The day after the Inaugural You Go Girl 10K, I woke up at 6:15 to go running. My quads were a little sore, but it felt good. It was, you know, the I-can-feel-I’ve-done-some-exercise sore. Not I-have-to-walk-down-the-stairs-backwards sore (aka post-Seattle-Half-Marathon sore).
But I did take it easy during my run/walk of 25 minutes – a sort of recovery workout. I jogged (instead of ran) 90 seconds, then walked two minutes for 20 minutes after a 5-minute warm-up. It was just shy of two miles.
Still sore on Monday night, but again, good sore. In fact, the feeling encouraged me. On Tuesday, I got up at 4:15 and got to the gym for a quick bike workout – just 25 minutes because that’s all I had time for. Still, I’ve been slacking on my non-running workouts lately. I’m not sure when the last time I did core was.
And I was a good girl and got up at 4:15 again this morning to go running at the gym: 5-minute warm-up, then alternated 90 seconds of running and two minutes of walking while I watched the second half of the first episode of Bethany Getting Married? Not sore today.
Friday’s weigh-in should be interesting. I have not been tracking, but I have basically been eating the same things I ate last week. Well, except for three cupcakes (over three days) with ice cream, Maggiano’s Rigatoni D (penne in a cream-butter-marsala-esque sauce with chicken and mushrooms) for my birthday dinner and take-home gnocchi on Tuesday night, and Saturday’s Red Robin appetizer lunch (onion rings, cheese sticks and spinach dip). Oh and Mr. T’s been baking bread! How dare he.
This is why I’m going to start the Holidays of Weight Loss soon. Let me know if you want in. I will make a new button and this time, I think, there will be some giveaways involved. ‘Tis the season for gift-giving…or gift-winning, I guess. Even better!
Hope everyone has a great week of running!
PS: Race pics are in! Go HERE to view!