Friday, August 29, 2014
Yesterday was my 21st anniversary. My hubby put a really cute picture and sentiment on Facebook. I know that I am really blessed with the man that I married. He's put up with me and all my "busy." Over the years I've stayed busy with horses, dogs, kids, and now running/exercising.
We have common ground when it comes to the kids, but the rest were/are all my interests. I like to stay busy and I hate to sit around. I can't help it, it's just the way that I am.
Even yesterday, he came home for his lunch and I was out running/working out. We went out for dinner tonight and I did indulge just a little. I had a plain dinner salad without dressing, but did have the dinner roll. I also ate some spinach/artichoke dip with bread. The main course was chicken primavera with marinara sauce and I only ate half of it. I'm sure I was really close on calories and maybe went over a little, but it's only once in a great while so I'm ok with that.
I hope everyone is doing well! Keep moving!
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Before I got a chance to read the responses from my lost blog, I decided to change up my workout. After talking to other healthy people, and now reading your responses, that is what I thought I should do.
So I did my normal 40 minutes walk, but did go faster as my "partner" wasn't at work today. I then ran over to the closest high school and did a cross fit routine up the stadium stairs. Part of it was one that my college daughter did with me, but the rest was all made up by me. I figured as long as I was moving, sweating, breathing hard, and my heart rate was up, I was doing well. Then, I ran home. Besides 30 minutes of stair cross fit, I also ran 30 minutes.
I do see that great minds think alike!! I'll continue to run as I have four 1/2 marathons in the next five weeks. (Oh, that just sounded crazy!) I'll throw in some elliptical workouts in there as well and maybe some cross fit, too.
Don't worry friends, I'll taper before I run the "races." Thanks! You all are !
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
I was talking to a friend about the "plateau" I've been on. I eat within my calorie range and I'm running three to four times a week, plus walking at least fives times a week for 40 minutes and my weight is still on the upper end of my range. She told me to stop working out for two weeks.
She recently saw "research" about that is someone is on a plateau despite doing "everything right" that one should stop working out for two weeks and that will "confuse" your body and you'll see progress again. This includes weight lose, strength training, endurance, etc.
Has anyone heard of this before? No, I won't be taking any time off until my Double 1/2 Mary Marathon in October.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
I was dressed and ready to go for a run when I took Halo out for a potty break. I brought him back in and went to take the bag off his foot, it keeps the splint dry, and the entire cast came off! In the car and off to the vet's we went.
I dropped him off and decided to go for a run while I waited. I only ran a half an hour and went 3.45 miles, but with the humidity I was satisfied with that. I then walked up to Starbucks for a cup of coffee. There was a young mom with her little girl. We chatted and she told me her daughter was almost three. It was so cute how they would give kisses and hugs. I commented on how to treasure this time. I decided to "pay it forward" and bought her coffee and the little girls vanilla milk, as she called it. I went outside and sat and drank my coffee thinking about how great life is.
I came home and cleaned my house, the oven, the kitchen floor and did laundry. Then, I whipped up a batch of turkey lasagna and sautéed eggplant and tomatoes. It was yummy. Now a few more things to finish up and a cup of coffee to drink.
It's been a busy, but good day!
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