Sunday, September 11, 2016

#FitReaders: Weekly Check-in September 9

So now that we're into September, I have begun my training for the big walk I will be doing in March - the Challenge Walk MS in Savannah,'s a 3-day, 50 mile walk, where you walk 22 miles the first day, 18 the second and 10 the third. So, I definitely need to train for endurance and distance! I did the walk 3 years ago and while I loved it, I definitely didn't train properly - I was hurting after the first 2 days, so I am determined to go into the race this year much better prepared. I found a good training plan and since I've already been consistently walking, I think I should be good to go!!! Plus I'm starting my training way early :)

My training plan is as follows:
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 4 miles - will do interval training on these days at the gym
  • Saturday & Sunday: Distance walks
  • Will try to get one yoga class in on a Wednesday or Friday

My September Goals:

  • 10K steps M-F, at least 7,500 steps on the weekend -Nailed it!!!
  • 30 minutes of active walking every day, M-F - 5/5
  • Eat mindfully/eat enough (esp. in important while training!) - Now that I'm in training mode, I really need to make sure I'm getting enough protein/calories, especially on the days I do big walks. So far, I'm fine, but I need to keep an eye on this. 
Here's how my week went:     
Sep  3:  10,496 steps
Sep  4:  19,376 steps (10K - 6.25 Charity Miles for MS - 1st Training walk!!!)
Sep  5:  11,191 steps
(30 min fitness walk)
Sep  6:  16,356 steps (5K - 3.97  Charity Miles for MS)

Sep  7:  10,212 steps (30 min fitness walk)

Sep  8:  14
,144 steps (5K - 3.15 Charity Miles for MS)
Sep  9: 
10,375 steps (30 min fitness walk)
Total Steps: 92,150 steps
Audiobooks listened to this week: 

  • Started and Finished Before He Finds Her  by Michael Kardos, narrated by Julia Whelan

How did your week go? You can find this week's link-up here.

***In March of 2017, I'll be doing the CHALLENGE WALK MS in Savannah, GA. It is a three-day, 50-mile walk that tests your strength and your spirit, and makes an extraordinary difference in the lives of people with MS and their families.

To help me reach my fundraising goal, click here :)

Virtual 5K /10K Tally:
     January:                               May:                             September:   
           5K  -  3                                  5K  -  9                                 5K  -  2
         10K  -  0                                10K  -  2                               10K  -  2
     February:                             June:

           5K  -  4                                  5K  -  5
         10K  -  1                                 10K  -  5                  
     March:                                  July:
           5K  -  4                                  5K  -  3
         10K  -  1                                 10K  -  1
     April:                                    August:
           5K  -  4                                  5K  -  8
         10K  -  5                                 10K  -  1



  1. Good luck training for your walk! It sounds daunting to me, but your already walking a lot of miles.

  2. Good week :)

    Wow on the March thing, 3 days wow

  3. How's the fur-baby doing this week?

    Good luck training - you are being super smart with it!


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