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Solitary Run - Very Nice!

Friday, April 26, 2013

I had a very nice run last night all by myself! DD#2 went to the gym right after school with friend and DH ran and then picked them up. DD#1 & 3 didn't want to go with me, they were playing with the ducks (yes, we still have 4 ducks) and fixing up their new pen. They have now grown too big for their place in the basement workshop, but we still might need to bring them in at night so the "critter's" don't get them.

I dropped DD#2 and friend off (they were getting ready to drive to Florida for the weekend) and then went to the park. It was another beautiful evening. I got there a little later than normal, so it was pretty crowded. I ended up running about 2.3 miles, so I'm upping the distance a little. I did have to stop and walk about 45 seconds since I was having a major coughing fit. My throat was feeling kind of scratchy and I may have swallowed something. I was coughing so bad, some man asked if I was "okay"?!

I'm glad I'm slowly working up my distance. I've signed up for 2 5K's in May - 5/18 (at our church) & 5/25 (a color run). This is my first "color run", so I'm not sure what to expect. It's being held at one of the new parks on the river, so it should be pretty neat. Both running routes should also be pretty flat (for N. Ga.). The whole family is running in both 5K's, so it will be fun to see how everyone does.

The "low carb" eating is going pretty well. I did over indulge in pistachios on Wednesday night (kind of upset my stomach), so I still have to be mindful of the snacking. I'm probably going to work in fruit this weekend. I'm not really missing bread/grains. We had fajitas on Tuesday and I just piled my stuff up on salad and stir-fry on Wednesday, but I didn't eat any rice. Last night we grilled out and I ate my turkey burger without a bun! I do miss fruit though!

I find eating an "egg bowl" (2 eggs, turkey crumbles, spinach, peppers) in the morning keeps me full a lot longer than cereal. I have 3 more lbs. to go, so I hope to reach that goal by Mother's Day.

No big plans for the weekend. I'll run tonight if DD#3 wants to. They're out of school today, and because of the rain, her Girl Scout camping trip has turned into a "day" trip, but they'll be gone all day Saturday. Since it's supposed to rain this weekend (mostly Saturday night & all day Sunday), I'll also try to cut the grass tonight.

I do want to get in a run so I don't loose my "momentum". I want to be able to run the entire time at both 5K's and get in a good time so my family doesn't make fun of me. The joke now is "if there was a race with a turtle, a snail, molasses,and Mom, Mom would come in 4th"! Hilarious aren't they!

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