Doing great! I did eat one small piece of fried fish at the fish fry. I took a spoonful of tomato slaw, very interesting. I skipped the desserts, the baked beans, the hush puppies. I was pleased. My husband was not embarrassed by my eating or lack of eating and it was his friend doing the cooking so that was one of my aims. And, yes, there have been times I would have been stricter and taken all my own food, but yesterday I wanted to fit in and I did enough and I still had a middle two on the scale this morning! The kids did great, too. They had macaroni and cheese so even Gwen ate. The big one is no longer a fussy eater, but I wish the 6 year old was willing to try more new things. At least she loves broccoli and apples and many things that are good for us. She doesn't even want to try desserts she's never seen before. Not all bad!
Got up today, warmed up, and ran my 7 quarter mile repeats per training plan. I accomplished one in under 2 minutes (1:59 to be more precise) but it was slightly downhill, so I moved to a flatter spot, feeling like that was fun but kind of cheating! I averaged 9 minutes per mile pace on those repeats. I feel good about it. Not all the way back to the speed I once had, but truly making progress.
Going to share some more pictures from the Promise Race and the Galloway picnic.
I like that picture at the Galloway party. That's Steve, one of our fastest Galloway runners, and his wife, Aster, who went to college on a track scholarship. She used to be really fast, but struggles now. She says I have young legs, that I didn't use them up when I was young!
Here's another shot of the Galloway party.
Here's a group of Galloway runners at the Promise Run. 10 of us ran the 10K and 9 of us ran the 5.
That's Joy, one of the women I've been coaching, in the orange celebrating the finish and me just behind her in the shadows. Debbie is behind me on the left.
Here's a group of us after the run, including some of our group, the ones without medals, who were just there to cheer us on! Such a supportive running community. I feel very blessed to live here.