Thought I would give you a little status update on the weight loss goal. From this point forward, I am choosing to go with my lowest am weight each week(desperate), which for me is usually the middle of the week around Wed. or Thurs. It takes a little time after my weekend screw ups to repair the damage, and usually by Wed. or Thurs. I am back on track. So this week, although my weight fluctuates a lot, for a brief moment in time I can claim that I am now 4 lbs from my goal. The crazy thing is, if I could do better on the weekends I could get to my goal fairly quickly, but the weekend hits - BAM - Crazy! Marching on toward my goal even though my marathon mileage is picking up. (which means the appetite goes up, yikes!).
Wed am - I went to my yoga class @ The Yoga Room. It was a tough, sweat dripping, class. (it wasn't Hot Yoga, I just sweat a lot). It was a good class as always. I have mentioned it before, but I am a BIG believer in yoga for everyone, but, especially for runners. It's a GREAT compliment to running and I personally believe it helps to reduce injuries. It stretches and strengthens your body, especially the feet. Wed. pm was an easy bike ride with Chad (he ran and I biked). It's a GREAT way to visit with him. No phones, no computers, no tvs - my favorite time with him.
Thurs am - my weekly Amber run was today. Great 6 mile run on the hills. She introduced me to some great hill repeat hills that I will be visiting soon. Long and steep which ='s ouchee, but I like it. I love the hard workouts, when they are complete, of course.
Friday is a scheduled tempo day, but I think I will opt for a 5k on Sat. instead. It's been a LONG time since I have run a 5k and I am getting antsy, ready to race. It's been so long since I have been to a 5k - I will be nervous before the race. For many years, I was racing (2 miles - marathons) so much it was very rare for me to get nervous before a race. Currently, I am trying to concentrate on the longer distances instead of always multi-tasking with my training, so it's been a while. Not ready speed wise, for a 5k, but ready to test the waters. Will let you know how it goes.