I finally got in a run yesterday. 3 miles in lovely weather--70, cloudy, breezy. I love this time of year.
Today is my 1 year race-aversary. Pokey celebrated her 2 year race-aversary earlier this month, and it made me take note that my race-aversary would be September 16th. Last year I ran my first 5k, and it was one of the best experiences of my adult life.
It was a Komen Race for the Cure 5k, so it was packed. Over 10,000 people were there that morning. It's a mostly walkers race, so I felt good about being a slow runner. And I felt good being around the amazing energy that comes from thousands of folks celebrating life.
This Sunday I'll be running the Race for the Cure again. I'm part of a team this year--Stephanie's Soldiers--supporting a friend's friend who is only a few years older than me who was diagnosed with breast cancer this year. She's making it so far, and I think has just finished with her last bout of chemo. Anyway, it's not just about me this year, I guess is what I'm trying to say.
But today, it's my race-aversary and I'm just thrilled with how far I've come running wise. How happy I am that I have maintained my weight loss for almost a year, and am even back on track toward my original goal of 145.
Just like Pokey, running has changed my life. I feel so blessed to have made it this far. Thank you for being there with me on this journey.
Edit: Today is carb up day on my crack diet. This morning I had grits* & a protein shake. I felt fine. Had a snack of 2% cottage cheese & mandarin oranges* in mid morning. Had a normal lunch of protein & salad. And about an hour ago I had my first carb up snack of chex mix & one No Pudge brownie. I measured out a serving of chex mix this morning so I knew I wouldn't be eating too much. The total calories of this afternoon's snack was 290 calories.
I enjoyed the eating thoroughly, especially the No Pudge brownie (holy no-fat goodness, batman). But now? I feel awful! I'm getting sleepy, I feel bloated, and I feel like my energy has gone down.
Freaking refined carbohydrates are staging a coup on my body. And I was in total denial this was going to happen.
The book has a Carb Up day plan for diabetics or carb sensitive people. I may be following that instead. I don't like feeling like this.
I suppose, all in all, that's a very good thing.
*Grits & fruit are not allowed on baseline or carb down days right now, so they were special treats today.