Celebrate! Enjoy the moments!! Enjoy the moments of peace and the moments of family chaos!!!
It is a joyous holiday! Our kid and grandkids will be back in a couple hours and we will celebrate some more.
(Today they are eating their big meal at the MIL/other grandmother's house. We had Christmas dinner here last eve. Today I'll serve mostly leftovers. Niece and nephew enjoyed enough they are coming back for leftovers today, too!)
So, I'm celebrating the holiday -- and I recognize I did good yesterday -- good BIG cooking and moderate eating. And I tried to send all the temptations home with guests, but didn't succeed totally. But I'm not too scared of the leftovers. I'm motivated. I'll do okay. Getting more confident. Love it!!
This morn I ran a 4:01 half mile per my Garmin, breaking my previous measured best of 4:22. I'm still getting fitter and faster! I kind of laugh at me trying to beat 4 minutes. When I was growing up I remember all the hype about beating the 4 minute mile. For me it's the 4 minute half mile!
Next I'll try to keep that pace for .75 miles. So according to what I've read the way to get faster for races is to train running faster in shorter distances. And train the longer distances at a slower pace so the recovery isn't too arduous that you can do it again soon. I'll soon work up to one mile repeats and then 1.5 miles before my March 8th race. Training smart and staying healthy are priorities just below maintaining my weight and staying healthy.
I just love being a fit old lady! Thanks, SparkPeople. I'd have never done it without you!!