This morning I went for a quick 3km walk to drop an invitation around to a girlfriends place. Hubby has just come off nightshift so I had to wait for him to wake this arvo before I could go for a run.
After a few probs with the armband to my GPS reciever I finally got to head off at about 3ish. I did jokingly say to hubby before I left something about knowing my luck the battery will run out and all our efforts would have been for nothing......About 600m into the run I copped a weak GPS signal and it dropped out, maybe cos of a low battery. I have run the whole track with it before with no problem, anyway I started to panic a little. I did not start from where I usually do my 5km runs from so I didn;t know where to turn around.....I even contimplated turning back and giving up for the day. I had a bad afternoon, I dont; wish to discuss it but lets just say I had a little "moment" before my run and really needed to be out there. Anyway I decided to harden up and keep going and change my plan. I thought I would just run out for 16mins then try to come back faster. 16mins was certain to get me over the 2.5km mark, I felt like I was going a good pace today and was spewing I wouldn't have the data to look at afterwards. I was a little worried I was heading out a little fast and would end up taking longer to come back but on the way back I just kept getting faster. With about 700m to go I found this amazing rythym, my breathing was fantastic and I felt like I was flying, I was hoping I could keep it up till the end.....I did and I only managed to get faster LOL. I was breathing in through my nose every second breath and developed a fantastic rythym with it, I felt my breathing slow down heaps after this.....it was an awesome feeling and I was grinning from ear to ear.
I ran for 16mins out and it took 14.32.22 to get back.....not bad. It was alot of fun and nice to do something different for a change. I have really come to rely on the GPS and hate not knowing exact distances now but these things happen. Anyone who knows me well knows I don;t cope to well with change and I am extremly set in my ways.
So overall a fantastic run, what makes a run fantastic? The feeling you have afterwards, no dissapointment about my effort, satified that I gave it pretty much my all and didn;t feel like dying in the process.
Also happy to report that my mood was much much better when I got back. I recon I stretched for twice as long as I ran for. I am having trouble finding an ITB stretch that works for me.
The Weight Battle............
I have been batteling with my weight for the last month. I have put on 3kg and feel TERRIBLE. It dawned on me last night that it isn;t so much what I am eating but how much of it I am eating. My portions are terrible.....embarrasing even. This stopps today. I started with my usual MASSIVE bowl of cereal and served myself half of what i usually have. Yes I wanted more but I didn;t need more and was over it 20mins after eating it.
I am also trying to cut out the poor choices in snacks. I use full fat cheese for Poppy and have been a little naughty by sneaking bits when I am cutting it up for her. This stops today, mind you while I was cutting her a slice for afternoon tea I so wanted to hoe into it myself LOL. I have joined a weight loss support thread in a Forum I use. We all have stated our weight and how much we need to lose and are giving each other diet & exercise tips, we are also reporting our daily exercise to motivate each other.
That's about it really, I plan on losing that 3kg and think I just have to make some healthier choices in my diet and keep up the running. Poppy is on one day nap now so I am finding I have much less time to crosstrain, now it is warming up a little I will get out with the stroller more often for some nice walks. I think todays walk loosened up my legs for my run.
Well again I have crapped on long enough. Crissy, I hope you have updated your blog by now.....if not then hurry up and do so.