Thursday, July 24, 2008

"What ought one to say then as each hardship comes?
I was practicing for this, I was training for this."
- Epictetus

Happy Thursday Everyone! This is actually my Friday, as I felt I needed a day off, so I took tomorrow off! I'm very excited, it will be nice to have a day to "catch up".

Things have been going good over in this neck of the woods.

My Running has been ok. I've been getting out there and doing it, but the runs have been a bit harder this week. I think it's the fact that one day, I started off to fast and tuckered out, and then yesterday my allergies were bothering me pretty bad. My long run will be 6.5 miles this week, that will be a new record for me, and I can't wait.

I have learned though, that I need to just focus on getting the miles in, and not worry so much about the time it's taking me to complete them. I get a little wrapped up in that aspect of it, so I'm trying not to focus so much on that. I'm slow, but I'm running, and that's all that matters!

Eating has been good, it's taking some getting used to to be eating more, I guess I'm still in that mindset that I should be losing, even though I'm not anymore. So I think it's more mental than anything, and I'm sure I will eventually feel like this is the norm for me.

I have decided that I will be counting points until my subscription ( I buy three months at a time) to WW's online comes up at the very end of September, and after that, as long as I haven't gained, and I am doing well, I will not renew it.

Weight-wise, I'm doing ok, I'm up 2lbs for the last two days, but, I believe TOM is right around the corner, and this is a normal gain for that. Plus I totally forgot how inconsistent my body is! I looked back at the sheets from when I weighed everyday last year (around this time), and it's not abnormal for my body to be up and down as much as two pounds on any given day, does anyone else who weighs everyday see this?

Tonight I'm hitting Red Lobster with a girlfriend and cannot wait! Yum!

Other than that, 4 mile run planned for tomorrow during the day at some point, and some relaxing on my day off (speckled with some chores of course!), and I was given some zucchini, so I think I will make some zucchini bread this weekend for other people of course! lol.

Anyways, if I don't chat with ya'll tomorrow, I hope you have great weekends!


CaRoLyN said...

YAY long weekend! I'm uber jealous right now.

I find I go through spurts with running. Sometimes I'll run 5 times a week, others 2. It's nice to mix it up and it's feels sooooo good to be back to running after you've been off it for a week or two. Don't worry about your times, they'll improve just make sure you run at a pace that is comfortable for you.

Mmm Zucchini bread!

Kathy said...

I don't think anything inspires more people to cook than zucchini on hand! Have you seen Noelle's recipes?

JODI said...

i'm going to make some zucchini bread myself and give it to the nurses at my dad's... we've had some real doozies this year too - i need to remember to get them when they're small! ;o)

as for your question - i think if i were to gain back some weight, i would definitely feel it in my clothes... but, so far so good... i think i would need to push 160 before that happened though so i'm hoping to stay below that number... :o)

new*me said...

mmm....Red Lobster...haven't been there in ages. Those biscuits are evil.

Do you find that it is hard running in the heat? It's almost 100 here and I can't imagine even being outside walking.

I made zucchini bread for the family and have a tiny bit from time to time. I cut half the oil and substituted applesauce.

P.O.M. said...

Today is my Friday too. I love 3 day weekends.

My weight is very inconsistant throughout the week. I bounce up and down about 4 lbs. I'm trying to narrow that gap right now. Keep it more consistant. It's hard. I gain, so I workout like crazy. Then I lose, but I'm hungry. So I eat, then I gain. It's only a couple lbs so I'm not worried - just want to find more of a balance.

Steve Stenzel said...

Mmmm... Red lobster. Those garlic-cheese biscuits get me every time!...


TB--Milwaukee said...

Red Lobster is very points friendly. I do love the biscuits too, probably not so point friendly.

Pokey said...

You are dead on: get the miles done and dont worry about how long it takes. Covering the distance is more than half the battle!!

(take it from this extreme slow poke!!! LOL!)

Good luck on your long run this weekend!!!

Carrie said...

Ok I know I am late on this...BUT CONGRATS ON HITTING GOAL!! Keep up the amazing job running. I ran the Country Music 1/2 Marathon a few years back and it was a great goal. I can't wait to follow you and your training to your marathon!