free downloadable printable.  It involved several minutes of sprinting/jogging in between sets of burpees, jump squats, lunges, and other mat work.  Afterwards, I did some thigh strengthening moves on their YouTube video 3 Moves to Toned Thighs (which is also given to you as a free printable if you join the challenge), and the ab moves from yesterday that I hadn’t gotten around to.  Whoo….my abs were sore!

The workout had so much running, so I counted it towards my #100forcharity and used the charity miles app:

Screen Shot 2015-09-28 at 2.06.02 PMWednesday 9/23 Yoga, Arms, and Abs

I followed the Beach Stretch and Release routine on Tone It Up’s Beach Babe 3 DVD.  Next I followed along with some of their YouTube abs and shoulders routines.

Thursday 9/24  Rest Day

Friday 9/25 (supposed to have run 4 miles)

….but my debit card number was stolen and used to make some big purchases, so I spent close to 5 hours dealing with this, and it was raining, and I ran out of time to go to the gym before date night with my husband.  We saw “Black Mass” with Johnny Depp…it was ok.

Oh and here’s when it all started to happen….I ate seafood alfredo and shared a carafe of red wine with the hubs… so…

Saturday 9/26 Was supposed to run 4 miles…again

But was still raining, I was hungover, and I had to take my daughter to a soccer game (in the rain!).  I made up for this by eating very very….badly.  Cupcakes, ribs, cole slaw, and creamy chowder…

Sunday 9/27 Was getting much…worse.

I was supposed to bring food for my Sunday school class, so did I chose to bring a fruit tray?  Nope.  I brought biscuit and gravy casserole.  I made myself eat a very normal/smallish portion of it.

After my ok-ish healthy lunch of a turkey sandwich, I got to work in the kitchen with the food I had bought yesterday.  I made a bunch of very healthy meals to make it easier for me to stick to the Fit For Fall Challenge this week.

Screen Shot 2015-09-28 at 2.06.23 PMI had a very healthy salmon and green beans for dinner, drank lots of water, and woke up feeling like I’m close to being back on track.

Here’s to a fantastic week 7 to come!

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