Points eaten: 24 / 21
Activity Points Earned: 6
Hunger level: comfortable
Morning Weigh-in: up 0.2 (what the ???)
I did great with tracking yesterday. We rushed out right after dinner and I didn't get it written down, but after we got home (within minutes of crashing into bed) I still finished writing out the day.
Was disappointed to not see the scale move in the right direction this morning. Usually it moves a little bit, or at least stays the same. But I'm not giving up.
Last nights run was TOUGH! I did 5 miles, including 4 hill repeats. It's been a bit cooler lately so I left for my run at about 5:30 and it didn't feel so bad. But I quickly realized how humid it was. It was one of the hardest runs I've ever done. I struggled the whole time, my feet hurt and felt like swollen sausages. I had to stop frequently and when I got home I was completely drenched.
To be honest, I'm not completely certain how hill repeats are supposed to work. I've "officially" done them once on a drop-in session with the Running Room. My "plan" called for a .15 mile / 250M hill. On the route I took, I had the choice of a hill that length, but a fairly low grade ... or a steeper hill that was almost half the recommended length. I chose the shorter steeper hill because I thought that would be better. Just flying by the seat of my pants!!!
Before I started the hill section, I kind of thought since it was a shorter length I would maybe do more repeats than planned. But by my 2nd time up, I honestly didn't think I could do much more. Maybe it was the humidity, maybe I'm not in as good a shape as I was ... but either way it was difficult and I just stuck to the 4 repeats. Hoofed it up as fast as I could, walked for about 10 seconds, slow jog down ... then repeat. After the last one I felt like collapsing. I also didn't have water with me. I'll be sure to take some next time. I'm interested to see how I improve over the weeks.
After the run and some dinner, I went with my husband and daughter for a walk at Crescent Beach. I found this blog entry which has some great pictures of the area. I'd love to get out here for a run, maybe in the fall when there aren't so many people. Last night was so serene though. And the sunset was amazing. We have alot of smoke in the outlying areas due to some forest fires (not anywhere near I live, but the smoke blows our way). While it makes for dismal looking skies, it also makes amazing bright red sunsets. Too bad hubby still has my camera held hostage. :(
Tonight I'm considering going down to the free drop-in with the running club. This is really out of my comfort zone to do something like this alone, without a friend ... but that's kind of the whole idea. We'll see if I actually do it.