Mid-Week Confession

Okay, so I have something to tell you.

So you guys know how I’ve been doing this no soda thing. I haven’t cheated, not once–I swear!

But, well…

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There, I said it!

It’s seriously a rock throw a way from my job and I just can’t help it :(

Last week I was going over paragraph structure with my students and I wrote an example to model what I wanted them to do. Here’s my example:

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Yes, my paragraph was about how I’m and unhealthy person. And at least the first part isn’t true right this second. But the latter part of the paragraph is. I’ve gone to McDonald’s at least 3 times a week since work has started. I order lemonade instead of a soda but I know when my 100 days are up, I’ll be going back to getting my Coca-cola and addtional 300 calories.

Why can’t I just not eat there!?! Seriously, I’ve watched Super Size Me, Fast Food Nation. I’ve watched those YouTube videos where soda cleans a sink drain. I’ve seen pictures of how much sugar is in soda. I’ve seen pictures of how much I’d have to work out to burn the calories from my quarter pounder with cheese.

It’s done nothing.

HALP!!!!

–How do you control bad food cravings?

I know it’s okay to give yourself a break sometimes. But I’m beyond the occasional cheat day. Every day is cheat day. :(

–Tips on ways to eat healthier??

–Confess something. Make me feel better.

 

Marathon Training Week 9 Recap/My halfway there thoughts

First, I have to say that I was cracking up with the comments from last week’s training recap post!! Looks like a lot of us have had some crappy moments during a run (sorry, couldn’t help myself!)

This last week was a tough one scheduling wise. Going back to work has made it that much tougher making time for runs.

On Monday, I ran a 5 miler around my neighborhood. It was kinda cool to run the city streets as I usually run along a canal to avoid traffic and stop lights. But I kinda wanted a change and took it to the pavement instead. I felt it was a good break in what had became a somewhat monotonous routine.

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On Tuesdays I usually run with my run club but it was open house at work and I stayed late. Like until 8 late :/ I never went home when school ended at 2:30 because it’s a 45 minute drive home and considering I’d have to be back before 6, I figured I’d just stay and get work done. It was a loooong day.

Wednesdays are track days but my husband was out of town. He got home well after I’d put the kids to bed so I opted for some ab videos at home. I felt better having done something :)

Thursday according to Run Less, Run Faster is a cross training day but if I’m being honest with you, following the plan has pretty much gone out the window. I took it to the streets for a 6 miler.

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You gotta tilt your head to the side for this one!

Friday was my typical rest day. Much needed.

Saturday I had 14 on the plan and my alarm was set. Then around 2 in the morning, my other alarm clock daughter woke up with what seemed like a nightmare :( She insisted on sleeping with us and by the time she went down, my 4 o’clock wake up call had passed….no long run…

I figured no problem, I’ll make it up on Sunday. I have another alarm clock, my one year old son, who decided he wanted to partake in mid night alarm drills. My husband tried his best to console him and get back to sleep. He was successful but it took him a while. Exhausted, I decided to skip the morning run.

Close to evening though, I really started to get running anxiety. You know, when you’ve missed a run and want really badly to at least get something in? My husband told me to do what I could with an hour so out the door I went. I gave myself an extra 10 mintues so that I could get 7. Seven miles would make me feel like I accomplished a decent long run–half of what I was supposed to do.

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This run needed a XX after.

And that was my week! It’s been crazy trying to fit it all together. Working, running, blogging, mommying, wifeing–all of it is tough work! At the mid way point, I don’t feel like I’m where I’d like to be but I also don’t think I’m too far off that place (I’m not even sure what that is lol!)

Total mileage for week: 18 miles

How was your running week last week?
Anyone race this weekend? How’d it go??

Marathon Training Week 8 Recap

It’s getting better.

I was feeling pretty low after last week and while I still didn’t get/meet the mileage on my plan for Week 8, I’m a lot better about it. We’re just going to have some of those weeks where life is busy and it’s that much tougher to squeeze in runs.

My husband was out of town Tuesday and Wednesday last week and I wasn’t sure I’d be able to get in my speed work on Wednesday but I did! I wrote about how well it went here :)

I didn’t get in a run Thursday or Friday but forced myself up on Saturday for my long run. I had 14 on the schedule and decided I’d just gauge it and see how I felt.

Early into it I decided 12 would be the magic number.

The first 6 miles were going great. I was averaging just under 10:00/mile which is where I wanted to be. At the end of the 6th mile, I passed a stenchy section of the canal where I run and my stomach begin doing somersaults.

I needed a bathroom. Fast.

Of course there wasn’t one in sight.

(TMI ahead!!!)

Around mile 7, I couldn’t hold it in. I found a nice bush and my running buddy kept watch. Luckily, she also had necessary bathroom supplies (which I now will always remember to pack in my water pack).

I couldn’t really recover after that. I finished the 12 with a 10:30/mile average which I still felt was pretty good considering.

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On Sunday, a run was calling. I looked outside and the weather didn’t seem like it was going to cooperate. Haboob!

So I took it inside for a nice 4 miler.

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Overall mileage for last week (Mon-Sun): 19

How has your running been going?

Ever had to “go” during a run?