Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I think that, so far, my biggest accomplishment has been running a half marathon. Second place goes to climbing the Calgary Tower's 802 stairs six times. They were both huge challenges and they both gave me the same feeling of pride when I was done.
I always tell people, mostly runners, that there are three kinds of people in this world: those that think they cannot run a half marathon, those that think they'll NEVER run a half marathon and those that want to but just need that final push... you know, "fence sitters". Anyone that thinks they cannot will not. Running 21.1 kms is a mental game and, if you've already told yourself that it's impossible then, well, it will be. My favourite kind of people are the "Nevers". Mostly because I was one. When I ran my first five kilometers I told everyone that was it, I'd never run anything more than I'd already had. Somehow, I got talked into a ten kilometer clinic and I finished saying that I'd NEVER run farther than that. I don't know when it happened or how but in January 2006, I signed up for my first Half Marathon clinic. In the following May, I completed the Vancouver Half Marathon in 2:45. Not my most amazing time ever but it laid the groundwork and, since then, I've run eight more. Now my time to beat is 2:08 Fence sitters are fun - usually all they need to see is the hardware. It's amazing what a little bling will do.
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Ok so it's now Wednesday and, so far, this week has not been stellar. I have been on my water (of all things) for two days. Technically, I hit on Monday but I should have had more in preparation for my Tuesday run. I hit my goal (6) for F&V on Monday as well but Tuesday, I didn't come close. Four servings. Bleh. And two of them were on my pizza. So I broke another rule: I had fast food.
Todays game plan is to get it all back on track. LOL, isn't it always? One day at a time, one meal at a time (who's sparksig did I see that on??) that's how I'm addressing this journey from now on.
Thankfully, I AM on track with my exercise this week.
Friday, April 03, 2009
Had a little boom tonight. I REALLY couldn't fight off my sushi craving. Sparks says 194 calories and then I had my ice cream sandwich (FINALLY) which takes me 292 over. Thankfully, I worked most of that off on the treadmill tonight.
Daily report -
Today, I consumed 1992 calories.
I burned 124 calories on the treadmill.
I scored 12/6 for fruit and veggies.
I got a 10/8 for water.
I'll be back at it tomorrow. I have all my meals are planned. My only "unknown" is the stir fry that Richard and I are going to make for supper. I don't know what he'll buy to put into it or even if it's going to be beef or chicken yet. We've already planned a post meal walk with Hughy, too. I'm taking him with because he doesn't want him to be alone while I'm gone. The rest of the weekend is devoted to quality time and I cannot wait. One of these days I'm going to have to tell him how head over heels for him I am for him.
Thursday, April 02, 2009
I stepped on the scale this morning. Considering I'm hosting a party for Mother Nature this week, I thought that I'd GAIN weight. I weighed in on Monday with my group and I was at 127 and today, I'm at 125. I've lost 2 pounds!! Now I really have the motivation to keep at it.
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Go ahead, ask me how my day was. Ok, so I woke up at 10 minutes to six and thought "my first appt. is at 8:30, I'm going back to sleep until 7:20". When I woke up at 7:20, my first thought was "NO, my first appt's @ 7:30". Believe it or not, I was at work on time. It was impressive, if I do say so myself.
After GL, I headed over to KF for a few hours. That was good, actually. I'm really liking being there this time. I feel appreciated. On the way home, I stopped at the 7-11 to have my lottery ticket checked. I matched 3 numbers on the Extra and won $50. I reinvested $10 and kept the rest for "fun".
Tonight's run was 9 Hills. It took me a little over an hour and ended up being over 10 kms. Considering how much uphill there was in the route, I'll take that time and enjoy it. Especially since I did it with ZERO pain.
Daily report -
Today, I consumed 1715 calories. (even with TWO treats, neither of them my ice cream sandwich)
I burned 594 calories doing a 1:11:08 hill (9) run that had a total distance of 10.13 kms.
I scored 8/6 for fruit and veggies.
I got a 8/8 for water.
That's day three!!! Hello willpower. Good to have you back :~)
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