Friday, May 18, 2012
LOL...is there a message here of what?
My summer event schedule now includes:
The Big Butts 50K (held in Butts Park, Clinton MS, late July).
My own FatAss birthday run in August.
and the Merrill's Mile event put on by Dumassevents.com (Dahlonega Ultra-Marathon Association) over Labor Day weekend.
Guess my theme song should be Queen's "Fat Bottomed Girls". :)
Friday, May 18, 2012
Getting started on a long day.
Working 8-5 at the library.
Tonight is the local ACS Relay for Life, 7 pm to 7 am.
So yeah, basically, I'm going to be up and active for the next 24 hours (unless I catch a nap at lunch). Not only is the Relay for a GOOD CAUSE it is also a good overnight time on feet and up past my bedtime training session!
Last plug for donations: main.acsevents.org/site/̴
And, oh yeah, Momma's got new shoes! Received my Saucony Kinvara's; they feel good right out the box, I have high hopes for them...lol...but I say that about all my shoes until the first time I get blisters. (B says maybe I need new feet more than new shoes). Will be wearing them for at least part of the relay walk tonight, their purple/green color will go well with my gaudy patterned tights and lush tropical faux flower hair clips.
And a link to yet another blog of mine: birthdaytrailsloth.blogspot.com/
Basically, it's an open invite to a birthday party (and 50K group run) in August. Check out the link, I'm feeling too slothful to copy and paste it all again here.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
TH 1.66 mile walk at lunch. Did the Delano Park loop at a liesurely stroll just to see what my wearing work clothes work-a-day walk-a-mile pace is (17:28)
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
T 3.3 mile lunchtime run. Did the Love Your Library 5K (and a bit) route.
W 3.1 mile walk at lunch. Second workout of the day, went over to Point Mallard park after work and ran 5 miles on the riverside path.
Now, I get to take it easy until my overnight walk on Friday.
Mid weigh through the month: 161 lbs.
That is a slow and gradual loss of 11 lbs since the 172 high weigh in at a doctor's appointment March 7)
I haven't been perfect (mumbles something about chocolate easter bunnies of the apocalypse), but have been making progress with my eating habits. And it's getting easier, seeming like something I can actually DO. Am discovering, once again, that there is more enjoyment and satisfaction to eating well and eating good foods as opposed to eating too many sweets or other junk . Additionally, am beginning to feel noticably better physically as well-- not bloated or loggy, which out of control or disordered eating does to me.
Even though it's not that many pounds difference, I do feel fitter than I did when I slogged through the Recover from the Holiday 50K back at New Year's. Come to think of it...my 50K time within the SJ40, was right around 8 hours...which was nearly a 20 minute improvement over the RFH.
Some quotes from Matt Fitzgerald about racing weight:
"Body weight aside, you can only achieve your best possible race performance by training properly and maintaining a very high-quality diet. Of course, training properly and maintaining a very high-quality diet will also tend to make you leaner, but that's secondary. The main objective of your training and diet is to improve your fitness. Whatever happens to your body weight as a result of training properly and maintaining a high-quality diet is what should happen. This is one situation where the means are more important than the end."
That's why your racing weight is defined as the weight that is associated with the lowest body fat percentage you can attain without overtraining or under-nourishing your body.
Think of it as "eyes on the prize" (for me, being capable and fit enough for a 100+ mile ultra in another 7 months) and not so much as "eyes on the scale".
Monday, May 14, 2012
Total mileage was a mere 23.5 miles for the week, but I'm not going to feel overly bad about it.
It was just an easier week in between longer events and more miles; being bracketed by last weekend's Strolling Jim and the upcoming Relay for Life next Friday night.
Was rainy all day yesterday, so that adds to my excuses. Call it a Mother's Day respite.
I snagged yet another new pair of shoes for a great price on Ebay. A lovely pair of Saucony Kivarna (last year's model, 2s not the new 3s) , in a flashy purple and green color way. :) We'll see how these fit and feel for road shoes.
Said shoes will accessorize well with the new SparkleSkirt I also recently got, in a swirly purple pattern. It's now my current favorite running skirt--both for comfort and style!
Yeah, sure I could wear cheap shoes, old mismatched t-shirts and sweats, but Why? :)
Later edit: 7.25 miles at Pt. Mallard Park this morning. It rained a bit on the drive over from home, but luckily I managed to dodge most of the raindrops while actually out on the trail. Cool temps, but the high humidity still meant I felt sticky and sweaty. Otherwise, I felt fine though; pace was a bit better today. I wonder where the herons are hanging out? Haven't seen any recently along this stretch of the river. :(
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