Yesterday morning I got up and drove to Shreveport to participate in a fourth of July race.
The month of June was a great month for my running. I ran everyday - a thirty day run streak. I ran a total of 50 miles, ran my longest distance of 5 miles, and ran a PR mile of 8:40.
For the month of July I have these goals to PR on my 5k, run 60 miles, PR on my fastest mile, and run 6 miles straight. So far I have done two of those. I PRd on my 5k and then after the race I got in a fourth mile and PRd my fastest time at 8:30.
|Firecracker 5k in Shreveport|
|Huge vendor area set up, plus food, live music, and beer post race|
|Post race face!|
I completed the race according to their race clock in 31:10 but I actually think it was slightly less than that because it wasn't chip timed and I wasn't at the front. I tried to use my phone app to track my time, but it paused on mile one for a little bit so I couldn't go with that time either. Either way I know it was my fastest 5k time and I am SUPER proud because the course was hard.
My last post was about low carb paleo and trying to watch my potato and fruit consumption, which I am trying to limit the super starchy fruits and my potatoes but I want to enjoy food. I love sweet potatoes ok! I figure if I am eating whole real foods I am being as healthy as I can be. I want my focus to be health and not weight. I had my husband hide my scale because I was obsessed with weighing. I would weigh sometimes four times a day to track my fluctuation and see if I was losing anything. It was becoming an unhealthy routine. I told myself I wouldn't weigh for a whole month. BUT I already cheated and weighed at my moms over the weekend. I did go SEVERAL days without weighing though- and according to the scale I am still at my lowest weight so I feel ok with it. I want to start focusing on just eating for health and getting better at running and lifting heavy. I don't want this to just be about my weight but about living and being fit and healthy.
|Salad with fajita chicken and peppers, tessemaes southwest ranch, and toasted pumpkin seeds|
|Cauliflower mash with chicken, mushrooms, onions, and bacon|
|Fajita chicken and pepper omelet|
|Sausage, tomato, and kale with a fried egg on top|
|My favorite buffalo chicken salad with celery sticks and some strawberries|
|Wild hog backstrap cooked in the crock pot with ketchup and coconut aminos, roasted broccoli, and roasted sweet potato rounds with cinnamon and cayenne pepper|
|Blueberry eggs and bacon|
|Leftover sausage and kale turned into an egg scramble with some fresh berries|
|Seared antelope loin with sautéed brussel sprouts and roasted sweet potato rounds|
|Handsome brooke farms has amazing eggs! If you see them BUY THEM|
|Aides and spinach eggs cooked in duck fat with half a banana and some black berries|
|My favorite salad ever! Spinach topped with shredded chicken, strawberries, avocado, toasted sunflower seeds, and a mustard balsamic dressing.|
|Siete cassava coconut tortillas with spinach, sweet potato, and scrambled eggs|
|Soft boiled eggs and tuna|
|Chicken salad with mayo, celery, onion, grapes, and pecans on a bed of spinach|
|Blueberry eggs! |
(1 banana, 3 eggs, cinnamon handful of blueberries all scrambled in ghee and topped with nutmeg)
|Brussel sprouts, sweet potato rounds, shredded chicken, avocado, and strawberries|
|Epic t-bone steak, baked sweet potato with cinnamon, and a salad with avocado and tessemaes ranch|
|Bacon, eggs, hash browns, and fruit|
|Spinach salad with walnuts, strawberries, and balsamic and delicious beef marinara on spaghetti squash|
|My Whole30 July Fourth sides|
|Broccoli salad, deviled eggs, avocado, and a burger|
TODAY July 2016
SOOO time to stop being hard on myself. This took a long time but I have come a long way. I am doing everything I need to do and if I am supposed to weigh 140 I will get to that number eventually.