No run today. I got to the gym and realized that I had forgotten my running shoes at home. So I just drove around for an hour looking at stuff around the neighborhood. I need to find a new place for my friend and I to eat after we work out. I don't feel too bad about missing my run because on Saturday I rode my bike for 5 miles. I measured a few routes around my apartment and the trail at a local park. It is .97 miles long, not quite a mile, but close enough for my purposes.
I have decided on a 5K race that I want to do. It is a local race and it looks to be relatively small. I am familiar with the area, so that will be a nice change. The info is at this http://lsef.leesummit.k12.mo.us/events.htm page, about half way down. It will be on October 9th, so I have plenty of time to get ready for it. I have a rough training schedule in my head, but I know if I formalize it that everything will go to hell. So it will stay in my head and roughly sketched out in a notebook. I think my biggest hurdle will be the two week road trip hubby and I are taking with my parents in September. We are going to Portland, OR to see my brother. It should be a lot of fun. I just hope I can keep up with my running. My mom is trying to lose weight too, so hopefully she will join me in the hotel gyms. I hate going there by myself. They spook me out!
Speaking of losing weight, I am trying to lose about 35 pounds. I have been wondering why I haven't been losing weight even though I have been exercising much more regularly. I didn't think that I was eating too much. Every now and then I would indulge, but not too often. I think I have figured the problem out. I am eating to LITTLE! My body is desperately hanging on to every fat cell it can because it thinks I am starving it. So I am going to try to eat 1800 calories a day. I don't think that is too much, especially since I have been exercising so much lately and plan on keeping that up and maybe increasing some. I really hope this works. I am so tired of being fat!