Saturday, July 19, 2014
No kidding. SparkGuy. Put a comment. On MY page. I feel like a celebrity. OK, that's getting carried away. He's the celebrity, but I feel like I've been rubbing elbows with the famous!! He even quoted me in his blog edit. WOW!
This morning it was a 5 mile group run with my Galloway group at about 12 minute per mile pace. It seemed really slow and only a bit challenging at the hills. However, Galloway recommends a 13:27 long run pace for someone running my 8:50 miracle mile, in order to achieve a fast recovery. So if anything I really pushed the pace a little too much. I was running the front of the pack while the pace leader was running at the back with someone who was struggling. And I had the loudest interval timer so lots of people were looking to me. But I guess since we only went 5 miles it is okay. Next Saturday is Watermelon Series #3 and I'll miss my group run, but hope to do even better than #1 and #2.
After our run, I socialized with my group and my nephew/niece's group at Starbucks. Think I may have successfully talked several people into joining the Lakeland Runners Club Monday eve track workout. It would be great to have some other people who run my pace, since I'm now the slowest person out there. Then I left for the showers at the Y and on to Weight Watchers. When I saw I was early, I checked in and then headed out for a walk. Might as well use my time. I got over a mile in. Then my nephew showed up and we had a good talk about our week and dealing with the scale. He was up this week, but probably because he over-hydrated after the run. He seems to handle the scale pretty easily; he doesn't even take his shoes off to weigh. He knows he's lost 55 pounds and is feeling very positive. I really am working on not letting the scale discourage me.
We had a substitute at WW and usually I'm disappointed, but not today. Our sub was powerful. She told us that knowledge is power (in regard to learning nutrition facts about food) and that power is freedom. She told of going out to eat where she researched, had a small sirloin, tossed salad with balsamic vinegar and touch of olive oil, and sweet potato, while her dining companions had a lettuce wedge. They looked it up. Hers was 17 points (about 680 calories) while theirs were 16 points (about 640 calories). Guess who was better satisfied!!
Really enjoyed Gwen's swim presentation after her week at Jellyfish Camp yesterday. I do have pictures to download. She got done in time enough to see part of Natalie's gymnastic presentation. I'm so proud of Natalie. She can now do a hand stand to back bend to walk over with no help at all!! I never could do that. Her dancing and floor exercise has plenty of attitude, too. It is so much fun being a grandmother!!
And, of course, being a grandmother is better when you can keep up with the grandkids. And I just love running faster than the young 'uns!!