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Stayed the Same & May Goals

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I weighed this morning and stayed the same. I'm below my goal weight, but still want to have that 2 lbs. for "wiggle room" (May goal). I was a little disappointed since I'm still eating in "weight loss" mode, but it's all good!

I also had a good week of exercise (Wed - Wed). I ran on Wednesday, Saturday (5k) & Monday. Monday's run was pretty good. I ran on the greenway for a little over 2 miles. It was very hot & humid and the greenway had just reopened after the flooding over the weekend. The whole family went. DD#1 (who is 17 1/2 is finally starting to drive and will be getting her license in July after she completes the drivers ed class) drove us all to the park. I must say I wasn't ready for this! DH has been driving with her thankfully because I was a nervous wreck! I didn't want her to wipe out the whole family in one shot! She actually did well and she dropped off DH & DD#2 at the rec. center and drove me & DD#3 to the greenway trail where we all ran (or in DD#1 & #3's case - walked leisurely enjoying nature, which is ok too!)

Yesterday I walked on the hilly trail with my sister. We did 2 loops (about 3 miles) and then went into the rec. center to get DD#2 (she ran and was going to shoot some baskets). She was playing a pick-up game with some older guys (and 1 girl) and wasn't ready to go, so sister and I walked a couple of laps on the indoor walking track to cool down.

DD#2 was very red & sweaty when we were leaving. She had played full court with these guys who all looked to be in their mid-20's and were very good. I don't think they realized they were playing with a 14 year old girl because they were kind of "raunchy" and aggressive. She had on a high school volleyball tank top, so they should have known she was still in high school. She told me to "chill" and I was too over protective - she does go to a public high school after all! They really weren't too bad because the rec center has some pretty strict rules on court behavior - but she is my "little girl".

Anyway, DD#3 and I get our hair cut tonight, so we won't be running. We're winding down the school year this week and I'll be on vacation next week!! I'm not sure how the eating will go, but I'll get plenty of exercise.

DH is taking DD#2 &3 & friends camping at the lake. My niece and her husband (and baby) and sister are also getting a site. DD#1 and I will come up for the day (campsite is about 15 mins. from the house), but we won't be spending the night. I just don't like camping anymore, but I love spending the day at the lake. There will be plenty of walking, swimming, biking & kayaking. There will also be a lot of junk food! DH takes a full size refrigerator so there's lots of popsicles & fudgesicles (perfect for hot days).

I did ok so far with my May goals. I'm back to goal weight and 1.4 lbs. away from my "wiggle room" goal. I'm basically maintaining and I feel good on how this has been going for May. I didn't improve my 5K time, but I'm still running. The only real "negative" is strength training, but this is always my challenge to find something I like and stick to it!

I'm usually very active during the summer, but struggle with running when it gets really hot. We're lucky now that we have the rec. center to use when it's 90+ degrees still at 9:00 pm.

I'll think about my June goals after next week!
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COACHMOMMY 5/24/2013 11:02AM

    Hi Hakapes, my strategy now for summer running is to run on the indoor walking/running track at the local rec. center. It's a little boring since you have to run 10 laps for a mile, but there's usually a basketball game going on in the gym to watch. DD#2 likes to run there and then go into the gym to play basketball, so she's my incentive! If it's not too hot, I'll run at night before it gets dark.

I really should try those early morning runs, but with DD#2's summer workout program at the high school, I still have to get up by 6:30 to get ready for work and her to the school! I just can't seem to get motivated to get up before 6!

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HAKAPES 5/24/2013 6:10AM

    Enjoyed reading your blog.

You write that you find it difficult to go on with running when it gets hot. Do you have any strategies for that?

As for myself, I try to go out to run early in the morning. Usually, it's easy in the summer, as the sun is up, and in general I feel energized in summer mornings. I also tried running in the evenings, but then it triggered me to be awake for long, and had trouble with falling a sleep (but I slept well afterwards).


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TXTOAD9970 5/22/2013 3:43PM

    You're doing great - keep it up!
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