As of late, I feel like I have a tapeworm. I just can’t stop eating! As the weekly miles increase, so does the hunger. Now, I’m not one to get on a scale every day, so I have no idea what I weigh. I can give you a general estimate, but I’m one of those who goes by the “if my pants still fit, I’m good” rule. And, well, the pants are starting to get snug again, and that’s not good!
Ok, really for the most part I eat very well. Ok maybe not very, but “pretty” well. But lately, the hunger + all the junk food in my house (it’s Rich’s, I swear!) = me just grazing, all day long. And Rowen is at that age now where he is noticing when I give him an apple, yet I’m munching on chips and queso. eek! So it’s time to get a grip on it. For my health, my kids, my running, and especially my pants!
Second of all, I need to start weight training. My in laws, who live 0.62 miles away (thank you Garmin!) have cleaned out their garage and turned it into a gym. It’s no YMCA, but there is a bowflex and some free weights, and a free babysitter, so I think it’s time I start taking advantage of that too. I would love to add some muscle to my bean pole arms (you would THINK that lugging Kain around all day would give me some guns!), and I know any added muscle will help keep the weight in check.
So all of you runners, what does your weight training routine look like, if you have one? I’d love to here about it!!
I hope everyone had a fantastic Fourth of July and Canada Day week! We spent the 4th close to home. My community puts on a little parade for the kids and then a somewhat impressive fireworks show at night. In between those two events was some cooking (potato salad and deviled eggs!) time at the back yard inflatable pool, a little Tour on the TV (go team Astana!) and of course, a bbq cookout dinner. The boys both passed out while the sun was still up, so I was able to sit on my back deck and enjoy the fireworks.
I got a few miles in with the jogger on Saturday (3 to be exact) and a few in today (2-it was too muggy and hot when I finally got a chance to run-12:30 pm). Notice my 7 mile long run is missing! I HAVE to do it tomorrow, so it looks like I’ll be heading down to the boulevard an hour early before work and squeezing in some kid free miles. Hopefully the heat will hold off!
It’s a new week everyone, make the best of it!