Week three was much better than week 2. Kind of. It started out with a L7, which I felt great the entire time. However, it ended with a L8... on the hottest and most humid day of summer. Yes. But, even though it was one of the harder things I've done in life, it was really kind of rewarding. I kinda feel like if we can run 8 miles in those conditions, we can surely triple that mileage when it is 30 degrees cooler and on a flat road. That's the plan right now anyway. I have to remember to keep invisioning myself succeeding. It is really easy to get caught up in the trap of negativity. My mind goes into "I'll never be able to do this" mode each and every time I run. But, so far, every time I've said that, I've been able to do it.
I did a little bit of weights for crosstraining this week and really focused on at least 80 ounces of water a day. Tomorrow I'm going to swim for 30 minutes in lieu of my R3. Then I'm off to the lake for the weekend, which does not bring good things my way in the shape of exercise. Or weight loss. But, soon enough, summer will be over and I'll be wishin' I was lazily sitting at the lake gaining weight. So, off I go, with hourly glimpses of the L10 next week. Oh, good times.
Oh yeah, and even though the weight loss is slow (actually non-existent), I have managed to lose 1 1/4 inches (now 31 3/4) under my belly button, and 1/2 and inch (now 30) around my waist. I'll take it... for now. :)