Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Dancing Like Mad

My training is still spot on.  I'm running when I need to run and cross training/zumba-ing when I need to zumba.  I'm resting when it says rest.  I will say that I have had to do some minor adjustment in the schedule.  For example on Tuesday I was supposed to run 3 miles.  I ran that on Monday and did zumba on Tuesday evening.  I have also been adding in an extra run during the week. (I ran on Monday and did my zumba).  I'm a woman on a mission.   Ironicallly enough on Monday I ran and then followed it up with zumba and I had more energy at zumba then I knew what to do with.  I only zumba'ed on Tuesday ad felt sluggish.  Go figure????

The eating is going well.  I'm cognizant of what I'm eating.  Trying to maintain the balance of food, which means a heavy (high caloric) lunch means a light (low caloric) dinner.    I've had some days where I've just been flat out hungry.  And some days where food hasn't had a grip on me.  Ironically enough on Monday I wasn't all that hungry.  Yet I ran my three miles in the morning and did zumba in the evening.   However, on Tuesday I was ravenous.   I still didn't eat crazy.  (Egg and cheese sandwich for breakfast, turkey and cheese wrap with some applesauce for lunch, pudding cup for a snack and turkey burger , rice and applesauce for dinner.)   It made sense to me though,  because on Monday I burned a ton of calories and I KNOW I didn't eat a ton (waffle and hashbrowns for breakfast, protein banana shake for lunch, grapes for a snack, a grilled cheese and pretzels for dinner).

Yes, I'm falling down on the fruits and veggies....gotta beef those up!

Meanwhile, this morning I powered through my run.  I did NOT give in to the mental mind game to 'walk' the one incline that I usually have problems with.  I have KNOWN that it is a mental game and today I was determined to power through it.  I had a nice intervention.   A friend texted me right as I hit the bottom of the incline.  I fiddled with my phone to take a picture of myself (never missing a step)

I then texted the picture and a few words back.  By the time I was done with that, I found myself halfway up the hill.  Yes, I later thanked that friend!!!!

I got back to the car HAPPY.  I ran every step and I didn't stop when I hit the three mile mark. I was only scheduled for three miles and yes, I knew when I hit it.  However, I ran until the spot that I had decided to run to.  And weirdly enough, I probably could have gone all honesty.  (my legs may differ, they are tight and achy again today)

I had a slight problem on my run.  I sweated...BAD...and it looked like I peed my pants. What in the world?   I have a picture, but I think I'll pass on sharing it.  HA HA HA....ok, what the heck!

So my pace is still freakishly slow but hey, I'll take it!!!!!!!


Kyra said...

Oh yeah, I learned the hard way that those grey sweatpants (and light colored ones too) are for the people who only pretend to workout. BLACK! Get the black ones! LOL

timothy said...

sounds like you're mastering the mental game...YEAH!

Sonya @ Finding Drew said...

Hahaha that sweat mark is awesome! Good job girl. Way to push yourself. You're rocking it!

Anonymous said...

Bahaha! Isn't sweat just so...icky? You need you some moisture-wicking workout gear. I never thought I'd bother, but then my husband gave me some as a gift and I'll never willingly go back to cotton again!

Fantastic're an inspiration!

Suzanne said...

Rock on girl! Your pace is better than mine which is ZERO! I need to get back at it & you are giving me the motivation. Keep up the good work !

Lori said...

This whole journey is largely mental. Good for you for toughing it out.

Brittany said...

Well done! Doing so well!

Cathy said...

Your sweat "pee" pants cracked me up. I have an old pair of running capri's that I love (they were my first running pants that weren't yoga pants). I don't want to give them up, but I noticed a year ago, or so, that after I wear them I have butt-crack sweat. However, I forget every single time I put them on and only remember as I'm headed home after a run and thinking about a shower. And then I think about all the people passing me in their cars looking at my butt-crack sweat. lol!