So we knew it was coming after my last post right? Ugh! I’ve been doing better for about 24 hours now and I fully expect next week will be drastically different.
Obviously I still need to master the scale shot…
So after that MAJOR bummer today I decided to break my PR for 5K. My previous PR was 38:00… Or at least I thought it was. Turns out it was 39:00. Today’s run SMASHED IT (with a hammer)
I’m sorry if you didn’t get the Emperor’s New Groove reference.
After I logged it in Map my Run it showed up on Facebook and my brother-in-law commented that I can now run 2 miles faster than he can bike it. Since my 10K week with an “easy two miles” and the race and now today I can say I really feel like a runner now! I honestly never thought I would say that.
So my run turned a bad day into a good and helped me stay on track today, now to carry that momentum forward.
I’m also still debating an April 1/2 marathon. Do I want to commit this year to something that big??
So I am a machine when it comes to fitness, I can set goals make plans and follow them through. I get excited about them and talk about them to anyone will listen.
Now weight loss is so much harder, I think it is because you face so many more food decisions every day then exercise decisions. After I get myself to the gym getting the workout in is so easy and then it is done. Food is everywhere, all the time, you cannot get away from it. And it is just so good!!
I’m working on it constantly, this week has been bad, a few too many excuses about why I could indulge this week and this weekend but today is a new day and I really want to hit 65 pounds lost and 70 and on and on I would love to hit the 100 pound mark. So today is a new day. Let’s do this!
And a quick thank you to all the veterans out there!
Sorry I missed Friday’s post. I was scrapbooking at my niece’s school. It was a few productive hours and I’ve gotten caught up on organizing the boys art and school work! I got home, laid out my running clothes and set my alarm for 6:45. Ugh! That was when I started thinking… WHY did I sign up for this?!
Saturday morning I woke up bright and early at 6:45 for my first 10K! My stomach was in knots with nerves. I had my coffee and greek yogurt for breakfast and got ready to go to packet pick up. When I got there I was a little disappointed to find out it wasn’t chip timed. Then I decided that my “official time” would be my GPS watch time, not the time they publish.
After the 1/2 crazy people started at 9:00 am the 10K started to line up, as I lined up to start I found my 3 coworkers who were also running the 10K. When we lined up we were at least 10 – 15 people away from the start line, I was really happy with my decision to use my watch as my time.
I was wearing my new C9 cold weather running tights, my sparkle skirt, a short sleeve tech shirt and my fleece.
We started off and my coworkers went ahead (they are all a bit faster than me). I was taking it easy the first bit and settled into a comfortably hard pace. I was super excited when I looked at my watch and saw my pace was 12:00! I continued on at a very similar pace, probably checking more than I should but it was so awesome running along feeling great and seeing 12:00 and 12:15, even 12:30 on my watch!
As I ran by the 5K turn around I thought, I would totally PR my 5K if I turned around now!! Of course I didn’t. I knew I was 1/4 of the way. I caught a glimpse of my coworker’s shirt not to far ahead of me but I knew there was no way I would catch them, it was nice to know I wasn’t too far behind.
There was a water station at mile 3 and I didn’t stop to walk, at this point I thought if I took a walk break that I wouldn’t be able to start running again. I saw my coworkers shortly after that headed the other way (it was an out and back) I was maybe 1/4 mile behind them.
The next 2.5 miles was a lot of “I can do this”, “keep going”, “you’ve got this” talk to myself. A little bit of don’t let the girl in pink get away from you, and a lot of checking my watch to keep my paces below 14:00.
As I rounded the last bend I picked it up a bit, my legs were lead and I’m not sure how to describe how my feet felt, not like they were my feet, I just trusted that they would work as they should and pushed to the finish!
Here are the results from my watch:
Mile 1 11:56
Mile 2 12:05
Mile 3 12:31
Mile 4 12:54
Mile 5 13:31
Mile 6 13:30
Total: 1:19:46! Woot I was very excited!
Here it is again!
Today I deep cleaned three rooms of my house instead of hitting the gym. It is really nice to have rooms that aren’t just “picked up” as my husband likes to say.
Then tonight when my boys had swim lessons I ran outside, in the rain. I am very proud of myself!! In a small break between showers I was treated to this awesome sight.
Two easy miles before the race!!
I can’t believe I am only a few days away from my first 10K! It is very exciting and I have a lot of nervous energy.
I did 6 loads of laundry today and cleaned my living room. Nothing exciting to post today anyway… So here a few cuties!
No candy November is still going. Want candy comes and goes in waves, I am noticing when I am craving it now and try to avoid those specific candies or situations. I believe nap time will always be a fight against the munchies, it has always been a time I can “sneak” something the kids don’t know about. Still going strong day 4!
So I had to do some digging but here is a comparison picture of my renaissance garb from 2008 to 2013
It is crazy to think about how much I have changed!! I am a week away from my first 10K race and I have even bigger goals!
Today I bought my first cold weather running gear! I had a fleece from last year but went out and bought cold weather running tights by C9 at target.
I also got stuff to make a sparkle skirt that I saw over at Runs For Cookies. OK my Mom is actually going to make it for me.
Day 1 of No candy November is in the books as a success!
So today was weigh-in Wednesday, here it is:
Obviously I am very happy with that, I know most of it belongs to the “honeymoon phase” of weight loss. I had been eating so bad that just minimal changes resulted in a big loss. I know this will not be a normal amount to lose a week. All that being said I am very excited to be so close to the 230′s again. I want to set a goal weight for Christmas to help me keep on track but I’m not sure yet what it will be.
I believe that over the next two days I get to be in costume at least as much as my kids. I have a work pot luck today and my oldest son’s class party on Thursday. I will be a lady in renaissance garb complete with cloak and jewels, I’ll post a picture on Friday and maybe I can dig up a comparison shot from pre weight loss. For the pot luck I am taking broccoli salad and I have packed a Luna protein bar to eat after I workout so that I’m not starving when I look at all that food.
This last week has flown by so here is a review of my goals:
1) Stop weighing in everyday (another post on that later) I only checked once other than weigh-in day!
2) Change weigh in day to Wednesday and post scale photos (in future) Done!
3) Drink water and track it 4/7 days this week
4) Blog 3 times a week 2/3 this week
Very similar goals next week:
1) Stop weighing in everyday
2) Change weigh in day to Wednesday and post scale photos
3) Drink water and track it
4) Blog 3 times a week
I am also planning No Candy November!! I know it will be a big challenge but it will also keep me out of the kids Halloween candy!