I am not one of those people, you know, who weigh themselves every day and then obsess over what the scale says. I just think there’s something inherently wrong with that. I know, because I used to do that, years ago when I was stupid and all of 98 pounds. I did say years ago.
Nowadays I step on the scale once or maybe twice a month, that’s it. I try to eat healthy, exercise regularly and I don’t deny myself treats every now and then. Up until now that’s been a pretty good system but something went awry this month because when I stepped on the scale yesterday, I was sort of shocked at the 7 pound difference…and it wasn’t in my favor, yikes! I thought back to the weeks past.
Maybe I had taken a few more rest days….or sat on my butt a bit more. Maybe I wasn’t eating all that healthy or I should have skipped the cream cheese frosting. So I looked over my calendar. I did take rest days but no more than usual and I was less active but not a lot less and I did slack a little in the healthy eating but not that much. I could have cut back on the treats, maybe I could have had a spoonful of cream cheese frosting instead of the entire container but hey, what’s done is done.
This month, I’m gonna clean it up a little.
Anyway, I was pretty motivated to run today so I got out there and plowed out a little over 9 miles and I’ll be honest, I wanted to stop at mile 3 and then mile 4. I felt heavy and my legs felt tired even though yesterday was a rest day…I felt like this:
I felt good after that until mile 5 and then I wanted to stop again but I fought through it and by mile 6 I was feeling great so I kept going until mile 9 and then I ran back towards my house and ended at 9:15. I felt great at the end and I was proud of myself for getting my motivation back today.
I’ve been a little stressed about my running this week because I’m running a half marathon on Sunday. This is one of those races I’ve wanted to run forever and I am so lucky I got in because it’s sold out.
The First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon and Relay is known for its great scenic course over the John Ringling Causeway with breathtaking views. The medal and tech shirt are also pretty sweet. But I’ve wanted to run this race because it’s near my house in Venice and everyone that I’ve met who runs down there tells me that this race is hands down one of the best you will ever run and that I should make it a priority. And the best advice I get when it comes to running races is always from other runners.
This year I was lucky enough to be able to run in this race and I was also lucky enough to receive an email yesterday with the best news ever, and I’m going to share it with you now.
That’s right, you could win an entry into the Sold Out First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon and Relay! Enter here and Good Luck! I would love to see you there!
What would you do if you gained more than 5 extra pounds in a short period of time?
Has that ever happened to you?