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It's Friday

Friday, January 04, 2013

Which is the weekend here, so YAY!

I've been very lazy today. Stayed up too late last night - but DID NOT EAT anything after dinner (salad). Slept in this morning - 8:00. Bliss!

Made it to the gym for BodyBalance. This is such a hard release. I'm happy there will be a new one next week. Of course, now that I've done this one 3 times, it doesn't seem quite so hard. Still, I managed to injure myself - trying to grab my foot, all sweaty, my hand slipped and I got myself with my own fingernails. They're not even that long! LOL

We were going to run today, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen, and that's okay. We WILL do it tomorrow, even if it means I go out by myself. Running with DH forces me to push myself more, but it's actually better for me to run by myself in some ways. I get so depressed that I can't keep up with him. Logically, I know that he was a pretty high-level track athlete in his youth, and those muscles have memory. Plus he's almost foot taller than me, so has a real stride advantage. My legs are quite long for my height, though, so that's not that big a deal. The truth is, I am a slow, slow runner. Even when I was in my best shape, running 2 miles in under 16 minutes was really, really hard for me. That's what I had to do to pass the PT test in the army. For a while, my friend and I were running 5 miles a day, 6 days a week. That was the only time the 2-mile run wasn't horribly difficult - it was just difficult. Then I got a bad plantar's wart and was out of commission for a couple of months, and that was all she wrote. I have never been back to that level of fitness since. Oddly, I've never been 19 years old since, either. emoticon

Food-wise, I'm doing great, but I'm HUNGRY. I've had 8 almonds, 3.5 walnut halves, and a protein-banana smoothie. Dinner will be chicken breast and green beans. I will probably have to go to bed early to keep from eating after that.

Tomorrow is a run for sure, and maybe BodyPump. I'm going to try to keep the eating light for another few days. I feel like if I can just see the scale move DOWN for a change, it will give me a psychological boost. Fingers crossed for tomorrow, actually.

Enjoy your weekend!
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    Yes, thank God for Fridays.
    1898 days ago
    Good luck! I think it is hard to run with my husband as well. He is not really faster than me so much as he is surer of foot and likes to run in the woods. Because he is so much more confident running there he runs faster. I feel VERY old when we do that and I do hit roots and rocks and fall down! Sometimes we run together but sometimes it is just nice not to!

    You seem to be doing really well with your eating. I am back to counting calories and it is making me grumpy! I hope the scale goes down for you! emoticon
    1899 days ago
    Yeah, not being 19 anymore does make things hard, doesn't it! My sister and her boyfriend run faster than me and I'm happy to let them. They motivate me to do it at all, and then I figure that as long as I stick with my planned route, I'll just trail behind. I hope that makes you feel less alone, somehow. Lol.
    Have a great weekend!
    1899 days ago
    Yay for Friday!!
    It's hard when I run with my husband, too. He's got more than a foot on me and it does make a difference. Usually he doubles back for me, though.
    Wow....I'd love to be able to do an 8 min mile.
    Enjoy your run and BodyPump if you go.
    Fingers crossed on the weigh in.
    1899 days ago
    emoticon It is Friday!!!! Yippy!!!! Have a great one! !!
    1899 days ago
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