I’m going to post this riiiiight here. I just put a counter app on my phone to count how many days I can go without candy or pastries. Moderation doesn’t work for me, just a sugar-free streak. I’ve been finding myself saying “oh I’ll have just one” and that usually means 5. I can’t keep wanting to see change, I need to make it happen.
I’m getting more sleep at night now that I cut out morning workouts and you know what? The bad cravings are almost gone. But when I do imbibe, I keep going. This means I still have more work to do to be able to handle sugar in moderation. I’m still working out 6x a week but that is a far cry from the 11 I was doing.
I need to incorporate a No Excuses policy on eating junk food. I like how my energy levels are better than they were and I want to make them even better! I just need to be reminded to stay on course.

I’m going to post this riiiiight here. I just put a counter app on my phone to count how many days I can go without candy or pastries. Moderation doesn’t work for me, just a sugar-free streak. I’ve been finding myself saying “oh I’ll have just one” and that usually means 5. I can’t keep wanting to see change, I need to make it happen.

I’m getting more sleep at night now that I cut out morning workouts and you know what? The bad cravings are almost gone. But when I do imbibe, I keep going. This means I still have more work to do to be able to handle sugar in moderation. I’m still working out 6x a week but that is a far cry from the 11 I was doing.

I need to incorporate a No Excuses policy on eating junk food. I like how my energy levels are better than they were and I want to make them even better! I just need to be reminded to stay on course.

Tags: noexcuses

kungfucaveman:

Every now and then, I’ll review something on this blog. Movies, books, whatever. If I say it’s good, then that’s money in the bank. Because I have excellent taste.

Today, I’m going to recommend a flashlight.

It’s the Maglite™. Not the wimpy little one, but the big one like the cops carry. You…

Warning: do not read tumblr while eating your lunch at your desk. You may nearly choke on the food as you spontaneously laugh at an awesome post(and then try to hide your screen as your co-workers come over).

I need to go in and have a procedure done that I’ve been putting off for a few years. Partly because I was on crap insurance with my old job with a $5,000 deductible and partly because I was a scaredy cat. Now I have decent insurance and with all John has been through medically this year, I can’t complain about my outpatient procedure.

Funny thing now is I know I won’t be able to work out for at least a week which means missing one soccer game (this is HUGE for me!). I’m hoping to fit the event in between the 10K in May and the 5K in July. Is it strange that I don’t schedule a medical thing between vacations, wedding, etc but between races? Yes, runblr for life! I know I’ll be much better to have this behind me but I’m not a big fan of taking it easy (dontcha know). John will have to take care of me for a few days. Hope he can handle it. He better have a fresh bottle of gin handy!

thespartanhusband:

OMG! Almost pee’d over this one!

Like John and I when soccer is on TV (not saying John is JB because that would be an insult).

thespartanhusband:

OMG! Almost pee’d over this one!

Like John and I when soccer is on TV (not saying John is JB because that would be an insult).

Evening run: 30 minutes in the treadmill for 2.3 miles. Walked more than I wanted to but I’m not 100% at the moment and didn’t have the energy I needed. Got to watch a 2013 Thorns v Breakers game as NBC Sports was just buffering and not playing any games.

Hoping to run my practice 10k this Saturday as my last long run. Hope the weather will participate!

iamadirtyfoot:

You want to cry this morning Runblrs? Read about the last runner to cross the finish line yesterday.

Can I say how much the article made me choke up a little?

When John and I ran our first marathon, we were slooooowww. He had knees covered in physio tape and I was dealing with my bone ache (from my straightened legs). The pain was horrible but we both walked the last third of the race. The event was full of fast runners so everyone was pretty much done while we still had miles to go. We even had folks stopping to give us a lift to the finish but we were stubborn and a DNF was not even an option to us.

I told John I didn’t care if the race was officially done, I just wanted to finish. He felt the same way. We pretty much limped to the end and rounded the last turn back to the start. Well wouldn’t you know, there were still a few volunteers waiting for us and the timing mat was still on the ground. John and I crossed that mat hand in hand to become marathoners at long last.

I was officially the last woman to finish the race and got the most amazing medal placed around my neck. John was the second to the last person to finish (last guy was an hour behind us). We didn’t care that we finished at the end of the event. We finished. I though those volunteers who stuck it out to the end deserve their own medal too. It’s easy to volunteer when the crowds are thick and the energy is high but the volunteers who are there to cheer the last runners to the finish are true angels!

Absolutely true, especially between John and I!

Absolutely true, especially between John and I!

(Source: fitnesstipsonly)

Evening workout: circuit training

5 minute dynamic warm-up then 3 rounds of the following (12 reps each exercise):

Walking lunges
Sit-ups while holding a 10lb kettle bell
Push-ups
Superman with side sweeps
Bent over dumbbell row (with 10 lb dumbbells)
Hammer curls (with 10lb dumbbells)
Overhead tricep extension (with two 8lb dumbbells)

Also walked for 30 minutes today and threw out a bunch of junk food. Trying to start out the week right!

Athlete Alert

breatherunlive:

malloryrunsthis:

She’s done! 3:39:07!! Nice job, Mallory!! You’re awesome!!!

Look at that speedy time!! Congrats Mallory!!

breatherunlive:

I almost missed this because someone called me… how dare my work interrupt Marathon Monday. ;)
YAY MEB!!!!!!!!

Way to go MEB!!!!

breatherunlive:

I almost missed this because someone called me… how dare my work interrupt Marathon Monday. ;)

YAY MEB!!!!!!!!

Way to go MEB!!!!