Sunday, October 21, 2012
Hi Spark Friends!!!!
I am sorry that I am such a bad blogger!!!;-)
I have done quite a bit since I last wrote a blog.
I gave up on Paleo because it was too restrictive. I re-started with Weight Watchers, but I am doing the on-line version only, which is much less expensive. Interestingly enough, I can look back to my weight from last year, and I joined WW last time almost the same time of year at almost the same weight. I was only 3 pounds heavier when I started WW in 2011. I got to my lowest recent weight of 159 in December of 2011, so I am hoping to do the same this year, except not gain SO much weight over the Holidays and give up in Jan/Feb.
On the running front, I should be able to easily meet my goal of running 12 races in 2012. I ran a half marathon on Sept. 29th....it was quite odd for a half marathon.... it was basically a "fun run"....it wasn't chip timed, or timed at all even!!! My garmin results were 1:53, but I am not "counting" that as a PR, since it wasn't official. I hadn't done a half marathon in the past couple of years, since I had been working on being faster, so my current PR was 2:04 or something like that. It was a fun race though, it celebrated the bakery and brewery in the town it was held in.....so they had donuts and beer after!!!!:-)
It was also perfect weather and saw lots of great fall colors!!!
My "big" race for the fall was the Nike Women's Half Marathon in San Francisco. I got to hang out with some girlfriends for the long weekend, and we had SO much fun!!!!!
I was hoping to finish in less than 2 hours, considering the hills, and wouldn't you just know it....I finished in 2:00:00!! I couldn't do that again if I tried!!!!
My Garmin wasn't working, so I didn't know what pace I was running, some people said it was due to the cable car wires, but some people's Garmins worked fine. The other problem was that I signed up for the 9-10 min/ mile pace start corral when I signed up for the race months ago, and should have been in the corral faster than that, so I was stuck behind a lot of people and running on the sidewalks for the first couple of miles......and those hills were pretty crazy!!!! Overall, it was awesome, and I LOVE my Tiffany finishers necklace!! We are already trying to figure out which race to meet at next, maybe the Nike's new race in D.C. in April.....that would be scenic!!!!
I have a few more 5 K races left this year, one next weekend, along with a 1 mile mud run on Sunday. Then I have the Yule Run and I'll Walk 5K in November and a 5K Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. This is my favorite time of year for running!!!!!!
I hope you are all enjoying fall too!!!!