Last night I had intended on going out for 4 miles but my daughter was in a mood and did not get to bed until late. The trials and tribulations of the 4 year old mind, hmmm. So I went out this morning and didn't have the time for 4 so I did a three. The goal is just to keep my legs fresh so not a big deal.
Mile 1: 12:50
Mile 2: 11:30
Mile 3: 11:34
By doing the nasty hills recently I have really kicked up my times on the straight aways. I started out in March running 15 to 16 minute miles. So on these short runs I have made some progress.
Last night I did a bunch of push-ups, sit-ups, dips along with an obnoxious amount of punches and kicks. By the time it was over an hour and a half had passed and it was 12:00. Midnight, good god what was I thinking. Well you work when you can, I didn't make an excuse so that is best. As my favorite quote goes "If you look for an excuse long enough, you will find one you like". So I got off the couch.
... 5 days to go... gulp
Strange Diet Notes
My biggest problem when I started this adventure back in March was fast food. I really was hooked on the grease and I never thought twice about what I was eating or drinking (a large soft drink and a refill was part of the process). I did not even think whether or not I was hungry or not. It was a comfort and habit sort of thing. Now, I have to say that for the most part fast food now makes me sick to even smell never mind eat. It took me a while to back off from it but now I don't go to a fast food restaurant except with my daughter once a month. I will eat something there and it is not good for me but it is only once a month. Everything in moderation.
These days my snacks are fruit and vegetables instead of cookies or other sorts of baked goods. And I look at serving sizes now. I will chug water but nothing else. So this is equally as important as the exercise. I never would have thought I would have preferred an apple to some peanut butter cookies. Strange.