Happy Halloween!

Yesterday went rather well. I made much better choices food-wise, and the last of that Bailey’s creamer is finally gone. I went grocery shopping shopping last night and scoured labels on the creamers to find one (that I like) that has no dairy. Seriously, this has been my one major obstacle to being vegan.  I wish I could drink my coffee black. Ugh. But, surprise! The International Delight Hershey’s Chocolate Caramel is non-dairy! Woohoo! And whereas my beloved Cafe Mocha is non-dairy, it does contain casein. This one doesn’t! Yippee!

Ahem, anyways…

foodlog 10-30-14


My C25k run went well also. I’m currently on Week 3, which is a 5 minute warm-up, followed by 90 seconds running, 90 seconds walking, 3 minutes running, 3 minutes walking, then repeat. Followed up with a 5 minute cool-down.  I only do a 3-minute warm up, and maybe a 1-minute cool-down. And during the 3 minute walks I run the middle minute :) Oh, and I also have been adding another repeat of both the 90:90, 3:3 at the end.

W3D1 was Tuesday and I did 3.26 miles in 32:36. Yesterday was W3D2 and I did 3.35 in 33:01. So both days I’ve averaged 10-minute miles. That’s pretty good considering all the walking! I’ll do day 3 this afternoon, and a longer run on Sunday. The last 2 Sundays I’ve done 6.2 (10k) just by doubling the week’s daily workout.

I have 2 “virtual” races this weekend for Halloween. A 5k and a 10k. So I’ll use today’s run for the 5k, and do the 10k either tomorrow or Sunday. Instead of posting repeat pictures you can always look at my instagram feed (over there –>) for running pics :)

And speaking of Halloween (which is also my anniversary- 5 years today!), this is the first year I’m not in costume :(  I spent so much time dressing up Lucy and (trying to dress up) Bogey that I completely forgot about me. And the costumes I do have are not really appropriate for work (too scary or too short). Oh well, at least Lucy will be dressed up for our walk tonight, though I’m not sure yet which costume she’ll be in ;)

Time to Get Back on Track

Whenever my weight creeps up over 119 I start to freak out. That time has come and so I need to re-focus and start tracking again. Thanks to my friend Michele I decided to start mid-way through yesterday instead of waiting until this morning. As you can see by my food log from yesterday, it could have been much worse!

food 10-29-14

Instead, I sucked it up and logged my poor choices, and then moved on with my normal, healthy food. As a result, I was down .2 this morning instead of up another pound or two. That being said, my .2 loss brings me to 121.2 which is 5 pounds up from my happy weight of 116. I know that in order to lose/maintain I HAVE to track. Especially with the holidays coming up!

I did make it to the gym at lunch, and although I felt too sluggish/blah to run, I did a 42 minute brisk walk which equaled 2.8 miles. Add to that the 1.5 miles w/Lucy and I was able to meet my mileage and step count goals for the day.

I am still going strong with my redo of C25k, and today will be W3D2. I’ll be back to post an update of that, along with today’s food log, a little bit later.

Gotta Run!

C25k (redo): Week 1 Complete

So after my half marathon last Sunday I decided I was going to revisit the Couch to 5k program to work on speeding up a little bit. I think week 1 was a success!

  • W1D1: 3 miles in 32:08
  • W1D2: 3.13 miles in 32:32
  • W1D3: 3.28 miles in 33:02

The first time I did C25k (granted I was a BRAND new runner) I don’t think I made it past 2 miles until about the 4th week! This is giving me the boost I think I needed, and I’m feeling pretty dog-gone great right now! I’m still planning on doing a longish run on Sundays to keep my mileage/endurance up, so now I’m wondering if I should just straight run, or make it like a W1D4 and go for an hour (or more) continuing the week’s intervals? Hmm… Stay tuned :)