It’s Sunday night and another weekend is coming to a close. Everything about this weekend felt like summertime to me: The carefree days; light eats; short-lived thunderstorms; mosquitos; sticky, sweaty runs; bike rides and sprinklers.
What’s most notable about this weekend, for me, is the fact that I finally felt like I was back to 100% on the running front. It’s seriously taken me since early June to feel like this again, so the last two runs have been particularly positive. I better break out the training plan while I’m feeling some momentum.
Saturday, I ran a fast four miles and was finished before I realized it (and probably should have kept going). Today, I went out mid-morning for a short, hot, sticky run to a nearby middle school. I had a head start to meet my family at the school track (they were driving). Our mission: To get my 7-year-old up and moving on her bike sans training wheels. It’s taken her a while to get there, for too many reasons, I suppose, but today was the day.
Just as I got there, she went flying solo down the track on her bike, as if she had been doing it for years, er well, months. OK – weeks. But still, it was awesome. Her pride was contagious and if I could bottle up the confidence she got from the many loops she took around the track on her bike, I would make a killing.
The rest of the day was pretty easy. The girls played in the sprinkler, ate popsicles and got to watch a movie. I hit the grocery store for the week and was able to plan out some easy, light meals.
I’m planning to share my meals for the next few weeks. It’s something I tried to do with fellow daily runner and British blogger Brendon Birch, but life and such got in our way. This will be attempt No. 2, and it should be interesting, since he’s doing a week (well, I think a week?) of juicing.
It’s not so much an attempt to lose weight as it is an attempt to cut out the bad stuff. And I don’t include wine in that category!
Here’s a peek. I tried to capture a few things I ate today.
That’s all I have for you today. I’m looking forward to three more days of good runs before the next time I post. I’ll be logging meals and snacks between now and then, and maybe I’ll put together a training plan, too. (My next races are in the fall — Sept. is my overnight 200-mile relay; Nov. is the local half marathon.)
How are the July fitness challenges treating you – squats and arms? I’m hanging in there so far.
Running log below.