I was bad over the weekend. I haven't run since Thursday (see post below). Yesterday I had every intention of running when we got home from my birthday lunch, but Jen and I got into a talk about her getting in shape and then we decided to take Connor and Fala for a walk. We did about 1.25 miles though, so I at least got some exercise.
Today, I headed to the gym for my lunch workout. Mondays, I've decided are the days I'll test my metrics (weight, BMI, and fat index) on the handy dandy machine. When I headed over, I noticed how nice it was and decided I'd run at the track across the street. So, I jumped in for my test. It wasn't good. Apparently, I've lost 2 lbs, but my fat index shot up well above what it was before I started! How in the hell did this happen? My only guess is that I usually test it after working out, and today I did it before. I know I didn't pig out this weekend. Maybe it was from lack of running.
So on to the run. I did a two miler around the track. Shortly after starting, I thought that I really should check my pace, so at the halfway mark, I started my timer (a Walkman MP3 player where I kept track of the time based on what songs played. Then I backtrack to count up my time). So after finishing the second mile, I calculated it took me 11:48. Not what I would like but better than I anticipated based upon my treadmill pace. So I've decided Tuesdays and Thursdays will be speed days. I'd like to get my pace to a 10 min/mile.
The good news was that it was a great day to run outside. A slight breeze, the temperature was great, and just cloudy enough to not be beat down by the sun.
Tonight, we're going out for a family walk too.