Ever feel like your workout wasn't worth the laundry it created? I'm having one of those kind of days.
Bolstered by the success of yesterday's long run, I came home tonight hellbent on some speedwork. Nevermind that it was freezing and dark outside. I have my own little secret stash of well-lit parking lots in the area that have plowed and salted streets and minimal traffic, but enough to pass my "scream test:" would someone notice me if I started screaming for help?
Right off the bat, I realized I was overdressed. I was sweating way too soon, even though I couldn't feel my toes. But I soldiered on. I did a half of the loop fast and recovered for a half loop, then tried to decrease my rest intervals as much as possible. It turned out that I couldn't maintain a fast (for me, at least) pace, so I did what I could today and called it quits 27 minutes later. The worst part about being overdressed? All that damn laundry was for nothing. I did manage an 8:54 pace, so I'll take it.
Also, you know you're a blogger when you install a full-length mirror just to take photos of yourself.
Chicago's Pretty Muddy Run! It's a ladies-only mud run/5K obstacle course and I'm so excited about it. The race is Sept. 7 and if you use promotional code GIRLTIME, you can save $20 off of registration through the end of this month.
Now I know what to do with those old running shoes ....
And because people have asked, here is another day of my Weight Watchers meals. I had oatmeal for breakfast with almonds, strawberries and blueberries (six points). Lunch was turkey Polish sausage, quinoa, veggies and sugar-free chocolate pudding (five points). I had a snack of boiled egg whites (one of my favorite foods) with baby carrots (1 point). Dinner was tilapia, quinoa, more (and different) veggies and more Trader Joe's Thai red curry sauce (eight points). Obsessed much? Perhaps. I had a few points left today, so I'm currently enjoying a giant mug of vanilla cinnamon tea and TJ's dark chocolate wedges (two points). I'm not quite sure why all of my meals include something from Trader Joe's right now. We don't actually go there all that often, but I'm reaching the end of this Thai sauce, so I'll be going there more often now. The points that are missing here were consumed via almond milk and sugar-free creamer in my coffee today.