Feeling a little bit studly. Yep. Cock of the walk. The big cheese. VIP in the houuuuse!
Why oh why might I be walking around with a swollen head? It’s not my weight, which is a mystery to me… Exercising on the regular and eating smart and I still gained two pounds… I’m feeling pretty smart because of fastness! I’m a cheetah. A gazelle! (In my dreams.) This morning, Jude and I went for a short run- just over two miles with the dog. It felt slow. It felt like we kept stopping for this or that, but we picked up the pace a little for our second mile. Or we picked up the pace a lot! We ran it in 8:36!! I haven’t had a fast mile like that in a really long time- like in over a year! It must have had something to do with my marvelous running partner. ❤️
I tried to figure out why my miles haven’t been that fast of late and I realized that I’ve been on a distance campaign the whole time I’ve been a runner. I’m always trying to up the mileage with the assumption that when I get ‘there’ I’ll start working a little with speed and/or speed will kind of happen organically with continued, consistent running. Unfortunately I haven’t quite figured out what ‘there’ is. How far is far enough for me? Do I have full marathon dreams in my future? I think that daily running of three miles is reasonable, but as far as my push distance goes, I keep working up to the half marathon then backing way off. It’s almost like I need to just decide, for once and for all, that my long distance is the 13.1. That way I can have weekly longer runs that support the far distance but also with shorter distances midweek where I can focus more on speed training. Anyhow, the captain of Team Awesome (me) is feeling a little Chuck Norris tonight- I didn’t go for a run, the run went for a Tamara and we killed it! 😂
Last night I made this heaping pile of food. It’s my version of baked potatoes and I was abso-smurfly stuffed afterwards. Mostly I wanted to show what a ricer is and what the food looks like on the other side. Riced cauliflower is super juicy so I strain it before plating. 😉 Even with all of this, I still ate under my calorie allowance for yesterday! Woot woot! I learned from a friend of mine that weightloss and muscle building aren’t exclusive activities. Even when trying to cut fat from your body it’s still good to lift. I suppose I’ve got no good excuses left- it’s time to get the weights going in earnest! Maybe I’ll see about adding that in next week. Before I know it I’m going to have a whole regiment underway! Cheers for a great Monday night!
Ps: Jude noticed that I sweat love becasue it’s in a heart shape. Awwww- sweet boy! At the halfway point he confessed that going for a run was kind of fun and at the end he thanks me because he really liked chatting with me. I feel like such a lucky mama!