Since we started mid-week, I didn't come close to meeting my 10 mile goal. I'm a little concerned going forward because my running injuries are giving me trouble again. Friday was particularly bad. I was able to back off on the pace enough that the pain passed so I think it's a solvable problem. Thing is, I had a super encouraging run on Wednesday where my stamina was far better than it has been in a while. I probably over did it that day, which made Friday harder, but I LOVED how I felt after the Wednesday run. I hope finding the right balance in running doesn't rob me of all running joy.
For the weekend, I took time off the running and strength and instead did gardening. Fall planting, trimming, pruning, and mulching. I didn't get my heart rate up but I certainly worked those muscles. My back and core were pulsing repeatedly.
Food was not a happy story this weekend. My sugar cravings have been pretty strong and my will-power week. I ate lots of wrong foods. I haven't cut up my veggies yet so the fault is totally mine. I must follow through and do the things that are good for me.
Stress management was also not so good. My house is pretty clean, although laundry needs to be folded. I haven't spent enough time playing music and I have a book I'm DESPERATE to read but haven't had the time yet. My depression flared up again so I spent a fair amount of the weekend trying not to flee from my family. Being with people - even the ones I love - can be outrageously difficult sometimes.
Today, back on schedule: run, strength, crunches, and healthy snacks. And I will read that book.
| Pounds lost: 17.0