I weighed in today, and while I was not 170, I was 169.4. Which is the exact same as last week. However, I was reminded earlier today by something that I read that I didn't start this running thing to lose weight, but to be healthier and because I like to run. I want to eat what I like and I'm not crazy about changing it all. I have made some changes and am willing to make a few more, but not so much that I dislike all that I eat, or eat "boring." So I am going to keep weighing in, but I'm not going to stress about the numbers on the scale. (harder than it sounds) If I lose weight Yay! if not, then maybe I'll think about getting more serious.
I do notice changes in the way my clothes fit. They are not so tight. A pair of pants I used to love, but rubbed me wrong in the inner thigh, I can now wear without getting irritated at the rubbing (I don't even notice it). Chris told me yesterday that I look skinnier (always nice). These are positive changes that I enjoy, that have nothing to do with the scale.
I didn't start this blog with the intention of making it all about losing weight, or running. However, I have limited amount of space to store stuff I think about in my head, and right now my weight and running has consumed all of that limited space. So for now I've been blogging about that. I plan to continue to run, so we'll see where it goes. :-)
1. Head winds cool you down when you are running.
2. Head winds cool you down when you are running.
Yeah, so I didn't have any reasons why I love head winds.
I had a hard, hard run. I wasn't really into it, and I usually am with sunny days, not to mention my new shoes. I couldn't figure out why I was huffing and puffing before I even finished my first mile. I figured it had a lot to do with the wind and I took yesterday as a rest day. But even when I turned around (there were definitely times I felt the "tail wind" was still a head wind) I was still dying. Most of the third mile is downhill and it still felt hard. I didn't know why. I got home and was so upset because it wasn't a fabulous, easy run. I looked at my phone (Map my Fitness app) and I cut 2 min off my usual time. I ran my normal 3 miles at 31.28 min. and I normally do around 33.30 min
So this morning I was sitting in my car listening to a song just before I went into my office. A