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Traveling, Running, and Racing schedule

Friday, November 16, 2012

So last week apparently got away from me and this week I was traveling for work (but had plenty of downtime in the evening and really no excuse not to stay in touch!) but I'm still here and still fighting the good fight. :)

Sunday night - I ran in my neighborhood after dark and got into an altercation with a neighbor. He didn't use a turn signal and I cut across the side street he was turning down and I freaked out and got upset about it. He turned around and followed me to tell me that I was being unreasonable. I told him turn signals were for safety of everyone, myself included (I have a thing about ALWAYS using them, personally) - he told me he didn't need to since there were no other cars. I got mad and just ran away and he sped away. I won't be running at that end of my allotment since he seemed a little unstable to me (following a girl in the dark, seriously? and to tell me I'm in the wrong to boot). Grr.

I ran on the treadmill Mon, Tues & Wed. I really don't like TMs. I did some lunges and pushups and other random ST exercises Tuesday after running and am STILL sore. I may be able to run 13-15 miles at a time, but I really need to do more ST.

I did pretty good with my food intake except for a burger and fries Wednesday night (but it was after running 4.5 miles and feeling a little light-headed and under-fed on the TM).

This morning I weighed in at 160.4, which is about a pound higher than last week. I'm been staying in the 159-160 range pretty consistently, but want to kick in some weight loss in the next couple months. We're pretty close to having the kitchen 100% back together (counters going in Tuesday, but we have a "temp" sink in so we could hook up the dishwasher). I'm going to cook something tonight so I have food for the weekend that's healthier.

This is such a brain dump. How about I jump to racing ideas now?

Tomorrow is my first (ever!) 5k race. It'll also be my 11th race:
11/10 - 4 mile
3/11 - 15k
5/11 - HM
6/11 - 10k
6/11 - 10 mile
7/11 - warrior dash
10/11 - HM
5/12 - M
6/12 - M
8/12 - warrior dash
9/12 - HM
11/12 - HM

11th not counting Warrior Dashes, which I don't count at 5ks lol. :) I have a sub-25:00 goal that I'm hoping I can hit even though my speed sessions have been generally lacking. It'll be a fairly brisk morning, though, so I'm hoping for some cold-induced speed.

I'm planning on running the Cincinnati Flying Pig marathon next year in the beginning of May. I'm signed up for the Cleveland half marathon towards the end of May (it was $35 to sign up a year in advance!) but that's it for now. I may run a half in January in Mississippi if I can get down there - a friend registered but is expecting now and isn't running while preggers. It'd be nice to make a long weekend out of it, but it's one heck of a drive and flying is just expensive sometimes.

Now with the 5k tomorrow, it looks like my long run just got pushed to Sunday unless I want to do a 2-a-day!

How is your November going? Big holiday plans?
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    WOW- awesome about deciding to do The Pig!!!! I totally wished I could down with you ... not that I am going to be running any marathons in 2013- at least not any that I am aware of. Great choice!!!

    And yeah... for getting the kitchen put back together - you are one busy, but very dedicated lady!

    If I don't touch base before, Happy Thanksgiving!
    1951 days ago
    Wow! Have fun during your 5K. Yay for the kitchen being almost done! I am looking forward to next week - my sons and I have it all off. Yes, my DH has a lot of work to do, but he can do most of it from home. I plan to take the boys to Disneyland a couple days, then we will visit my inlaws for Thanksgiving day. Those are my plans! No where near as exciting as yours!
    1952 days ago
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