These past few weeks, I’ve taken the initiative to cook more at home and dine out less. I was so proud when I had the same $8 in my wallet for over 3 weeks!! As a vegan, it’s easy yet difficult to make choices: if I don’t plan ahead, I may just grab whatever is in sight, hindering my progress. Also, my taste buds have changed so much these days. I once hated soft pretzels, watermelon and root beer and now I love them, so I have to be careful, especially with the warm pretzels at the hospital’s coffee cart.
Packing lunches for a few weeks resulted in a 2-pound weight loss so this is HUGE! I don’t lose weight easily; I’ve been steady at this weight for 3 years. During the summer of 2010, I got to my lowest weight and felt amazing, and that’s just 6 lbs away. I’m motivated again to tone up and get back to that weight.
Today I bought a Garmin Forerunner 10 that a friend was selling and she even priority mailed it this morning, just in time for my third race, the Broad Street Run next weekend. I was on the market for a GPS watch and considered the Garmin 210 since it works with the treadmill and I run a lot at home but the 10 was new and the price was sweet so I got it. It was a win-win for us both!!! I’m blessed with great friends 🙂
I’m excited to be sharing the road with 40,000 runners, most wearing red socks to support Boston.
With the inclusion of last Sunday’s half marathon, I ran a total of 20 miles. Lately it’s been difficult getting runs in with my hectic schedule but now that it’s gotten nicer I’m trying to get outdoors more often.
Tomorrow I begin a new running program so tonight I’m unwinding with a naughty treat. I’m also starting tomorrow a training program for my mom and my sister to run a 5k this summer. They’re running a 1-mile run for Autism in a few weeks. We’re all excited!! I’m excited to have my family join me in my running passion!
Good night friends.