Wednesday, May 13, 2015

On the Road Again

The last two weeks have been fun with races!
The first weekend in May I participated in the Kiwanis River Run 7k. It was my second run in this year's Run Lincoln County Grand Prix. This is my second year to participate in the Grand Prix and my second year running this course. It is an absolutely breathtaking course that takes place on a private horse farm.
Last year my goal for this race was to finish in under an hour and I succeeded by just a few seconds. This year my goal was to beat last year's time.
I was stoked to take off over four minutes!!! WOO HOO!

Last weekend, I participated in a local race that supports Camp Smile-a-Mile, a camp for children with cancer! This is my favorite local race.  This year I even talked Hubby into participating in the Fun Mile Walk.
The run starts at the local high school and winds through the neighborhoods surrounding the school. There are a few tough hills and it always seems like this is the first race to smack us down with Alabama heat and humidity.

 I had never finished this course in less than 41minutes, so my goal was to hit the finish line in under 40. I finished up at 39:35, and then walked the fun mile with Tommy. It was a fun morning.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Keep Pushing Forward

I am still here. Reading your blogs even though I don't post much myself. This picture is from my last race two weeks ago. Nothing but HILLS! Definitely the roughest road 5k I have ever ran. This weekend is a 7k. I ran it last year, so I am looking forward to seeing if I can improve my time. Still at Weight Watchers. Scale is slow to move since I started training for my 10mile run in June. Hope everyone is doing great! We just have to keep pushing forward!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Goodbye October!

October was a horrible month for me. It started with the horrible rash I had and ended with an intense flareup of gout that I am still dealing with. This is day 12 of gout, and I am so over it! Walking is difficult and running is out of the question. My final grand prix run is this Saturday, and right now there is no way I can participate. I am completely bummed out. My weight was up and down all month, but I ended the month a pound up. I am okay with that given the steroids I was on all month and the lack of exercise.

More than anything, I am just feeling discouraged. I am hoping November will be a better month and that I will be up and moving (without pain) soon!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

WI 10/4

Starting WW weight- 215
Lowest WW Weight- 182.8
Last Week's Weight-182.8
This week's WI- 180.6
This Week's Change:-2.2
Change from Lowest WW weight-- -2.2
Total Change- - 34.4

This has been a strange week. On Wednesday when I got up, I had three spots on my face. I joked with Tommy that I looked like I a 15 year old with the "pimples" on my face. That afternoon, a coworker asked if I was feeling okay and commented about my face. I went and took a look and had around 20 places on my face, by that evening they were down my neck and on my chest. When I got up the next morning, they were on my arms. I called into work and decided to see the doc in a box near my house because I was sure I couldn't get an appointment with my regular doctor. They told me it looked like an allergic reaction and gave me two steroid shots, a cream, an oral steroid pack, and and oral anti itch. She told me to stay home and rest for a couple of days and if I was not significantly better to stop back in on Saturday. This morning I was back, got another steroid shot and two more prescriptions. UGH.

So the good news is even with all the steroids, and wanting to eat the wallpaper off the walls, I managed to lose 2.2 this week. (I weighed in today after my doctor's appointment, but didn't stay for a meeting since it was with a different leader.)

Monday, September 29, 2014

WI 9/26

I am late getting this info up. I don't know why I didn't take the few minutes to get this posted, but I didn't. And just let the weekend become a free for all.

Starting WW weight- 215
Lowest WW Weight- 182.8
Last Week's Weight-182.8
This week's WI- 182.8
This Week's Change:0
Change from Lowest WW weight-- 0
Total Change- - 32.2

I stayed the same this week. I wish I was posting this on Friday afternoon and knew I had a clean slate for the week to make improvements, but the weekend was a disaster food wise. And it will probably take me the entire week to make up for over indulgent weekend. I am not sure what sparked this, but it happened. I am back on track now and for that I am thankful!

I also haven't posted yet about my 5 mile race I participated in on September 20. I need to get that up and celebrate that accomplishment rather than beating myself up mentally about the weekend.

Friday, September 19, 2014

WI - 9/19

Friday's are my WW WI, so I am going to try to post the WI here to keep me accountable.

Starting WW weight- 215
Lowest WW Weight- 183.4
Last Week's Weight-184
This week's WI- 182.8
This Week's Change:1.2
Change from Lowest WW weight--.6
Total Change- - 32.2

This was a good week in every every except exercise.
I paper tracked all week and this worked for me. I don't have a smart phone, and sometimes it is hard to get on the computer after a meal, so I decided to hit the pen and paper this week. I am following the Simple Filling plan, so I only have to count points on "indulgences." When I had an indulgence, I wrote it down and then went online to track the points at the end of the day and kept a tally of how many "indulgence points" I used on my paper tracker.

Exercise was very lacking this week, and I have to kick it up a gear. Exercise included my trail run on Saturday and then a few laps of walking at work. MUST DO BETTER. At the same time, this is a busy time for me, so I think realistically I can do 4 days of a good workout and use the other three days to really rest (or get all the other things in my life accomplished). So that is what I am going to shoot for this week. Three runs and one additional workout.

Monday, September 15, 2014

10K training

What is your favorite 10K training plan? Thinking about giving it a try!