Monday, October 24, 2011
So I had this great plan to make a diet hot chocolate mix at home because the diet version only comes in little boxes of 6 packets and it is expensive and I was sick of it.
So I looked up some recipes and I made this mix. It tasted too milky so I added more chocolate. This weekend at home I looked at the chocolate I bought - awesome Ghiradelli Ground Chocolate and realize it says SWEET in little letters over Ground Chocolate.
I turn the canister around and see that it's 140 cal per 1/4 cup and first ingredient is SUGAR.
I'm hoping I at least saved some money on buying cocoa mixes by making my own. :P
I've got some pictures for you.
First is a new (to me) finish line photo from Tupelo 14.2! :) WOOHOO! There is a similar one I already saw but they caught me at the bottom of my stride so it is not so flattering as gravity is doing it's WORST to me. This one I'm nearly floating so it turned out actually good!
This weekend I did a 14miler for my LR, and on Sunday we headed out to check the "Running Park" and see if the 3 mile loop was doable for me to finish the 50K I'm considering. Determination - I think so! Gonna take some time and think about it and watch the registrants list (it's only open to 100 people - at 48 when I checked yesterday). It's only $15 so I should probably just do it but I'm waiting for a bit.
Saturday night I went to a Halloween dance party at Dance Trance (the place I got my living social deal?). Anyway, it was fun - I was in the back most of the time so I am like the photobomber of every photo I'm in:
(I like that one because I look like I'm so happy I'm practically sleeping)
Sunday was a great homebody day after running - I made chili and bread in the breadmaker. Chili started by soaking and cooking black beans, so it was a big process. I did some knitting, made a hula hoop, and DH and I watched some netflix so we can return our discs and downgrade our membership to save some money and go to streaming only. We almost never use our disc portion of the membership so it only makes sense.
Ended up w/ almost 34 miles last week, so a little less than planned but not by a lot. Still meeting my over 30mpw goal for where I want my base to be at the end of this year. If I average the last 8 weeks that weren't a cutback, taper, or recovery week (so not the weeks surrounding tupelo and not last week) I'm over 30. I'm not sure if the proper way is to still count all the cutback and taper/recovery stuff. If I do just the last 8, no skipping it's 28. So still approaching a solid 30mpw base going into the end of 2011.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
This is gonna be another big mileage week for me - as big as that 40 miler week would've been without the 5K. So plan is for 36. maybe 37.
Then it will be lowering a bit the next two weeks to prepare for my HALF that is coming up SO SOON. This will be my sister's first half marathon, my running buddy's first half (different race for her though), and I am so excited.
All I can think about these days is running, I think it's early taper madness for my half maybe?
There is ANOTHER picture of Yvonne and I in our tutu's I found. HAHAHA. We are blowin up the internets. So I will share that, too.
Anyway that's all I've got for now. I'm considering registering for a local 50K that is on 12/31 - we're gonna run the route this weekend (3 mile trail loop) and see what this would entail and based upon how much it kicks my butt, I'll go from there.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Also I did 12.76 miles, about 10 on trails on Sunday and followed it up with batchcooking and then yoga.
My arms/back/shoulders are sooooooo sore from yoga! I fell once on the trail and got a scraped knee, so that's a little annoying too but no big deal. Last week was a cut back week finished with over 26 miles, this week should be more like 36 - we'll see! :)
Now for the picture that was online at al.com coverage of the race:
Saturday, October 15, 2011
I improved my time from last year by nearly a minute, and I ran my 2nd best 5K time ever! :) I call that a WIN even if I wish I had performed a little better.
Mile splits show that sucked wind in mile 3 but otherwise I'm happy w/ the pace, I think I just let it go a bit in that 3rd mile too much on the uphills:
9:45, 9:59, 10:21 *BOO*, final .15 - 8:42!
WOOHOOO!!! That's a sub 10mm avg pace according to Mr. G. Racewise, it'll be just over since I clocked 3.15 miles on Mr. G vs. the course of 3.1, but still. Time: about 31:23 unofficial.
My Running Buddy beat me by about a minute - so jealous! hahaha but I'm glad she went on. She thought I was right behind her, and I'm glad cause apparently she would've waited for me and I'm glad she didn't. She's got a new PR by about 2 min! :)
PICTURES (and maybe more to follow... we were photographed by many!)
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Workouts - running awesome, hooping awesome, ST - nonexistent.
I'm getting a group together here at work to do some body weight ST on non hooping days so I can try to get myself on a routine with that.
Food - went nutso. Scale was not happy this morning. I tracked a few things earlier this week, then didn't, today I'm going to try to track everything. Lunch will be odd because I have some leftovers of stuff that I do not know how to track, but it's a cucumber salad - minimal calories in that beast, mostly it's spice and cucumbers and onions, rice wine vinegar and a bit of sesame oil. I probably won't eat much of it because it puts my face on fire. HAHAHA I went a little too heavy on the spice. (Sriracha sauce and cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes....)
I don't need to be lugging any extra lbs while I'm running! If they are coming along they better be there to WORK (AKA muscle) - and clearly without the ST I'm not bulking up. Women don't bulk up anyway and I'm not even trying, so it's definitely not muscle... hahaha. Plus I think this morning's number was a fluctuation because I've weighed recently at about 4lbs unde what it said today.
BUT STILL. It's the kick in the butt I needed to really get my food in order.
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