Monday, November 02, 2009
Not so good in the food dept -- I didn't track but I don't think I went over cals by much, but I did very stupidly kind of eat them ALL AT THE SAME TIME. haha I was NOT following my eat every 2-3 hrs plan this weekend. :P But otherwise -- this weekend was great!
Halloween party - you saw some pictures from that! FUN.
Then I got up the next morning and did my long run -- and it went really well. I felt good -- I stopped to walk and drink/gu when I had planned to and not because I was dying. Ya know? I felt pretty strong coming into the end of it, even though I was really tired of running, I didn't feel like I was about to drop or anything. Ya know? I'm feeling sooooo confident about the rest of my training and feeling good feelings about the BIG EVENT itself as well. :)
Last week I walked BEFORE I started timing my run, so I was not including my walking warmup in my time (since it was not part of my distance in my route). ANYWAY -- this time I DID get to park where I wanted so I just started my timer when I started walking my warmup -- and I still finished 11 minutes FASTER than last week. FIFTEEN minutes faster if you take out my 4 min bathroom break near the beginning. :)
The weather was much WORSE (cold and wet!), but I felt stronger and I still did much better. I think my body was less wrecked this week and not to mention I had DONE this before and the training is really working to get me capable of doing these longer distances. WOOHOO! :D
So...... now I just have ONE really long run left before the marathon -- the big 2-0. This week is 13, then the 20, then 13...10... MARATHON. Today is Nov. 2 and the Marathon is Dec 5th!!! Some serious countdown action will be taking place once it gets within 30 days! :P
AND now some more pictures -- I wanted to ask my DH's permission before sharing his Halloween photos but he was SO FREAKING ADORABLE LOOKING. He was a steampunk engineer of some kind, he had more details to it than that, but that's the general idea. :) I drew the designs on the gloves (welder's gloves from Lowe's!) and made the copper thing on his arm. Also I encouraged the purchase of the fake glasses. ;) He doesn't need them in real life.
Hope everyone has a GREAT WEEK!