Sunday, May 05, 2013
Nothing much profound today.
I've been eating well the last couple days. Keep this up and I'll be right back to where I want to be weight wise. Then, can I maintain it? We'll see.
Took a day of rest today as far as formal exercise goes. Kept the kids and played actively quite a few hours. It was a gorgeous sunny day with cool breezes.
Still can feel those muscles under my left glute; some pains when I move in certain ways and some general aching. Tomorrow I will run. Not too hard. Saturday evening is my next 5K. I'll run as well as my body lets me and I'll make a conscious effort not to overdo, especially not to run the hills hard.
So, I'm disappointed I won't be able to give the Mayfaire 5K my best effort, but I will participate and see how it goes.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
I set a goal to achieve and maintain a weight of 126 by the end of 2013. How am I doing on this goal?
It was back in December when I set that goal. I saw that in 2011 I weighed 124-131, while in 2012 I weighed more like 128-134. That is not a terrible weight range for me -- it still represents about an 80 pound weight loss -- but I prefer lower if I can do it without making myself nuts.
Today I weighed in at 129.2. That is 3.2 pounds over my happy weight. I have been as low as 125.4 this year and twice I've weighed in at 126. In over 100 days of weighing, I've had a middle "2" all but two times. So, all in all, I think I'm making progress, but I have not been able to maintain the weight I want yet.
I recently re-read Dr. Judith Beck's definition of ideal weight. The part that really impressed me was the statement that your ideal weight is the weight you maintain when you are eating healthy with good eating habits.
And if I am honest, I'll say I eat pretty good most of the time, but there are times I could do better. And although I will still use the scale for feedback, my true focus for the rest of the year is going to be on improving my eating habits. And once I truly approve of my own eating habits, I will accept whatever weight the scale says!
Monday, April 29, 2013
Good news is I ran 3 miles this evening with no real pain and just the hint of soreness in my left glute muscle. I didn't push speed, but ran comfortably at about 9 and a half minute per mile pace.
The not so good news is that my running coach says this type of injury is very slow healing. I suggested after my race on May 11th that perhaps I should take some months off. She said she didn't think it would heal any faster if I didn't run. What she recommended is after the race take off one week totally, do two weeks of cross training only, and then resume running. However, she said to avoid hills and incline on the treadmill, and don't push speed until healed. I am to use the foam roller daily.
So I expect to run the Mayfaire 5K, but I don't expect a stellar performance. But to be able to run is a great joy. And even taking off a few days has helped me to appreciate it even more!
Sunday, April 28, 2013
I've accomplished several tasks that I probably would not have gotten finished had I done my usually run yesterday and all my training this week. For Christmas I was given a big collage frame that holds 25 pictures. Yesterday I got it all the way I wanted and hubby helped hang it! Feels good to get that done.
Another project I started on is cleaning out our 38 gallon aquarium. For several years we had beautiful fish and really enjoyed them. Then our 10 gallon aquarium, which had been producing such a good supply of baby guppies that I was constantly looking for good homes for them, sprung a leak and we quickly had to get all our fish in one tank. Well, that upset the balance and the guppies seemed okay but would not reproduce in the big tank. Then things got worse and we had a big die off. One expert told DH that we had overcleaned the tank and killed off the good bacteria. Could be so, although he did make a sale of $15 for good bacteria. But we never used it. I was sad and in no mood to replace fish. It has been several years now and I think I would like some fish again. Got a start on the tank, but we need some new equipment before we really get into it again.
So I'm hoping when I try running tomorrow eve that my muscles will be well enough that I can embrace my training plan fully. We'll see.
I think this time of rest showed me that I do give up some things when I prioritize running and cross training. I'm hoping to have the discipline and planning skills to get more accomplished even after I'm back running four days a week, cycling one, and swimming one, keeping the grandkids 4-6 days per week, plus keeping house and cooking for DH and I, as well as cooking for extended family at least 3 meals a week. I want it all!!!
Friday, April 26, 2013
Decided with my coach to continue to rest (not run) until Monday evening when I'll run under her supervision. Although she said I could swim, my sinuses are acting up, too, so I think my activity for today will be housecleaning. My house needs it and it is one thing I can do right now that will help me feel better about my situation. Getting caught up with laundry is a great way to get ready to pick up the activity, too.
Talking about laundry, if you have never tried dryer balls, I highly recommend them. My daughter got me two several Christmases ago and then I bought 2 more at WalMart. The WM ones are a little stiffer and a little smaller, but the four of them together do a great job of drying with a minimum of wrinkles and static. I like drying without dryer sheets -- less expense and fewer chemicals.
So, I'm feeling more domestic today and less athletic. But I'm a fit old lady just taking a break before getting back to the track, road, and trails!!
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