The Weekly Pursuit #29

OK, where did my weekend go? Wasn’t it just Friday a few minutes ago? It seems that those two days between Friday and Monday go by far too quickly in my opinion. On the plus side, I have a few races coming up soon now that February is almost here. So, I’m happy that those are almost here.

Last week was a good week for me workout-wise. I actually worked out six days instead of my usual five. I ran on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and did bike workouts on the other days. Not sure it helped though in my weight-loss fitjourney because when I weighed myself Sunday morning, I was the same as last weekend. I’m disappointed for sure, but I’m going to keep my head up and keep doing what I’m doing.

The Girl's Got Sole - Bike workout

Monday evening bike workout

On the fitjourney topic besides the weigh-in, I ate well and within my calorie range everyday. I didn’t overeat at all, so I’m happy with my nutrition. I feel like I’ve lost weight, so I just think the darn scale is mean. LOL! Sometimes though, the scale doesn’t reflect the hard work and dedication we have been putting in. Plus, there’s always inches that I’m losing and muscle that I could be gaining, you never know.

This past weekend I had my last long run for the 26.2 with Donna half marathon coming up on February 12th. We started at 5am and I got to run with a few different running group friends through my 14 miles. The first four included my runner friend, Melissa who has been out with an injury for a couple of months. I was so glad to see her and be able to run with her again. I also ran between six and eight miles with some of my usual girls, then finished the last few miles with my runner friend, Terrie.

The Girl's Got Sole - Saturday run

Melissa’s first Saturday run back with the group!

It was a cold morning in Orlando, was about 50 degrees, but felt more like 45 with the wind and all. Despite the cooler temperatures, I had a great run. Felt pretty good the entire 14 miles. We even spotted more than fifteen peacocks during the last couple of miles. We typically see a couple of the birds or maybe four or five, but never that number. There is a private road nearby that takes care of them year-round, which is where they primarily reside.

After my run, I did a few errands on my way home before taking a much needed nap. I didn’t get a very good night’s rest before my long run, so I was more than ready for a nap. I also went by and visited my parents as my birds needed their nails trimmed, and my dad helps with that.

The Girl's Got Sole - 14 mile run

Terrie and I after I finished my 14 miles. [/caption

Sunday started out by going to church with my friend, Pat. Now that I’m not living close to my home church, Northland, I will be going to her church some Sundays. I love listening to my Pastor and church family each week, but watching it online isn’t the same as going to an actual service. So, going to mix it up. I’ll still download my church’s sermons once they go online each week when I don’t watch them live.

[caption id="attachment_7781" align="aligncenter" width="700"]The Girl's Got Sole - Winter Park peacocks Winter Park peacocks

Once we got home from church, I headed out on my own. My cell phone was having issue lately, so after doing some research on the current phones MetroPCS had available, I knew which one I wanted to upgrade to. The first MetroPCS store I went to was out of the phone since it just came out last week, but the second place I went to had it in stock. About twenty minutes later, I was back out the door with a new phone in hand.

I picked up a few more needed groceries for the week at Target, then headed back home. It was a rainy, dreary cold day, so it didn’t take long for me to fall asleep watching Law & Order: SVU on TV. All in all, I got most of what I needed to get done during the weekend, and I guess some extra sleep was what my body needed.

The Girl's Got Sole - The Weekly Pursuit

Looking back at last week’s goals…

1. Logging my food everyday. Did a good job on this last week.
2. Workout 5 days a week. Worked out 6 days, so thumbs up.
3. Hydration. Did okay on my water intake, not great.
4. Read Daily Devotional each day. I’m right up to date on my reading.
5. Begin reading Fred Lebow book this week. Yay, I started the book!
6. Listening to God. There are a few things I need to listen to Him about where he wants me to go or do. Did well, I feel like He’s talking to me, need to pay attention.

This week’s goals..

1. Food logging everyday.
2. Listening to my body, rest when I need to.
3. Reading Daily Devotional each day.
4. Hydration.
5. Listening to God.

The Girl's Got Sole - My soul finds rest in God

What about you, what are your goals for the week?


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