Thursday, September 15, 2011

8 Miles

This is how far I have to run on Sunday. I'm trying not to think about it. Or the 10 miles I have to run the following Sunday, or the 12 miles the week after that. What on earth did I get myself into? Furthermore, I haven't even registered for a half yet, because the one I want to do (Outer Banks) requires someone to watch the three chillins, including getting them to school on Monday, and I do not yet have confirmation from that someone. I really, really, REALLY do not want to do the City of Oaks half because I understand it is hilly, and I would have to do it by myself, and that whole scenario is just beyond depressing.

Today is supposed to be a cross-training day, but I haven't actually been doing any training on these days, cross or otherwise. I don't have a bike or a pool and my work schedule is changing so I'm not sure what my options are going to be even time-wise. Last night was a 4 mile group run. Tomorrow is a 4 mile run, solo. It is supposed to be gorgeous out - fall is in the air - so I can't wait. I just hope it's not a rainy run!

I never actually got around to writing about my "experiment" because I felt like dookie last weekend. I did manage a short 2-mile walk/run (way more walk) on Friday, and rested as much as I could on Saturday before my Sunday morning 7 mile group run. It was a very hilly run - we did it in 2/2 intervals - and it felt great! Knocked the rest of that cold right out of me. Anyway, I digress...

My "experiment" was going to be trying to follow the "Lose the Belly Fat" diet for one week, but as I read more of the book and took a trip through my pantry and the grocery store checking grams of sugar on different foods, I decided that if I tried to stay within 15 grams of sugar PER DAY that there was a very good possibility that I would kill someone before the first 24 hours was up, so I have decided instead to follow the "This is Why You Are Fat" plan. I love that she allows treat meals on weekends and everything she said made sense and felt totally doable. I'm going to be doing a big grocery shopping trip this weekend to stock up on everything - already been enjoying smoothies with protein powder in the mornings, and YUM! The biggest thing I need to do is get back to recording everything I eat. Why am I so blocked about this?

Well, it's been a long day, I have some reading to do with E (we are starting with "Little Lamb"), and it's about to storm outside (I hope), so after I am done with her reading, I am going to curl up in bed with a good blog!

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