Sooooo I did my weigh in yesterday and was UP a pound from last week and was 198.2. Totally pissed me off because I knew that wasn't "real" weight, and no, I promise I am not using fat logic here. It's being a chick logic and having once a month absolutely suck and cause havoc with my body and therefore the scale. Pair that with my stupid stomach issues and it becomes madness. Anyways, the Crimson Tides slowed yesterday and my body decided to go big potty, so I knew that my weight would be down today. I weighed this morning and sure enough:
Previous Weight: 197.4
Today's Weight: 195.6
Difference: -1.8 pounds
Because my vain streak is rearing its beautiful head I decided that instead of skipping a weigh in post for this week, that I was going to do a Thinner Thursday post instead of a Weigh In Wednesday. It's also a good example not to get too bent out of shape about the scale since the human body is nutso. Anyway the long and short of it is that I'm one pound away from my lowest weight of 194.6, and I am pretty darn happy about that.
This week has not been very exciting and I haven't really tried any new recipes that I can share with you guys. I am going strong on tracking in My Fitness Pal, doing my stepper, walking and all of that. It's actually kind of a relief to not have anything exciting to share since means our life has calmed down! I've even managed to read 6 books so far this month, which is pretty awesome!
One thing I forgot to mention is that I signed up for another virtual race this year called the Leap Year Dare. You run 30k altogether, but it's split out to once a week runs/walks. It officially starts this Sunday and the first distance you do is 2k, and I actually am going to try to run it instead of walking. I feel like it's time to kind of get back into the swing of thing with casual runs here and there. I haven't run a step since the half marathon, so it will be interesting to see where I am at from a fitness standpoint. I'm actually curious if the stair stepper has helped keep my leg strength up enough that it won't be a huge challenge. The virtual race thing is cool on some levels, but it does feel like the pomp and circumstance is gone when you get your medal mailed to you before the race even starts! I wanted to do this one because of the Leap Year aspect, but am not sure if I'll do another virtual race soon.
I don't have an aversion to running this point like I did right after the race, but I am pretty noncommittal now about signing up for a sanctioned race. I definitely don't feel a drive to do anything longer than a 10k, and I feel like running best fits into my life as part of a casual 3-4 miles maybe 3 times a week or so. Some of that is the weather, I just really don't have the desire to go out and get utterly soaked and cold in the name of training, and some of it is a feeling of having done it all and having nothing left to prove. I mostly just care about being active in whatever way that feels good that day.
I am really looking forward to this weekend. One of my closest friends who moved away is coming into town and we're going out with him on Friday for beers. I haven't seen him since fall of last year so it'll be good to hang out. Then Saturday I am VERY excited because I'm meeting one of my local readers for coffee! K and I actually have met in person before when Katie from Runs for Cookies did a meetup earlier last year. K and I don't live very far from one another and have been meaning to get together for months, but as you know the year kind of imploded for me and time got away. I'm glad I can finally meet up with her and chat! Sunday will be shelter day, football playoffs and me squeezing in my run for the Leap Year Dare. I hope everyone has a fun, relaxing and active weekend planned!