Tuesday, April 07, 2009
So today I planned to run indoors -- I knew I would be sucking it up running around a track for 30min. I only made it 2 1/3 miles, but I was DEFINITELY pulling it back the WHOLE time trying to keep my HR in the 150's. It'd creep up to the 160's and I'd pull it back. The best part was letting it kinda fly in the last half lap. :D I had so much power left! And of course, I was able to go nonstop for the 30min -- no stretching or bathroom breaks. haha. I love that I've got this marathon in mind down the road -- it really is the kicker when it comes to being mentally weak. Are you whining???? How are you gonna do that Marathon if you can't handle this!!! And then my inner whiner sucks it up and gets going. :)
Then it was straight into MTC. I have the rest of this week, then next week, and then the last TWO DAYS and I'm DONE with this challenge. Feels good to be really doing this.
But this week's MTC seems to be... less intense? I'm burning a lot less calories than I anticipated this week and finishing the MTC circuits sooner. So far I'm only about 800 cal behind what I've been doing in the previous two weeks, and those weeks I burned over 1000cal more than what my tracker was set to, so so far no worries. But I think I'm still going to do a bit more tomorrow than just yoga -- I can definitely handle it because my body is MUCH less sore and in need of the super stretching/light workout tomorrow than it has been in the last two weeks as well. And we'll see where I am -- I can always add some more cardio on Saturday after Pilates if need be. Aside from tomorrows workout I still have TWO runs, TWO MTC Days, and Pilates, so I should be good to go.
In other news, I've dropped another 2lbs of the water weight so far, so I'm back within maintenance range, just wanna get the rest of it gone. :D Although this next week is TOM and around the end of this week/beginning of next is usually up for me so I might not really see it until end of next week or the week after. No biggie.
I'm here for maintenace -- this is a long term vision and dropping water weight is not something I'm going to devote that much worry to. SO THERE. TAKE THAT, SCALE! hahaha.
Counting down the days till the Convention -- I'm getting psyched to try to go look around San Diego on my own/with SparkFriends as well. :) My best friend that I'm staying with couldn't get off of work, so I will be looking for ways to entertain myself while she's at work -- other than the convention and the 8K that I registered for of course. WOOT! :D