Monday, August 30, 2010

today i ran 5 miles for the first time in a looonnnngggg time. it felt really great. one of the best parts wasn't that i had to wonder as i ran if i could do it... i knew i could. and it was an amazing gift!!! i've worked since march on strengthening my back and making it healthy again. still have a ways to go...but am working on it one step and one core strengthening exercise at a time....

last night i was hungry, which was unusual. and i ate some snacks, which is really unusual for me at night. i felt like i really went overboard, to the tune of some cheddar straws and chips and salsa... then i realized how great it was that my "overboard" now is a 300 calorie snack after eating well and staying in my range all day... and i still only went over for the day by 100 calories. if that's my worst day, i'm doing well. it's not perfect, but it's growth.

i am hoping, now that school has started, that my workouts will be more regular and i'll be able to stick to my core strength plan better. fall is my favorite time to run, so i'm looking forward to putting in some miles as the leaves start to change....
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    I totally admire your running determination! 5 miles is awesome, and it boggles my mind that you will be running 13 before long. Looking forward to the race Saturday!

    (and it IS funny-i feel the same way: "Oh man, I BLEW it" over a few extra calories, when before, seriously, some days might have been like 2500-3000 calories without blinking an eye. Ouch.)

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