I've got a few things to update about. First is the hilliest 5K I've done to date!
The morning started out so so so cold and snowing. So I debated on going at all. (Okay not really, cause I had paid for it). I went and there were only around 20 people that showed up. I know they had more that signed up for it, but I guess the other people were too scared to try it out!
|Worst picture ever...except for my pup.|
But mostly, I've been running. Only three more weeks until my first 25K and trail run! EEEP. I got a new pair of my beloved Pure Flow 2's, but I'm still thinking I should check out some trail shoes for this run. I guess I better get a move on if I want to break them in before the race.
To deal with the winter weight gain, I've started counting calories this week. I just couldn't control myself and wasn't gaining anything, but I haven't been losing weight either. I've already lost 1.6 pounds this week! I've been using the "Lost It" app on my android phone. So far, its very easy to put in my food and let's me know my deficit for the day, including when I put in my exercise. I feel better already and more in control. These past few months have made me realize just how unhealthy my relationship with food is. I can't help but eat something and then immediately feel a ton of guilt afterwards. With counting calories, I feel like I can eat guilt free as long as I include it in my daily calories.
Lastly, I did something that is freaking me out. I signed up for my first bike race. Well it's more of a charity ride. But still, I'll be riding 31 miles with other people! There were four distances to choose from 18, 31, 63, and 112. I decided to go with 31 so that it's enough of a distance to be a real challenge, but nothing as overwhelming as 63 or 112. I also haven't done many hills before so I have to work on that before July 19th. The proceeds go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). I've decided I need to get a proper helmet now instead of my Walmart one with the visor. And maybe some biking shorts too. Gotta protect the womanly bits!
I also am going to try to do a three day bike trek to support the American Lung Association, but I'm still working out the details of that. I have to raise $500 to participate, which makes me nervous. I'll update more on that if it comes to fruition.
As you can see, I'm still around, just haven't been on the computer much. But I'll make sure to update on my races!