Quick workout blog.. A bit of help needed too.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Today is Thursday (woohoo!) which normally means speedwork for my morning run. I hit the pavement this morning with full intentions of doing some fartlek work in the next neighborhood over; it's about a mile to a mile and a quarter away so I figured it would be a good warmup/cooldown trip and then I'd do my work over there on the little path/trail/track thing and be good to go. As I started running this morning, I felt really off. I was running just fine, had already had my usual cup of coffee, drank the same amount of water, etc, but there was one thing missing...I didn't have my Boog in the baby jogger. ): He is with his grandparents until tomorrow so today was my first run in a while without him (minus last Saturday when I ran out of town and didn't have my morning coffee so the run started out badly before I even hit the pavement). It was so weird!! I guess I quickly become reliant on him as my running "partner" that I was actually BORED for the first part of my run!! I couldn't shake the feeling that something was off and was shocked when I realized it was because I wasn't shoving 50+ pounds in front of me as I ran. Am I crazy?! I absolutely LOVE to run! It's my time to let my thoughts wander, my body be free, and to sweat out my frustrations. This morning, I almost got hit a grand total of EIGHT times!! Part of it was me not paying attention, but part of it was not having my giant orange reflective jogger ahead of me to warn oncoming cars of my presence. Ugh. I had a great run, don't get me wrong, and I ended up busting out about 6 miles, but I missed having DSS with me! He usually talks to me or points out things ("Bird!" "Dog inside the fence!") or talks to me but sometimes he's silent and even then I love it because we're bonding even if he technically can't see me unless he cranes his neck backwards to look out of the little peep window in the shade of his jogger. Yesterday on our way back home from running, he started pointing out where he and his daddy had gone the day before. His daddy thought it would be a good idea to let him ride his little bike a MILE to the park; needless to say, they didn't make it and when I finally got worried enough to go looking an hour and a half after they left, they were walking back down the street, daddy carrying the bike, booger sweating bullets and crying. Poor thing. So yesterday morning he's telling me "That's where I walked", "That's where I got tired," "That's where I fell." It was adorable and made the last half mile of the run zip by. But I digress...I think this started out about running and quickly turned to my DSS, haha. He's just so stinkin cute and I miss him when he's gone!
I finally updated my fitness minutes/calories from the last couple weeks this morning. I'm pretty sure two weeks ago when I had to enter almost a month of runs that I was going to keep up with it better, but that clearly didn't happen. I really need to get better about that. But anyway, I realized this morning I'm burning even MORE calories than I thought; explains why I've been so hungry lately!! I thought it was just me being munchy, but including today's run, I'm already over my weekly "goal" of what I thought I burned and I still have Saturday's long run to add in which will be about 1,200 calories alone. Eeeek! Gotta revamp my nutrition!! I am determined to order my wedding gown by July 31st, so I don't need to halt my progress all the sudden because I'm not eating enough! Not that I'm really having any progress to speak of, but I'm feeling great about my body lately, so I want to keep that up. If only I could get this layer of flub off my tummy, then I'd be perfectly happy with my body. I've noticed my layer is getting thinner, so maybe someday soon I'll see the outline of my 6 pack that I know I have under there? (:
Speaking of which, I need some good back exercises, upper back specifically. Anyone got any? I think I've mentioned about a million times already that I'm wearing a backless wedding gown, so I want a killer looking back! I do weights targeting my back twice a week, but I don't think it's enough or maybe it's not the right stuff? I try to follow the little diagram in the weight room and do all the back exercises they show, but it feels repetitive and like I'm not getting a deep workout. Thoughts??
Whew, okay this is certainly long enough!!! I've got lots of work to do so I need to get at it. Stay fabulous, friends. I know I keep saying I'll be back soon, but I really will someday, I promise!!