Today was one of those days that didn’t include eating lunch. Stepping out of my comfort zone is not something that I or anyone else enjoys doing, but it’s a good thing in the long run (probably). Today was seriously busy and seriously stressful, but I made it to the gym and ran a quick 3 miles in 26:45 and then did 30 kettle ball swings with a weight that was probably a little too heavy for me. Ugh, strength training you kill me and my ass. What would have made that workout better is: a sports bra for 1, and more than 300 calories consumed (not by choice) during the day for 2. I pack my gym bag 3 days a week and every two weeks on the dot, I forget something important. WTF. I’m flat as a board, but running without a sports bra was seriously pure torture.
On my way home from the gym, I realized that the 5K road race that I thought was two Sundays away is actually just in 6 days away. Ahhh! I’m so not ready for this, I mean seriously, today I ran 3 miles in just under 27 minutes. Ok, looking back this is actually right where I started off pace-wise as last year only my first 5K of the year is one month earlier so I am ahead of the game! Last year my first 5K was April during marathon weekend. Sunday’s goal is to to go under 26:35 – to match my Carson Beach 5K last May. I don’t feel super prepared or anything, but I just think that I’m a better runner now – don’t get me wrong, this is For Sure going to hurt! I’m also pretty sure this is an out-and-back course and I don’t enjoy those much. It will be great to get back into the road race scene though, winters are dreary and I’m a big huge wimp – nicer weather somewhat disguises that.
Tomorrow, I’m going to a food festival. This does not bode well for my weight loss attempts!