It wasn’t pretty. I didn’t have a great race. But I finished… 🙂 Silver lining, right?
I have a second 1/2 in a week, on November 1st. I’m running it in costume with a friend. I’m going to be Batgirl and she’ll be Wonderwoman. Good times! I’m hoping to run a little stronger. I don’t know what all went wrong. Tummy issues, bonked… hopefully it will be better next time.
My weight is stable right now. I’m lifting weights pretty consistently and it’s making such a difference in how my upper body looks!! I love it. I’ve been taking it easy on weights the last couple weeks, due to my races, and I miss it. After the half next Satuday, I’m going to build it up again. BUFF BABE!
My foot is not broken! I got a bone scan done on Friday and got the results yesterday. No stress fracture, and my foot is feeling 100% better. It must have been something soft tissue related. I ran last night for the first time in a week, and it felt great!
I did lift weights and do some biking later in the week, since my foot felt fine. So I wan’t completely comatose last week! 🙂 But I definitely missed running.
However, I apparently thought I had the entire week off from being healthy. I ate like complete crap. I tend to eat better for me foods when I’m active, without even thinking. So last week was NOT GOOD. I bet I’ll be up a little at my weigh in tomorrow. But the good news is that I know how to fix it, and WILL be doing it!
So am like 90% sure I have a stress fracture in my foot. Seriously, WTF? I have my goal race, the one I have been training my ass off for all summer, in 4 weeks. My doctor thinks it’s a stress fracture, and I’m having a bone scan to confirm it on Friday. You know what kind of exercise I can do now? Swimming. Stupid swimming that makes my hair all dry and makes me look like a red faced raccoon all day long.
GAH!!!!!!!!!!! I’m beyond pissed off at this little development. I cried and cried when I left the office yesterday. Even if it was healed up by then, there is no way in hell I could run a half with no run training for several weeks.
MOTHERTRUCKER. I’m going to gain a billion pounds without being able to run.
It’s not my WI day, so it’s not official yet. But if I can stick to my plan over the weekend, I should report a great loss on Wednesday, and a new low for me. 🙂 That makes me VERY happy!
I made some poor choices on Wednesday, but followed that up with a great day yesterday. Last night when I was eating my apple with peanut butter, I had that “why do I do this to myself, I suck” feeling. But in reality I was within my points for the day. One day of being totally off and my mindset reset to assuming I’m failing. WTF? I’m not like this in any other aspect of my life. I’m confident, and sometimes down right cocky, about other stuff. ARGH.
So today I’m planning to go to Spin at lunch. If the class is full, running is my back up plan. Tonight I’m meeting a friend for dinner at Panera. YUM! I’m saving my points for onion soup. It’s SO good.
my food is going well. Egg muffins for breakfast (mmmm, only 3 pts!) and now I’m snacking on a Clif Z Bar for kids. It’s tasty. I have an errand to run for work later on, so I’ll be grabbing some lunch at Subway, my go-to restaurant. It’s so easy to make a good choice there. I’m never tempted by french fries or anything. And they will pile on the fresh veggies if you ask. Which I do.
I plan to run tonight after work. I’m also doing the 100 Pushups thing, so I’ll do my Week 1 Day 2 thing tonight. I’m gonna be buff, you just wait and see. 🙂
My friend Carrie and I ran 2:30 this morning. There is NO WAY I would have done that run on my own, and amazingly, it went fairly fast. We chatted most of the time, and ran along in companionable silence others. We walked a few times, but overall it was great! I am not sure how much distance we covered, but we went further than we ever have before, so that has to be good! Getting running buddies has been the single best thing to happen to my running. Ever.
Now that I’m showered and have eaten lunch, I could go for a nap!
I haven’t been blogging much lately, as things are work are super busy, I just started an online class (next to last one before I finish my masters!!), and it just seems busy lately. I’m going to try and be better, because I’m more consistent with my food journaling when I’m blogging, too. Weight wise, I’m down a little. Nothing crazy, but moving in the right direction!
I weighed in this morning and I am down about a pound. 🙂 Yay me! That was even with a horrendous weekend of eating up in the mountains while we camped. So hell yeah.
I did run 2:15 on Saturday, and hit a total of 24 miles last week (running). That is a record for me! But I’m battling this nagging hip/butt pain right now… it’s getting me down. It hurts to run. I’m seeing a chiropractor for ART and she is helping. She did, however, mention the idea of a stress fracture in my hip. If it doesn’t get better with treatment, we’ll probably do an MRI to find out. I will go crazy if I can’t run. Plus, I have a half marathon in 7 weeks. Now is not the time.
So send me healthy hip vibes. Gah.
So this week was a maintenance week. I think I actually probably lost, but I ate chinese food last night and was holdin on to some water. So that’s ok. I can live with it.
My long run last saturday was 2:15. It was a rough one. Hopefully this week’s 2:45 (holy fucking EEK!) will be better. We are heading up to camp right after I finish my long run and shower. So it will be a challenging weekend for sure. I need to hit the grocery store before we go to stock up on the healthy stand-by stuff. Fruit, light bread, some veggies, etc.
I’m feeling good about WW now, so that is helping me. I feel good because I’ve been able to stay within my points, even with some treats and fun stuff. It makes me feel like it’s livable. I’m never going to give up ice cream, so doing it while I’m trying to lose weight doesn’t really make sense. Happily, I have not been without my ice cream…. 🙂
Lo and behold, after one week of counting points, faithfully, even when I go over, I lost 2.7 lbs. So yay me! It’s amazing what a difference it makes when I journal and stay accountable. I don’t know why this is so hard for me. It’s an easy solution.
Tonight I have a run planned. It’s supposed to be an interval run. I hate those. Plus it’s hot outside. Wah.
Have y’all tried this stuff? I am going to make some with some veggies and broth tonight for dinner. I don’t really know what to expect. If it’s good, I’ll post my recipe tomorrow. I’m sure DH will be like “What the hell is this?” 😀 Tough taters. We’re having it with grilled chicken. It’s marinating right now!
I did my time trial on Sunday, not Saturday. It rained like crazy on Saturday, plus our electricity went off during the night and I missed my alarm. Oops! But yesterday I did a 5 mile time trial and cut 5 minutes off my time, so that’s good! I was thrilled. I did notice, however, that I have to really keep on myself to keep pushing my pace. I settle back into my normal pace otherwise… I need to get out the door here in a few minutes for a run today.