Thursday, Jun 5 2014
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Hello. Things have been getting hot and humid over in St. Louis. The nice thing is that it is getting easier for me to run in the heat and humidity. I don't like it still but I am perform better in it than I have in the past.
Last week I lost 2 pounds on the challenge. There are 1.5 weeks left. Monday was my husband's birthday. For the morning he wanted a gooey butter cake. I made that for him the night before because they like to have a piece for breakfast. It is a very yummy cake. In the morning I only had a small piece. I got home early to make his birthday dinner. Jason LOVES bacon so we did a bacon themed dinner. I did bacon wrapped shrimp on the grill and then made bacon cornbread for a appetizer. It turned out great. Then my daughter wanted to make him burgers and then we cooked up bacon for the burgers because Jason loves a bacon cheeseburger. Then my daughter Elizabeth made him maple cupcakes with candied bacon on top (she made them from scratch, did I mention she is 12?) and they turned out great. It was cool that each of us was responsible for a portion of his meal. He really appreciated it. Well when I got home I had a piece of the gooey butter cake and the sugar just tasted so good. I just went for it. I ate whatever I wanted that evening, I just gave myself permission to eat it and it all tasted so good.
I think letting myself just eat did the trick because it was super easy getting back on track. I might only lose a pound this week but I am OK with it. Right now I am back at 196 so we will see what I can do for the Saturday weight in.
Last night was a humid speedwork workout. We had to do 5 x 600s at 2 mile pace( honestly I am not sure what pace that is for me). For the goal 28:00 5K I was supposed to run it in like 3:02. I hit each set between 3:10 and 3:15. Didn't quite make it but I was close. Those times are right at a 8:00 pace or just a little under so I will take that! Next week is the 1 mile time trial.