Since the 5k on Sunday I have been doing pretty good on the working out thing. Monday I went for a slow 4 mile run which was still chilly but glad to get that done before stepping on a plane. Yesterday after getting home it was 60 and sunny and my legs were a little tired but I had to get outside. You never know when this weather may leave. I pulled out the bike and thought I would take a nice easy ride along the lakefront. Too bad the wind had other plans. I almost got blown off my bike a couple of times. I was laughing at myself and I am sure others were too :)But man my quads were burning! It always takes a good cross training session for me to really appreciate no matter how much I run it is really beneficial for me to mix in other activities for my overall health and fitness. Today I hope to get a tempo run done. It is supposed to be near 70!!! Just worried about that wind again. Tomorrow I'll be off. Headed back to Ohio for work but thought I would swing by the fam's house to say hello and extend my day trip to a 2-day trip.
I may be doing well on the working out but my eating is out of control. I know what I need to eat I just don't. The healthy alternative doesn't sound fun. I have absolutely no discipline. I need to find that again and I really don't know where to look for it ;) Honestly, I know how hard it is to make the right decisions but I need to remind myself how much better I will feel. I've done it in the past I can do it again. It's just so difficult when traveling and never having food in the house (because we both travel a lot) which leads to eating out nearly every day (on the road and at home). If anybody has any suggestions on where to find my motivation or tricks to follow I would love to hear them!
**update - just returned from the 5 mile tempo run (3 miles were supposed to be at an 8:30 min/mile). The score is Wind = 2, Me = 0. The wind kicked my bootie! Here are the digits
lap 1 - 9:28
lap 2: 8:32
lap5: 9:35 (this is decent considering I walked!)
I am one tired girl and am looking forward to my day off of working out tomorrow and visiting with the family. Even if it means waking up at 5 am to catch my flight. At least I am not technically working a full day (shhh don't tell anyone that)...