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Not Perfect

Friday, October 18, 2013

Yesterday I did a five mile TM run at my half marathon target pace for 2:30 finish, using a run:walk ratio of 3:1. It was a comfortable run and I felt like I could go on and on. I didn't use any incline, though, and to be prepared for the inaugural Lakeland Half Marathon I probably should use some incline segments. I'm a little cautious, though, as that old nagging left glute injury is still not 100% healed. It is not painful, but I can still feel it just a little. I may end up running more on the flat areas and just walking the hills. I heard Jeff Galloway say that could work if you don't train for hills.

Yesterday was not my best eating day. I proved to myself once again that I eat better if I pre-plan my meals. Tried to wing it yesterday and ended up hungry. My post-run snack was just a banana. Probably needed the cheese stick or some protein source as well. I ate a 100 calorie sugary treat later, too, which may have triggered me a bit. I was out of calories after supper and felt deprived. Gave in a little. But to give myself credit, I didn't let it get way out of control and it would have been easy to let it go there.

This morning, I swear "I forgot" to weigh. I did not consciously refuse to weigh, but remembered after breakfast that I hadn't weighed. Bet if I'd had a good eating day I would not have forgotten. Oh, well. I'm still aiming for a rolling average of 126.0 and even if I'm not perfect, I believe I can do it!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TXPATRIOT 10/21/2013 12:38AM

    Love your daily reports. They always put a smile on my face.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 10/20/2013 12:28PM

    I can relate to your self doubt making it harder to keep focus, but I believe in you Marsha!

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JANEWATKINS 10/20/2013 8:01AM

    I was 126 in third grade. Sigh.

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FISHER011 10/19/2013 3:45PM

    emoticon You are doing great!

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JOYINKY 10/18/2013 11:39PM


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MSLZZY 10/18/2013 11:12PM

    emoticon At oour age, we don't forget, do we? HUGS!

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WATERMELLEN 10/18/2013 9:35PM

    If YOU are not perfect -- you're pretty darn close!! (And I am so glad none of us is held to a standard of perfection!)

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GABY1948 10/18/2013 8:27PM

    emoticon with HUGE emphasis on the CAN....make sure the pain is babied...that in itself can make us "want" to eat! you will be know I would BET on it, IF I was a betting woman...I'm not but that would be a SURE thing! emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 10/18/2013 7:12PM

    Baby those body parts! Rest, recuperation... active recovery.

Sunday I'll be doing my first "long and slow" since the double half mary... in a 15K Governor's cup. Wish me luck... I'll be listening to MY body parts the whole 9.3 miles! emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 10/18/2013 3:48PM

    And you can do it! One bad day won't ruin your success.

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SEAJESS 10/18/2013 3:08PM

    PS 3:1 ratio seems pretty darn studly to me!

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SEAJESS 10/18/2013 3:07PM

    Ah, perfection is the enemy of good enough!

Draw that line and begin (as the Teletubbies say) "Again! Again!"

(Yes, my embarrassing secret. I look to the Teletubbies and Pikachu for wisdom.)


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FROSTY99 10/18/2013 1:08PM


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_LINDA 10/18/2013 12:08PM

    Looks like you have a sensible plan to avoid aggravating the glute problem with hills. Better safe than sorry..
You have had a good wake up call here in the importance of proper refueling after a workout. Ideally, you should have had a pre run small well rounded snack (with enough time to digest it) and then 1/2 hr after the run, a full meal. I prefer morning exercise before breakfast so that I can have a meal after and that means I am not wanting food until lunch time.
Little bit of 'avoidance' there after a less than stellar day by not weighing in as usual. Just goes to show we are still vulnerable to the old ways that got us in trouble in the first place. But the fact you were able to halt a binge before it got out of hand shows how far you have come and why you are successfully maintaining! No one is perfect for sure. But forgiving yourself, moving on, getting back into proper routine shows you don't need to stress over any slips.
You are doing it! Because you are aware and paying attention!
This is why you are rocking your maintenance!

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NATPLUMMER 10/18/2013 11:55AM


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BOOKAPHILE 10/18/2013 11:47AM

    I believe you can, too!

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MEDEAREBORN 10/18/2013 11:45AM

  I know you weigh-in every day, but I couldn't take that kind of stress anyway. Too much random fluctuation to blame myself over; I can just about handle once a week.

Good for you for not letting a couple little slips get to you. You're still on track and keeping a healthy lifestyle! And good luck on the coming half marathon!!!

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