11 hours ago
Sunday, January 13, 2013
I managed to run 14 miles each of the last two weekends which is big miles for me these days. It was 8 on one day and 6 on the other. This weekend was spring like and some of the snow is disappearing. I just as soon it snowed some more but that sentiment is not shared by everyone (including my husband who plows us out.) I feel like I'm not doing a lot in the workout world but I'm getting in 7 workouts which isn't shabby. The effort on the trainer is not at all comparable to all those wonderful long rides I was doing before. When we were on our way to the movies today we saw someone biking but I didn't have any desire to jump out of the car and join them. The roads are icy in parts and covered with slush. So I'll keep up my mediocre training rides and call it okay for now.
I don't talk about my weight a lot on here but it is always something I work on. This fall I ended up gaining about 15 pounds which I am not happy with. I always gain some over the holidays but not that much. So my son and I are in a friendly competition to lose weight and mostly encourage and support one another. I won the first week! He sent me a text telling me he won but when I responded with my loss my phone started pinging with messages. He had the nerve to call his mother a cheater, tell me my loss wasn't healthy and on and on. Then he admitted that I did a great job and that actually we both did!
I need to learn how to go "off" my diet without going crazy. I want my clothes to fit and I want to feel better about myself.
Last but far from least I want to ask people to be thinking about my friend, Christa. I posted about her in a post where I had to tell what bloggers were my heroes. She has been battling breast cancer for 7 years and has had a setback. She always has the best outlook and lives her life to the fullest. I see her at races all the time. At this time she can't run. Please send positive thoughts her way, add her to your prayer list... whatever works for you.