Thursday, January 28, 2010

Day 28: Change of plans

Today has been great! I had originally planned to go for a 4 miler with Lou and Lilly after work, but Lou was feeling sick today. I had it all planned, run after work, pick up Chinese food on the way home, and then hang out with JJ. Well, because Lou cancelled on me, I was really torn about what to do.
Part of me just wanted to go home and lounge, but I have a weigh-in in the morning, and I wanted to get a run in this week! I have a really hard time adjusting my mind-set when my plans have to change. In the past, having my run cancelled might cause me to go home, eat and sit around... but I had a back-up plan, I adjusted it a little, and I am proud of myself for that!
I decided that as soon as I got home I'd change and go for a quick 2 mile run before it got dark out. I made it just in time, and ran the 2 miles at an even faster pace than before. I don't know why I'm so obsessed with getting my pace down... I know as I run more and lose weight it will go down, but I think I need to realize I'm just not a fast runner. I need to continue to be proud of myself for my distances and sticking with running!

After I got home, I did some stuff around the house and then called in the Chinese food. I got steamed vegetables and chicken with broccoli in garlic sauce. I eat mostly vegetables with a little chicken/sauce and rice, and smother it in spicy mustard. Aside from the white rice and a little oil in the sauce, it's a pretty healthy take-out dinner!

Now the girls and I are going to do some menu planning and watch TV. No big plans this weekend... 7 miles on Saturday (hopefully I'll make it!) Also, tomorrow marks our official 6 month anniversary of moving to Florida. It feels like yesterday, but then we've made such a life here already it feels like we've lived here forever. I guess that's good!

Happy Friday, cross your fingers for a 1 lb. loss for me :)


  1. Good for you!
    I can be the same way, when plans change. It is really hard to stick with it, when you have an out.

  2. That dinner looks great! We are almost at our 6 month mark of being in Germany too! Definitely went by fast don't you think?

  3. Um, for what it's worth... I think you are a super fast runner! When I saw I'm slow, I mean my fastest mile is 13 minutes. The fact that your pace is at 10 totally impresses me. I stress about getting faster too and I think the sooner I let that go and just work on being consistent the better off I'll be!

  4. Good luck on your weigh in today! That was a great back up plan for last night. I am hoping to get to the point where I love running. I have been really looking forward to my training workouts so I think I am on my way there. Today I start working with a personal trainer. I am really excited!!!!!

  5. I love Chinese food but dispise the bloat that goes along with it! Dang!