I made a bad decision to run 5 miles this morning with some friends. My legs are continually tired for some reason. I ran 8 Friday and 6 yesterday but thought I could keep up for 5 miles, even though these two girls are much faster than me. We started ok though I was having some stomach issues... mile 1. (We ran these miles are much faster than my tempo run, actually much faster than my goal 10k pace). Mile 2: I am fading now. Sara is way up ahead a couple hundred yards and JW is in between Sara and me. Mile 3 proved brutal... did I mention the 30 mph winds seemingly pushing me backwards? Stomach pain. I can still see JW - just keep her in site! Mile 4.... stomach pain!! I can barely see JW but am determined to keep up. What is wrong with me? Mile 5: Just suffer push through one more mile. I finished the 5. I have to remember that I didn't feel the greatest, my legs are still not back for some reason, and the windy conditions were tough. Chasing is a pain in the rear. But it pushed me beyond what I would have done on my own. I am wiped out for some reason.
Weight Loss Challenge:
I am currently trying to restrict my calories a bit in order to lose some weight. This isn't helping my energy level, though I am eating many small snacks instead of my usual meals. I started at 126.6 lbs this morning. I am going to weigh again on Thursday. My goal is to get down to 120 lbs. or close to it by my 1/2 marathon in March (towards the end of March). We'll see if my plan works as I weigh in twice a week.