Monday, August 25, 2014

10 Miles and Back on Track

Vacation has come and gone - well, at least for me. My husband is home with the kids this week as Kindergarten doesn't start until after Labor Day. My daughter has school Tuesday - Thursday of this week.

Last week was pretty refreshing. I didn't check work emails until a couple of minutes ago.

Me and the kids went to New Hampshire Sunday - Wednesday. I ran 7 miles on vacation! 4.4 of which were hilly and on my 44th birthday!

My favorite part was seeing all the people who hadn't seen me in a year and commented on my weight loss!

But literally as soon as I walked through the door Wednesday afternoon I felt sick and had a sore throat.
Thursday was spent at home - the kids in their pjs and me unpacking and organizing.
Friday was spent back-to-school shopping.
I had to cancel on my friend for running on Saturday morning - I still felt sick, TOM was so heavy so I was worried about a 9 mile run, and I knew we had to get the house cleaned.
And that we did - all day Saturday.

Sunday I knew I needed to do 9 miles on my own. I wasn't into it. I hadn't slept well in over a week. But I forced myself to get up....and once I was out there, I decided to try to 10 miles and I did it. Albeit, incredibly, incredibly slowly, but I did it!

I originally had wanted to try it next Monday - but I have so much going on this week and I didn't want to take my focus away from those things worrying, anticipating 10 miles, so I did it Sunday.

I am feeling pretty good today. I don't know if it is because of how slow I ran, because I put on compression calf sleeves on before I got in the car, or what. The 1/2 is 6 weeks away. I don't have confidence I will finish until 2:30, but right  now I just care about finishing!

I definitely need to get back on track with the healthy eating. The scale said 184.2 this morning - could be worse! But my eating was less than stellar on vacation, so I need to clean it up. I really want to make an effort to have less/no sugar - no soda, no ice cream, etc. It all goes to my belly and I hate it! And I know I run better without it.

Speaking of which, I tried my first Gu yesterday. Salted Caramel = heavenly!

1 comment:

  1. I was also on vacation and catching up on blogs now. HIGH FIVE for 10 miles!!! and for running on vacation. Awesome!

    I loved GU for runs and didn't have salted caramel. Gonna have to look that one up.