Thursday, July 11, 2013

Non-Scale Victories

My scale died on me, so I'm glad it's Thursday to celebrate other victories! After going waaay overboard during the 4th of July, I'm happy to report I am 100% back on track. I'm following the Dukan Diet (loosely) for my eats at the moment. (More on that next week). It is really helping me to get my sugar and carb intake under control.

Little fun fact, I live at 7200 feet. Which is 2,000 feet above Denver, and well over a mile high. It makes working out... interesting, to say the least. Olympic athletes come here to train for that reason. There's not much oxygen up in these parts (maybe that's what makes us a little crazy?) When you live in the mountains, 85 degrees is "hot". The 80s feel very different at 7000+ feet than they do at 500, 3000 etc... Normally we don't see those temps until August, and only for a week or two.

On my run last night, it was 89 degrees of misery. There are so many things altitude affects that you never realize, or think about until you live in it. (I'll have to do a post on that soon). But I was dripping in sweat, I was sun burnt after only 15 minutes and just plain wanted to die. Instead of just completely giving up, I forced myself to run home and complete 30DS. Even though all I really wanted to do was collapse on the floor in front of a fan.

If you follow me on IG (social media buttons are at the top of the page if you wish to follow along :) ), you probably saw that I completed my furthest run to date: 6 miles in 1 hour 3 minutes. I know that's not the greatest time to a lot of people, but I'm extremely proud of it. The running fever has definitely hit me and I'm considering attempting 10 miles in another week or two. Eeek... we'll see!

Last, but not least, I just bought these shorts on Saturday!! I have mixed feelings about this... 

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  1. congrats on that run! We took our daughters up to Boulder for a softball tournament once in the summer, so I totally 'get it' re the altitude and the heat! Beautiful country, though!

  2. Wow congrats! I can't imagine working out that high up! I would love to visit the area sometime though--I've been in Florida my whole life so I love going to places that aren't so... flat :)

    Way to go!!

  3. Wahoo! I think that running time is phenomenal!! I cannot imagine what the altitude would do to you!! I would have mixed feelings about the shorts too, happy you're getting smaller, but dang a week?! Thanks for linking up with us!!

  4. Congrats on being back on track! That is so awesome! Thank you for linking up to share! Also you look AMAZING!

  5. Wow-- congrats on the long run, and you're looking awesome lady!!


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