Sunday, December 13, 2009
Oh, I had so much fun last night! I had some drinks, a really wonderful meal, got to slow dance with my husband and did some fast dancing too! I saw lots of familiar faces, one person didn't even recognize me! Some of the compliments I received were so nice, that I look stunning, how proud they are of me for my running accomplishments, it was just a great night. I was so excited to get to wear my dress, but I sure was glad I wore a sweater because it was very cold, I only took it off after dinner. I even tracked my food when I got home! I have to say that I am surprised by how little I actually ate, I was not hungry at all. After 1/2 a roll and a bowl of salad, I was almost full! Even with 3 caesars, I still only had 1400 calories yesterday! My sodium count was through the roof because of the clamato, but my calories were quite lower than I thought they would be, and I still wasn't even a bit hungry!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I had a strange day today. I had an outting with my youngest child, so I didn't do my workout with my friend or my 3K easy run this morning. Other things took my time, and it was 8:15 before I was able to start my aerobics workout followed by 23 minutes on the treadmill. What a struggle it was to get through it! I can't believe the difference I notice in my energy level for workouts from doing them in the morning to doing them in the evening. I specifically "saved" my run to do it with my hubby during Survivor, but his knee is sore from his run last night, so no dice. I will make every effort from now on to get my workouts done in the morning, unless I put in a bonus workout in the evening. I'm looking forward to tomorrow, I have a treadmill appointment with my BFF. we are going to watch the end of Runaway Bride we started on Monday when we treadmilled together. I'm all excited to chat with her and see how she does with her running again. I am totally grateful for our treadmills, with both set up it broadens my social horizons so much! Oh, I also set up my Christmas village with the kids tonight, what fun. I will take some pics tomorrow, and I will take some pics in my dress to share with everyone!
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
So, the training program I am following for the 30K I am running at the end of March starts officially Dec 21. I have been playing around with it to try it out and see if I can handle it. This week, I started week 4. I sat with my hubby a couple of nights ago to discuss the upcoming weeks, and the impact training will have on our Christmas plans and vice versa. We came to the agreement that trying to stay ahead of schedule and enjoy Christmas might not be the best approach. I decided after our discussion that I am going to continue following the week 4 program until January which is when I will begin moving through the program again. This plan will still leave me 2 weeks ahead of schedule so that I have room to do 1 or 2 weeks again if they are really tough. It also means that the longest run I do this month will be 14K and give me lots of time to improve my speed at that distance. I am looking forward to it.
Monday, December 07, 2009
Thanks so much everyone for all of your kind words and encouragement on my last blog, it means a lot to me to have your support! In response to a couple of comments. I already have a squisher suit, that's what I call it anyway. I am hoping that will be enough, and all the work I have done will pay off for me. The dress has sentimental value for me, I wore it as a bridesmaid 8 years ago, and I was able to wear it again about 4 years ago when I lost some weight before I gained it all back plus some more. This would be only the third time I get to wear it, and I am so excited to get another use out of a dress that I spent a lot of money on and has such good memories for me. If I do end up wearing it to the do, I will post some pics to show you what it looks like on me. So far so good, the weight is coming off, so I am very optimistic!
Sunday, December 06, 2009
I didn't really enjoy my run this morning like I usually do. I was COLD! I will dress better next time. I got it done though, and really, that's what matters! It took me 112 minutes, so my speed was about 8 minutes per K, not too bad at all. I am going to do some strength training this week, focus on core stuff. I have a dress to fit into for Saturday night! Got to get a bit off of my tummy, and I will be good to go! I have 5 days to get done what I can to get into it, wish me success!
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