Saturday, August 20, 2011

Saturday Afternoon

blah.. Not a great run again. I wore a running skirt and went earlier in the day. This helped but I really need new shoes. The foot pain was there and the fun of wearing shorts while running. You know what I am talking about. I know the more I run the easier it will be and the more I run I will get used to it but it hurt like hell. Walking hurt. It helped when I picked up my pace but I couldn't maintain that. But it felt really good to be running that fast. (fast for me anyway)I read online that gold bond would help. It didn't. I used that before I left. Next time I will try deodorant` I guess. Or maybe just spend the money for Body Glide

2.09 miles in 36.18 minutes which means a 17.31 pace. Again pretty crappy run. Hoping when I get my new sneaks it will be easier.

I got home and spent some time in my garden pulling all the weeds out. The basil is doing really well. If anyone actually reads this and lives local, and you want some basil, let me know.

Need to put up laundry I did while I was running. Then relax before Shag Frenzy

Meal #2

Woke up and weighed in with the Wii Fit. Spent about 30 minutes doing exercises then had breakfast. Kashi Go Lean and coconut milk. It's been an hour and half and I am still hungry so I made an egg with some leftover potatoes with some Trader Joe's Avocado Salsa Verde. Sometimes a meal just doesn't hit the spot. If after an hour plus you are still hungry I think its okay if you make something else just don't let it be junk food.

I got the idea for this from Huevos Rancheros Recipe with Zucchini Salsa Verde – a Light Summer Meatless Monday 20 Minute Meal I realize it's no where near a match but a fried egg, potatoes and salsa. Very tasty. Hoping to be ready for my run at 12 ish

I guess I could call this 2nd breakfast or an early lunch. Or just meal #2. I believe you should eat when you are hungry. The trick is to know if you are hungry vs. bored.

Friday, August 19, 2011


Going to a wedding in a few weeks. A friend was dress shopping for herself and found a dress she thought I would like. Which I did! It was on sale, so with tax less than $30 and I had sent to the local JC Penny store. I bought a size 18, I have been between 18 and 20 for awhile now. (depending on the store too) The reality is, if the wedding was later I would have gotten a size 16. I am very excited. If I don't fit into it I have another dress I can wear. But I am really want to wear this dress. I just make sure the next few weeks keep on track with what I am already doing and just watch what I eat. Again, exactly what I have been doing. Maybe up the cardio which I have been working on anyway. (rather then sit on my ass I hit the gym) And do more toning exercises.

At the gym last night I used a Bosu Ball to do some squats. Wow, much hard than I thought. Maintaining balance was very hard. I just need to stay active. I think that is key. That and maybe avoid alcohol too will help.

I will know more on where I stand when the dress arrives. I can't wait!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bad Run

Bad Run today. I had a shooting pain in my left food. After about a half mile I couldn't take it anymore. So I sat down on the side of the road, took my shoe off and rubbed my foot hoping the pain would go away. It did. But I decided to turn back. The last thing I need is an injury. I am keeping up momentum right now and I am very proud of myself for that.

I have decided to spend the money on a pair of shoes from to Fleet Feet Sports. Apparently I have good timing because tax free week starts sunday so I can go after church.
ooohhh. .I signed up for the email newsletter and got a coupon for $10. Very nice! Definitely shopping this weekend.

Definitely need to hit the gym tonight. Didn't go to spin last night, running late from work and it was the Town Car Show. And now with no run. Gym is very much needed.

I guess I should get back to work.. Some days it's very hard to focus. :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I may run slow, but I keep running

I hadn't planned on running today because of the rain. But my body woke me up at 5 am and it wasn't raining so, I got my ass out of bed. My neighbor wasn't up for it this morning but I did it. I improved my time by almost a minute. Which is good, not only am I running a mile straight but I am improving pace. (it does't always feel that way). I even ran a little more on the way back. (it's all slighly uphill and hard to run)

Before you know it I will be running a 5k straight. My goal for the Red Dress Run for Women 2012 is to improve my time so I am in the mid 30's range. I finished just under 50 minutes. I think it's realistic that in a year I go from a 15 min-ish mile to a 12 min-ish mile. We shall see what happens in the next year.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Rain today

Rain changed my plans for the day. I ended up sleeping in. (really late but I guess I needed it and I had problems going to sleep last night) Have done 1 load of laundry and finished putting up that load and the laundry up that I did the other night.

I got some new work out clothes. Yay for moisture wicking material. I even got shorts! I know. They are very snug but I know pretty soon they won't be so snug. I went to Ocean State Job Lot They had a sale on active wear, $5 each so I got 4 shirts and 3 pairs of shorts. I usually stick to work out pants but I know with running, letting my legs have a bit more air is nice. Since I had a poor run yesterday I think I was just too hot with my work out pants vs. shorts or a running skirt. I did pick up one shirt that was a size smaller than what I think I am wearing but for $5 I know I will be in that shirt sooner or later. I am waiting for my sports bra to dry. I may go to gym tonight. I also picked up some towels there for the gym since I sweat so much. This way I can use a nice soft towel to mop up my sweat vs the "lovely" paper towels.

That is about it for my Sunday. Really not looking forward to work tomorrow. There was some drama last week and I have a feeling the fall out will be this week.