Thursday already!? WOW!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
I feel like I need to blog, even though I don't really have anything specific that I feel I need to mention. Make sense?
Anyway, I realized this week that I'm two weeks behind in my HM training! I thought the HM was on a different date and when I looked at my calendar this week, I realized I was wrong. So now my mileage is two miles behind where it needs to be...urgh!! It's good that I caught it now versus a month from now, but still. So needless to say I've been really pushing it this week to run my big booty off. Today I ran 5 miles, instead of my planned 4, and I'm hoping I can get at least 6 or 7 done Saturday morning so I'll be only 1 mile behind. I ran a 10k about three months ago and I breezed through it, but I really slacked off since then so I'm not at the same training level unfortunately. Today's run went really well though, so I'm thinking 6 would be easy on Saturday so I'm going to try my darndest for 7 and then work up from there. The training plan I'd worked out had me train to 12 miles anyway so if only 6 miles happen this weekend, I'll just scale back and only train to 11 miles instead of 12 so I won't have to jump too many miles at once. Am I making sense? It sort of makes sense in my head but writing it is harder.
I also decided that I'm going to start doing ST on my lunch break at work. Lunch break sucks because it's too long to just eat but it's not long enough to do anything productive on (like running, i.e.) so I decided I can ST four times per week for about 30-40 minutes and still have time to shower and get back upstairs. I think it will work out much better than trying to do it after running in the mornings. I'll still do my 30DS a few times during the week on my off running days, but the ST at lunch will really solidify my routine and hopefully get my comfortable enough to order a wedding gown. I'll be focusing on my core two days then one day each on legs and arms/back/chest. It won't be much, but since I'm training for a HM I don't want to overdo it. I want to look hott in my wedding gown so that will be my motivation to just do it! I really don't enjoy ST as much as I do running but hopefully I can begin to like it eventually.
Erm, eating's been okay. I didn't plan dinners for this week (bad, I know) so it's kind of been play-it-by-ear every night this week. We decided to do our dine-out night last night instead of Friday and I'm really glad we did. I babysat last night and I just didn't have the energy to cook anything. Friday I'll put something in the crock-pot so we're not tempted to do our usual eating-out that night. We have DSS tonight and tomorrow so I'll have to think of something for tonight's dinner too but I think I have some chicken in the fridge I can use and whip something up. (:
I weighed in this past weekend a pound down from where I was and I'm hoping for another pound this week. I've really been trying to get a better idea of "guessing" on calories so I don't have to track and I've been doing really well. I don't eat processed foods, I rarely eat anything considered unhealthy, and I eat tons of fruits and veggies, so I think I finally have it all balanced out. Dinners are still taking a bit of work to estimate but I'm getting better at it on a daily basis.
This weekend we don't have DSS at all (so frieken sad, we really miss him when he's gone) so I think we plan to do some hiking and go to the lake. DF is going to work Saturday I think but Sunday we're going to go hiking early of a morning and then spend the rest of the day at the lake swimming. Woohoo! We really feel guilty going off without DSS but he's at just the wrong age for hiking with us; he hates being in the stroller while we're walking but he's not quite strong enough to walk/bike the whole trail yet. We'll get him there soon though! (:
So in any case, I guess I had more to blog about than I thought. Hope everyone is doing well. 10 more days until the courts decide something permanent for DSS and our life can finally get back to normal! I'm counting down! (: