Thank you for all the wonderful comments yesterday. Sounds like I am not alone in the frustrated with weight category. Today the scale read 195...back in Onederland :) Hmmm 5 pounds in one day? Anyway I will take it. Seeing 200 was enough to make me realize that I have been slacking with my eating. I want to be more fit inside and out, I have RESET and will get back to my Goal Weight... One thing that really helped when I lost my weight the first go around was speed work.... Picking up the pace shifts the bodies rhythm and seems to speed up metabolism, for me anyways. Funny photo before I set out.
1.5- Warm-up.. Took it easy back to my old running trails. It was pretty chilly so there were not many people out. They cut down some of my pretty trees :(
Mile 1- 7:28 ..Wow that was a bit faster than I should have gone, I may regret that later. I passed a friendly/fast runner I have seen on the trail many times, we exchanged waves. Turned at 1.5 and had heavy wind on the way back.
Mile 2- 7:40.. Was fighting the wind and breathing heavily. There was a faint smell of coffee, YUMMY! Trying to focus on my core and arm swing. Felt like I was staring at my Garmin to keep the pace.
Mile 3- 7:47.. It took everything I had to stay at this pace. I kept reminding myself that it would only hurt for less than 8 more minutes... I could see the Finish, I kept my stride until 3.1..
5K time= 23:40 or 7:38 pace
1.5 Cool-down.. Cool Down is right, once I got to my Tempo mile Finish Line the wind picked up and the ice pellets fell from the sky.. OUCH!! I sped up as much as I could but I gave all the SPEED I had...not much left. I was covered in sweat by the end and my heart was pumping pretty good. This was the run my Metabolism needed to get me MOVING..
- The rest of the day I ate really well, Rice cake for Dessert anyone?? I also drank loads of water. RESET.
Sort of hard to read... but it is a Silver Note from the Rock N Roll Marathon series Competitor group. Since I ran 2 Rock N Roll Marathons this year, Seattle and Las Vegas, I earned a 52.4 Silver Note Medal. SWEET!!! I really don't have much Bling, so this was a fun surprise.
- Lori HERE asked a great question yesterday "Where do you find non-running clothes that are tall enough AND fit muscular thighs?" I shop most often at Nordstrom Rack, Target and JCPenneys, because these stores fit in our one-income budget. Other stores which carry Tall/long Sizes are Express HERE which is higher end $$ for me and Buckle HERE which is more young adult but has great jeans. I know there are many online stores for Tall Gals, but I find I really need to try things on. Anyone other Tall Ladies have input for Lori?
- Do you have any Positive Notes to share today?