I had a bad eating day yesterday. Still no binge, but I came really close again. I don't know what is with me lately! My Weight Watchers week just started on Wednesday, and in two days, I blew through 38 of my weekly PP. Yesterday, I kept picking at a can of peanuts, and I ended up eating 3/4 of a cup of them--that's 17 PP!
This morning, my weight was up a couple of pounds since my weigh-in on Wednesday even though I haven't technically gone off plan, so I'm going to be extra careful the rest of the week. I drank a lot of water today to hopefully flush out some of this retained water from all the sodium.
Today was my long run day. Since I've basically been running on a very informal schedule, the definition of "long run" lately has been 8+ miles. Last week, I did 13.1 at a great pace, so I figured I'd take it easy this week and just do 8 miles.
When I looked at my mileage for the month yesterday, I saw that I'd run less than 50 miles so far this month. I didn't state this goal out loud (or in writing), but at the beginning of January, I looked at the previous year's distances per month:
Today was really cold outside. I should have dressed a little warmer than I did, but I survived. I was running right into the wind for the first half of the run, and it took my breath away at times. My face was freezing, and I tucked my fingers into the palm of my gloves to stay a little warmer. I thought about turning around at mile four, but since I really wanted to get in a little extra, I ran until I'd reached five miles before turning around, to get in an even 10.
|I LOVE my Ragnar jacket! So cozy on my run today.|
It was a relief to turn around and run with a tail wind, but I still felt like I was struggling. I was thinking maybe the fact that I haven't eaten so well the past couple of days probably had something to do with it. It was too cold to pull up my sleeve and look at my Garmin, so I didn't have a clue what my pace was the entire run. When I got back home, I saw that my pace wasn't terrible, but certainly not as good as it's been lately.
I've been itching to do another strength training challenge--remember when I did the Wii Active 30-Day Challenge? After that, I pretty much stopped strength training. After I did Pete's Boot Camp class, I tried doing his program for a little bit, but wasn't very disciplined. We have a Kinect for the Xbox now, so I think I may look into getting a game for that, something similar to the Wii Active. Any suggestions for games?