I changed up my breakfast a little this morning--after eating so much crap over the weekend, I just didn't want the usual oatmeal with caramel, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and coconut. Instead, I peeled and chopped an apple, sprinkled it with cinnamon, and microwaved it for a minute to get it soft. Then I topped it with Kashi GoLean Crispy! Cinnamon Crumble cereal and drizzled the whole thing with almond butter.
I only had three miles on the schedule today, and I was going to do the treadmill, but I've been doing the treadmill a lot lately. I was a little worried that it was going to make me slower, so I figured I'd run outside today at a fast pace and see where my three-mile pace was at. It's been a while since I've just run three miles outside.
As soon as I started running, it almost felt like my feet were just springing up off the ground and I was running on really bouncy ground--hard to describe, but I felt like I was flying! So I just kept pushing the pace, and I saw that I might be able to run a sub-8:00 mile for my first mile.
When I heard my Garmin beep, I looked down to see I did the first mile in 7:55! I was getting really tired and I just wanted to stop running, but I thought, "Wouldn't it be cool to get TWO sub-8:00 miles?!" and I decided to go for it. I pushed hard, and that second mile felt like forever. When I heard the beep, I looked down to see 7:46!
Since I only had one more mile to go, I decided to just go all out and do my best to run a third mile under eight minutes. I knew I was running "race pace", because I had to keep clearing my throat--I always cough when my lungs are working that hard. I wanted to stop SO BADLY--it was really rough that third mile, but I was so close to my fastest three-mile time yet.
I took a short detour to add a little on to my distance. Naturally, I couldn't stop at 3 miles--I had to add that .11 to make it a 5K ;) When I finally stopped, I was gasping for breath, but I saw that I did it!!
I ate pretty well today, but I am so glad that tomorrow starts a new WW week. I feel like I ate crappy all week long, and now I'm sure it's going to show on the scale tomorrow. There were a lot of "a bite here" and "a bite there"'s that went unlogged, so I know that I went over my PointsPlus this week. Not by a LOT, but those little bites add up quickly!
My goal for next week is to log ALL of my food, no matter how insignificant it may be. I even spent about an hour today making a meal plan for the whole week. I don't really have anything going on this week, except for a race on Sunday. I totally forgot that I signed up for a 10K! My goals:
"A" goal (best case scenario)- sub-52 (8:22/mi)
"B"goal (most likely scenario)- sub-54 (8:42/mi)
"C" goal- a personal record of sub- 55:05 (8:50/mi)
"D" goal- to finish.
If any of you happen to see me at the ShamRock 'n' Roll 10K, and I look like death, I'm probably going for my A goal. In all honesty, though, I'll be perfectly happy with anything under 55 minutes. I've never done this race before, and I'm looking forward to it! I think this is the first race I've ever done by myself, and I think it will be nice :) But if you see me, say hi!