Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Rain and Snow? Okay, let's not panic....

Hello Beautiful People!

Did you see the weather forecast? A storm is a coming...Rain and possible snow tomorrow night.  ARE YOU KIDDING ME????  Deep breaths...ok we can handle this.

Since it was raining today that meant walking at the mall or skipping walking.  We all know I like to walk at the mall.  But, not during the holiday season.  It's too stressful for me to be behind the groups that take up the whole walkway and walk at a snail's pace.  I just couldn't stay in though.  Saturday is around the corner.   So I sucked it up and went to the mall.

I got distracted.  I had Christmas on my mind and shiny pretty window displays caught my attention.  It was hopeless.  I got one mile in and called it a day.  Argh.  It's going to be raining tomorrow too.  I will have to go to the mall by my apartment to walk.  It's not my usual mall walk and I'll have to figure out how many laps equal a mile, but I shall just walk for the time.  The only thing is that it doesn't open until 10am and I have Bible Study at 12:30.  I can really only get 2 hours in.  It'll have to do.

Tonight The Biggest Loser is on at 9pm.  This is killing me. I have a hard enough time making it until the end when it starts at 8. Right now my eyelids are quite heavy.  It's as if my body knows I have a day off tomorrow.  It is starting to shut down. I am exhausted.  I'm taking this as a sign from God that he wants me to chillax (oh that's right...I went there).  Still planning on the 8 miles tomorrow, but will be happy with 5.  I can walk at the mall at lunch on Thursday.  Friday I have off to head down to the beach. I can pick up my race packet at 2pm.  The forecast is 50 and sunny.  I may go early and get an hour in.  I don't want to overdo it though.

As it is I'm not looking forward to my Friday night dinner.  I'm supposed to carb up with pasta.  This goes against everything my body has been training for.  I used to eat pasta by the bucket full.  It was cheap and it was good.  Pasta most definitely helped me get to that 200lb mark.  I try to avoid it as much as possible right now.  If I do have it, I have a cup of whole wheat with garden vegetable sauce.  I'm worried.  I'm worried about crossing the line of eating the right amount and going over to the sick side.  I don't want to be hungry during the race, but I don't want to be sick either.

In preparation of my walk tomorrow I had some whole wheat pasta tonight.  I use the measuring cup now when I make pasta. I no longer eyeball the pot.  Pasta expands in water...follow the serving size suggestion please.  It's there for a reason.

So I've been doing a lot of thinking.  I have decided to give myself a title.  I am an Endurance Walker!  I'm hoping that will keep me from trying to pretend that I am a Runner. I am not a runner.  I have not been training as a runner.  I have been training for Endurance walking.  If I forget who I am, then I may not finish the race.  I WANT TO FINISH!  If it's on my hands and knees I am going to cross that finish line.  I want that medal.  And I want that 13.1 sticker for my car.  Oh I'm such a nerd and I get all giddy when I see cars with those stickers.  As far as the medal is concerned, everyone who finishes gets one.  I have only ever gotten one trophy.  It was from my soccer team when I was 10.  Everyone got one.  I have always been a Certificate girl.  I got awards for my brain.  Never for my body.  This medal means that I completed something that I worked so hard for. I will probably sleep in it.

Oh heavens I am tired and I am rambling.  So I shall call it a night.  Hey I get to sleep in a little tomorrow...YEAH!  Now I'm excited. Have a wonderful night. 

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  1. You'll do great!!

    I'll be thinking of you on Saturday!

    I'm happy when I can get in 3 miles on the treadmill lol. I'm not a runner either- it is too hard on my knees. I'm trying to get to the point that I go every day- so far I'm only succeeding around 3 or 4 days a week!

    You are inspiring me to get out and do more- thank you!!!

    (Pasta is my downfall too btw and I don't like wheat pasta)

    Michelle in NJ

  2. Thanks :-) 3-4 days is a great start!