I realized at the end of last week, that I had run 50 miles in January. With one week left (and an 8 miler on the schedule), I wondered if I could make it to 70 miles for the month. That meant that after I burned myself out with speed drills yesterday, I still had to run a mile and a half to make 4 miles, and that today I had to squeeze in another 4 at the expense of not eating dinner until 7pm. Boy, did I flub that one up. NOT enough fuel in the tank for that run. But I made it, and now I can say...
I RAN 70 MILES IN JANUARY!
God is good and chubby girls really CAN run!
So, on to my resolutions. One, was to eat less sugar. I think I have done that...I mean, I don't track sugars but my "crap" intake has been greatly reduced. I quit eating protein bars after being irritated about the second ingredient always being some form of SUGAR. The only bar food I will eat now are LaraBars. Check those out!
Next was to "Eat Like a Man." On the suggestion of my sage husband, I ditched the scale for the month of January. Okay, I admit it, I did weigh myself a couple of times before my month end weigh in today - but I wasn't weighing every day and THAT is a victory! From January 1st to today, I lost 3.4lbs. I really liked seeing such a different number. I dropped into another number decade and felt so good all day today. Senor Scale es mi amigo, hoy. Gonna try to stay completely OFF the thing until February 1st.
I've been reminding myself to eat like an athlete. Not a former fat girl. After all, what am I now? I love to play my sports and to train hard. I know what my body can use for fuel and...what will just taste good going down. :) Still some of that *ahem* ice cream *ahem* but only once last month.
Okay...posture. I've been aware that I need better posture and straightening up when I think about it. My silly back has been acting up again and keeping me on my guard. It doesn't hurt when I run, but the inflammation in my SI Joints makes bending over to pick up a toy/kid/piece of gum/hairbrush/cracker/tiny shoe is really hard.
My assessment is that I've done some good work in the first month of the New Year. Not perfect by any means, but I think February is going to be fantastic! Here's to you and your New Years Resolutions!!