I couldn't have hoped for a better running season. I hit all of my PR goals: my fastest marathon (my first, but still), my fastest 5K, and my fastest half marathon all happened within 6 weeks of each other. After the first two PR's, I was convinced I couldn't hit the third. Surely I couldn't be that "lucky". But sure enough, I did it.
I realized it doesn't have anything to do with luck. Looking back at my calendar, I put in the time and work. I woke up at 5am to get my training run in before a 10 hour rehearsal. I ran 20 miles the morning of a show. I went outside and ran when I didn't want to. I pushed my speed when I wanted to slow down. I fought my way to get those PRs, and I'm so grateful that I did.
On the surface, we've got The Holidays: Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve, and New Year's. We have The Date: May 3rd. And after that, I won't really be back in town until June. So that means no races, no musicals, and no real attainable goals to fulfill until the 6th month of next year, at the earliest. What do I do until then?
For The Date, I want to lose weight. Any bride does. My dress is a fit-and-flare, emphasis on the FIT. I guess that's why we decided to try South Beach - to try and cut down on the amount of weight we'd gain during the holiday season.
Today was a little less snack-y- maybe that's good? But I also just need to eat more vegetables. Today was a lot of fat and cheese.
|A slightly different picture of the eggs I ate this morning (3 again)|
|Chili in the slow cooker|
Since my carrots were taken away.. I ate celery with my hummus, and it wasn't bad.
|Hummus and 2 celery sticks - they were the longest stalks I've ever seen, had to crop more than half of them out of the picture!|
Today I feel much better, about the same as yesterday. I kind of feel full, even! A little energized but not so much that I wanted to join JW at the gym tonight. I did go to yoga this afternoon, though, so at least I exercised some.
Anyways, after South Beach it'll be to Dallas for Christmas and New Year's, and then it's back to Bellevue on January 7th. I guess I could run just to maintain my fitness, but running is unfortunately starting to feel like a burden. Maybe I won't run after this 5K this Saturday - maybe that'll be my break, and in its place I'll do yoga. I'll figure something out, but I don't quite know just yet.
I'm feeling a little uneasy about not having a set goal in mind, but I'm trying not to stress out about it too much - I've got enough stressful things to worry about :)
Anything stressing you out at the moment?