First Off… I ran outside yesterday in the heat. It wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t amazing either. After saying that I would run this morning, and then promptly sleeping through it, I decided today would be indoors.
I’m doing 2 miles at lunch and 2 miles after work.
It’s National Running Day and there are a lot of specials going on… If you live in a city that does the Rock N’ Roll Marathon/Half Marathon race go to their website – you can save a lot of money today to sign up for next year’s races.
I, of course, signed up.
It was good. I had to stop a bunch to catch my breath, cool off, not get dizzy, drink water. I think I need to just start running with a gallon of water. Even 3 miles in this heat makes me thirsty like a, well thirsty person.
I covered the 3.1 miles and then lazily walked (dragged) myself back to the house where I almost went into shock after getting inside to the air conditioning. I promptly guzzled more water and let the dogs out. I sat for a good bit just trying to cool down and then decided on a cold shower.
It was spectacular.
What was not spectacular was this:
I’m the big dummy who didn’t put sunscreen on. LUCKILY I had Burt’s Beeswax After Sun treatment that I slathered on immediately following my shower, and it seems it healed up most of it pretty quickly. I don’t really tan after a sunburn so much as the section of burnt skin just kind of becomes discolored. Kind of gross.
Anyways… Yesterday was my first day COMPLETELY 100% BACK ON PLAN.
I tracked everything and I mean everything. I was down 2.4 pounds this morning from yesterday – which leads me to believe that I am retaining water like whoa. But I also think it’s because crap food gets stuck in your system (if you catch my drift) and causes many things like weight gain, bloat, gas, indigestion, and annoyance.
It was liberating to run in a tank top. I know that doesn’t seem like much to people, but it really is to me. now once my legs don’t clap together when I’m running, I’ll be sure to add shorts to this equation.
- B: 2 eggs, 2 strips of bacon, (1 slice of banana bread… whoops) Iced coffee with Milk
- L: BIG SALAD with tons of veggies and chicken, FF dressing, Yogurt, apple, baby carrots, diet coke
- D: ANOTHER BIG SALAD with grilled chicken, feta, and bacon
- After Dinner Drinks with cohorts from my program at school
It’s gonna be a good day people