Friday, March 23, 2012

Weekly Weigh-In and Musings: 3/23/2012

Weight: 125.2
Body Fat %: 21.0 + 3 = 24.0%
Measurements: 34"-26"-34"-20"

Mildly dehydrated Sarah is no fun. No fun at all!
I woke up this morning feeling stiffer than a two-by-four and heartily exhausted. Since I've been tracking my weight and body fat percentage daily for my 10K training, I knew my body was giving me a clue. You see, my body fat percentage monitor provides consistent results when you maintain roughly the same level of hydration each day. Normally I'm pretty good about staying hydrated, but the last couple of days haven't been so normal. On Wednesday, I did my 400m repeats workout in the gym on the treadmill directly under the A/C vent. Normally I avoid this treadmill, but it was the last one open.  I detest having a cold draft on my neck while I run so I kept my fancy long sleeve, mock turtleneck, wicking cover-up on. Unfortunately this caused me to sweat profusely and it was a tough workout to begin with.

I knew I should have brought a small bottle of Gatorade when I got off the treadmill and my fingers felt stiff. I had a bottle of water on the drive home, ate dinner and didn't have anything else to drink all night. I felt appropriately pooped the next morning but my body fat reading told me that I definitely didn't drink enough water to make up for yesterday's water losses. Woops. I then made the situation worse by not drinking enough yesterday and sweating like a fiend in Zumba. Apparently, I can be an idiot sometimes.

Snow tires, be gone!
I'm dragging my aforementioned exhausted self to the tire place today to get my snows swapped out. It's been unseasonably hot over the past week and a half, and that's not doing the tire tread any favors. Of course that means it'll snow next week.

Baby plants!
I started my plants earlier this week, but there's nothing to take a picture of yet so you'll have to stay tuned. I'm surprised my marigolds have already sprouted, but it'll be a week or more until I see some baby tomato plants.

How was your week? Any interesting weekend plans? Lemme know down below!