Wednesday, November 18, 2009

It's a Groove Thang.....

...and I currently don't have one!! 

I am a creature of habit - one of those people who orders the same thing in a restaurant every time - makes a list for everything and does best when sticking to a schedule.  But life doesn't always cooperate.  Just when I'm finally able to run again, daylight savings time hits and the weather changes, so my old routine of running outside when my 9 year old has evening soccer practice is history.  That was my 'thang' and it worked so well for 16+ weeks.  Now it is too dark to run in the park next to his practice field, and outdoor practices are coming to an end soon anyhow.

SOOOO - I'm in desperate need of new groove thang.  Anyone want to give me theirs???

Morning runs would be great, but I just can't seem to get myself going to run before work.  I can barely take a shower without first having a cup of coffee.  I have a great treadmill, but I get bored so quickly on it.  My runs seem so much longer on the treadmill than they do outdoors.  But evening outdoor runs are not an option for me - I won't run outside in the dark.   I sure hope I can get myself into a new groove before the holidays.  I baked a batch of peanut butter kiss cookies the other day 'for my boys' and I've been munching on them ever since - yikes!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Holding Steady and Wearing Red!

Talk about holding steady - my weight has only fluctuated within a 3 pound range for the last several weeks, but I am most often at 120 - and have been on every weigh in day for the last several weeks!  Halloween was a disaster for me though - my boys were on fall break so I took 2 days off of work only to be surrounded by days of neverending candy.  I tried to keep in under control, but I have had a handful of days over the 2000 calorie mark, so I'm sure it will catch up with me soon if I don't get back on track!  So today I did just that - end of the day calorie total for me: 1355. Tomorrow I hope to do some walking/jogging.

Before I forget though, I wanted to do a quick update on the Nike+ Human Race 10k - I actually did it!! Here I was on 10/24, wearing RED - a total power color!

No, I didn't run the whole thing - only about 2 miles of it, but I walked the rest.  I was SO proud of myself for doing it - my hip hurt for the last 2-3 miles and I probably should have stopped because it put me back out of commission and I haven't even so much have walked since (hopefully that will change tomorrow).  The shirt I am wearing in the photo, I had won in a Nike+ challenge leading up to the 10k before my injury.  The day after the race, I bought myself a red long sleeve t-shirt to wear with jeans.  It feels good to wear red!!