Sunday, August 5, 2012

Wasaga fun!

I feel like I haven't posted in forever...but it's only been 4 days.  We went on an overnight trip to my sister-in-law's (husband's sister) trailer up in Wasaga Beach.  Jules had a BLAST and he didn't want to leave.  Mostly because they have very old video games up there and he wanted to play CONSTANTLY.  We don't have video games at our house, so he was in heaven.  We did make him do outside stuff too, but as we drove away, he asked when we could come back so he could play more video games.  Really?  And now our house is boring.

I love going up to the trailer and we make the trip at least once a summer.  It's just great to get out of the city and spend time with family.  I brought a bunch of food (for everyone) that was Phase 2 friendly, so I know I ate well.  I did indulge in a bit of wine...but I got up bright and early the next day and ran through the trailer park at 7:30 am.  So quiet and peaceful, it was definitely one of my most enjoyable runs.  I ran 5.6k.  I was going to go longer, but  had to get back to Hamilton to teach my clinic and knew I'd be running 2 more times before the day was through.  All in all I ran 10k on Friday, and walked 6k with my pooch.  I burned over 1000 calories so I think that made up for my wine on Thursday!

I still have not weighed myself since my last doctor's appointment on July 9th. This is what I know though.  I have continued to eat on plan and exercise regularly (more about that in a minute).  My size 14 shorts are getting too baggy on me and one pair in particular, I can put on and take off without undoing the button or zipper.  I can wear my only pair of size 12 capris comfortably and I couldn't fit into them last month.  My sister-in-law told me that my bathing suit was too big on me now.  I just bought it in June!  I need new clothes again, particularly tops because large is too big for me.  I can't freaking believe that I need medium tops!  Last summer I was wearing 3x tops and now I need MEDIUM.  Who would have thunk?

I'm holding off on weighing myself because I want to really feel the changes in my body without seeing what number it is.  I'm learning a lot about being in tune with myself.  It may sound hokey, but I feel at one with myself.  I just giggled a bit when I wrote that.  But you know what I mean?  I know exactly what kinds of foods fuel my body best, and when I crave exercise (which is all the time), I have to deliver.  Lately I have been exercising daily.  Not running, but I have been swimming and walking my dog every night.  Finn and I walk a brisk 6k.  By brisk, I mean he walks me.  He's half husky and I have to almost jog to keep up with him.  So walking every night, swimming a few times a week, and running at least 4 times per week.  Lots of exercise, and it's addictive!

I'm off work for pretty much the rest of the summer (except the week of the 13th), so I won't be going back to see Dr. Stephen until September.  I'm going to wait until then and just keep doing what I'm doing.  I love a good surprise and I'll just keep plugging along.  I miss my weigh-in treat day (where I get a few Poon approved snacks...and eat them all in the same day), but I've done fine without.  They weren't "real food" and I try to only eat non-processed foods.  Those little fake chocolates were tasty though!

Since I have the employee discount at the Running Room, I have completely outfitted my husband for the next couple of seasons.  He is good to go.  I'm not buying fall/winter running gear until much later.  I have to wait and see where I am weight wise.  I have also decided not to join the 10k clinic that starts next week.  It would keep me out of my house yet another night, and I need to spend time with the boy.  I did purchase John Stanton's book though.  It has all the training programs in it and I'm going to do it on my own.  I still have my running gal Beverly to run with.  I'll especially make sure she does the hill repeats with me since she loves doing hills so much.

It's a long weekend here in Ontario.  It's Simcoe Day on Monday in honour of the first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada and the promulgator of the Act Against Slavery, John Graves Simcoe.  Sounds like he was a righteous man who did some really good stuff.  I'm appreciative of his efforts because not only did he have a huge hand in abolishing slavery in Upper Canada, but I get a holiday the first weekend in August.  Thank you John Graves Simcoe!  I leave you with our Wasaga Beach photos.
Returning from his morning run.
He's wearing his new dri-fit top, shorts and Running Room fuel belt. 

Relaxing after his shower...and the morning run.
Nice bruise on my leg!
Hubby and Jules checking out the water temperature.
It was nice and warm.

Family and friends.

Not too crowded...yet.  We left just before the holiday crowds came up.

Playing frisbee.

Check out his form.

Self portrait.