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Martin Finishes Challenge and I Slip Just a Little

Sunday, September 15, 2013



Here's a picture of Martin, my nephew, finishing his 4th race in 24 hours. Few people ran the last race, a 5K, faster than the first race which was also a 5K. It was very hot and humid. However, I promised to buy Martin's dinner if he beat his time, and would you believe it?, he did. He chose healthy sushi and veggies.

I really admire Martin's determination. It does not phase him that he places solidly last place in his age group. He just keeps trying. This was his 11th and 12th 5K. His first ever was January of 2013. He set a goal to run a 5K each month this year and he is going to achieve it. He has now set a goal to run a 10K in 2014, probably the Lake to Lake in November.

Got to say I was really tired and hungry last evening and think I've still got a bit to learn on fueling my long runs. I did an 11 mile run yesterday. I didn't feel like my eating was emotional, but that I was truly hungry. However, I also attended Gwen's birthday party yesterday. I ate fruit and veggies at the party. I "indulged" in a Diet Cherry Coke, which is a treat now days. The cake and chips didn't even tempt me. But maybe I was having a bit of what Watermellen has written about, resistance fatigue. Anyway, I was up one pound this morning, but I'm not worried. Feeling completely committed to healthy lifestyle. I rode my bike 50 minutes this morning and would have ridden further, but had some tire troubles.

I'll have both kids all day today. Healthy supper (Salsa-Black Bean Chicken) is already in the crockpot for my DD, DSIL, hubby and me and the kids. It's going to be another good day!!
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MSLZZY 9/16/2013 7:31AM

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MARGARITTM 9/15/2013 8:31PM

    I drink at least 8 -9 glasses of water a day - year round - training or not. but I am always training. the day of the race not a ton before the race but some - they are usually in the early am .... so gotta confess must have coffee!

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BOOKAPHILE 9/15/2013 8:29PM

    This is a good report, not a slip-up. Weight bounces around. You're right not to be worried. Enjoy your Nephew's success and the time with your grandkids, and don't stress about that pound unless it gathers some friends!

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GOLFGMA 9/15/2013 7:21PM

    Good for Martin and thanks for sharing! emoticon

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FROSTY99 9/15/2013 4:55PM

    Your nephew is certainly an inspiration and you should be so proud of him!

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BLUENOSE63 9/15/2013 4:24PM

  Sounds like a great race today to me! As for the fuelling, the is the biggest mystery to racing...you have to try a combination of gels, sport drink, shok bloks etc. Definitely a huge part is the hydration. You should start drinking around 80 oz of water per day the week before a race to be properly hydrated and then in the morning 12 oz of Sport drink etc. Google is full of great articles.

Nutrition can make or break the best athlete at any time!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 9/15/2013 3:46PM

    I'm impressed and inspired by your nephew!
You do such a great job of tracking your eating patterns/habits. Way to go!
Have a wonderful day with the kids.

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/15/2013 3:43PM

    Figuring out just how much more is the right amount to fuel athletic endeavors is a completely separate puzzle from the initial weight loss one, isn't it? Congrats to Martin AND to you on a great weekend!

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DONNABRIGHT 9/15/2013 3:13PM

    Sounds to me like all is going well for both you and Martin.
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RUNNERRACHEL 9/15/2013 2:06PM

    Sounds like a good day. Fueling for long runs is tricky. Keep paying attention to how you feel.



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GABY1948 9/15/2013 1:12PM

    It SURE is...after all you are a woman and for some reason we can do the up and down thing for no apparent reason. I also understand not compensating your body for the extra calories burned...I balk at that and sometimes I win and sometimes I lose.

Have a wonderful Sunday, Marsha! emoticon

Oh, and GO Martin! I am proud of him too! emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 9/15/2013 12:32PM

    Sodium, I'm sure -- that 1 pound is a phantom pound and will be gone tomorrow.

Must be a black bean moment, with my black bean chili soup: and it's absolutely delicious with the chopped fresh cilantro!!

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_LINDA 9/15/2013 11:52AM

    Congratulations to Martin! And to you too, for your total commitment to a healthy lifestyle and resisting temptations!
Enjoy your day!

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COCK-ROBIN 9/15/2013 9:24AM

    Wonderful!

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ONMYMEDS 9/15/2013 9:05AM

    Wow, nice job Martin!! Outstanding!!

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NATPLUMMER 9/15/2013 9:03AM

    I would suspect that the pound is water from muscle repair after the 11 miler.

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JOYINKY 9/15/2013 8:56AM

    I don't see any slips here at all! The scale is fickle and not always reporting reality. What a fantastic day! Give yourself time to recoup today and be well. emoticon

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