OK, first things first. I know that it is totally normal for weight to fluctuate. This is NOT my first rodeo. I am sad to say that I am very experienced at these things. But I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed that when I weighed in this morning, on what I had designated as my "official weigh in day" that it didn't hurt to see I was actually UP (4 tenths) from last week. So I reminded myself that these things take time. After all, it isn't like I am on a strict calorie reduction or something. But it sure would have been nice to see some validation of my efforts reflected on that scale. Oh well, it is what it is . . .
I want to say that I really appreciate the comments regarding expectations. I find them to be very supportive. And concerning the comment about honesty, I think that is critical to the success (or failure) of this blog as a tool to help me rein in my eating and ultimately lose weight. I assume that at some point I will have an out-of-control evening and eat enough to totally embarrass myself. It is my intention to take photos of it, the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Anyway, back with the program . . .
So today is our long run day. We hadn't gotten the full 13 miles (20.9K) in for 2 weeks so it was important to get the job done today. The rain is history and today's forecast was warmth and sunshine. So I set the alarm for 6:00 am. Any coolness we could catch before the sun came over the mountain would be worth getting up early (and we decided that it still wasn't early enough).
As usual, I packed up my root beer barrel and (twelve) Life Saver Gummies. And of course I need my chew!
So we're out the door and make the mile and half drive to our starting point. If you saw it you wouldn't wonder why we drive there. We do NOT want to end a 13 mile (20.9K) run with this steep upward climb. We climb enough hills in our run without it. Anyway, here is Mountain Road. It's the one I said we ran on the other day that is rolling hills. It is in the second half of our Monday run. All our hill work comes from running UP to this road.
And in case you're wondering if we got the full distance in today, yes we did!
I can't believe the photo does not show that I was covered in salt! The first thing I do is hit the shower! And the second thing I do is have lunch (PB&J this time).
And this time I earned those peach scones for Coffee Break!
Normally I would have a ton of garlic bread but I omitted it.
I wanted a shake or a giant cone with about 6 scoops of different types of ice cream but settled for a single scoop.
And that was my day.