Halloo! I am back from a week of rest and relaxation (and eating) at the cottage! And shockingly, I only gained about half a pound. Miracles do happen, people. I will have a post later this week about all the vacation funness, but today I am tuning in for my weekly fitness report.
Yes, it is true that I snuck in the odd treat while on vacation. And by that I mean I ate whatever I pleased. But I did work hard on portion control and making sure I ate lots of fruits and veggies too! So while I certainly ate junk, I didn't eat junk to an excess.
Did you know marshmallows are only 20 calories each? I feel like people need to know that. And the fact that it takes 5 minutes to perfectly brown one means you slow down eating them. Unless you like your marshmallows raw too and don't mind shoving your face full...not that I would do that...
However I am not here to talk about what I ate, because y'all know about the awesomeness of constantly BBQing and eating yummy food. I am going to talk about running! Because I RAN CONSISTENTLY while on vacation. Excuse me while I bow.
The cottage is on the side of a small lake, and there is a gravel/dirt road around it that is a 3.4km circle and mostly shaded, so I did my runs around the lake. The only downside is that it is SO hilly so it is harder and I run slower. Brutal on the calves so I definitely didn't run every day either (even though the weather was so nice in the mornings and I really wanted to)
Tuesday I did 2 laps of the lake, or 6.8km. Wednesday I went out with my friends Jeni and Brandon and we did 1 lap and then jumped into the lake without changing (btw- best way to cool down I think). Friday I did 6.8km again, and then Sunday I did 15km!!! And now my calves are not happy with me so I am taking a few rest days. My 15km race is in only 10 days so I need happy legs! But I was really happy with that run :)
Now to work on eating healthy again because I am off on vacation again soon (how did that happen??))