I had planned on running 10 miles today, but changed that to tomorrow morning instead. I saw Jessica at one of the boys' baseball games, and she said she and Stephanie were going to run 4.5 on Saturday morning. I said I would run with them, and then finish out the 10 if she wanted to join me. So that is the plan for the morning--run 4.5 with Stephanie, then Jessica and I will run 5.5 more.
I feel like I'm hardly running at all anymore! I know it's only because I'm used to running an insane number of miles from marathon training, and now 16 miles a week seems like nothing. I did two 3-mile runs this week, and I'll finish it off with 10. But "official" marathon training for my fall marathon starts on Monday! I'm actually looking forward to having a schedule again, so I have some sort of direction.
I've been doing other exercise, though. I do The Swing workout twice a week, and I really like it. I can watch TV while I do it, and I don't have to focus too much. And I definitely feel like I'm getting a good workout after it's over.
I've also been doing that "couch potato workout" that Chris Powell mentioned just before a commercial break. He said that while watching TV, during the commercial break, do 15 sit-ups, 15 push-ups, and 15 squats. At first, I just did it spontaneously immediately after he suggested it. But each day after that, I've been doing it once a day while I watch TV at night.
My diet has been pretty decent lately. I had gotten out of the habit of cooking dinner every night, and instead we were just eating cereal and random stuff like that. And of course I never eat just ONE bowl of cereal! So for the past week or so, I've been cooking again, and I feel good about that.
My weight is still hanging out at 142. I was holding very steady in the mid-130's before I started marathon training. During training, I ate a ton of crap--remember all the trips to Whole Foods for dessert? ;) And now it seems like I'm battling to get back down to where I was before training. I'm determined not to gain weight during my fall marathon training; but since I'm going at it alone, it shouldn't be too bad. When Jessica and I trained together, it was much more fun to go get dessert than it would be to go alone!
The walnuts were super expensive--$20. But I knew if I bought a small bag at the grocery store, it would be $5-7, so I decided to get them. We bought some other stuff as well, and then when I got home, I discovered that I already had a HUGE bag of walnuts in the fridge--doh! I forgot that I put them in there so that they would keep longer, and I just haven't used them lately, so I forgot.
So now I have two ginormous bags of walnuts. I'm going to have to come up with some creative ways to use them! Any ideas?
My little brother (well, I say "little" but he's 28, about 6 inches taller and 50 pounds heavier than me) is coming over for dinner tomorrow, and I'm really excited! I don't see him very often, even though we live 20 minutes from each other. He's bringing a girl that he is dating, so I'll get to meet her. We're going to cook out on the grill.
I bought steaks for everyone, but I'm not huge fan of eating meat by itself like that, so I got a huge portobello mushroom cap to marinate and grill for me instead of steak. I've never tried that before, but the recipe sounds good. I also got corn on the cob and the stuff to make cheesy potatoes.
I know I'm going to have a few beers, so I ended up buying some Bud Select 55. I have no idea why I buy that stuff! My older brother says it's "beer for people who like to pee a lot and not get a buzz"... hahaha, so true. I just didn't want to drink a ton of calories.
Well, today is a date night for Jerry and I, and we still have to figure out what we're going to do. The kids are staying the night at my parents' house. I'm not sure if we'll actually go out or just stay home and do something, but I want to at least take advantage of it!