Friday, July 04, 2014
I walked my first 5k. Nowhere near as fast as I had hoped, but still not quite last. The weather was great not too hot, cold, windy, or wet. They used a different route than normal and we're not quite sure it was exactly 5k, DD says maybe a bit longer than it should be- she should know she runs 5k's a lot. But it was not too bad until the last 3/4 of a mile or so when my hip started complaining. By then DD had finished, did her cool down and walked the course backward to find me and walk the last part with me and encourage me to not slow down and finish strong. I think I would have slowed down if she hadn't been with me. I pretty much kept to the same pace for the whole race.
57 minutes and some odd seconds (didn't look that closely) And I WALKED every step. A lot of the walkers broke into a jog for part of the race.
DD's time was 23 min + which for her is a bit slow (her normal is around 20-21 hence the thought it was a bit long) She came in second of ALL the women! She didn't even seriously try for first cause the girl who won, in DD's words "was a BEAST" (she was running with one of the guys that came in, in the top 2 or 3).
The camp has undergone a lot of changes in the management and policies in the last year so this year the run was free, but no shirt.
For a reward for a job well done we did go and get ice cream, I did get a baby cone, but couldn't finish it and gave my leftovers to DH. I used to get the next larger size and eat every bite. Maybe next time I'll get the kiddie cone, but they will only do one flavor for that size.
Now I need to walk a couple extra miles this week to burn off most of the extra calories, before Thursday's weigh in.
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Tomorrow I will walk my first "official" 5k.
I've been preparing for months. Working on our elliptical trainer from 20-90 minutes at a time. Walking with a friend when schedules and weather permit.
A couple of weeks ago life got really busy and I started slacking off on my training. I was planning to try for a really good time, maybe even best in my age group, but found out yesterday my SIL wants to walk with me. She has worse health / physical issues than I do so I expect I will be taking it easy so as not to leave her behind. It doesn't really matter anyway, there isn't any real prize for a better time other than bragging rights. Everyone gets a shirt no matter what time they complete it in.
I tried to get DH to walk with me (3 months ago I thought I had him talked into it), or run with DD, she intends to finish in about 20 minutes, but he thinks walking is boring, and he didn't do enough training to run it.
Weather should be quite comfortable tomorrow mid 70's for a high meaning mid 60's at race time. My kind of a day!
DH will be there to cheer us across the finish line. Then we will probably go to our favorite Amish store to stock up on some spices and flavorings that are getting low, and then to our favorite ice cream shop to celebrate. (It's a good thing it's 100 miles away!)
"I'll have a baby cone please."
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Was checking out BMI calculators and found this one. Thought I'd post it here so I don't have to search all the time.
My BMI has dropped 3.5 since November.
Still a long way to go.
Friday, June 06, 2014
Well this is my 5th or is it 6th trip south to help SIL get her house ready to sell. We have replaced windows, doors (6), ceiling tile, linoleum (not quite finished with this), cabinets (uppers), bathroom sink drain, spackled a hole in the wall (3-4 inch hole 6 ft above my head in the stairwell-no one knows how it got there), and still more today (finish linoleum, lowers, counter, kitchen sink, move stove and fridge back in, and anything else MIL decides can be done today) . Hope this will be the end of it.
It's been nice seeing more of MIL, SIL, nephew, niece and kiddies. But I occasionally like to SLEEP in on the weekend, oh right, it's not weekend (this time) DH took some hard earned time off to help this time. Well DH just put his work boots on I guess it's time to leave for the day.
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