Last weekend was the Flying Pig in Cincinnati. Did I run it? No! I wanted to register for the 10k but when it came right down to it, we couldn't swing all the little details like money, hotel or no hotel but get up at 3 am, take the boys or leave them at grandparents, etc. And really I forgot about it until Sunday when many of my Facebook friends were posting pics and statuses about it. I went out to run on Sunday morning and about three miles in I decided since my original goal was to run a 10k that day, I would go ahead and give it a try. Considering that I am running soooo slowly these days while trying to figure out this whole heart rate monitoring crap, I figured "what the heck?"
Knowing that my longest run has been 5 miles I knew there was a good chance I could run the 6.2 miles. And you know what? I did it! I ran 6.2 miles and after I was done, I felt that I could do some more, which is the goal of focusing on your target heart rate. My knees were a little bit sore, but on Monday morning I didn't feel any different then I do any other morning. I even went on a family bike ride and played putt putt that day too!
A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I was giving up coffee to see if it would help either in my running or my weight. I can honestly say I don't really miss having my sweet french vanilla french roast Starbucks coffee every morning. I do have a cup of green tea each morning, because I'm not quite ready to give up caffeine. And there has been a few stressful, tired afternoons that I craved a vanilla latte, which one day I broke down and purchases an iced vanilla latte. Do I notice any difference? No, but I'm still not consuming those extra 15 grams of sugar each day, so I feel good about that. Who knows, I may go back to my beloved coffee, or I may be a permanent tea drinker.
This week I also tweaked my diet slightly. I am consuming a few hundred less calories each day then I have been to see if it will kick start the final decline of my weight. I don't do "low fat" or "no fat" diet foods. I don't agree with them, so finding healthy, naturally low calorie foods has been more my focus this week. And I AM NOT about dieting either. I will not starve myself! And of course I did have a few days that I ate my weight in cookies, donuts and cupcakes - yep - I admit it. This weekend I just gorged. And when I got my fill on Monday, I was over it and back to the grind.
So that's where my week has been. Another goal down for me (running a 10k). How have your been doing this week? I would love to hear from you. And on that note, have you "Liked" my new Facebook page? If not I would love for you to hop on over to Facebook and "like" me.