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.|
|Check out his form.|