I really didn't want to go for a run this morning, but I had a 4.5 mile run scheduled, so I did it anyway (after stalling for about an hour). I brought the Garmin 305 instead of the 205 that I usually bring. The 305 has a heart rate monitor on it, so I decided to see how my heart rate is on my runs. It's been a while since I did that. Anyway, I changed the display on the screen to show things like pace, average pace, time of day, heart rate, etc. Then I went out for my run.
A couple of miles into it, I glanced at my Garmin to see my pace.
I was pissed when I saw 9:38. Seriously?! I felt like I was running pretty well--not my hardest, but at least under a 9:15/mi pace. So I started running a little faster, and a little bit later I looked again. This time it was 9:46! I was really discouraged when I saw that, so I went even faster. Then I looked again about a mile later, and it was 9:55. It wasn't until THEN that I realized I was looking at the time of day instead of my pace!! LOL, what a smart one I am. My actual pace ended up being 9:11/mi, which still isn't great, but it's much better than 9:55!
I went to Dunham's today to buy an outfit for the Indy half-marathon in May. It's a really big deal for me this year, and I want to look good in the pics :) I've walked the half-marathon three years in a row (even at my fattest--that's where my "before" picture came from). This year will be the first time I actually RUN it. This races means a lot to me because it is what inspired me to lose the weight in the first place. In 2009, I saw the pictures from the race and was disgusted with myself. And the whole time we were in Indy, I felt like "the fat friend" and just plain crappy about myself. I have since lost 125 pounds, so I'm hoping to get some good pictures for comparison.
I tried on a skort, which I think looks cute, but I was worried about chafing on my thighs. I don't run in shorts because I have loose skin on my thighs and I would just feel self-conscious. I really like Under Armour clothes, and so I decided to get their 'heat gear'. I bought capri-length running tights and a t-shirt. I'm going to get "Half My Size" lettered on the back of the shirt for the race... is that lame? I don't know. I wanted to get a shirt made, and wasn't sure what to put on it, so that's what I decided on. If it's cold, I'll wear this black shirt under it.
So here is my outfit for Indy... does it look okay? I hope so.
My family requested pita pizzas again tonight for dinner--so that's pretty easy for me :) I don't think I could ever get sick of pizza. Oh, some of you asked what "pineapple fluff" is. It's nothing special--just pistachio pudding mix + can of crushed pineapple + 8 oz container of cool whip free. It makes a fluffy textured pudding with crushed pineapple in it.
Today's food log:
Green Monster (189)
coffee with cream (25)
1 egg + two whites with mushrooms and green pepper (122)
1 waffle with almond butter (129)
pita pizza (256)
Vitatop with cool whip (160)
Fiber One bar (140)
Ran 4.51 miles in 41:23 (9:11/mi) (+474 calories)
Total calories eaten: 1555