Ahhhhhh... do you hear that sound?
It is the sound of being just an hour away from a holiday weekend.
Let's see. This week, I managed to:
1. Run a 5K
2. Survive the rapture (rescheduled now for October 21)
3. Gain 2.5 lbs (seriously... how do you gain that much in a week???)
4. Have a sleepless night thanks to my child waking up like every 2 hours for stupid reasons
RUNNING A 5K. AGAIN?
On Sunday, I ran my first 5K (you can read all about my experience here). I have had many people ask me this week if I will ever do one again. The answer is: YES. I will likely pick another one to train for sometime this fall. I've had several offers from friends and colleagues to run with me, so I'm excited that I won't have to go it alone this time around. It is still true though: I'm not the biggest fan of running, but I am a big fan of accomplishment. Here's my deal- in the middle of my run, I hate it- the cramping, the breathing that I'm trying to learn to control, the bugs getting in my face; but, after I'm done I totally feel awesome. I also like that it is doing awesome things for my legs and my ass. This will be the first summer in YEARS that I have the confidence to wear shorts. In public. So, I plan to continue on with the Couch to 5K training (I'll be starting week 6 tomorrow night). One thing that I have stopped doing is trying to run every day. I am happy to limit it to every other day and do other activities on my off nights. I downloaded the Nike Training Club app to my iPhone and I am so far loving it! I thought it was going to be easier than what it was, but I was truly challenged (and still sore from my WEDNESDAY night workout mind you). I love that I can do it without equipment, be challenged and still be able to watch all my TV shows at the same time as getting a good workout. I still have visions of trying to take a Group Fitness class one night during the week, but I have a feeling until my kid is 18 that it is a pipe dream.
WEIGH IN WEDNESDAY. YIKES.
I gained 2.5 lbs this week. After all the running, all the working out, all the point counting... I GAINED?? It's weeks like this that are frustrating to me in my journey. How can I works so hard and seemingly be going backwards? I'm really trying to buckle down this week and despite that it is a long holiday weekend, I will track everything I eat. At the very least, I will at least be back on the path of being mindful of what I eat. Oh, and yes, I did track that delicious Potbelly sub today. Thank god for weekly point allowances.
Well, I thank you for helping me get through about an hour of a Friday before a holiday weekend. Is it 4pm yet? Hope you all have a wonderful weekend of family and fun.
God Bless America.