I completed my 5k about an hour ago. Now I'm showered, in my domo shirt, about to enjoy a nice 200 calorie 400mg slice of pizza and some cous cous, and I must say the thought of the cold air entering my lungs which made the idea of breathing in under water sound more appealing is all just a humble little memory.
This week we are doing a few things for BLC 16, tracking our sodium, leaving a bite of food on our plate, spelling words with exercises, and having "me" time... I'd rather have job time though. Some meals I've caved in and left the remaining bite of scrambled egg on my plate, or cut one side of the crust off on my PB&J, and if I go to a restaurant, I'll definitley leave a bite off my food, but other things that I dip out from tupperware or containers that the family shares (like taboule, hummus, ect...) I add a berry or a chocolate to my plate... then I put the berry or chocolate back. I understand clean plate club got us here, but purposely putting food on our plate we know we won't eat when someone in the family will... that's not gonna solve it. The bite challenge is great in some situations, not others... so I improvise. :-P
Why sodium? How about one challenge we track our fiber, or our sugar instead? :-P
Now for my run, it was cold. I think we're either getting winds from Sandy (is that still possible?), or fate was cruel, but the wind made our 50 degree weather today much colder. I got to the track around 5:20 and there were people practicing. I thought I'd have to wait, but I guess it was just a group of college kids (they look so young, it's so weird :-/), I started running and the first mile took me a little under 12 minutes (I was pacing myself so that's a good sign even though it's slower than my one mile time.) My legs were burning within the first 10 minutes, and I kept pushing. At 15 minutes I was at 1.37 miles, at 35 minutes I knew it was almost over and I really didn't think I had it in me to get under 40 minutes, but at 38 minutes I was at 2.95ish... I could make it happen!!!
I ran and ran, and finally "ping! Workout Complete." My time was 39:21!!! I beat my old time by 4 minutes and 9 seconds! This won't win me any medals anytime soon, but I ran a 5k in a 12:41 min per mile average time, and in July it took me 16 minutes to run 1 mile. I also took about 1 minute and 20 seconds off of my original 5k pace when running!
Tonight I'm going to have pizza, cous cous, and a piece of chocolate... or not chocolate... however you wanna word it. I hope by this summer I can get it down under 30! That would be incredible!
Fifty Degree Fat Boy 5k aka HalinHalf's Trick or Treat Trot. Complete!