0 for 3
There’s a famous sports quote that goes “Second place is just the first loser”. When you’re actually in a position to win, as opposed to just being happy to be a competitor as I usually am; it’s very much the right way to look at things. That’s why seeing Michigan lose in the National Championship on Saturday felt like such a kick in the gut. After a sterling performance on Thursday, they just couldnt pull out the win on Saturday, even after taking the game to overtime. For both Rach and I, it was a reminder of the heartache of 3 weeks ago when her team lost in the women’s national championship game.
Having a favorite team make it to both Men’s and Women’s national championship hockey games is great, but going 0 for 2 in those games wasn’t the most fun thing ever to be sure.
My other goal for the weekend was to lose weight while I was gone. That was the 3rd strike, so to speak. But I do feel like there was some kind of moral victory there as well as I didn’t gain any weight either. I weighed this morning before breakfast what I weighed on Friday before breakfast. It does mean I lost another 3 days of weight loss time before the NE Season Opener which is now just less than a week away.
I was pretty careful about my food choices for the most part; I only ate fried food for 2 meals, and I had vegetables at every meal except breakfast, during which I had fruit. I had dessert only once, and I had regular soda only once. Not perfect, but so much better than I’ve been during previous vacations. I made conscious choices at every meal to be careful of portion size and content.
I also managed to get workouts in on Friday and Sunday. 30 minute high intensity rides matched to a set fat-burning heart rate. Cadence never fell below 86 and maxed out at 106. I also swam twice on friday, though the second time was little more than goofing off. I didn’t run this weekend; but we walked a lot! Several trips around all 3 floors of the Mall of America made me wish I had a pedometer to track my mileage. My feet were pretty sore still on Saturday morning and I only had my worn out shoes so I figured better to skip a run than potentially cause an injury. I’m doubling up on workouts with a run and a swim on my normal rest day (Monday) to get that extra time back.
I’m really getting excited that we now have just a month left until race season starts.