Busy = NOT thinking about eating/food = LOSING weight
I've been OP for the past 2 days (even yesterday when we went out for sushi...I did phenomenally well!!!!!), I've been exercising..I'm just doing good.
I met up my friend, N., yesterday for some early morning tennis. I LOVE playing tennis and I love playing with her because she's better than me. Not that much better that she's bored but still better that I have to work hard. The only downside for her is, she's out of shape. She's out of breath, needs water, etc.
She's so determined to get back in shape and I think it's tough for her, a former athlete, to see someone like me (not a former athlete however I'll be damned if I won't be one here shortly!) in decent shape.
Anyways, she really wants to run the Detroit Marathon in October, however she couldn't find anyone to do it with her. Sssssooooo......I did agree to do it.
HOLY EFFING SH!T!!! 26.?? MILES!!
Oh lord...thats approximately 19 weeks away!! I currently run about 3.5+ miles in 45 mins. Not great time and I'm typically EXHAUSTED at the end of those 45 mins. So for the next 2 weeks, before I start my marathon training, I'm attempting to stabilize my breathing/heart rate, so if ANY OF YOU have any advice, web sites, knowledge...I would really appreciate the help!
We are running our first 5K July 4th, The Tortoise and the Hare (how fitting, eh?), and thereafter plan on doing a run every 2 weeks.
I'm totally GEEKED!!! I'm sure a lot of you have noticed my frustration with the scale lately, and I think this event is allowing me to focus on something else. Something impossible! Knowing that I want to participate in this event, being a rookie, and not wanting to fail is making me opt for healthier choices.
For example at dinner last night, I only had 6 rolls - 4 cali and 2 spicy salmon. Typically I have 9+. I allowed myself all the sashimi I wanted. The rest of my fam had Coldstone, I did not. I did try a CocoaVia bar...and oh my...delicious and I don't even like dark chocolate!
I dont know ... this could be a wave I'm riding but I hope not. I hope that from now until the marathon and thereafter, I'm a stellar WW!