Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The Oscar Meyer Weinermobile!
What more do you need. I mean, really?
Monday, February 11, 2013
Welcome to Monday.
A monday where I woke up an hour and a half before my alarm due to sinus pressure. That's right, I have a nasty headcold. It started yesterday with the nasty feeling that's in that weird spot between the back of my throat / under my nose. Now it's pretty much all through my sinuses. The thing that sucks is that when I get sinus pressure my teeth hurt. I don't know why, it's just the hand I've been dealt.
Yesterday, however, was the best run I've had to date. I skipped out on Saturday's group run because it was in the blackhole of my Pittsburgh knowlege (Oakland) and it was going to be freezing. With a forecast of 22 degrees for Saturday and 45+ on Sunday - well, my choice was an easy one. I had intended to do six miles, per my training plan and I guestimated my distance. When I finished I checked my Garmin and found that I'd really done 7.74 miles! The best part? I felt STRONG. I'm also not sore today. At 93 minutes that puts me on pace for about a 2:30 half-marathon pace. I'm stoked.
In terms of weight I've stalled out. I sit currently at 185 and I know what I'm doing wrong. Let's start with Chipotle. Then add in copious candy from the jar at work. Then don't track anything for three days. Yeah, I know. I don't eat badly ALL The time - but, when I do it I apparently do it really well. I will say it's kind of disheartening to think that 1800 calories and a run mileage around 20 in a week is enough to keep me sitting at 186-188.
For the first time I'm actually doubting that I have what it takes to get down to 160.
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Well, I've survived the week thus far.
Monday I did nothing but walk.
Tuesday was 5 miles of hill repeats.
Yesterday was my Cross Training Class
Today is 3 mile Thursday.
My butt and hips feel soooo sore.
So, on Tuesday night's hill repeats we ran up and down the hill 5 times. I was slow and appreciative of the faster runners who tolerated my presence. I was in the back with the rest of the 11 - 13 minute pacers. We're on repeat number 4 and of the six of them I started with five of them gave up. Well, that just lit a fire under my ass and made me HAVE to do repeat number 5. I may be slow, but I'm no quitter! I was so inspired by the girl behind me. She was probably a 15 minute pacer and all of 5 foot nothing. She was a little heavy, but she NEVER quit. Really, she inspired me.
In other news now I sit at 187 - that's two pounds up from my low of 185. I don't care, I'm just going to keep on keeping on.
Alright, time to kick work's butt!
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
I'm just going to take three minutes to thank everybody for all of the comments and support lately - especially on the protein shake blog - I know the whole 'weight gain' thing is a fallacy; but, it doesn't take the fear of 'bulking up' away!
One of the things I did realize from that blog is that I am almost vehemently opposed to 'natural' eating. You know, like, going organic or that kind of thing. First off - Organic is expensive. Second off, for me to go from a powder-shake to a food-based shake takes up more time.
I'll say it for the millionth time: I just don't cook, peeps. I don't do it. Some day, when I'm rich and famous I'll have a staff to cook and clean for me. Until that happens I'll just have to make due with pre-made tuna salad, powder-based protein shakes, and Subway six inch subs.
This week is going to be insane. Outside of having been hit with a wave of hormones yesterday (stupid girly-things) I've also planned a lot on my plate. First and foremost, I have a 5 mile hill run tonight. It's actually through the neighborhood I grew up in, so it's going to be AWESOME! Tomorrow morning at 6AM is my new cross-training for runners class. I'm stoked. I just hope that I'm not too fat/weak to be able to do the exercises well. I'm quite certain that they're not expecting someone like me at this class. On top of what I've planned workout wise I also just got crapped on (again) at work. I don't mind the long nights / fire drills; I just hope this one is a bit more planned out than the last one. It's always nice to see the crap-storm coming, though. I'm going to make a run of this week - slow, steady, paced, planned, and measured. I can totally fit all of this in if I just focus on what I'm doing as I'm doing it.
In other news, looking to chop all my hair off - I just can't take it anymore!
So far I'm on track for my plan - even if the scale still has me two pounds up from last week's low.
Oh, I did have ice cream for dinner last night.
Yeah, the ice cream is no longer welcome in my home.
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