The temperature dropped into the 40s last night – holy crow! Fabulous sleeping weather. It feels kind of fall-like, which is my very favorite time of year! Woke up and laid there for a few minutes trying to decide what to do this morning. I decided on a run. It had just cracked 50 degrees, which is optimum running weather (for me anyway). Here is me dressed for success – I can’t remember the last time my forearms were covered for exercise!
Oops, no shoes!
I decided to do 6 miles in 2 stages. One was the Dunkin Donuts loop, which is actually 5K (no, I didn’t stop LOL). Did that in 33:46. Not sure why so slow – I had pace music on. Then I stopped by the house to get my water bottle and a few dates that I put on the porch. I do that so I won’t be tempted to stop altogether if I actually go into the house to get this stuff. Walked down to the track and then did 3 more miles. I felt like I was pushing those, and got the time down to 31:52. I don’t know if the dates did it. It’s weird how I can be under 30 minutes on race day, but at home is much slower and I feel like I am running the same speed. Sometimes I wonder if strength training might be slowing me down some. But, it’s not speed, it’s distance for me. 😀
I still got fairly sweaty, even though it was cool – but a nice warm bowl of oatbran was made when I got home.
- 40 grams oat bran
- dash of cinnamon
- 1 small mashed banana
- topped with Chocolate PB2 made with a little extra water to make it runny
- toasted unsweetened coconut
- not pictured – I sprinkled a few dark chocolate chips on there.
I just love breakfast. Yum, yum.
It’s colder today (high of 69), so I got out my pants after they have been put away for several months. I was a little concerned because I put on about 6 pounds from springtime with all my triathlon training (and eating) and I thought the size 8s would be a little uncomfortable, but they slid right on. Scales can be frustrating things, can’t they? I don’t know why I want the number to be a certain one. I don’t know if I need to readjust what I think goal is for me or to keep chugging away. I have been a bit complacent since I do feel pretty good, although I see that I could continue on losing in a healthy way and not be too thin. I’m just not sure if the desire to lose more outweighs the contentment I feel right now. Does that make sense? Some days it does, some days it doesn’t. And I think that desire must be there to make the changes necessary to lose. Is that a happy place? I’m not sure yet.
Dinner was a yummy chicken burrito made with some laughing cow cheese and hot sauce! Plus a different fruit – kiwi! John said my plate was too green LOL
I am excited tomorrow for a long bike ride. I am foregoing the weights in exchange for a bike ride to Lake George (30 miles round trip). Normally this would be a Saturday trip, but it is supposed to rain on Saturday and I want to go, even though John is working. High of 69, too! Cool weather, great for outdoor activity. I can always lift weights when it rains 😛
Question: Which is your favorite season?