"When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change."
I've been working hard to eat healthy and exercise to lose weight, but this morning I thought of it a little differently. I went out to celebrate my friend Debbie's 6th, 25th birthday (you do the math, she refuses to age).
|Me & debbie|
I drank. a lot. And ate too much gorgonzola garlic bread, all while having a fabulous time with my girlfriends. However, when I woke up this morning, I felt like death. And an 8 mile run planned, crap.
Instead of looking at this healthy lifestyle as just a way to lose weight, I was reminded of how good I feel when I actually fill my body with good things. I very easily could of capped myself off at 2 cocktails, but I didn't. I prepared myself very poorly for my long run, which resulted in stomach issues the last 5 miles.
Food is fuel, and I need to remember that. Its not that I can't indulge every now and then, but I need to do it lightly, not all out.
I was solo, Shelley was on vacation, and it was the last long run before RnR Providence. I decided to split it up into 2, 4 milers so I could stop back at the house to refill water and cool down since it was gonna be HOT out. I finally was feeling better by 9am, and headed out the door. My planned pace was 11:15, and typically on our long runs we never come near the pace goal. Today I wanted to kick the pace goal's ass.
mile 1 10:33
mile 2 10:57
mile 3 11:10
mile 4 11:08
mile 5 11:16
mile 6 11:25
mile 7 10:59
mile 8 10:42
Thats right, my first and last mile were faster than my planned half marathon pace. I am soooo ready to take on Providence next weekend!
Had a massage today with a different therapist, but she was GREAT! She went to town on my IT bands, hamstrings, calfs, and quads. I almost cried, but it was so great I booked another one with her the thursday after Providence.
My goal for the rest of today is boring household chores and blog reading catch up.
How was your weekend?
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