I’ve been having a hard time finding the time to blog. I have a fair bit of downtime at work (I’m working on a student dental license for the summer), but I don’t have access to the internet so I haven’t been writing very much. Today, though, I decided to just type in Word and then copy and paste later. It doesn’t quite feel the same, but it’ll do. I miss getting my thoughts and workouts down in black and white. Somehow it makes everything…clearer.
The hip/IT band rehab is going quite well. Still a little hip tightness after 5k, but no knee pain at all, so I’m super happy. I ran/walked 8k last Tuesday (I think?) on a beautiful, sunny, breezy summer day, and then Friday night I got in a 6.5k run in my neighbourhood. I ran easy for 10 min, then aimed for a 6:30 min/km pace. I knew I wouldn’t be able to sustain it for the 25 min I wanted to run, so I ran for 10 min, walked for 2, ran another 10, walked for 2, and then ran a sub 6:00 min/km for the last 2 min, then 10 min fairly easy. I felt great afterward and even had a nice chat with my neighbour, who was taking her dog out for a walk as I was heading home.
Tonight I’m planning to walk/run 10k. I was scheduled to do it Sunday, but had a late night after my cousin’s wedding. While I had only 1 drink at the wedding, it was quite hot outside and I was feeling super dehydrated Sunday on top of being really tired and having 4 hours of driving to do. Then I was going to get it in yesterday instead, but I didn’t plan ahead for the 36 degrees Celcius (plus humidity) that we got here. Not that I’m complaining about the heat – I love it. It’s just definitely not smart running weather for a Northern girl like me. So, after work today, I’m heading over to my sister’s to borrow her treadmill.
Hate the treadmill, but I really want to get this long run in, even though I know I’m getting to the point where I should just keep going with my training plan and forget about that long run. I’m just kicking myself because, really, I had no good reason for not getting it in. It was just poor planning on my part.
Speaking of planning, my eating has been pretty decent. I’ve been meal planning and getting in lots of veggies (summer salads!). The only real issue I’m having is with weekend eating. I’m definitely splurging more than is wise, so I’m not losing weight. I’m not gaining, though, either, which is good. I think I just need to dig out a little extra motivation to get through the weekends without eating so many treats and I’ll be in good shape.
Do you find that you eat more healthfully in the summer, or do you find it harder to avoid the indulgences at social events?