Today was a fun filled, jam packed day. We started out the morning doing the Weight Watchers Walk-it 5k with the Running Room. I brought my hubby, the boy and the mutt. It was a total family affair and even though Jules only held out for the first 2.5k loop, I finished the 5k with my gals Enz and Pauline. Honestly, kids are lazy. This is what Jules looked like during the walk.
|I pulled him for 2.5k, then handed him off to the hubby.|
Thank goodness the course was a loop!
In his defense though, he wouldn't have kept up.
Isn't he adorable:)
I continued with Enz to the 3k marker, then turned around and ran back the same 3k in 23:57 with no walk breaks. Yesterday was the first time I tried to run without walk breaks. I ran the same 6k and ran for 34 minutes straight yesterday. I knew I didn't need walk breaks anymore because my breathing stays in a fairly comfortable and steady rhythm. Sometimes the walk breaks I was taking barely changed my breathing at all, so I knew that I could try to run straight and I can. My next goal will be to run 5k with no walk breaks. I'll work on this over the next couple of weeks.
|Jules and I hamming it up before leaving for dinner.|
I eat out A LOT because of work, and life in general. And I have always been able to stick to my plan. Today I ate chicken, turkey, salmon, roast beef and lots of veggies. I left feeling pretty darned satisfied and I ate until I was full.
|My first plate included, roasted chicken (skin removed), salmon, sauteed cabbage and cucumber salad.|
|My second plate included, turkey, roast beef, zucchini and carrots.|
All in all, this is probably one of the best birthdays I've had in a long time. I got to do a lot of family things, but I also got to do something special with my hubby. He says he wants to start running and I want to encourage him as much as possible. Who knows, maybe one day we'll run a marathon together.
|The birthday runners. We just got back from our first ever run together!|