|Not a bad pace for a LSD considering I had to walk my cramped toes out a|
few times and ran through the city so I had to contend with a lot of lights.
I woke up this morning feeling a little better. As the morning wore on, my back felt better and better and I finally headed out just after 10 am to get my 19K LSD done. When I first started out, I could really feel my back muscle, and it went into spasm a couple of times, but nothing like what it was like Thursday night. As I continued to run, my back felt looser and by the end of my run, the only thing that was really bothering me was my crampy toes. I iced my back as soon as I got home, then once again after my shower. As I type this, I actually feel completely normal. No pain in my back at all. Maybe I just needed a real long run to loosen everything up.
I was a bit nervous about my run today. It's the furthest distance I've run since the Niagara Women's Half Marathon on June 2nd. I was more anxious about my feet than anything else. My toes actually didn't get really crampy and painful until 18K. I walked a bit, then was able to finish it up. So I didn't do too bad, considering I wasn't wearing the orthotics. I'm not sure if they're gonna work yet. I didn't get to test them out yesterday.
|Mashed rutabaga, salmon cake, sauteed cabbage. Basically|
what was left in my fridge/pantry. I have to shop tonight.
I haven't weighed myself in ages. I stepped on the scale after my shower to see that my weight was 154.5. Then I stepped down, got back on and it said 165.5. I stepped down again, got back on and it said 165. I stepped off and got back on again and it said 166.5. So there you have it. My weight is anywhere between 154.5 and 166.5. I'm going with 166.5. I know I said that I was trying to lose weight again, but the reality of my situation is that when I'm running 50+ kilometers per week, I need to eat until I'm satisfied. The best time for me to drop weight is when I am not training. Right now I need to fuel myself up so I can complete the runs. This week hill training starts and my next long run is 23K. That will be the furthest distance I have ever run.
I can cut out nuts and wine again. They worked their way back into my diet. Friday I actually had nuts for dinner. I'm sure that is not okay EVER. And yesterday, I had 3 glasses of wine (not with muscle relaxants...that was Friday). I'm sure if I just make a conscious effort to really limit my nuts and wine, during the next 2.5 months of intense marathon training, I should just naturally drop weight. I'm going to be doing hills and speed work and really, really long runs (up to 32K...YIKES). When I first saw 154.5 on the scale this afternoon, my heart did a little flip flop. But I knew it was impossible because my clothes still fit me the same. I'm sure if I did suddenly drop 10+ pounds, I'd feel it. I think it's a premonition though. I think the universe telling me that 154 should be my ultimate goal weight. I can live with 154. Let's see how long it takes me to get there.
|My eats from the past two days. Nuts for dinner, really?????|