Good morning and happy 10th of August! :-)
My week was filled with lots of workouts and lots of watermelon. Seriously, I think I've eaten at least three a week since June. That's probably why I can't seem to lose any weight! Ha!
Let's get right into last week's recap!
Monday- 30 minutes on the stationary bike, 7.13 miles
Tuesday- 3.57 miles, 47:51, 13:23 pace
Wednesday- Jillian Michael's Ripped in 30- week two workout
Thursday- 3.24 miles with Jen, 35:35, 10:59 pace
Friday- 1 mile on my mom's treadmill, 12:37
Saturday- 5.24 miles with Sara, 1:10:07, 13:23 pace
12.05 total miles
This was the first week in a while that I have run four times. And all four runs were vastly different. Tuesday's run was AWFUL. Terrible. Horrid. Thursday's run was great- Jen paces a bit quicker than me and it was a challenge to keep up with her! Maybe if we keep running together some of her speed will rub off on me!
Friday's mile was supposed to be outside. I was staying at my mom's house and about 10 pm, I wanted to get in a quick mile to reach my target of earning seven Activity Points for the day. I started running through her neighborhood and a big dog started barking and running towards me, stopping at the end of its yard. I got freaked out and called my stepdad to come pick me up. I think the dog had an electric fence holding it back, but I was still terrified that it would run through the fence and come after me. And of course, this was the one time I wasn't running with mace. So I went home and ended up running a mile on mom's treadmill instead. I was still pretty shaken up about my encounter with the dog though. Some of my blogger friends have had some nasty run-ins with dogs lately and it's made me a little more jumpy than usual.
Saturday I got to run with an old friend from college. We had a great run and even better conversation! It is so wonderfully distracting to run with a friend- the miles just fly by :-)
Last month while Matthew and I were in Cape May, NJ, we visited the Cape May Peanut Butter Company
. After tasting some samples, we brought home some of the butterscotch and hazelnut peanut butter. Oh sweet Jesus, this peanut butter is divine!
I have been trying to make the butterscotch last but it's so hard because it's so good! It is amazing with apples, crackers, marshmallow fluff, etc. I have no idea how much fat or how many calories it contains but what I can do is tell you how awesome it tastes.
|"Mom! What do you have up there?! Can I have some?!"|
146.0 as of 8/5/15
-1 from last week
So that's how it goes, gain two pounds; lose one. At this point, I'm just hanging onto this roller coaster for dear life! I know if I just keep working out, eating well, and drinking water, I'll maintain.
Yesterday was day 21 of reaching my goal of seven Activity Points per day! I started wearing an Active Link (like a fitbit but for Weight Watchers) in November and my previously-held longest streak of hitting goal every day was 10 days. I'd love to do it for a full 30 days and then compare how I feel, what I weigh, how my clothes are fitting, etc. to what it was before I was actively trying to reach goal every day.
Are you frightened by dogs you don't know when you're running? How do you stay safe?