Monday, October 01, 2007

5k countown part 2

Exercise: Walk with Cammie
Breakfast: Smoothie
Lunch: Everything Soup (green split peas, barley, kale, tomatoes, minestrone veggies, spices etc..)
Exercise: Walk with Cammie, Core workout (Yourself!Fitness)
Dinner: Salad (romaine, chickpeas, marinated portobellos, red onion, walnuts, balsamic), raw brownies
Fuhrmometer: 9.5 brocco-kale

First things first: I last week I lost the weight that I gained the week before. Phew! It was really good to get on the scale this morning and see 197. At first when I got below the 200's it felt weird; almost like I was in territory I didn't belong in. But all it took was floating back up there for me to fully realize that it is where I belong and seeing 200 on the scale is NOT a comfort zone at all. Seeing 140 on the scale will be my comfort zone and I need to will actively pursue it.

Today I signed up for my second 5k, it's this Saturday and is in my hometown, so I know the route and am really excited about it. Since I've been training all along I feel very prepared. My run yesterday was 45 minutes with a good deal of hills (and Cammie trying to chase squirrels the entire time) and even though I stopped twice to walk, I think know I could have kept going if I needed to.

I love how knowing that I have a race to run (and now a time that I want to beat) helps me feel super extra committed to eating well. I don't want to have any off plan meals this week because I want to feel as good as I possibly can. Luckily, I did spend part of my day in the kitchen yesterday putting together my smoothie kits, and prepping stuff for my salads. I made my soup last week and froze enough for this week's lunches so I am all set to go!

I need to buy some more running clothes - any recommendations for what I should buy/where I should go? I don't need too much in the way of really cold weather gear because once the snow flies I can't run outside, my neighborhood is not very well plowed and the roads get icy, but I do plan to run outside until it gets snowy and then stick it out on the treadmill for the dark months...