With the assistance of a treadmill and climate controlled AC, I completed my Saturday 8 mile run! Can you believe it? I ran 8 miles without stopping??!!?? That also means I burned about 800 calories! Yippee!!
5 more weeks until my half marathon - still not sure if I'm going to be able to make it to run 13 miles without stopping - if I add a mile a week between now and then, I'll be able to do it. But I can definitely feel the achy-ness in my feet and legs now. I hope things don't start to fall apart for me physically now - I'm a little worried about that. My pace is still 11min miles - so 8 miles takes me about an hour and a half to complete.
I'd previously signed up for a 10K (6.2 miles) in October - that's going to feel easy compared to this 13.1 miler! Heck, I'm running 10K's a few times a week now! (big smile!)
I've not posted in a week because I've been so busy at work. I can't believe how much of your life our jobs suck away! I had my boss and some vendors in town as we move toward purchasing some new software to take our business to create a self help website and also provide live chat. I also went to a sublime and 311 concert on Wednesday that was SO FUN! This week I'm going to go see Maroon 5 and Train - we have 5th row seats and I'm so excited b/c its going to be an awesome time!
I'm tracking my food on myplate.com consistently and am doing better managing my stress eating at work. I really wanted to lose 10 pounds this month - and joined the boobs challenge to try to incent myself to do it. Scale says 185 today, so I only lost 5 lbs. Dang it. I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to break into the 170's and get to 179 by August 31st. I just can't imagine what that would feel like. What would I look like if I weighed 170? That's 15 lbs from where I am now. I bet it would make such a HUGE difference. The 10 lbs from 195 to 185 were a major difference in my size! Weighing more than that I didn't notice so much.
I'm way, way behind in my graduate classes and have to turn up the heat between now and August 31. I have to complete 2 full classes in this time frame due to my procrastination. I'll figure it out and find a way to make it happen. I also have to decide if I want to continue. I'm just not that into it and the new company does not pay for school like my previous employer. I have a decision to make this Fall. Oh gosh, did I just say Fall? Curses! There will be no talk of that while I'm still living in my Summer Dreamland!