Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Quickie

I'm heading out again today ~ this time to North Carolina for business and a few days of exercise rest. Not sure how I am going to do it....I've been completely compulsive about my exercise lately ~ which I guess is not really a bad thing.


I actually had to restrain myself from going to the gym twice yesterday, just because I could have if I had wanted to. Crazy, huh? But I resisted, and went back again this morning at 5:15 am for Body Combat class ;)


I'd love to say that my compulsion applies to my running also, but no such luck.


I did get a good run in on Saturday at the ARR Summer Series Race #4 ~ a hot, humid and sweaty 5K with Eileen and Lisa.


I've had better runs, I've had worse.....so I have no complaints. This was a training run for Eileen, so I told her to set the pace and I would just go along for the ride. The heat was brutal, but we knocked down the 3.1 and called it a day. Personally, I think runners should get at least a minute per mile credit for running in such conditions....


Here's our sweaty ~ but always smiling ~ gang after the race:




Congrats to Lisa who set a new PR on Saturday, and continues to amaze and inspire me!! No idea how she did it in the heat ~ some of us were struggling just to move ~ but she ROCKS! Awesome job lady :)

I am just happy to have broken through the scale threshhold that has been holding me hostage lately ~ I finally busted 157 pounds!!! I had been stuck there for sooooo long (like almost a month!!!) so it was very encouraging to see the scale move again. Less than seven more pounds to my first goal.....a new pair of jeans that I have been wanting ;)

The goal for this week is to eat smart while traveling. No easy feat, but I am going to do it. There's nothing that says that pushups and ab curls can't be done in a hotel room too!! ;)


26 comments:

Wes said...

Seems like doing a five K was in the women's blood this weekend. Dee Dee had the GALL to do a 5K without moi! Unbelievable!! Nice job on the weight breakthrough! What's the secret? I can't bust through this 180 thang.

Calyx Meredith said...

Yay for the scale break through. (And don't mind me if I linger around your blog hoping it's contagious because that's the exact number I'm trying to break through too!!)

And... NC?!! Did I know you were coming to my state?! Will you be remotely close to Chapel Hill (or Raleigh or Durham)?

Sonia said...

Have a good business trip.

I had the same type of day yesterday, where I had done 45 mins of cycling in the morning and felt like I should have done smth in the afternoon... but just relaxed instead! ;-)

Running Knitter said...

Thank you for being such an awesome running partner! You stayed with me and pushed me through when I needed it. You're the best!

Have fun in NC!

Viv said...

Have a safe trip. LOL at your addiciton to working out it can not be a bad thing. Whatever keeps it fun right...
Way to bust through that number on the scale. Great job out there on the 5K in the brutal heat! I will run with you AZ chickies one day.

J~Mom said...

You are too sweet! How you can be inspired by my nuttiness is beyond me! :>D

Keep up the awesome work!! You look fantastic!!! Look at those guns in that picture girl!

Bev said...

Girl you need to stop traveling so much. It really screws up your blogging. Great work on the scale. Keep it up. You look awesome!

Running To Stand Still said...

Hope your trip goes well, food and all. And YAY on the weight loss that is fantastic!!

teacherwoman said...

nice job on the weight breakthrough! I have lost about 6 pounds but at another standstill. blech.

enjoy NC. I love it there. Almost took a job there.

AKA Alice said...

Have fun on your trip... and congrats on the scale victory!

Christie said...

Congrats! You'll be in those new jeans in no time.

Jenn said...

Congrats on the weight loss! I've been stuck within the same three pounds and it's really starting to annoy me.

Mendy said...

Good job on doing the 5K. You all look fantastic, even if you are sweaty.

Nice words about Lisa. She's inspiring me too.

As far as the weight goes, CONGRATS. I can't get below 160, and when I do - I will be one happy camper.

Maybe one of these times you go to Charlotte, we can find a race to do. I'd love to come over and see you. It's only 1hr 30 min.

Jade Lady said...

Compulsive exercising, huh? I need some of that! THe heat in TX has also been brutal, and has been since June. Congrats on busting that scale threshold!

Nitmos said...

If you can bottle that "eating smart while traveling" thing, go ahead and sell it and become incredibly wealthy.

Susan said...

You're a machine! Go girl.

I am doing great!

Kate said...

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Yay for a scale breakthrough, I hate it when the darn thing seems to "get stuck" for quite some time. It can be so frustrating!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Good job. Hope the travel exercise is going well. :)

Al's CL Reviews said...

Awesome on the breakthrough on the weight.

Have fun in NC...as much as one can have on a business trip.

Pat said...

congrats on the run. sounds like you had fun. I looked for you in NC, but I guess we weren't in the same town.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Hope you are well!! Missing you.

Congrats on the scale busting, hope you are hanging on to it. Weird, that was the number I really had to break through too.

Carly said...

Have a good business trip. Nice job on the scale.

nevadamtnbear said...

Okay, I'm still hearing nothing but crickets from this blog.

Helllooooooooooooooooo? Pokey, where are you?

Hellllooooooooo, echo echo...

Miss the heck out of you babe!

Chief Wahoo said...

Congrats on breaking through ont he scale!

Laura N said...

Holy cow woman, where are you? Did they swallow you up in San Diego or what? Miss ya!

Marathoner in Training said...

It has been a month since your last post. Do we need to get the wanted posters out for you?