Monday, January 9, 2017

01/09/2017 This runner feels like a sherpa, 162 and dropping

Well, I guess I have conquered running in the cold.  I did 4 miles today in 18 degree weather.  It was pretty sucky, but I did it.  I ran at a decent clip too.  My 4 miles splits were roughly, 8:00, 7:20, 7:50, and 7:50.  I started off way too fast, probably because I was cold.  I then forced myself to do 4 miles.  I usually run at least 5 miles and I never go less than 4, it's just an unwritten thing I have.  Today, after seriously contemplating a 3 miler, I told myself to suck it up and do my lower limit of 4 miles.

The only part of my body that was suffering were my thumbs, until I tucked them into my mitten flaps of my Gatorade gloves.  I was fine after that.  

I jumped on the scale this AM and on the 7th day of eating healthy again, I began at 162.  I am as happy as I could possibly be.  Since last Tuesday morning, I have dropped 6.5 lbs.  Continuing on the healthy eating and exercising is becoming contagious for me now that I am seeing results repeatedly.  Tomorrow, I run and workout.

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