Sunday, August 21, 2011
So.... vacation + following weekend being a wedding = Dana feeling uber fluffy.
I got all my runs in last week, running is going great! But I am still lacking ST and my food went nuts on Vacation and last week I was kind of on track but not tracking, and this past weekend was nutso again. So this week is going to be all about being ON TRACK staying CLOSE TO HOME and being chill.
MIL joined my gym - dunno if I mentioned that before? We're hitting my favorite Zumba class again tomorrow! :) We did last week as well, but last week it was only her 2nd ever Zumba experience and this time it'll be number 4. I'm glad she's hanging in there with it to get a chance to really learn the moves and have fun with it. WOOHOO MIL! :D
I've asked my LR Running Buddy to be an ST buddy with me at work. We'll see if this actually happens - the plan is for it to be TR at lunch like the same time we do hooping on MWF - no changing required, just simple body weight movements at a nonfrantic pace to keep the muscles getting some kind of attention. The possible killers: Other people needing the room we'd like to use on those days, being too busy to give half of lunch eVERY single day of the week (sometimes my RB can't always even make it to hoop class)... but I think it's a great way to make use of my time. I also realllly want to get back to my yoga class at the gym. It's been too long!!!!! Anyway - this next week will be somewhat normal-ish mid week miles, then LR of only... 8? I think? then next week more shorter runs preparing for Tupelo which is the following weekend.
That will be the last trip for a little while!!! I still hope to be able to do the Soldier Half in Nov, but I don't wanna go NO WHERE for October. Too much travelling in July/August/beg Sept.... at least, too much for our budget! Having to travel on a mini budget so not being as comfortable as you could be with additionally also still spending money and getting broker is just not the way to do things.
I have a plan to try to pick up some extra time at work this week as well -- first plan, go in early tomorrow.
P.S. - woke up, felt sick, called in. Sleep more.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
My McMillan prediction time based on a 32min 5K was 1:06:28 - a 10:41 pace...
I finished in about 1:08 (probably just under - gun time will be around 1:08:05, but it wasn't chip timed - it took at least 5 seconds for me to cross the start, though) - Garmin avg pace with the small added distance and including a walking bit at the end because I forgot to STOP my garmin - 10:48!!!!!
The course was rolling two loop course - middle mile was mostly uphill - here are my splits:
11:12 (uphill again - and how it's getting really HOT and no shade really this mile!)
...? (Garmin has 11:45 but that's with the walking, I was down at a 9:30-10 and then final sprint down to a 7:55 pace for a split second!)
My sister and I before the race - it was her first 10K too AND longest distance run EVER!!!!
She did GREAT for never having run this distance before especially - I had an A B and C goal for myself - A - 1:06:38 B - sub 1:12, C - sub 1:15 - She met my C goal! :D That is awesome!!!! AND she started out too fast - but she checked herself early on. I saw her ahead of me for most of the first loop and caught up to her right before the mostly downhill section - we ran together for a lot of that mile, until the terrain kind of evened out and she let me go. That takes a lot of strength! I find it really hard to run my own race without getting caught up trying to keep up with people when I should just be doing my personal best. There was a little out and back portion right before the finishing turn, and I saw her when I was getting close to the finishing turn on the way out so we got to give each other a good cheer! :D
YAY SISSIMO!!! I finished, grabbed my finisher bag of shirt and coupons and ran back to where my hubby was waiting with vuvuzela and camera. He played the vuvuzela and I took some pictures.
Here's the one picture he got of me finishing:
See me?? No?? That's because I'm DIRECTLY behind the guy in blue. If you look between his legs you can see a splash of neon yellow from my leg sleeves. HAHA.
Here's my sister:
Ok so I'm not the best race photographer ever, but she was rockin into the finish! :D
Here we are post race:
And I met up with a fellow Team Marathon Bar member, Tricia!
She was so sweet and it was GREAT to meet her! :D
Anyway, I had a great weekend overall, although later that day I had an awful splitting headache and kind of whimpered myself to sleep with a bag of peas on my head care of my sweet sister - I think it was a combination of a delayed reaction from the heat and little sleep the night before. Aside from that, it was so fun. :)
Sunday, July 24, 2011
So I saved us some money this week by not going grocery shopping, but at the same time - my nutrition was definitely questionable at times.
I'm not going to go into details to spread the gory unhealthy food into the sparkisphere, but I'd say my splurge meal total was more like 2 - .5 splurge on one day, 1 on another and .5 on another. HAHAHA.
Anyway - I also haven't weighed in a couple days, about to go do that right now - I'm sure it's horrifying because yesterday was splurgey and it's later in the day - I've eaten and gu'd and hydrated and all that. (I ran 11 but I also refueled and rehydrated a lot so who knows what it'll say).
I do have some cute pictures to share from my Marathon Bars samplings I did this weekend in relation to the Paint the Streets 5K - I did one at the packet pickup for the race, so it was inside of our Fleet Feet - WOOT! Love that place. I wish I could live there. Volunteered for the packet pickup from around 3-7 and then the next morning volunteered at the race in the food area from 6-9:30ish mostly manning my samples but also cut up a BUTTLOAD of bananas and did a few other things to help out.
Saw NOELLIEMAE - she ran and placed in her AG! So awesome! :) She hung out with me for a good while, which was awesome - because I was pretty bored before the race got started. HAHA. So not only was I "not bored" but I had good conversation. YAY! Also I met another of the leaders for the Huntsville Official Spark Team - HILLIS. two of his kids also won AG awards!!!! :D SO COOL!!!
That's me and the race director after Packet Pickup was OVER!
My awesome Marathon Bar Samples the next day:
And the picture Noel took of me manning the table:
I wish I had gotten a picture of her on the winners podium but I was being distracted at the time with volunteer stuff - but I cheered!!!
Well - to be honest, I haven't showered yet since my run this morning and that's 2+ hours ago now so I need to get moving!!! HAHA :D
P.S. - weighed at 182 - not the lowest I've seen, but the low point for this past week was 181.5 and 182's so I'm good with this - wanna keep it here or lower to meet my 4lb lost goal for July! (Starting at 186.5)
Check out July's weight chart - you can see all the bumps up but the average is coming down down down! :)
Monday, July 18, 2011
Maybe I could find a better current picture, but I like it.
SMURFETTE made one of these for herself and I liked it so much I had to have one, too!
It reminds me what success I've had in maintaining for the past few years and I may have to fight the regain, but I will keep fighting, and running, and working at it - because I LOVE my new healthy and fit lifestyle!!! :)
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