I ate breakfast and got dressed to go to Weight Watchers. I knew my weigh-in was going to be awful, because I didn't count a single point the entire time I was gone. When I got there, I asked Glenda (my leader) if I could skip the scale this week--and she said that was fine! Not that being in denial is going to change anything; but it was literally about 12 hours since I arrived home, and I didn't want that weight written in my book. I will weigh in next week for sure.
This book is different from her others in that it's more of an actual diet plan, and not just a recipe book. I'm not going to be following the plan itself, but I do like the meal and snack ideas, and the recipes sound good.
When I got home, I had just enough time to eat some lunch and then go to the dentist for a cleaning appointment. I really wanted to reschedule it, but I ended up having to reschedule last time. So I went and got my teeth cleaned, and when I was done, I had just enough time to make it home before the kids got home from school. I couldn't believe how fast the time was going.
|Martian Half-Marathon 2013|
I'm not sure if he wants me to run with him or not, but I'd like to. I don't know if I can keep up with him, though! I think he'll be running about an 8:15-8:30 pace, and I haven't done that in a while. I'd be lucky to hang on at a 9:00/mi pace!
My older brother, Brian, is flying in tomorrow, and he's going to do the race with us also. Should be fun! I'm planning to wear my muscle pants again this year ;) At this race last year, I did the half-marathon, and finished in 1:52 (an 8:33 pace); and this year, I doubt I'd be able to run that pace for the 5K. Good grief! A lot has changed. I feel like I'm back at square one.
Today, I was hoping to get back on schedule with running. I really wanted one more day off, but I knew I should run. I had six miles on the schedule, and I decided to go to the State Park to run it. I got all ready to go, and then when I drove to the park, I noticed that I forgot my Garmin. Normally, if that happened, I'd go back home to get it; but I've been wanting to try a run "naked" --without my Garmin--because I thought it might feel freeing. I decided to just go for it.
I know the park really well, and where all the milestones are, so I could judge the distance. I was really surprised at how windy it was when I got out of the car! (I later looked at the weather report, and the winds were a "mere" 29 mph!)
I wanted to relax and run for fun, because I didn't have my Garmin; but I was on-edge the whole time. I hated not having my Garmin on! I planned to run six miles, but it was so windy, and my feet were hurting pretty badly, so I just did the 5K loop. I'm not sure why my feet were hurting--they felt like they do when my shoes have too many miles on them, but they're pretty new. (I never ended up getting the Brooks Ghosts; instead, I found my Adrenaline 13's online for $72/pair! I bought four pair to last me the whole year...)
It was a crappy run, and I just didn't feel very good the whole time. No doubt because of my stellar diet in California ;) Tomorrow, I'm going to do my best to get in six miles, and then Saturday is the Martian 5K. I'm looking forward to spending some time with both of my brothers! Anyone else running an event at the Martian Marathon Saturday? I'll be easy to spot!