That's my day so far. I also did laundry, invented a new cake for me, did a favor to work, and dropped off my lotion to sell.
Son was sick at night, and wife was watching him the first half of night. My turn came around 3 AM, but son was fine and wife was snoring. Covered them with extra blankets and went back to bed. Here comes the day. My morning started with an in bed stretch then checking on my wife and son again. OK! Time to get ready for a race. Did my routine and was out the door (after goodbyes of course).
Showed up for a 10 AM race at 8:15 AM. Yikes, wrong race series, this one doesn't start at 9. Well, what's a runner to do? Yes, I went running. Ran the entire loop of 3.1 miles (5k). Stayed cool, went inside, put on my race clothes, stretched, talk to friends and others, then headed outside. Took off quick in this one. Knew I couldn't hold up the entire race, but wanted to push and see what I had. BTW- it is still cold outside with wind. Started out in 10th out of around 100. Passed a few, got passed, slowed down, finished strong enough. Final time of 23:54 (I think), with a split of 7:23 per mile (computer).
Now here is the best part. I stop, catch my breath, and start jogging back up the route. Find my friend Christine, and run the rest of her race as a pacer. She hits a best time of 30:20.
Turn back around and jog to another friend, she's having a rough time. Run her back to the finish also. Not looking all that good, I leave her with some of her partners. Funny that none of her friends came back to pick her up.
That was my exercise for the day. About 7.5 miles outside in the Michigan winter.
Now some side notes for the day. I finished first in my age group
, and 9th overall. My first top ten.
The cake I made was with GF yellow mix, fat free vanilla pudding, cranberries, vanilla whey powder, and toped off with some toffee peanut crumbles. Only about 2080 calories for the entire thing.
I only ate around one forth of it. (calorie replacement). Everything else is just a side note for the day.
It's 4:42 PM, taking the kids bowling, and have the rest for resume (goal) work.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful day, great weekend, and making plans for a spectacular week.
Loving Life and Everyone here, Konrad