So last week was not so great for me regarding my running, it was actually pretty crap! So today I was nervous about going over to Lifetime Fitness to do my workout. I pulled myself together and drove the car over, I was driving not only because the wind was god awful but also because I did not want to rush to get Mira from school.
Once I was at the gym I started to stretch out the legs and trying to come up with a plan for upcoming hour. I was thinking about dividing the cardio between the stair-master, elliptical and the treadmill but at the same time I really wanted to break that mental barrier from last week when I hardly made it past 3 miles without stopping.
So instead of making a goal for the distance I made a goal for the time, which was “How far can I get in an hour” and I started to run. The fist 3 miles were easy so I decided to increase the speed every 10 minutes by 0.1 and at the 47-minute I was running at a speed of 7.4 when my calves turned into tennis balls (i have big calves… lol). I kept on convincing myself that I only had a few minutes left but wow did it hurt! I was really trying to run to the beat of the music to push through the pain. At the 55 minute I increased the speed one more time and when the hour was up the treadmill finished on 7.2 miles and once again I am back on track!
Last night we were invited over to our good friends The Pedersen’s and it is always a pure pleasure to dine over at their house as they always make the most amazing creations and last night they took us to India and back!
They started the culinary experience with a mango drink and for those who don’t know this is also India’s national fruit. It was so refreshing and delicious that I don’t think the summer can come fast enough! Another thing I love about dinging with my friends is that they also live a low carb lifestyle so all the food was well thought trough.
I had made a ChocolateCheese Cake using the miracle berry (recipe to follow) and when we sat down to try it without the “pill”it was not that great! But as soon as the tables had dissolved on our tongue and we took another bite it totally changed the experience.
Even though the cheese cake was low carb as well as the rest of the food it had dairy in it so I had much more carbs than I have had since my journey began. (I also cheated big time as they had swedish candy, Daim) So this coming week I am going back to basic cutting out pretty much anything that will impact the glycemic load in a significant way.
The next time I will indulge is when I get my hands on an easter egg 🙂