Chuck tried cheating… and it backfired… so now the walking he did actually do wasn’t accounted for…that is fitbit karma! The fitbit knows.
Just randomly signed me and Chuck up for a 10K this Sunday…the course is the backlot at Universal Studios! Sounds like it’s going to be tons of fun! The post-race event plaza is Courthouse Square — where they filmed Back to the Future. As a bonus, I get the above pictured medal bling!
My new favorite thing to do on non-running days is to walk through the path across the street from my job… it’s full of random things, like a bunny that’s taller than me, a ring of bunnies — strangest decor ever, stairs, wild brush that smells like sage and California wonderfulness…all good things.
I am seriously amazed by my Fitbit’s battery life… I charged it for roughly 30 minutes for a full charge the night I bought it, have worn it constantly since and this is the FIRST time my battery level is low. Downside to this gadget so far is that I have thoughts like "please just live until I can get home and sit in one place while you’re charging so I don’t miss any of my steps"… I’m sure I’ll reign this obsession in soon, but for now I shall bore you with it.
Looking forward to my lunch run today! (woohoo!! 4 miles of steps!)
4 mile lunch run done as well as my 10,000 step goal for the day… and I’m not even done walking yet today!! ;) (Yay for fireworks on my display when I reached my goal — so fun!!)
Oh holy crap… it’s officially official… I’m registered for a FULL and a 20 week training program with A Snail’s Pace… This is definitely in that category of things I never thought I would ever say 3 years ago let alone thought possible. YAYYYYYYY! :D
Now away to the lunch run! :)
A girl could get used to being called “champ!” :D
I might just be in the honeymoon phase of my FitBit but I’m seriously in love!
4 mile lunch run done! It was gorgeous out. It’s funny how some runs my mind just goes into mantra mode and I keep hearing the same things over and over… I stole one from Devonrunning today…going up the hill I kept saying in my mind “new legs baby girl” then the rest of the run just “cruise control”… so strange how not only that it happens but that it helps. Super happy to get a decent distance in and more importantly fuel for my goals on FitBit!!!
Good news!! I got my FitBit Force today!!! Bad news…weighed myself and it was WAY more than I thought I had gained. :-( At least I hit the brakes before it got worse. I read this great quote I haven’t been able to get out of my head, mostly because it applies to where I’ve been mentally… “You can’t wake a person who is pretending to sleep.” Thank you scale, I’m awake now.
This was not the “sign” I thought I would see that would inspire me to want to do another race, but it did! LOL…I miss the race signs! I wonder … a marathon…. hmmm…
LUNCH RUN DONE!!! Really felt like I was doing 15 minute miles today… totally happy it was faster than it felt… apparently elliptical tuckered me out a little more than I realized. :) Both good things!
PS… my Tumblr is 3 years old today… so weird how fast that went by and all the things that have happened since then!
This was last night’s sunset… I think it was my reward for actually committing to going to work out and following through. ;) Starting yesterday I have put into action a new plan of attack. I’ve shifted my hours at work so that I arrive at 730 a.m. instead of 900 a.m. My new commute can be HELL if I don’t leave at certain times. This new start time affords me all of the opportunities I need to be successful. If I start at 730 I can still leave at 430 if I decide to do a lunch run (which I am today — WOOHOO for post rain chilly weather!)… or forego my lunch and leave at 330 then work out after I get home or on the way home. I also have time to shop for and make dinner.
Yesterday was a good start! I packed my workout clothes in the morning to take with me, left on time at the end of the day and most importantly steered my car into the parking lot of the gym. 50 minutes later and dripping with sweat I finished my bonding time with the elliptical, shopped for dinner then headed home. While I was waiting for the last light before my house I was struck by how beautiful the sky was and tempted fate by taking a picture while driving… couldn’t resist. I had one other small victory resulting from my workout— I picked juicy big red grapes over a skinny cow…I think I was still thirsty and my brain just wanted something naturally sweet. It was a nice change from craving candy and processed treats.
It’s been years since we have seen each other but somehow it felt like it wasn’t more than a minute. One of my most favorite in real life/Tumblr friends EVER and I had dinner last night and it went way too fast!! Miss you and your little family already Ashley! I ♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥ YOU!
So I figured how could I go wrong using The Force…just pre-ordered… CAN’T WAIT!