It's been pouring rain here for two days now. Yesterday there was about an hour window of no rain, and that is when I did my run. Today, I ended up doing my run on the dreadmill. Intervals today--ugh! I did 9 x 400's (1/4 mile at a time, for 9 times--total of 2.25 miles). I started at a 7:57/mi pace, and then changed it to a 7:30/mi pace for the last couple of intervals.
Instead of light running or walking in-between, I just hopped off the dreadmill and recovered inactively for about 2 minutes, then hopped back on. The workout isn't FUN, but it's much easier than doing the intervals outside! When all was said and done, I totaled 2.25 miles in 17:18. I wish I could run that fast straight-through!
My kids made it home fine after the bus issue yesterday. Apparently, there isn't a stop in front of my house--we have to walk a block over. So yesterday, I was drenched by the time I walked to the bus stop and back, despite my umbrella. The kids had a great first day, so that was a relief.
My day went by so fast yesterday! While the kids were in school, I did my run, did some laundry, went to the car dealership to buy a part for the van, then went to Wal-Mart for a couple of things. When I got home, I barely had time to prep dinner (chili) before it was time to get the boys. I kept thinking that with both boys in school all day, I was going to have a ton of free time, but so far, it's not looking like it. I picked up this book at the library yesterday:
In diet news, my bridesmaids dress is getting a little looser every day. Remember I said it was tight? I could BARELY zip it (after much struggling)--and now it zips right up, no problem. Maybe I'll take some progress pics at the halfway mark (of my 6-week look-awesome-in-the-dress challenge). I'm staying off the scale, but I can tell I've dropped a few pounds because my jeans are looser too. I haven't binged in 12 days--that might not sound like much, but it's a big deal! I think The Beck Diet Solution has been helping me get through the moments when I feel weak.