|Maddox playing in the water spray from the leak in the hose.|
|My finished garden (there are plants, they are just hard to see).|
As of Saturday (I think) I've been sugar free, other than what is in my creamer for my coffee (which admittedly is a lot). Maybe some day I'll wean myself off of that creamer and only use half and half or real cream, but that won't happen soon. Chris likes his coffee way too strong and we don't have the luxury of separate coffeemakers (or a Keurig, which I would LOVE). Work is the hardest for me to stay away from the candy, so it's good that I started over the weekend. However, this week one of my groups is having donuts, and I don't know if I'll be able to resist them, especially since I'm buying them. =/
I have noticed that I'm getting slower when I run. I don't know why. I'm not doing anything different. In April I started doing intervals, but I only did them 3 times, and I was already faster than I am now before I started doing the intervals. In April I had only a handful of 9+ min/mile runs, and in May I've only had 3 under 9+ min/mile runs. Yesterday I pulled out a 8:57min/mile, but only because I ran an 8:24 on my last mile, the rest were all above 9 min. I'm frustrated by this. I'm not looking forward to my runs at all, they feel harder than they have in the past and I feel like one of those sayings that is all over Facebook and Pinterest.
So I did go for a 4 mile run yesterday, and my head didn't bother me, but man, my throat hurt. I started spitting a lot so I didn't have to swallow the saliva because breathing through my mouth made my throat feel like it was on fire. I'd like to go for a longer run today, was even thinking about 6 miles, but I feel about the same today, so I don't know if I can handle that far.