Can we start off today with a moment of honesty? Every time I edit a vlog it’s a journey in self acceptance. Having to pay close attention to myself – voice, face, body – can be overwhelming for anyone, especially someone who has struggled with an eating disorder.
Editing my weekend vlog was definitely this way. The skin on my face has been acting up recently so I went makeup-less in an attempt to let it breathe a little. I almost didn’t post this vlog because I just felt bleh. Anyway, I decided to hit publish on this vlog because, hey, this is me!
ANYWAY, remember on Friday when I told you I was excited for a night in to myself because Adam was going to a wrestling show with a friend? His friend cancelled at the last minute and I ended up being his backup.
Just when I had wrapped my mind around the change in plans (I don’t do well with schedule changes!) Adam decided he didn’t want to go to the wrestling show at all. He was tired from having gotten up early to play racquetball with his dad, and he was sore from having squatted ALL THE WEIGHTS … so instead we stayed in and watched the Heat beat the Cavs, skyrocketing us to #1 place in the eastern conference!
I missed my rom-com, but I’ll always happily skip a movie to watch a good sports game with Adam! All in all it turned out to be a great Saturday night!
Other highlights from the weekend:
1. My GU delivery arrived! A big box of Chocolate Outrage which is the only flavor of Gu that I can tolerate. I’m all set for the Cape Coral Half coming up this weekend! 😉
2. I went to Trader Joe’s for the first time. I now understand what the big deal is about – I love it! All of the Trader Joe’s brand of products are reasonably priced and different from what I’ve seen at other grocery stores. I’m obsessed with these Gone Bananas chocolate dipped banana slices!
3. Went to the Ravens vs. Dolphins game on Sunday … and WE WON! It was truly a boring game, but a win is a win! Be sure to tell all of your friends that the Dolphins are back on track to win the Superbowl this year. You heard it here first ;).
4. Got in a confidence boosting 8 mile run/walk. My hip is still experiencing some extra tight tightness so I’m continuing to baby it with intervals. I was feeling really good on this run and was able to push the pace the last two miles without wearing myself out. With the Cape Coral half just a few days away now I feel very confident that I’ll do a lot better than I did at the Fort Laud. Half last month.
^ I think mile 5 was a little slower because that was the mile that I was fumbling around with my Gu.
It was good to cap off the week with what feels like a strong run because I really slacked earlier in the week. We had SO MUCH RAIN this week and that really put a damper on my running after work. I’m not proud of how low my mileage was, but there is nothing I can do about it now except have a better week this week.
A1A Half Marathon Training Week 2:
Monday: Strength training
Tuesday: 2.08 miles run/walk @ 14:27 | 80*F
Saturday: 30 minutes (~2.1 mi) run/walk on treadmill
Sunday: 8 miles run/walk @ 14:21 | 80*F, slightly windy, hip tight
Total: 12 miles @ 14:36
The previous week I did 19 miles @ 13:57 so this wasn’t a great week overall, but my long run was better than last week’s long run and that’s a plus!
How was your weekend?
If you shop at Trader Joe’s, what’s your #1 suggestion for something I should try?