A lady in her 50's kicked my butt.
I have a friend and old co-worker in her 50's but she is fit like she is in her 20's. True story. She eats right and cycles and works out for enjoyment. When I worked in downtown back in the day she and I would sometimes walk together on our lunch breaks. I invited her to run with me again. She told me she didn't run but she would walk with me. Her definition of walk is very different than mine. I met up with her and told her about the 5K and she said, "Well let's run 3 miles right now then." I thought she was kidding. She wasn't. We sped walk 1.5 miles, with hills, and then jogged 1.5 miles. All under 40 minutes. I was exhausted to say the least. Yet at the same time it was completely refreshing. I am repeatedly being told that I need to really push myself if I am going to be fit in time for the race. Her kicking my butt absolutely motivated me to push harder and not just mosey along.
This same week I did some walk/jog exploring around our State Capitol. Then on Saturday I did a Hop & Chop Skimble phone app workout. All in all I walked 4 days out of the week and did one strength workout. I like my new work schedule. I get off work early enough to beat most of the traffic home so my commute home is about a 40-45 minute drive when the weather is good. Roan has been going to bed between 8-8:30, this gives Lars and I some adult time before bed. Then I am up just after 5:30 and out the door for my 40 minute commute by 6:40. I have a snack around 11 and then workout on my lunch and eat my lunch at 2ish.
As far as eating...it has been okay. I was in a cheating mood but when I cheated it was only on cheap chocolate. If I am gonna cheat I need to cheat in style and eat the sweets that are gonna be amazing and of good quality. Otherwise the cheap cheats are dissatisfying. Wednesday I cheated and had not 1 but 2 Banbury donuts. OHHHHH I felt sick. Moderation is still the key. Besides that I ate good fruits and veggies and bought more of those to snack on.
I have already started making a list of all the sweets I want to eat after the race. Among the list is Farr Ice Cream Flavors: Brownies Over the Moon, Keebler Elves flavor Smores, Grasshopper, and El Fudge. I am sure this list will grow over the next month. I won't go crazy all at once or maybe I will just to be done with it and then back on the newly formed habits I have instilled in myself from this experience. Time will tell.