I did a little happy dance when I saw my weight this morning. I am heading in the right direction again, at last. I would love love love to be at 145 by the time the DMB concert at the end of July gets here.
BUT, setting time-based weight loss goals is pretty much against my better judgment, because it sucks when you miss the mark and then you feel like a failure, even when you've eaten well and exercised and lost X number of pounds...and I'm against feeling like a failure. So it's not a goal, per se, but a vision of what the future could hold. If I get there, fine. If not, well, hopefully I'll still be in better shape than I've ever been in my life.
I got in a 3 mile run yesterday, and it was one of those "off" runs. I had had trouble getting my breath all day while at the office, and even with my inhaler, I still wasn't breathing right. Running without your lungs functioning correctly is a pain. Not literally, but it was still tough and it was everything I could do to finish 3 miles at an avg. pace of 10:44.
The bugs were still a-plenty at the park where I've been running, and I think it's because the grass is so high out there. Thankfully the park department has been mowing and maybe that will make the buggies move elsewhere. I wore my glasses and didn't have any eye issues, and thankfully none went up my nose or in my mouth. I'm all for extra protein in my diet, but not from the insect world.
Tonight's weight training isn't going to happen. I forgot that we have a client meeting out of town today, and I'll be in the car on my way back when the class happens at 4:30. My right hamstring is achy and something is wonky with the front of my shoulder. Not sure what I did yesterday but it feels like a tendon or something is out of whack.
Oh the joys of getting older.
So, who knows what's on tap for tonight, exercise wise. I'd love to run at night after the kids are in bed, if I've got any energy left. I haven't run under the stars in a while.
***American Idol Rant***
So, it's official--before I even watch tonight's Idol results I know it will be David A. They might as well have given him a crown and scepter last night; it was such a coronation. I was expecting this, but it still bites. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that David Cook at least gets a record deal.