Thursday I was actually able to run.
Me, I got to run! I was able to run without dying! AWESOME!
I ran 2 very slow, very ugly, very difficult miles, but it was nothing short of perfect bliss!
Saturday, I was able to crank out another 5 miles. Still a little rough, but it felt oh so good!
I'm hoping for 3 or 4 on Monday and 6 on Tuesday. I think I may take a break on Wednesday and Turkey Day since my family is coming to visit. Then crank out another few on Friday and maybe 8 or 9 on Saturday...maybe, just a thought. All I know is that I am a happy camper! :)
This is the first time I've cooked a Thanksgiving Dinner in my own home! My mom and little brother are coming to visit. It's going to be a nice, chill Thanksgiving just the 5 of us...mom, brother, bf, myself, and of course the pupster!
the pupster (Winston)
My menu will consist of...
- Mashed Potatoes
- Zucchini & Yellow squash
- Homemade Cranberry Sauce (courtesy of my mom)
- Pumpkin Pie or Cheesecake
if you haven't already...take your turkey out of the freezer and put it in the fridge!I'm very excited...should be awesome!
So...since I got the swine, haven't been able to run, and ate a lot of comfort foods while sick (aka - high carb and processed foods) my weight loss situation has been MIA. So...in order to jump start myself back into training shape to lose more weight, I've come up with a new plan...
While looking for Once a Runner, the book I talked about last post, I found Boxing Shadows by W. K. Stratton with Anissa "The Assassin" Zammarron. I saw the photo on the cover, saw it was written by "The Assassin"...light bulb went on...starting jumping up and down (yes in the middle of Barnes and Nobles)...with a huge hasp blurted out "OMG! Do you know who this is? Do you KNOW who this IS?" To which the bf replied... "No, but I'm guessing you do?" "OMG this is the 2 time woman's world champion that fights at my gym...this is about THE Assassin, from my gym, the girl that fights at my gym, the GYM I BOX AT! OMG OMG, this is so freaking cool...MUST BUY!"
I was so super excited if you couldn't tell. I didn't even know she was working on a book, but I flipped out, then calmed down to stop the stares, and marched my happy butt up to the checkout line!
I've started reading it and LOVE it!!!!!
In the first chapter (which is why I got on this tangent) she writes about her diet. She explained that different from her male counter parts, she hates playing the "weight game" for fights. Most male boxers struggle to get down to their fighting weight and end up starving themselves or going through crazy regimes to lose that extra few pounds before a prizefight. Instead, she keeps herself at her fighting weight as much as possible. Her diet (which I am adopting) consists of: vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean meats. She stayed away from fried food, sweets, and soda. She also allowed herself 1 beer a day, which she feels helped her sleep (boxers need more sleep to recover) and helped her body recover.
Since my 3rd half marathon is 2 weeks from today, my 4th is about 11 weeks away, and my 1st full marathon is shortly after that, I need to get seriously serious about my diet along WITH my exercise.
I can't wait to start boxing again. It's on my schedule for Tuesday, December 8 (the Tuesday after my next half marathon).
So, there it is folks...I hope you all are doing well!
PS - I will probably be sharing the epic awesomeness my bff and I have conjured up after the race...still waiting on a few things to be finalized! :)