Saturday, February 25, 2012

Life as we know it

So, I did a little day in the life dealie yesterday, and realized what I didn't include: caramels. Lots and lots of caramels. I can look at the rest of the enormous candy bucket and say, eh, not interested, but when it comes to caramels? I want them all.

At the beginning of the year, when I made my "no work candy" goal, I contemplated this time of year (unusual work environment, unusual hours, tons of junk food) and thought about how I would make this year different than last. Last year I was in a weird place emotionally, I was working nights, and I ended up gaining ~8 pounds over a month. Eating junk, sleeping weird hours and not working out enough caused that. This year, I proclaimed, will be different. And it has been...except for the junk part. And the weird sleeping hours. And I could probably work out more. Sigh. I have been leaving my nails mostly alone, saying "like" less, and haven't touched a diet soda (even though they're everywhere).

Workouts for the week:
Monday: 4.25 miles (I think. I suck at writing stuff down)
Tuesday: 20 minutes on elliptical, plus lifting after
Wednesday: intervals
Thursday: Swim 1550 yards
Friday: Run 3.5 miles..., in 30:42!!! I don't know how I did over a 5k at 8:42/mile, but I did.

My runs lately have been shorter, but way more intense. I am not intentionally focusing on getting faster, but I'm trying to figure out what my real race pace might be for a 5k. 8:40something was manageable, although tough, so I'm thinking I still have some room for improvement, especially with more training. Nick and I are looking for a 5k in April to see where we're at since we've both been running more frequently and more intensely. And wow... we have a half marathon in less than 3 months. Should really get on that...

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