Thoughts on Today:
- I am halfway through my marathon training. 8 weeks until the Boston Marathon!
- Today I did my longest training run so far. I ran just under 15 miles. I thought I’d show you something — these are most of my splits (I couldn’t fit the whole thing in one screen shot). They are not fast at all. But aside from mile 4 when I had to pee so bad I had to make a pit stop at Dunkin Donuts and there was someone in the ladies’ room for so long I finally just went in the men’s room, my splits are very consistent, which was one of my goals for today. My other goal was to run for a full 2 hours and 45 minutes without feeling like I was going to die.
- How do I keep my splits so even? I listen to the same song over and over and over again. Seriously? Yep. Seriously. I listened to the same song about 25 times. What song? Chris Stapleton’s What Are You Listening To? It keeps me right at the pace I want to be right now for my long runs. Boring? Not for me. I love Chris Stapleton. Hopefully in a couple weeks I’ll be able to move to a slightly faster song 😉
- I haven’t eaten sugar in a week. I haven’t had bread, pasta or rice, either.
- For the second week in a row, I have been very disciplined about sitting down at my dining room table to eat at least two meals a day. To help keep myself on track, I’ve been posting pictures of what I’m eating to my e-course Facebook group. Here’s a sample of some of my breakfasts (picture quality not amazing):
and a couple lunches:
- This is the first week where I can really feel a difference in my body. Number 3, who takes my “after” pictures, said to me today, “Wow, Mom! Today I can really see a difference!” That doesn’t suck. Because for the past six weeks, he’s been saying to me, “Um, Mom… you look exactly the same.” So I know he wasn’t full of crap.
- Sitting down to eat has already become a habit. I’m not going to lie. It takes effort. But I like it. A lot. I like preparing my food and sitting down to enjoy it even more. I like that when I change the kinds of things I eat, I can still eat a lot of food. I like eating a civilized meal.
- When your stomach gets smaller, your boobs look bigger. (They’re not. They’re actually a little smaller, too).
- Oh yeah. And I still love my haircut.