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Running, Volunteering, Weighing, and Not Tracking

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Enjoyed running with my niece and nephew last eve. They are both running a 5K at 7 pm on Saturday evening. I decided not to run that hot, hilly race this year. I'm volunteering instead and have been assigned to work with the food from 6-8:30 pm. My mom will be with me and my sister (mom of niece and nephew) will probably go, too.

My next race is the first of a 4-part series, the Sunrise Watermelon 5K series. The first one is June 7th. I'll turn 65 the day before. WooHoo! I age up!! Unless there is a lot more competition in that age group, I should place if I just make all 4 races and run at least my slowest 5K ever pace (31:17). Even at 7 am it will be hot and humid, so I don't expect to make a PR. And admittedly, although I've only missed two runs of my 3 weekly runs in the past year, I have not done much speed work. Seems like any time I push the speed, hills, or strength training, I have something complain enough to interrupt my efforts. So, I've kind of settled for less intense running. But it is still wonderful!!

On another fitness topic, I decided it is okay to weigh more than twice this month since I'm trying to head off a gain. Proud to report without tracking, I was down .2 this morning and .2 yesterday morning, putting me back to just 1.4 over my current target. I got a little scared when I weighed in at Weight Watchers this month with another small gain, putting me at my highest weigh-in in 3 years. Tracking is something I intend to keep in my back pocket and pull out whenever I need it. But even when things get stressful, I'm thinking I'll be able to maintain most of the time without tracking my food.

Thanks for reading my blog. Wishing you healthy and happy days!!
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