Monday, June 07, 2010
Saturday I had yet another 5k, the initial plan was to run the 5k and then do an 8 mile cool down (ie my long run for the week was 11 miles). The scale and the tape measure had other ideas for me, as they sent me into a total meltdown for about 7 hours. Stepped on the scale and my weight was up, so I thought oh well I will take my measurements and maybe those will be okay, not so much gains there too!!! I went to my 5k and ran well, ran the whole thing non stop improved my time by 10 seconds, happy about that but still down about the whole progress of the weight loss, especially since I had planned a grilling weekend with my friend, I no longer wanted to enjoy this grill out we had planned and apparently the weather didn't overly care either. We did go to the farmers market here in town, I was rather disappointed with the veggie selection I guess early season, but otherwise it was pretty much a mini carnival with no rides, fattening food stands and trinket stands so gonna check out the Iowa City one.
After stewing on my issue of the morning for about 7 hours I finally decided I know what I need to do to fix the issue so there was no sense moping if the scale and tape measure did not want to be good friends they weren't going to be friends. Meltdown over and I did enjoy some grilling, healthy stuff of course.
Sunday, OMG I forgot to log in to spark but I was doing all healthy things that prevented my log in. Woke up to a response to one of my friends facebook posts about going for an 11 mile run, I was going to do both (5k and long run) after Saturday's weigh in and measurement. Next thing I knew I was driving an hour to Davenport (to Army drill where I said I didn't want to be ever again got my official honorable papers on Friday Lol) to run 11 miles with SFC Iverson, who has been one of my best buddies in the military and who I talked into running the Sturgis Falls half marathon with me. We finally got set out on our run at about 11 am, Ivy kept me at a little higher pace than I normally run (very good for me though because I wanna be faster) we struggled through hot both of us tired from running the previous day (she had attempted her long run the day before but was too humid), we hit 10 miles and the heat and our runs from the previous day caught up with us we called it good at 10 miles. Turtle success!
When I got back home I mowed the lawn still wanted to grill my thai chicken pizza but my body was ready to call it quits after mowing too much for the day! but overall very satisfying weekend and after my meltdown I am back stronger, the last time I had this kind of meltdown I worked my butt off and lost 20lbs in a month!