My training is still spot on. I'm running when I need to run and cross training/zumba-ing when I need to zumba. I'm resting when it says rest. I will say that I have had to do some minor adjustment in the schedule. For example on Tuesday I was supposed to run 3 miles. I ran that on Monday and did zumba on Tuesday evening. I have also been adding in an extra run during the week. (I ran on Monday and did my zumba). I'm a woman on a mission. Ironicallly enough on Monday I ran and then followed it up with zumba and I had more energy at zumba then I knew what to do with. I only zumba'ed on Tuesday ad felt sluggish. Go figure????
The eating is going well. I'm cognizant of what I'm eating. Trying to maintain the balance of food, which means a heavy (high caloric) lunch means a light (low caloric) dinner. I've had some days where I've just been flat out hungry. And some days where food hasn't had a grip on me. Ironically enough on Monday I wasn't all that hungry. Yet I ran my three miles in the morning and did zumba in the evening. However, on Tuesday I was ravenous. I still didn't eat crazy. (Egg and cheese sandwich for breakfast, turkey and cheese wrap with some applesauce for lunch, pudding cup for a snack and turkey burger , rice and applesauce for dinner.) It made sense to me though, because on Monday I burned a ton of calories and I KNOW I didn't eat a ton (waffle and hashbrowns for breakfast, protein banana shake for lunch, grapes for a snack, a grilled cheese and pretzels for dinner).
Yes, I'm falling down on the fruits and veggies....gotta beef those up!
Meanwhile, this morning I powered through my run. I did NOT give in to the mental mind game to 'walk' the one incline that I usually have problems with. I have KNOWN that it is a mental game and today I was determined to power through it. I had a nice intervention. A friend texted me right as I hit the bottom of the incline. I fiddled with my phone to take a picture of myself (never missing a step)
I then texted the picture and a few words back. By the time I was done with that, I found myself halfway up the hill. Yes, I later thanked that friend!!!!
I got back to the car HAPPY. I ran every step and I didn't stop when I hit the three mile mark. I was only scheduled for three miles and yes, I knew when I hit it. However, I ran until the spot that I had decided to run to. And weirdly enough, I probably could have gone longer.....in all honesty. (my legs may differ, they are tight and achy again today)
I had a slight problem on my run. I sweated...BAD...and it looked like I peed my pants. What in the world? I have a picture, but I think I'll pass on sharing it. HA HA HA....ok, what the heck!