Monday, Jun 16 2014
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Life has been very busy. I am ready for it to slow down.
Last week my daughter Elizabeth had her dance recital on Monday night (she did awesome!) and then I had to turn around and travel for work, only got 4 hours of sleep and then had fly to DC to spend the day with Clients. Then back home late and then turn around for early conference calls on Wednesday. I was supposed to go to speedwork on Wednesday but I couldn't, I just hurt. Then on friday my husband did a BBQ competition. I worked Friday AM and then helped Jason load in all his gear, I got home around 9:00pm then up in the morning for a bridal shower and then back to help Jason pack up and unload all his BBQ stuff, then I get to get up Sunday at 5am for a 5K.
It was the first time in a long time I did not go into a race with a race plan!!! This race is one of the easier courses in town. There are a lot of downhills, it is known as the fastest 5K. It had been since March since I raced a 5K. After the 2 half marathons in April, I have been running, but have definitely taken the training and nutrition down a notch. I did need the break. So even as the race started I did not know how I planned to race. I ended up with a PR 27:54, my previous best time was 28:01. It was nice to see a 27, I really suprised myself. If I were in better shape I would have been able to hit 27:45 BUT I will take it!
So last week I gained back the 8 pounds I lost. Here I go again back and forth. At least I am going back and forth in lower numbers and all my clothes feel good. I need to figure out how to keep the motivation up. Right now I just don't want to get over 200 pounds, I think I will keep that focus. This week I don't have a crazy work week and the evenings are not crazy busy either. My goal is just to stay in the 1,600 calorie range. I don't want to declare that I am going to lose X amount of pounds in X amount of time. I don't think I am ready for that. I think I just need to have a couple of weeks to maintain. Training for half marathons start in Mid July. Honestly I just feel like I am not getting enough sleep, I know that is not helping me with making good food choices. Here is to a maintaining week!