Sunday, December 25, 2011
so i ran the celtic solstice 5 miler again last weekend! i didn't have any concrete goals since i haven't been running regularly. i just wanted to see if i could run at least half the time and get through it without crawling! well, i did both. i probably ran about 75% of the time, which is awesome. i actually came in 2 or 3 minutes faster than last year. it was hard, for sure...i didn't push myself too too much because i would be asking for an injury. but, i can say that it was easier than it was last year. it's amazing how much an extra thirty or forty pounds can slow you down!
the race was great. after the race--well, it was still great, but i got off my game in a serious way. i've let my eating habits slide a little. i haven't tracked for a week, haven't worked out since the race, and have just been making it on to sp every day or two to spin the wheel. we all have lapses here and there, right? so, today i'm back to tracking and spending time on the site. running or working out probably won't happen until midweek, but i'm putting it on my radar. i'm back to making healthy, reasonable food choices. i'm at work today and for the next couple of days, so i have resolved to bring lots of healthy lunch and snack options so that i don't get driven by hunger. i've been having sugar cravings here and there, and i do not like it! i want to get out of that rut again.
so far, so good. i have kale, sweet potatoes, feta, yogurt, applesauce and grapefruit. yum! i had a mad tasty and filling breakfast. this is my new breakfast fave: whole grain rice farina with a little milk, butter, maple syrup and raisins. i also toss in a tablespoon of ground flax. it is so tasty! and i have coffee that i put a dollop of (non-etoh) egg nog in to satisfy my holiday sweet tooth a little.
today: stay awake till work's over! i couldn't sleep last night (my body is trying to get back on a night schedule)
tomorrow: bring a healthy lunch to work
every day: log on, track
eta: merry christmas!