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Today is WI day

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

.. An entire day early! My sister and I want to see our favourite leader Barb, so we are moving our WI one day early. This is a bit more stressful for me since I am working hard to move the scale, but seeing Barb outweighs the stress.

I think back to last time I was working out so much and I saw a nothing pound loss. I haven't eaten out at ALL this week, and I've been good with my portions. .. I am just so scared of having that again. : ( I know I can't be focusing on this. I am getting stronger. I am getting fit. This is just as important.

I am trying to talk myself into resting today, but after yesterdays run, I really want to move.

I decided to go for an outdoor run, with the intention of running at least 5k. I've been so used to running indoors that outdoors is more of a shock. There are a ton of hills around here which can be very hard to handle. Sooo, brilliant me, decided to go away from my normal route to try a new one. To avoid the big hill that I normally run into.

.. Can I tell you? More hilly then ever!! I also had to run on the grass at several points up the hill because there was still ice/snow on side walk. There was one point the hill was becoming too much, and I thought about all the races where runners have been known to walk up the hill. As a result, my step faltered for half of a second before being picked back up. I knew if I stopped I wouldn't start again. So there I went.

I struggled with that run the entire way home. It didn't help that I dressed for 40 degree weather, and the wind chill picked up to make it around 30. I got home, a very big shade of red and gasping for breath. For only a 5k! What the heck!! I was running 4-5 miles!!

I tried not to beat myself up over it, and had a look at my time. I only timed when I hit the second mile. Judging between what music was playing before I hit, my pace was anywhere from just under 12! minutes to 13:30. So it's anyones guess. I know that I was running faster, and I know that I was running up many hills. Which happen to be more difficult.

Goal is to swim today if I can't rest, and then go for a long 60 minute run at least tomorrow. Outside.

wish me luck!

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