need to work on my speed. I’ve been running for long enough that I should be able to push myself to get faster. I’ve always heard that you should work on endurance before you work on speed. I have endurance. I can run far if I train. I am just a slow poke and don’t want to be anymore. I want to be proud of my race times, not embarrassed by them.
So last night I did what I thought was a tempo run. It was actually 3.12 miles in 35 minutes. Not fast. BUT, I did walk up a hill (probably .25 miles) and had to stop for traffic lights. So I am going to tell myself that I really ran somewhere around the 9:50 mark. That’s why I need that Garmin!
Mission: Healthy Pizza was a success. So successful, in fact, that I didn’t get a picture of it. We used Trader Joe’s Whole Wheat dough, Trader Joe’s Marinara Sauce, Trader Joe’s Lite 3 blend cheese (mozzarella, cheddar and monterey jack, I think) and some frozen pepper/onion blend. The entire pizza came out to roughly 1600-1700 calories. I ate a fourth which filled me up nicely. I had also snacked on some hummus and crackers beforehand. We paired the pizza with a bottle of Riesling that I had in my fridge.
I wasn’t going to drink last night but I wanted a glass (or two) of wine. I feel okay today. I think that two glasses is my limit on school days. Anything more than that and I feel awful in the morning. I can take the awful feeling if I can sleep it off, I can’t if I’m at work.
I’ve been using www.thedailyplate.com to count calories. I know that it can lead to obsession but I really do need to get rid of these extra 10 pounds that have crept up on me. I’ve counted yesterday and today and gotten under 2000 each day with a net of around 1600 when you factor in exercise. According to this website, I should be able to lose a pound a week at this rate. So maybe I will be bikini ready for our cruise in September. Or at least more comfortable in a tankini.