November 5, 2013 by Amy B
I suck at blogging.Nothing too earth shattering. Short run on Saturday for stress relief that was brutal – bad stomach cramps the entire time. Pretty pleased that I managed a sub-10 mile pace despite feeling like I was going to die.
Sunday I ran to our Team /var/run meeting place (Cafe Rosetta in Calumet) for a group run. Nothing too long or taxing – the pace kept it very friendly for our slower runners – and it ended with a very delicious cappuccino.
Weather was awesome – I even considered wearing shorts. Also of note: Salted Caramel GU for the win. And Rosetta – how could I have ignored you for so long? I promise to come back soon.
Since I’m running out of pants that fit, which depresses me, which then means I reach for food therapy, which means even more pants don’t fit, I suggested to the team that we start a weight loss challenge for the winter. No real details yet, but it involves me eating less and exercising more, which also means I will be running less. Last fall/winter I kicked serious ass in the weight loss department, and when I go back over my notes, it included more cross training and better eating.
Truth is, I’ve been on this roller coaster so many times that I know the damn drill.
Last night I didn’t feel like running so I pulled out the Jillian Michaels DVD/iTunes file/whatever and did level one of Ripped in 30.
I’d forgotten how hard these are when you haven’t done them in, oh, forever.
Really an awful photo but holy shit, I sweat a lot. I would have liked to do another video in addition to this – 20 minutes just doesn’t seem like a long enough workout – but that is about the amount of time I can get away from the kids without them climbing all over me mid-pushup.
Speaking of pushups, I think I did about ten last night and my arms felt like they were going to detach from my body. Obviously I need more strength training.
I’m not sure where we will be tracking all this crap, I mean, information, but I’ll keep track of some of it here as a matter of public record. I guess I have finally reached the age of not giving a shit what other people think.
On a serious note, it will be good to track this all winter and see my team’s progress as well. Winter is a tough season up here in Foreversnowland when you would rather have the ground not covered in white shit.