First, congratulations to all who ran or walked the 5k! I'll do that drawing for the print tomorrow, so any late posters can log in and get into the drawing.
I have to admit I'm envious. I tried running last week because while my foot issue wasn't getting any better, it wasn't getting any worse, so I figured maybe I'd try it out. I ended up hobbling myself for two days... but I have to tell you how nice it was to run for those two miles while I could! My husband spent days laughing at me limping around because it was my own fault. He learned that I might not be able to chase him down, but my aim is still just fine, thanks.
In other news, my husband and I have settled on a challenge: Lose 10 LBS (or get to 180) by Thanksgiving (11/27)!
I have decided to break my weight loss up into 10 lbs increments because it's just easier that way. Before, I always felt like that would be a bad idea, because I'd have to repeat the process multiple times. But the truth is that - so what? What if I DO have to repeat the process, is that really so bad? I used to break long training runs into thirds because my brain had issues with a 21 mile training run. At that point, 7 miles was super-short, and something I could face, while 21 miles made me want to whimper. Instead, I said "7 miles! EASY!" And then I'd just start again. Mind games. I don't know why they work, but they do.
So, this is my current mind game. That 10 lbs. Then, I'll play another. And another. And another. Eventually, I won't have to play any more and I look forward to that!
I ended up biking (spinning, I guess) on Sunday instead. It doesn't count for the 5k, but it does count as starting off my new program. You see, I simply cannot take any more Tony Horton. I was doing P90X3 again, but the truth is that I just want to hurt someone when I have to go through those DVDs. They're only 30 minutes, and that makes it easier to face, but eventually even that doesn't help. The truth is that I bet he's an awesome trainer in person. He's lively, he cracks jokes, and so on... but on repeat when you've heard all of that before, multiple times? It's just REALLY freaking annoying. And frankly, he really over-does the sales pitch on a product you have already purchased by going on and on about it only being 30 minutes and how great his program is. I wish someone had told him to stop that. I'm actually a fan of his exercise programs, because they work. They're pretty balanced, and they're challenging. However, the biggest part of the challenge shouldn't be trying to tune out his sales pitch!
Anyway, I'm swapping back to more traditional exercise. I'm doing a cardio HIIT three days a week, and strength training the other three. I'm constructing my strength routine now, and it's a little tricky since my home gym broke down and I have limited weights, and the bench is gone too (getting the house ready to sell really hit my gym too!) Working on figuring that one out, as it's the legs that are the hardest to challenge given my limited equipment.
Otherwise, I've been painting away working this weekend. I finished a little guy:
|"Charlie" 2x4 inches acrylic on stretched canvas. Up for auction on the 24th on Facebook.|
And I'm looking forward to a good week this week! That's my plan!