#Chewsday Challenge

Hey Hey Peeps!

It’s that time again…it’s another #Chewsday.  Yesterday, the darling Kim set me and the rest of the #Chewsday crew the goal of avoiding sugary, junky food until the work week is over on Friday.  I had a minor slip up last night…my dear old dad brought me a pint of Ben and Jerry’s and I dug into it…one spoonful in my mouth and I realized I was messing up my challenge…so I closed up the carton, threw it in the back of the freezer, covered it with bags of frozen veggies and vowed not to beat myself up over my momentary lapse in my memory and the challenge.

With only 65 days left until I leave for my vacation to Hawaii, via Disney World to run the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10 Miler, I feel the urge to really stop my half assed efforts (I’m pretty good during the week and then weekends are death) at healthy eating and maybe shake a few lbs…so that I have a bit of comfort in overindulging on the odd moment here and there on vacation without fear of coming home and not having any of my clothes fit.

It’s a mental thing really…because even though I am no where close to even a two pack of abs, I am comfortable with how I look in my uber fab bikini…simply because it is an uber fab bikini…watermelon coloured bottoms and a black and white chevron striped bandeau top with a neat tie up…and when I wear it I actually feel the most confident I have ever felt in a bathing suit, which again, speaks to it’s fabulousness.

I’m going to track my food for about 2-3 weeks, just to keep my self extra accountable and to find the spots where I am struggling in my nutrition.  I am hoping that tracking won’t cause me issues like it did in the past….if I find it is causing me anxiety around food, then I am simply going to stop.

I figure I can’t lose…between food tracking and my dear accountibilibuddies that check in every day, I can’t fail.  Wanna check out the rest of the “team?”  Search #Chewsday on Twitter of find us on the Tweety at:

@PrincessRunners (Lisa)

@RaeisaDarlin (Rae)

@KellieEbe (Kellie)

@paradeinpink (Nicole)

@Vixen1267 (Kimberly)

Much love and happy #Chewsday!

~Princess Lisa

 

Hello Taper-Town

Guess who is the newest resident of Taper Town?!

I’m actually kind of happy to be on my taper.  Yesterday’s final long run of 9 miles (at a surprising 7:58 pace) was hard.  I was checking my watch every few minutes in the hopes that my Garmin would say I was done.  Alas, it did not.

Fortunately I had one of my run clubbers running on the treadmill next to me.  It kept me going, knowing she was there working hard, starting her training for GSC and getting even closer to her goal of 50 miles in for the month of July.  She only has 3 or 4 left til she hits her goal–I feel so proud.  And, heck, I feel kinda proud of myself for not quitting.

My race is on Saturday morning.  I will drive down to Minneapolis/St. Paul on Friday and head over to pick up my race kit…though, I will admit, part of me wants to just pick it up on race day simply because they want us there at 6:30 for a race start of 7:45…seems like a lot of extra driving for nothing, if you ask me…but the planner in me might win out and just go and pick it up on Friday.  I might also hit up the Mall of America on Friday night if there is time…if only to walk around a bit and stretch my legs after 7 ish hours in a car.

I’m nervous.  I really want my PR….but it’s also Minneapolis in August…which is normally crazy hot and humid…so I’m trying to prepare myself for the worst but also be ready to do my very best.  If my training is any indication, I should make it, but one never knows what crazy things can be lurking…a bad day, too much wind, crazy humidity, heavy legs…again, prepare for the worst, but still do your best.

The next few nights I won’t be running a whole lot a few miles here and there.  I will do one faster paced speedy run on Tuesday or Wednesday to keep the pep in my step, but every other run will be effortless and relatively short.

I will end my ramble now as the more I type, the more my nerves ratchet up and my heart begins to race. lol.

Much Luv,

~Princess Lisa

 

 

Friday Five – Gratitude

Holy Crap!  I feel so loved after everyone’s comments on my venty post from yesterday.  Thanks for all the encouragement and advice, ladies–you have no idea how much it helped!  I feel heaps better today.

Using yesterday’s post as a launch point, I’m writing out the five things I’m feeling gratitude for today.

1. I am grateful for being the only one in my office–normally it’s really noisy, despite the fact it only houses a handful of people.  I LOVE when it is this quiet.  I put on some tunes and work my butt off and it feels great.

2. Iced Coffee.  Specifically from my favourite local coffee shop.  Their cold brew is to die for…and I could drink it all day, every day and not get tired of it.  So. Darn. Good.

3. My hair.  Most of the time, I don’t have to do anything but let it air dry and it looks pretty darn good.  I did just that last night and did nothing to fix my hair this morning.  Yay!

4. My friends…both from the blog/Twitter and IRL.  They are amazing…and my life would suck without you. Mwas to all of you!

5. The satisfying, though annoying feeling of DOMS from a tough two-a-day workout yesterday.  It really does hurt so good.

What are you feeling gratitude for today?

~Princess Lisa