Monday, January 18, 2010

The turtles are out

This morning I woke up to a super bright, gorgeous blue sky. I was a bit tentative when I opened the door for the dog to go out this morning, but I was hit right in the face with a FIFTY FIVE degree day. I couldn't get into my running clothes fast enough--and as soon as I got by the pond, I saw all the turtles out getting their sun and I remembered yet again why I live in the south. I had a great 5K run, and then took the dog for a walk...I checked the weather and the rest of the week is supposed to get even better.

I really need some sun and outside time---nothing new is wrong yet I have been feeling all blue and pensive about mine and Mr. P's mortality, and I am sure the gray, cold skies are making it worse. Plus, this might sound ridiculous, but I took too much time off, and I am having a very hard time getting my ass back into gear!

Mr. P and I had a very nice weekend. We stocked up on healthy foods at Costco on Friday. Saturday morning we went running (in the pouring down rain, booyah), went to visit with Teddy's family, and capped off the day watching the Colts win with some friends (with drinks!). Yesterday I made Goulash soup in the crock pot and caught up on my DVR.

I weighed in this morning with a 1lb loss, which gets me to 83.87% of my starting weight. However, according to my fat percentage I lost 3.26 pounds of FAT! I guess getting back into the swing of weights and Body Pump are beginning to pay benefits, I hope Mr. P and I do better about going to the gym year round, not just the winter this year.

On another healthy front, I am halfway through my training for the 1/2 marathon, and I am getting both nervous and excited. This week's training includes a 10.2 mile run on Sunday. YIKES!!


Jen L. said...

This weather is divine! I'm so glad it warmed up because my house couldn't take much more of the toddler with cabin fever. Let's just say my Mr. Clean Magic Eraser has gotten quite the workout this week.

How's hula hooping going?

Jenn said...

And I thought our 45 degree day was nice - 55 is awesome!!!
Great job on losing all that fat, girl!!! Keep it up!

Not Your Aunt B said...

We are just now getting the sun to peek through, so I hope it is sunny, sunny, sunny all week. Of course, I am working 3 days this week so I won't get to enjoy it!

YAY for weight loss! YAY for fat loss! And how I wish I had a scenic run, but no, only suburbia to look at.

SoMi's Nilsa said...

Sometimes a break from the routine is really quite good for the body. I sometimes find that after taking a break from working out that my body is able to do more. Like the time away was a refuel. Don't knock yourself too hard and knock yourself out with the 10-miler this weekend!

Amy said...

Yes, today and yesterday have been lovely weather. You are really rocking the fitness! Great job.
Good luck getting back into the swing of the semester. Mine starts tomorrow and I'm nervous!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your poor showing on the Fat Test... what are you, in the lower C's now?

Sounds like a nice weekend with the sunshine and the turtles and the drinks and all.

Hey, what kind of scale do you have that successfully measures your fat %? Mine just taunts me.

Penny said...

Oh the weather this morning is awesome! I'm so sad I'm in my office that has NO windows. BOO

This is much better than freezing every day for 6 months...but remind me of that when it is 100.

Lucy said...

I live in GRAY zone, no seriously we have more Gray days than rainy Seattle. I live in OHIO. I can't take it anymore, hence the reason I am moving to Sedona soon. I don't mind cold or even snow but I can't stand GRAY.
The meterologist said today, " Be prepared for a rainy,dreary with a mix of snowshower for the entire week." That was our forecast today. The last time we have seen the sun and not all day was Janaury 13th, I kid you not. It sucks!!! It is not unusual to go two weeks or longer without sun here.

So, enjoy your day for me!!!!!

Tammy said...

I envy you. I would love to see turtles just haging out in the sun! Instead I get to slip and slid on the ice and snow!

I also left you an award over on my blog!

Fatinah said...

congrats on your loss!!

halfway through the training? you're a total rockstar!!

lastchanceivf said...

Wishing you tons of fun on that long run this weekend!

It's in the 70s here all week. Personally I don't like it b/c I know it will be hotter than hades in no time and I like the cold, if only for a while. But running in the super cold can be brutal, especially if you run through frozen creeks :)

Alice said...

3.26 lbs!?!? HOLLAAA!! that's awesome! :-)

also: omg 10.2 miles? i am hyperventilating. good for you, i am so impressed!

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