I have not run in a week! I had some "issues" that required some antibiotics but all is well now so I'm back at it. And my weight is up two pounds since last week which really isn't too much of a surprise.
And here's the part where I get all fired up to lose these last pounds once and for all. I'm really sick of fighting those same pounds over and over. Time to get busy. Again! I'm ready to reach my goals. Size 8. That's what I want. And it's not like I'm that far away from it either. It's just I get complacent ("This is good enough.") and stop trying as hard. Well, enough already! I'm irritating myself.
Wednesday I finally finished up the Burn Phase of Chalene Xtreme which is a strength training routine. Yay! Time to move on to another phase!
32 minutes strength training
That evening we went out for dinner at BJs Brewhouse. I did have a beer called a snakebite which is layered Guiness and cider ale (OK, that was before I was all gung ho about losing the remainder of my excess pounds.) and a seared ahi tuna salad. Very yum. And I didn't have to cook or do dishes.
|Hottest wasabi I've ever had!|
Sigh. OK. I'll get up. It's been a week since I ran my schedule! Saturday we did Beachpalooza and Monday & Tuesday I took off. No excuses. Just do it!!! You don't have to like it; you just have to do it!
So out the door running. The first 5 minutes I felt pretty good but things went downhill. I don't know if it's being off a week or the antibiotics that do a number on my stomach or just a bad day or what! But it was a bit painful. I even got a side stitch. I can't remember the last time I've had one of those.
At mile 2 I thought, "I have to run 6 miles this Saturday? How in the world am I going to do that?!" But I won't give up. I'll do it. I'll do it. I can do it.
25 minutes, 12 minute pace, 2.08 miles, avg HR 163 bpm
5 minutes running/1 minute walking intervals
Running splits: 10:50,11:08, 11:28, 12:00, 9:59 (that last one was only 1 minute running)
At least I'm back out there and running. That's good!
And I also had a bit of a panic last night. I realized that I only have 9 days before my 10 mile relay. I'll run 5 miles then hand off to my running buddy. A bit nervous about this one. This will be the longest I've ever run in a race. One mile at a time. I can do it! (If I say it enough I'll believe it, right?!)
Time for the weekly training picture update. This is for week 8 of half marathon training. Can't believe it's 8 weeks already!!
Wearing my new hat that Shelley gave me. Love it!
Y'all have a great Thursday. I'm curious: are you training for any events or races????