I only have 20 minutes to post before my friend Sam comes to pick me up for our 'hang-out date' later, but I just wanted to update my blog and let everyone know how great I am doing :)
Umm.. there are several different facets of my life I'd like to bring up..
Running- Things have been going okay.. My long run on Saturday (15 miles) was pretty killer, but that's just cuz I'm dumb and went out way too fast to be able to hold that pace for an hour and 45 minutes.
I don't know how fast I really went, but I'd say I averaged sub 6:40 cuz last week I ran with Tiffany at Boardtown runners (the group in Starkville), and she said that she averaged 6:39 for our 15.2 mile route. I finished a little faster than her.
This past Saturday's run was harder and definitely a faster pace, so that's good I guess?!
I haven't hit my mileage the past two weeks, and it's very frustrating :/ It's just so hot, and the two-a-days are hard to do sometimes when I don't want to run til 10 P.M. and then I'm either too tired or whatever to do it.. Anyway, I'm definitely going to do it this week, though! No excuses :) 75 miles, here I come.
I do think that I would be a little quicker/fitter/better with less weight, but I guess it will fall off as the season progresses.. That does bring me to the issue of eating :P
Eating-Things have been really good for the most part :) I have been eating intuitively, what I want, when I want.
I did meet with my dietician/nutritionist Kelly last Wednesday before I left. We came up with a meal plan just to make sure I'm getting enough food in me to fuel for all of my mileage without underdoing it some days and then binging on others. I'm tired of that cycle.
I will admit that I had one slip-up.. a binge. :/ I had been restrictive and thought I could cheat Kelly's plan by cutting 700? calories? False. I should know better!
I haven't actually been logging my food intake like Kelly wants just cuz I've been so busy with other stuff, but I will get on that starting today..
I do know, though, that I am doing a good job of fueling my body. I did a 7 mile run on the treadmill this morning (I was too tired, so I slept in), and I averaged 6:40 pace feeling like I could go forever.
Love it :)
Mom- I went to the Y with my mom the other day. I ran 12 miles on the treadmill while she walked 4.. I really enjoyed the time with her..
Some people think that I need to have more space than I do with my mom, that I should just let her go..
But Idk, it's so hard to lose someone that you love so much.
I went my whole life without a mom, and now that I finally have one, I don't want to let her go.
I know how hard it is to have an addiction.. I also know that it can be overcome. And I have faith that my mom can do it.
Whether she does it anytime soon, I don't know. But I am praying that she does.
Connor- Read this post: "Mushy Gushy Love", and then tell me that I do not have the best boyfriend in the world.
I am spoiled.
I love him to the world and back.
I can't imagine my life without him, and luckily I will never have to.
I could go on and on about how Connor is one of the best things that has ever happened to me, but Sam is here, and I would probably gross you all out with my cheesiness, anyway ;)
Okay, I also wanted to talk about my relationship with God, but I guess I will post about that later tonight or tomorrow :/ It deserves it's own post, anyway.
I hope everyone is having a great week so far, and I am so excited that I am going back to Starkville on Thursday!!
I came home for the week since summer school ended. Straight A's, btw :)
So much love!!