Thursday, October 02, 2008

146.6 - Pumpkin/Run/Anniversary

I just got back from lunch with my girlfriend for her birthday. We went to the Grand Traverse Pie Company, and I had the best pumpkin pie I've ever had.

Of course, thinking it was the best pie I've ever had has nothing to do with the fact that I've been looking forward to it for over a week. Haha.

I love pumpkin and look forward to pumpkin foods every year in the fall. Today's pie was just the first of many I'm sure I'll enjoy over the next couple of months. And since it was a carb up day for me, I enjoyed it with no guilt or remorse. And I don't even feel stuffed.

Yesterday I got in a fabulous run. It's unreal what a difference the cooler temps make. I ran 4.7 miles and averaged (ready for this?) 10:07 min/mile. That's a great pace for me over a longer distance. I am beginning to think I could possibly hit my time goal for the half marathon next weekend. If the temps stay low, that is.

And I am in no doubt that my lower weight is also helping my speed improve. Losing these past 9ish pounds has been a real gift to my running, not just my waist line (which is hovering below 30 inches now. woohoo!).

On October 1, 2007, I hit 155 pounds for the first time since my 20s. So I've officially hit that magic "one year" of maintaining my weight loss. If LA Weight Loss were still in business, I'd have graduated this month. One year is supposed to mean I have a greater chance of keeping off the weight. At least for now, I certainly feel like I'm headed for a lifetime of a healthy body.

(Loving the scale today. I am so close to my goal. I really think I can get to 145 by my half on October 12th, which is a full 10 pounds less that I'll have to carry around for 13.1 miles than I did at the Indy half. I'm sure my knees will thank me for that.)


LG said...

Happy Anniversary! I know you can do it, Laura!

Isn't the anticipation the best part of some things? I'm glad you enjoyed your pie. :-)

LG said...

Happy Anniversary! I know you can do it, Laura!

Isn't the anticipation the best part of some things? I'm glad you enjoyed your pie. :-)

Cindy...154 said...

Good for you on the running and glad you enjoyed the pie. I love pumpkin, too and this time of year. Foods taste so much better when we don't get to have them as much. Appreciation goes way up. I notice my body feels leaner and smaller right now, even though my weight went up a little - I feel more athletic and capable. happy Anniversary!!

Helen said...

Congrats, Laura!

I am noticing my knees are NOT HAPPY with the lbs. I've put back on over the past few months and it's not even that many. And that motivates me A LOT to get myself in gear again.

Where is that darn "Crack" book that I ordered?! ;-)

P.S. We're going to be in Indiana for a few days next week and I'm hoping that it's a little chilly...but I'm seeing weather reports that say in the 80s in the day! :-(

Jodie said...

Awesome on the anniversary! You are doing so great on the new WOE. And awesome about the running. Sounds like your body is figuring out where to get "fuel" from. Have less pounds, even the small amount makes a difference. And as for the cooler weather! I'm still waiting for that.

Yummo pumpkin pie! I crack up reading you...everything sounds so familiar! And awesome on the size small sports bra! Did you ever think you'd buy a small? What a great feeling!

Vickie said...

congrats on the year mark!!!!! - does it seem like a long time ago or just yesterday?

I mentioned that I had been back in my own archives from two years ago - and it seems like ten - I feel very far away from 'that person that I used to be'.

Vickie said...

and somewhere I have seen crustless pumpkin recipes that would work as a starch on even NON carb up days (I think).

jen said...

Running is a lot easier when you weigh less. I think you'll be stunning at the half marathon! Be sure to carb up the day before, though, you'll need the energy.

debby said...

Yay for weight loss, maintenance, running, and good pie and fall weather. They all make me happy!

Jill said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Why am I always a day late on commenting lately???

Anyway, good job girlie and thanks for checking up on me on my blog! Nice to know that I was missed!!

All things pumpkin = abundant goodness!