Hey everyone! See my update there on the left of my blog. I went 8 miles Sunday! Woot! Thanks Barbara for the shout out - I wish all this running my ass off would actually make my ass go away!
I ran the first 4 (with three 60 second breaks) and then I walked the entire second 4 miles. I took the required break on Monday and today I ran the intervals again - which consisted of four 800 meter runs at a 10m15sec pace. That's FAST for me and I sweated more than I have in a long time!
Today I used a Groupon and had my house cleaned. Do any of you have your houses cleaned? Why do I feel so guilty about doing it? I swear, I cleaned the entire time they were here, too. Its all part of my plan to de clutter my home. I got rid of about 6 boxes of just stuff - clothes, books, candles, candle holders, purses, shoes, kid clothes, you get the idea. I also threw away tons of old make up that was just taking up room. Its a house CLEANSE! I need to cleanse my spirit and cleanse my home!
Today I wasn't hungry at all. I had to remind myself to eat. I really enjoy not working because it allows me to eat when I actually feel like it. This is a wonderful feeling! I ate a few blueberries for breakfast, I ate some steamed shrimp, one grilled hot wing, and about 5 french fries with a beer for late lunch. Then for dinner I had some leftover whole wheat pasta with onions, beef, carrot, zuchinni, tomatoes and garlic in a red wine reduction. YUMMY!
I feel great that I worked out and as hard as it still is, I'm looking forward to this running getting easier....at least I'm hoping its going to!