Thursday, March 7, 2013

30 Miles in 30 Days Challenge - Week 1 Update

Here we are ladies at the close of Week 1 of the 30 Miles in 30 Days Challenge! My snazzy little self has figured out (hopefully) how to do a link-up so we can all share our week 1 stories.

The lovely and amazing Ms. Sarah created this cute little button for me yesterday. And show Sarah some love because she did it in a hurry and as a huge favor to me! You can find her work here if you like what you see, and I mean how could you not?? Plus she loves the Vols so you know she's a girl after my own heart!
So y'all button up and let's keep each other motivated!
The Pink Growl Link Up  
If you are still thinking about jumping on board with our challenge - THEN COME ON! There's still time to play catch up. Manda and I are spearheading this thing and bringing other ladies along for the ride. Here's some info on how my week went. I am trying to log stuff via Twitter & Instagram {nikkib918} too, but I don't want to overload you guys. My life isn't just about working out - or else I would already be at my goal weight!
Facts about me:
  • I am slowly but surely turning into one of those 5:30am gym people - I love it!
  • I enjoy running/jogging. But I'm not a distance runner, but I love the stress relief and pick me up I get from a good 2-3 miler. I would love to train to do a 10K this year.
  • We created this challenge with our personal goals in mind and then adapted it a little so anyone could jump on board. See my original post here. You don't have to be a runner!
  • I have been sick with some cough/congestion/no voice thing all week so I'm giving myself a pat on the back for sticking with it!
  • My personal goal is to lose 8 lbs in the month of March. I am using MyFitnessPal to log my calories and my notepad app on my iphone to log my miles.
  • New love in my life is my Polar FT4 HRM - LOVE IT! And it makes me SO incredibly motivated to see how many calories I'm burning with my workouts. I can't wait to wear it to Zumba on Saturday for the first time!
My total miles for week 1:
Monday 3/4
~walked 1 mile on treadmill as warm-up pre-workout (3.4mph pace)
~ran jogged 2 miles on treadmill for cardio at end of my workout (avg 5.6-5.8 mph pace)
 = 3 miles total

Wednesday 3/6 - side note: I noticed I had a flat tire as I got to the gym yesterday morning so I had to call my daddy and brother to my rescue. Their arrival cut my workout short by about 20 minutes so I'm happy with this!
~walked 1 mile on treadmill, .5 as warm-up and .5 as cool-down (3.4mph pace)
~1.5 miles on stationary bike (avg 16.9 mph pace)
= 2.5 miles total
Thursday 3/7
~walked .5 mile on treadmill at 2.5% incline as warm-up (3.6mph pace)
~ran 1.5 miles on treadmill (5.9 mph avg pace)
= 2 miles total


I'm pretty happy with my progress simply because I've had multiple obstacles this week. A 7am work meeting on Tuesday, being sick and a flat tire on Wednesday morning. Next week will be EVEN better! I really struggled to get up at 5am this morning, but I told myself that my summer body was not going to make itself by sleeping in so away I went off to the gym. I plan to weigh myself on Monday so I will keep you posted on any weight loss.

Where did you end up? What were your challenges? What can I do to help keep you motivated?? I can't wait to read all your posts!


Pamela said...

Girl, that is AWESOME!

Amanda aka Manda said...

You go lady! I'm so proud of you for pushing through while being sick! I hope we both can see some great changes by month's end!

CM | My Life, Laughs, and Love said...

you go, girl - that is amazing!!! one week down - keep it up!!!!!

Amanda* said...

This is such a great post! You go girl! Also, this is an amazing idea for link up!

PS: HOW do you get yourself out of bed for the gym in the morning!??

Helene said...

already at 7.5?! thats amazing!!

Michelle said...

work it girl!
i signed up for a my first 5k everrr, which is in may. so ive started training for that and im not hating it!
you should try the nike running app, it tracks your runs, gives you distance, avg pace, current pace, etc etc. and it organizes your runs by month, perfect for keeping a tally of your miles in march!

Lauran {The Real Young Housewife of Southern VA} said...

Yea... I def. think Im going to do this in April!!!!!! Good job girlfriend!!!!

Anonymous said...

This is awesome!!! :) Good job and good luck!

Alisa Marie said...

Can't believe you were able to still get in 7.5 miles with all of those obstacles! Keep up the great work! PS - I'm loving this challenge, this is exactly what I needed to get motivated!!!

Pamela said...

You are beating me BY FAR AND PLUS you were sick - you go girl!!! I need to step it up!! you are doing awesome! :)

Kim @ Slice of Life said...

Great job!! I used to be an AM gym person but I can't do it anymore!! I'm doing a similar challenge on my blog - mileaday! My hashtag is #marchmileaday ... I'm gonna start using yours too!

Anonymous said...

Nice! I need some of your motivation!

Carley Woodard said...

Go Nikki. Go Nikki Go. Go. Go Nikki! I wish I could run again. Many years of Cross Country did a toll on my knees. :( Ps. I NEED to come visit! Pss. Dale Hallow trip this year is the weekend of August 24th. Mark your calendar girlfran!

Nikki said...

AWESOME job! I didnt do any miles this week! I did combat and do yoga though! Keep up the good work!

Whitney Leigh said...

you're an inspiration to all of us!! :)
Landon and I have continued our walks in the evenings and I LOVE it.
I mean the excercise is awesome, and we usually go about a half hour after I finish up with P90X so it helps me loosen up a little.
AND seriously, the best part about it is just having time with Landon away from the tv, and laptops and cell phones. Honestly, I feel like I have talked to him more this week on our little walks than I have in the last month.

I love it.
this is your best idea yet. :)

My-cliffnotes said...

So is this 30 miles running only or biking too?

Good job keep it up!

Cassie said...


get it girl!!

smk053078 said...

Whoop! Whoop!!! Rock it girl...own it...feel're gonna KILL that 10K soon....I feel it!

Jordan said...

You are fucking amazing, I can't even stand it. This is such a great link up! I can't wait to participate next week. :) Keep it up girl, you are killing it!

Ashley said...

Awesome job girl!!!

xox Ash,

Heather Davidson said...

I absolutely LOVE this idea! I'm definitely going to have to try and catch up to make this happen this month!