Tales From the Back of the Pack

Tales From the Back of the Pack

Saturday, May 23, 2015

If I didn't spend all my money on running gear...

Don't know why but I haven't been out on the Sparkpeople site in forever. Back in my Weight Watcher days I was on this site every single day and now that I'm on this little Weight Loss Challenge at work it's like I'm visiting with an old friend! 

Here's an article about how to stay full longer. Spoiler alert: the answer is to eat more fruits & veggies! 
Hmmm...come to think of it, this may be exactly why I gave up Sparkpeople. Fruits & veggies...how obvious. I'm still on the look out for the weight loss site that says I need to eat more CRONUTS. 

On the running front, today's run was really yesterday's run that is one day late. I took my run today mid-day since the sky was totally overcast and the weather was cool (upper 60's). I didn't bring any water with me, and was SO GLAD to have come across this baby right at mile 1:

Once again I ran out of sidewalk, but found it on the other side after cutting through the tennis court. 

One of the great things about running through residential neighborhoods is that I can pick up some great curb appeal ideas for my own house. This is  one idea that is probably not going to make it onto my wish list: 
Doesn't everybody have a putting green in the front yard? 

This one was another slow run for me. I finished 4 miles at a 12:25 min/mile pace. I wonder why it was possible for me to run so much faster just a few days ago but this week my legs are all of a sudden filled with lead. So frustrating. 
What's there to do except to keep on keeping on? One of these days another great run will happen and when it does I'll enjoy every single step of it. That is the beauty of running.  

After work I picked up some "healthy" snacks and went over to a friend's house. 

I hadn't seen S in a long time and I stayed way too late grazing on veggies & strawberries, catching up and drooling over her new Loubs.

Sometimes I wish I spent less money on running gear. 


  1. It's definitely weird how some days our legs feel great and others they feel heavy, for no apparent reason!

    1. It sure is weird! I guess we need the heavy days so that the great days feel really great! :)

  2. Ohhhh pretty shoes! :)

    I will never be able to afford Loubs either because running stuff gets all of my money, haha!

    I think so many things can affect our easy pace -- how much sleep we're getting, how stressed out we are, cumulative fatigue on our legs, etc. I remind myself all the time that only so many things are in my control and I have to do the best I can on that day!

    1. I really like that! "only so many things are in my control" definitely adding that to my mantras!!