Day 237: Head cold and Eight Miles
Monday, February 11, 2013
Welcome to Monday.
A monday where I woke up an hour and a half before my alarm due to sinus pressure. That's right, I have a nasty headcold. It started yesterday with the nasty feeling that's in that weird spot between the back of my throat / under my nose. Now it's pretty much all through my sinuses. The thing that sucks is that when I get sinus pressure my teeth hurt. I don't know why, it's just the hand I've been dealt.
Yesterday, however, was the best run I've had to date. I skipped out on Saturday's group run because it was in the blackhole of my Pittsburgh knowlege (Oakland) and it was going to be freezing. With a forecast of 22 degrees for Saturday and 45+ on Sunday - well, my choice was an easy one. I had intended to do six miles, per my training plan and I guestimated my distance. When I finished I checked my Garmin and found that I'd really done 7.74 miles! The best part? I felt STRONG. I'm also not sore today. At 93 minutes that puts me on pace for about a 2:30 half-marathon pace. I'm stoked.
In terms of weight I've stalled out. I sit currently at 185 and I know what I'm doing wrong. Let's start with Chipotle. Then add in copious candy from the jar at work. Then don't track anything for three days. Yeah, I know. I don't eat badly ALL The time - but, when I do it I apparently do it really well. I will say it's kind of disheartening to think that 1800 calories and a run mileage around 20 in a week is enough to keep me sitting at 186-188.
For the first time I'm actually doubting that I have what it takes to get down to 160.