After the Boilermaker last Sunday, my week was pretty packed with social activities in the evenings and runs in the mornings. I had a creaky 3 miles on Monday following the Boilermaker (my knees and legs hurt a lot!), then a humid 5 miles on Wednesday, and a run on Friday where I finally felt back to normal.
In addition to being fun and busy and include beer and friends, it was also a great week as I was able to stay on track with my Weight Watchers points, manage my food and exercise, and finish the week feeling really good about how I did and how I felt. For the first time I was starting to notice that the past few weeks of eating healthy had been paying off.
I started the weekend feeling really confident and Saturday morning kept that high going because I ran the Saratoga Silks and Satins 5K on Saturday morning and actually had a personal record for my fastest 3.1 mile time!!!! I finished the race at 25:10 -- which is a 22 second PR from my 5K last August that I did in 25:32. I was really proud and happy for how I did. The race was a last minute sign up and I was really happy that I did it!
The busy-ness of the week continued on Saturday as I went right from the race to Jess's Blueberry Brunch where I picked a bushel (almost) of blueberries and got to spend some time with friends before heading up to New Hampshire for the start to a week of vacation with my family!
In terms of how things are going -- well it's been a blast but I've also pretty much gone off the deep end in terms of eating healthy. I am pretty unhappy with my inability to stay in control but am at least keeping up my activity level with a 10-mile run on Sunday, 3-miles on Monday, and two kayak trips and lots of swimming today!
I'm so happy to be on vacation and spend time with my family and take a break from work. Plus, we finished the annual family music video and I think it might be one of the best ever! Cannot wait to share it with you!! Have a great week.