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Virtual Race Report & Go the Distance #10!

Friday, November 02, 2012

October is over... This month was not my best - I struggled with sinus infection and I was very tired... as a result I had a very hard time following a plan.
I decided to get back at it by starting a Sparktreak personal challenge... and I feel better already. I also need to get another exercise goal in mind. I need to set an objective so I would work toward my GOAL.

I run because I like the results I get - I can really see an improvement.... over time!
This week. I was not feeling like running, not at all (mostly because I am still not feeling 100%). Nevertheless, I ran twice and my inspiration was the the Virtual 5K Trick or Treat Trot... See, I received a Spark email reminding me that I committed to this earlier this month. So, as I went to work on Thursday, I decided to do it. Just do it!

I ran the 5km on the track at the gym... It was not an easy run, I wanted to quit.
Final time: 22 min 13 sec. I am happy with this. This is not an improvement from my last 5km but I am very happy I did it! I was not going to run this week...

Looking back at my running journey, (and this is what I was thinking as I was running my virtual race), I remember feeling terrible going for a run trying to keep up with Jeff back in 2009. In 2010, I decided that I want to change this and set up goals for myself. I did it... My first time running an official 5km (in an actual race in September of 2010) I was very happy with my 23min 56 sec. Since then, I completed 4 HM and many other shorter distances.

Signing up for virtual race is my way to go for a goal. I will sign up for another one again! Wohoo!!!

Now on my Go the Distance Challenge Report #10.

I am afraid that I will not reach my goal of 1500 miles this year... I am still trying to go farther than last year!

Here are my stat so far:
January- 136km
February- 104 km
March - 240 km
April - 181 km
May - 146 km
June/July - 183 km
Aug - 238 km
Sept - 262 km
Oct- 113 km

Today - 1751 km / 1076 miles Total for 2012...

My weight goal for 1 January 2013: 108... (drop 4 - I can do this) and stop the yoyo...
My food goal - in range and healthy choices! I am on DAY 6 of my SparkTreak!

Tonight dinner was Scallop Potatoes and Tuna casserole!

292.7 cal per serving; 2.7 g fat, 43 g carbs, 4.8 g fiber and 23.2 g protein.

Oh, I forgot to mention that my folks think I am a bit weird taking pictures of my food. I have to admit that I like it. I like tracking my food. I like using the Spark Recipe Calculator and sharing recipe with my Sparkfriends!

Here is the link to my recipe:

Have a great weekend ! I will work on my personal challenge as well as the weekend challenge posted on the Motivation and Positive Attitude Sparkteam!

Eating healthy stuff - Drinking Water and Active!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HALINHALF 11/4/2012 1:29PM

    Wonderful 5k time! I'm the same way with seeing improvement, it's what keeps me going with continuing the running!
I was exited to get under the 40 minute mark, I can't wait to reach the twenties! lol :-)

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DAPHNE_RUNS 11/3/2012 1:05PM

    hi there. Funny, I felt the same on my Thursday run and it turned out to be a good run. I did not want to do it, but I really needed to...I am running my second half next Sunday.

I hope you are feeling better. I used to get sinus infections all the time. I made an appointment with an allergy specialist two years ago, and I have only been sick two times in two years versus being sick every other week.

You have accomplished a lot this year; big congrats to you on your journey so far.

Have a great weekend.


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NUTRON3 11/3/2012 8:54AM

    Looks great!

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CRYSBROWN1 11/3/2012 8:22AM

    Mmmmmmm, I like this recipe! I have to try it!

Great job on going the distance and completing your virtual 5K! You are super speedy I hope ya know!

I am with ya with having a personal goal challenge, keep you motivated and focused!

Best of luck in November!

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