So…Saturday’s scale didn’t like me. Haha, I’m okay with it for the moment. Last week was crazy – 3 pounds – crazy. Anyway, this week I gained 2 pounds, but as of tonight (granted, a few hours after I ran nine miles and ate a little) I’m below where I was last night.
As the title of this post states – I blame it on Chipotle. We had some of that yumminess Friday night (a salad and I had E get some chips – which I ate all of). I’m over it, it was delicious and I’m okay with it.
Weekly loss: Umm… +2
Total loss since re-joining: -5.2
Total loss (since originally joining WW): -33.6
Had my longest run to date this afternoon. 9 miles. Wowsa. Still can’t quite believe I did it. I talked to E about hill strategies yesterday. I am NOT a fan of hills, and I now believe that’s because I never before had a strategy to tackle them. Here’s what I did before: tried to keep my pace while going up hills and therefore killed myself. I was literally SO tired at the top of the hills it was impossible to recover. So after talking to E I decided to try a different strategy: try to keep my effort/HR at about the same level when going up hills (in other words – slowing down). It worked…kinda.
My problem when running is that the entire time I run I keep my HR pretty high (higher than I think you’re supposed to). I’m not sure why, but if I ran slow enough for my HR to be at a “medium” level, I’d be going way too slow – at least in my opinion. On all my runs my average HR is around 170. My 9 mile loop today involved several hills, and normally when I run outside I don’t really encounter any. More hills than I’m used to = super tired Kate when running up the hills. I’ll admit (I hate doing this!) that I even walked a couple hills. It was the only way to keep my HR from skyrocketing.
Either way, I finished my 9 mile run in 1:20:26 – not including whatever time lapsed while I waited for cars to pass so I could cross the road.
In fueling for a run news? Success! Had enough carbs this morning before the run and satisfied my post-run hunger with 1 c. skim milk and 1 WW Chocolate Smoothie Mix – hit the spot!
Holy busy schedule Batman. SO glad last week is over. This week, looks much better. My kids (students) are reading books by the handful – and I’m loving it! This week’s schedule? No meetings before or after school – just volleyball practice and running…and a dentist and doctor’s appointment. Yay, fun.
Made Skinnytaste‘s Turky Chili Taco Soup for a family gathering and it was delicious – will post a review tomorrow!