In a nutshell, my running has been terrible lately. On Sunday, I went on my first run since my 10k.... which was 2 weeks ago. I've been suffering from this weird morning cough and sniffles that I can't kick. Also, I may be suffering from a slight depression due to stress. More on that tomorrow though.
My run on Sunday was pretty sad. I went 3.5 miles, which was nice for the distance, but my pace was a good 2+ minutes slower than normal. The realization that there are only about 10 weeks until Tink weekend has really freaked me out. It was probably because my hubby, in a very sweet way, told me that come race weekend if I wasn't feeling 100% ready for the 5k, 10k & half, to just skip the 10k and eat the race fee vs. injure myself for the half and/or the rest of my trip. He's got a point. But I'm also stubborn and determined to run all the races!
I just got a Fitbit Zip, something that will keep me focused on my eating/fitness. It's a little wireless device that tracks your steps, distance, and calories. Combined with it's website/app you can also track your calories. It's pretty cool! It's super small, about the size of a quarter. It comes with a clip/holder so you can attach it to your clothes (even bra!). It also has a little plug-in for your computer so it'll sync the data automatically.
Another great thing is that you can compete with your friends. My brother already has one and I actually got mine (for free!) through a work fitness challenge. At least 2 of my other co-workers have one so far, so I know there will be some friendly competition. :)
Anyway, I feel like I'm nearing the home stretch of training for Tink (maybe it's the almost single digit weeks left?!), so I know I really need to stick to my running. Feel free to keep me in line!