Weekly Wrap: October 9-15

This week flew by – I only managed two days of running due to a tweaked muscle in my back, but am feeling better already. I am looking forward to running the Marine Corps Marathon 10K this weekend – while Roswell is tackling the full marathon distance.

I am trying to find my motivation to lose weight. Well, I’m not sure it’s motivation I lack. I feel like a few years ago when I wanted to lose weight, I just had to watch what I was eating a bit more and work out a bit more. But now that I’m a bit older, it doesn’t come quite as easily. The past few weeks have been incredibly frustrating, because I feel like I have been working out an increased amount, but I’m not seeing any changes. There is definite truth in the idea that “abs are made in the kitchen” but I’m also sensitive to my struggles lately with B.E.D. which has been triggered by dieting and restricting my intake. I’m trying to make going to the gym in the evening a routine. My thought is simply to head to the gym or the track everyday after work (even rest days) just to get into the habit.


Just a few more days to apply to be a Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Social Media Race Ambassador! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Monday 10/9: Rest

Tuesday 10/10: 2.50 mi (37:40) 15:05 min/mi

I ran intervals after work again. Between the weather and improvement, my times are getting faster! I love to see them a bit more consistent though – or at least progressive.

Average paces for 2 minute intervals: 10:22, 9:41, 10:13, 9:59, 10:26, 10:15

Wednesday 10/11: Body Pump (1:05)

My new class for this week is Body Pump – I loved it and definitely want to continue attending this class. However, it did make me realize that I really need to stretch more and/or do yoga. I did something to my shoulder and I think it’s because everything was tight. I wish I could go back to Bikram Yoga again; however, the studio closest to me has a difficult schedule to work out without a car. And it’s not inexpensive. Oh well.

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Thursday 10/12 & Friday 10/13: Rest

I had intervals on my schedule for Friday, but work was crazy and I just didn’t know how my back would react to running yet. So I took two days off with plans to add time to my long run this weekend.

Saturday 10/14: The Ghost Race – 5.11 mi (1:10:50) 13:52 min/mi

My training plan this weekend called for a 40 minute long run as I prepare for the MCM 10K next Sunday. However, while browsing Strava, I noticed a new club from Lululemon for The Ghost Race. After hearing about the neat rewards from their last Strava challenge, I didn’t want to miss this one. So I talked Roswell into meeting me in Georgetown on Saturday for our run (he ran down the Capital Crescent from Bethesda, while I drove to Georgetown and ran the out and back.). It was a nice change of scenery as it’s been a while since I’ve run the Capital Crescent trail.

Sunday 10/15: Elliptical (42:24)

After my photography class, I hopped over to the gym for a quick elliptical session. I wasn’t particularly pleased with the photo from yesterday (I may have edited it bit..) and I just need to get my rear in gear. Starting with committing time to the gym.

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Total mileage for the week: 7.6 miles

Training plan this week:
Monday: Gym
Tuesday: 2:1 Intervals & Yoga
Wednesday: Body Pump?
Thursday: 25 minute recovery run
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Shakeout Run
Sunday: MCM 10K

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Linking up this week with the Weekly Wrap, hosted by Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin.

10 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap: October 9-15

  1. tanigersound says:

    I’m running the 10k too on Sunday but I’m unprepared. 3 weeks ago my significant other died in his sleep and I have lost my mojo for running. He was my biggest cheerleader. Wish you and your significant other good luck on Sunday.

    • heathermundwiler says:

      I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope that running can provide you comfort. I know many who see running as therapy – I hope you can find that as well. Good luck on Sunday, I’m sure your significant other is watching over you.

    • heathermundwiler says:

      I know, right? Looks like mid-50s for the start, going up to the 70s. Not bad for me running the 10k, but my husband might get a little warm! Good luck with Cherry Blossom – it was such a great growth opportunity for me!

  2. Sara Runs This Town says:

    Hope you are feeling better! Great job getting your workouts in even with the back pain. That’s so awesome that you met Karen! Did you apply to be an ambassador again? I’ve been debating on doing that race in 2018 but my calendar is quickly filling up!

    • heathermundwiler says:

      Feeling so much better! I am not going to be an ambassador (they typically only have 3-4) but I was invited to be part of the social media team, so I’m incredibly excited to be part of Cherry Blossom again this year!

  3. Chaitali says:

    Good luck with MCM and way to go with those faster intervals on Tuesday! I love body pump but I’m always sore when I go back the first time after a break. I’m scared to go back until marathon training is done because I know I’ll be so sore it will get in the way of running.

  4. Tricia@MissSippiPiddlin.com says:

    I’ve put on a few more pounds as well and you are right real progress is made in the kitchen vs the gym! Just keep going though sometimes nice results tend to sneak up on you when you are not focused on them so much! Kind of like watching water boil ya know! Thanks for linking up and good luck in your 10k!

  5. HoHo Runs says:

    It is very cool that you met Kathrine Switzer as part of your Cherry Blossom ambassadorship. I’ve heard so many great things about that race too. I hope your back is feeling better. It’s extra frustrating to get those random aches and pains that prevent us from doing what we want! Thanks for linking.

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