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I'm still frustrated at how slow I am, but I know it's my own lazy fault. Around mile 4, I went off-Gymboss and started doing the counting lampposts/ run until I felt like walking and that was nice. I know I was slowing down as the minutes went on that I didn't take a walk break, which freaks me out a little. I want to run more, but I don't want to get slower. I also decided somewhere around mile 6 I would run fast for awhile to see what I could do. I checked my Garmin and I was at a 10 minute pace! What! So, I know I could probably get up to somewhere around there if I pushed myself, but I'm super scared of burning out. It's been engraved in my training not to go out too fast and hit a wall later. Plus, it's really easy to rest on my base. I know I can get 8 miles done without pushing myself, so why should I? Especially if in a few weeks I'm going to be getting up in miles I've never done before.
So, we shall see. I've been taking an upper body class during the week and I am trying to make myself do more speed work. Just running during the week might be good, too. I've been really bad about getting my weekday workouts in.
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2. I've decided I'm giving up diet coke/ soda. I don't know if it's going to be a big deal, but it's better than nothing right? I only drink 1-2 MAX a day, usually at lunch just to get my caffeine intake. So we shall see. I didn't realize until now that my Crystal Light/ Lipton individual packets have caffiene in them, so that works out great! Day 2, I was craving a diet coke at lunch time, but I know it will take a minute to get used to only drinking tea. Then, I realized I bought a coke zero for dinner that I never drank. Dammit. This isn't working out how I hoped.
What's the reason for it? Honestly, I'm hoping it will kick start some weight loss. I'm getting super frustrated with the weight I've gained in the past year. . . see, kids, even endurance athletes gain weight. Especially when they eat like they're training while not. A friend lost a ton of weight by cutting out regular coke and hamburgers. I hear diet is worse for you even if there are no calories. I think a fountain coke zero will have to be an allowed splurge, though. There is very little that can give the same kind of happiness.
3. The main reason for my absence? It's moving time, people! This weekend will be the mass exodus of all excess things. It's time to make room for the Mrs. literally- the movers will be here a week later. I will officially join the ranks of all you cohabit-us couples. I'm so excited to finally feel like I have a home. I can't remember the last time I had one of those. But until then, the other bedroom is empty so I'm going to have a fabulous week of living alone, and then it's on to the rest of my life! Can't. Wait.
Have you ever lived with a significant other? What was your biggest challenge to get over?