Down 5 pounds, up 5 miles :)

IMG_20160702_200124This week I’ve been catching back up to where I was prior to my Las Vegas trip derailment. I’m back up to 5 miles a day and yesterday’s run put me back into the top 6% in the You Vs. The Year challenge. I’m splitting my run up to be 2.5 twice a day to maximize my recovery and metabolism boost. Plus it’s easier to vanish for a half hour over a full hour.

I think the major thing that’s helping me with the running is staying off the sugar. I did splurge earlier in the week and the next day’s run felt like I was stuck in syrup. I’ve been experimenting with honey and don’t get the same cravings, weight gain or slow feeling I do with sugar.

When I do want a sweet treat I either have a 310 Lemonade or a cold coffee with honey, cinnamon, cardamom and a touch of nutmeg. Just yesterday I received my 310 Tea in the mail so I’m eager to try that. I’ve got a tumbler all brewed up and ready to drink just before this evening’s run.

So, despite a month and a half of sugar gluttony and skipped runs, this week I can report that I’m back where I was in May. I’ve lost the 5 pounds I had gained and I’m back up to 5 miles…. and I’ve started thinking of 13K runs. Time for a new goal???


About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit or
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