Don’t worry

but I am. I’m not sure if it’s my blood sugar, or if I’m tired or if it’s that I’d rather be any place than at work right now but I feel out of sorts today. I’m sure it’s only temporary. It doesn’t help that work is not so intriguing right now and a little mundane. It could be that I’m getting a little nervous about the half marathon I have coming up. I only have 6 weeks left to train and I haven’t done much running in the past 2 weeks. I’m also kind of bummed that my hubby will be in Kentucky during that time. I have come to really enjoy having him watch me or more recently be there to run the races with me. It’s just been so awesome to have him along for the ride in our new adventures of running and getting healthy together. I really didn’t think I needed or wanted to share my races with anyone but it has been much better than I imagined. Anyway I thought it might help to get some endorphins going by hitting up my Body Blast class after work but last minute kiddo watching (my niece and nephew) has gotten in the way of that. I’m not sure I was up for it anyway. On a positive note it’s a new week and here’s the training plan for the week: 4/25 – Rest 4/26 – 4 miles 4/27 – Cross training 4/28 – 3 miles 4/29 – rest 4/30 – 10 miles (yikes) 5/1 – 3 miles EZ Not sure I will get the 10 miler in on Saturday as Robb and I are looking to check out/run/walk the course for the trail run we have in two weeks. I also have a birthday lunch for my sister and cousin tentatively planned for that day too. So it might have to wait till Sunday. So my first run of the week (tomorrow) will be my version of Galloway’s run walk run method. I still need to read more about it but I think I am going to plan on running for 3 minutes and walking for 1. I just really need to make the time to get out there and run even if I’m not fully informed yet on all the specifics of his plan. I have come to realize that to make the most of this training journey that walking will be part of it and that’s okay. I have been feeling some pain post run especially on the long runs and think this change in training will help. The idea is to enjoy it and finish injury free.

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It only got worse

even after the Halloween candy was gone. The temptation to overeat was something I could not manage to resist and it has come back to bite me a big 10lbs. Yikes! What the hell happened? I know what happened. It was overeating, lack of exercise, and quite frankly I just didn’t feel like doing much of anything. I always seem to have this problem during the months of November and December. I give in to it all and say what the heck indulge in that 50th workplace potluck, bake a pie and make some cookies. All the rationalizations coming in the form of just waiting to make yet another New Year’s resolution to get back to the basics. I did manage to get a little motivation in the form of a note on the  Hollie Self, BL4 Facebook page. She has intiated a challenge to run a 5k in the month of March, specifically the weekend of 12-13th, her birthday weekend.  I already signed up for a 5k in Malibu and might even get a friend to join me and even hubby maybe??  We will have to see on both counts. Even though I have done several 5k’ s and even a handful of 10k’s I feel it is the perfect way to get back to exercising. I am still not quite in the mood to exercise. It’s been cold and the idea of a treadmill bores me, something I will have to work on. Really they are just excuses and not really good ones at that. I just have all these things I want to get done around the house and generally organizing my life. Exercise is taking a back burner even in this new year already. I have in the meantime cut back on my eating and am working on getting some healthy lunches going. I am realizing that it can’t be a diet it has to be a lifestyle. So small steps! I think I need to get some goals, something I think and talk about but I end up getting overambitious and then just give in when I don’t follow through. I am my own worst enemy. Boo! I have to stop that. More to come. Time to leave work almost! I’m not a fan of Mondays but they actually are the quickest day of the week usually. I saw the cartoon below after publishing and had to add it.

Love Run Results

Well I finally got the results from the Love Run 10K race I did on Sunday. Official time 1:10:53. I was hoping to finish in under an hour but I have to admit I slipped on the training for this one. No excuses plain and simple. So with that in mind I am going to set my sight on another race. I think it will be a 4-miler on the 4th of July if hubby and I are in town. I did this race 2 years ago and the best part of this run is the pancake breakfast after!! So yummy and exactly what is needed after a run.
On a side note I STILL need to work on my weight-loss goals. I think not procrastinating is going to have to be one. Okay almost time for Losing It with Jillian. We will see if I can stay up for this. I guess that’s what Tivo is for :-).

I did it

I ran another 10k yesterday the Kiwanis Club of Camarillo 5k/10k run. I was hemming and hawing about whether to do it or not, as I had not really trained for it. So on Friday night about an hour before the online deadline I signed up for it. Some friends were going to run it as well so I thought that would be good. Let me tell you it was a tough little course. About 2 1/2 miles in it turns into about another mile or so of gradually uphill and it seems like it won’t end. I had to stop a few times to catch my breath but I finally made it to the downhill part and onto the finish line. I felt so good after completing this. I always do, but getting there is the hard part. I am motivated more than ever to keep up my fitness and exercise and looking at the scale this morning didn’t hurt. I’m down to 136.5. I’m resting today but excited for my total body cuts class tomorrow after work.  I will continue to work in running into my routine so I can stay fit enough for the Love Run in June and perhaps a 5k in May. My next step is to figure out about whether or not I want to get a hybrid bike. Taxes and other money concerns makes me wonder if I can justify the purchase. I think if I took it to Suzy Orman she would DENY me 🙂 Keep you posted on my decision. I should know after April15th. Well off to watch some Last 10 Pounds BootCamp for inspiration and motivation while working on other chores.  Happy Sunday to all!!