'Tis nearly the end of another week. Another busy week. I sat down and worked out when I will get my next break without having to pack or move or train or have family commitments, and we are looking at the end of April. As much as I hate to wish my life away - bring on the end of April! LOL
Last nights run was good. The Training Plan had me doing a 6 minute run followed by a 5. I did 6 and 6 and was really pleased. I went with Ross last night. It is the first time we have run together for a couple of months. Although I had told him how long I was running for, when he ran it with me (without huffing and puffing much to my dismay) he was actually shocked at how long I can huff and puff for. :o) Now that the Clipsal Track is mostly dis-assembled we were able to go back to our favourite running place. I will be very sad to not be living right next to this park anymore after Easter. But it is only a 10km ride or a tram trip away if we want to use it.
Tomorrow is my first Reiki class and I am very excited, although a little nervous. I am always nervous before starting something new though so that is normal. I will ride there as I think the ride will calm me down.
Tonight I am going out to dinner with my MIL for her belated birthday dinner (her actual birthday was last weekend when I was at Training). She has chosen the restaurant and we are going to Montezuma's. I have looked on their website and there are lots of vegetarian options. My goal for tonight is to not order dessert. I want to be able to go out and eat normally without blowing a whole week in one night, and I believe the key is dessert. I am usually full by then anyway, so I am not even going to look at the dessert menu. A bite of Ross's will be enough. I'll let you know how I go with that.
I thought I would give you all a caffeine update as well. I am now at the point where most days I have caffeine only before lunchtime. After lunch, water or other bubbles. I was a bit headachey at first, and I expected that, but otherwise I feel good. I find I am not as hungry as I was (although that could also be related to my body getting used to reduced food now I am calorie counting again) and I am actually sleeping really well. Most days it is still Diet Coke or Pepsi Max, but I figure one bottle is better than the 4 or 5 I was having. Some days it is tea though which is a good change. Can I just say, the soda stream have been a godsend with this. Mineral water is my friend. :o)
Before I go, anyone who hasn't read Mel's account of her first half Ironman event in Singapore, you MUST go here to read it. This woman is absolutely amazing and my absolute hero and inspiration.
1) Drink my water
2) Eat healthy
3) Ride to Di's tonight (don't be slack and get a lift)
4) No dessert
5) Tidy one drawer at work