I’m not going to call this week good, but it also wasn’t bad. Let’s just go with “not bad”.
Weekly Gain / (Loss): (0.4 pounds)
Total Gain / (Loss): (53.6 pounds)
Weekly Mileage: 20.3
I’m going to start posting mileage now, too. Part of the point of all of this is to generate a touch of accountability to the 5 of you that are regularly seeing this (also – hi!), and that should extend to the mileage as well.
This week involved work travel for me, which is always a very dangerous thing. For whatever reason, leaving for a trip has always felt like “no rules” time for me, and I struggle to turn that off even for very short business trips. Also, on these trips I’m not always in control of food selection, so that hurts, too.
And this week was Cincinnati, so … Skyline Chili, yes. Montgomery Inn, yes. (Pro-tip – when they come around and offer to put the bib on you, let them.) Unobstructed access to chocolate in the meeting room, yes. BUT – salad in the airport coming back, also yes. Running my miles (even though I had to use a treadmill), yes. And generally not screwing up too badly – yes.
So I lost a touch of weight this week, which was good. This upcoming week, which of course includes Christmas, will also be challenging, but I’m not going to be too hard on myself. One of the reasons that we do all of this is so that we can enjoy ourselves on Christmas. And I intend to enjoy myself, and re-double efforts with food after the holiday.
12-mile run for the long run, and overall it felt very good. I was in a good mental place for the distance, which helps – because after awhile that just becomes a mental exercise. If you’ve done a swift burst of math, you’ll notice that this week I only ran 8 miles outside of my long run – and those would have been the treadmill sessions. Thursday and Friday, when I was scheduled to do another 3 or 4 miles, just didn’t happen. I’ve got to stop letting those fall through the cracks.
Mileage is ramping now – 14 miles scheduled for next weekend, 15 the weekend after that. So it begins.