Here's the deal…

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a restful weekend. I did :) I actually have this lingering illness that I can’t figure out. I have a ton of congestion (isn’t that disgusting) that won’t go away. I hate it because I feel like there is a bunch of stuff in my chest that I can’t get out (again, disgusting, sorry). Ahh! It is very annoying and I have been trying to get over it, but it wants to stick around. Anyways, I decided a little mucus in my lungs isn’t going to stop me! And I ran a long run of about 11 miles on Saturday. I am sure this didn’t really help the situation, but I am still alive and kickin’. So, I win! I just powered through it and am proud of myself for doing that. The bad news is that I won’t be able to do the Full Marathon in October like I wanted. Between this weekend’s so-so run and a few upcoming trips I am not going to be at the mileage necessary to run 26.2. Boo. I am just going to pick another race, maybe in November and do the half mary in October. I am at least going to improve my time for the half! I am looking forward to breaking my record, so some speed work is planned for the next couple of weeks!

I ran about 5.5 this morning. I took yesterday as a rest day, I did bike for about 56 minutes, but it was at a medium to slow pace. I was super hungry on the way to work and ate a naner.

I found this cute little bowl at work that my friend said I could keep – it is the perfect size for a packet of oatmeal. This is Uncle Sam’s oatmeal with PB. The oatmeal is okay, but not sweet enough for me so I added a tiny bit of brown sugar on the top. Yum!
I ate some watermelon shortly after that. I don’t know if I was hungry or thirsty, but at least watermelon can’t do too much damage. I am trying to listen to my body and only eat when I am hungry. This is an ongoing process and I need support on this :)
It is going to be a crazy September coming up. I have a huge B-day extravaganza planned for the BF. We are going on a trip on the 5th. I can’t write any details because he reads the blog and it is a surprise. I am so excited and wanted to post up my plans as soon as I bought the tickets for our destination! I will post as soon as we are about to leave though. We are also going to NY the end of September for a wedding! Exciting times :)

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