September 08, 2011

The rain came down

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:
It looks pretty interesting. I keep getting e-mail ads for it from, so I decided to check it out at the library. Hopefully I'll learn a thing or two! ;)

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.


  1. Good job on the food and mind control, Katie! Keep it up!

    Intervals on the dreadmill - that's some major dedication and self-control! Can't wait to see the bridesmaid dress!

  2. I ran on Monday with my husband and I'm not running again until the 5k Saturday morning. My husband had a tough time on Monday and needed a break after the 2 mile mark. In his defense, we played tennis the day before and he doesn't get the chance to run like I do, so he just hasn't been training. Hopefully we don't have that issue since I want to come in under 30:00!

    Great job not bingeing! Those loose jeans must feel great!

    Did you get my e-mail?

  3. Nice workout, speedy!!!

    Definitely share your thoughts on the book! I love the library. :)

    Congrats on dropping some inches! We definitely need to see some progress pictures.

  4. You're just awesome, enough said!


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