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Ups and Downs

Monday, December 10, 2012

On the upside, my 5K time is down.
On the downside, my weight is up.


Focusing on the positive, I've PR'ed my last 3 5K races, and in one of them, I was dressed as a hot dog. (I know, right?) On Saturday, I broke 28 minutes, and on Sunday, I finally broke 27 minutes! Neither race was chipped, and there is a possibility that either or both were a little short, but either way, I'm pretty sure that my speed is improving for short distances.

I can't pretend that I don't know why my weight is up. It started with over eating on Thanksgiving weekend, and extended itself to lazy food logging (or rather, food logging in denial - not logging because you just *know* if you log, you'll be over - so not adding things to the log, because you don't want to face reality).

Every day is an opportunity to start something new - so at least I've logged a good day of food for today - and I plan to stick to it.
If I can add some strength training and cardio to it, and if I'm really good, a decent amount of sleep, I'll be on the road back to weight loss in no time.
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    I can't believe I don't *have* a picture of me running in the hotdog costume. My husband ran as a beer bottle, and he was 2nd fastest costumed runner for the men. (Though, the winner was just basically wearing under armor and a short batman cape - you should hear my husband complain about it - lol!)

    Sadly, the race was at the Pt. Pleasant boardwalk, & less than 3 days later, it was washed out to sea. :-(
    1953 days ago
    Woot - hotdogs!!

    I'm with you with the i'm not gonna log it cause i don't want to know. It's hard!

    Good luck!
    1953 days ago
    You are building muscle and it is heavier than fat so really wouldn't sweat it..just keep doing what you are doing..improve that time..
    1955 days ago
  • ERIN1128
    I cannot believe you didn't include a pic of yourself as a hot dog. LOL! Awesome on the PR's. Today is a good step, let's do this!
    1955 days ago
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