This morning I thought it would be a good idea to take some stats to compare my body at the beginning of training and at end. I weigh myself every morning, naked, after I pee. My weight tends to fluctuate somewhere between 152 and 155. Today it was the lowest I’ve seen. Here are the stats:
- Weight – 151.4 lbs
- BMI – 27.7 (“normal” is 18.5 – 24.9)
- Waist – 34 in.
- Hips – 39.25 in.
- Bust – 35 in.
- Right Thigh – 22.5 in.
- Left Thigh – 23 in.
- Bra Size – 36 B
- Pant Size – New York & Co. size 12 (I use NY&Co. because they’re the only place I’ve constantly had pants from)
- Shirt Size – Medium
- Number of Races – 1 5K
- Longest Mileage Run – 4 miles
- Longest Time Run – 44 minutes
I did a 3-mile run today and it was so rough! For some reason today was a slow day all around. I got up late, moseyed while getting ready, got to school much later than I had planned on, and spent 6 hours doing something I thought would only take me 2. I got to the gym around 8:00 and set the treadmill for 3 miles. OMG it d…r…a…g…g…e…d… on. I’ve been able to run as fast as 6-6.5 mph, although when I was running 4 miles the other day I only ran about 5.5 mph. Today I could barely run 5mph. It was torture. I even had to stop and walk a couple of times! I don’t know why I was being so slow today, but I just acknowledged the fact that today was a little slower than usual and didn’t worry about it. I was proud of myself for being there and I pushed myself through that run. I wanted to quit so many times but I just kept saying “you’re not going to let yourself quit at 2 miles, are you? What are you going to do when you have to run 13?” I think part of the reason why I was having a hard time was because my hamstrings and calves were really tight today. I try to do a really good job stretching, but yesterday I was really sore. I know some of that was from yoga, but I think part of it was from that 4-miler. I stretch on the treadmill when I’m done but I need to make it a point to go into the multi-purpose training room and stretch on the mat when I’m done. I did that today so hopefully it’ll help my hammies tomorrow.
I had a moment today where I had a choice to make. My teacher friend came over to my building to work on some stuff and asked me if I wanted to get dinner afterward. At first I said yes but started thinking about how I would get to the gym since it would be so late. I was thinking of running outside while she was doing her work but it was already dark out, so I did something I wouldn’t usually do. I said no. I said we could do lunch tomorrow instead and I kept my appointment with myself. I realize that if I want to do this, I might have to say no to some of these spontaneous things. I realize that if I set a plan to workout at night, I have to stick with it because that time is already set aside. Not only did I get my run in by saying no, but I also saved a bunch of calories I would have consumed because, knowing us, dinner would have resulted in fatty Mexican food and a lot of margaritas. : )