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Country Music Half Marathon 8.1 02-21-11

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Not really sure which training week to put tonight's workout with, since it is kind of a make up of (at least part of) yesterday's scheduled LSD which I ended up missing, but we're technically now in week 8. Just over two months away from race day! WOW, before I know it that sparkly rock star (country music star?) bling will be mine all MINE! In any event, my foot is on the mend now and I felt like trying a workout, so opted for this week's virtual 5K session on the good old treddie...while tuning in to some Food Network!

Not gonna lie, this wasn't an easy 5K. It wasn't really my foot, it was just that I felt kind of fatigued, more than usual, at points. It wasn't a craptastic run by any means, just not great. I wasn't really feeling it. That said, I cranked it out in 30:52, the exact time in which I ran Disney's Royal Family 5K around EPCOT last spring! I found that rather fitting, given that this weekend is Disney's Princess Half Marathon, which means they'll also be holding the Royal Family 5K, featuring a Beauty and the Beast theme this year (or so I hear). I just hope that the bling is better for this year's participants! Honestly I was a bit let down by last year's. Sure, I know that Disney does not give metal bling for their 5Ks, but seriously, some of the 5K medals are super cute. And the one we got was super lame. It looks more like an advertising lanyard from Blockbuster Video or something! Oh well, what are you gonna do? It was still a super fun race, and weather conditions could not have been better...and I was so happy to cheer on my running pal Jae, who was doing her first race! So yeah, I thought it was kind of neat that this week's virtual 5K time was 30:52.

And I knew within five minutes that I wasn't going to put a 2 in front of my time this week. I was on one of my least favorite treadmills this time (mainly because my least favorite treddies have the best TVs LOL!) and that kind of dampened things, and I knew pretty quickly that my energy level wasn't quite what it was last time. Still, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out! I'm really loving this fun little way to squeeze in some (fun not torturous) speed work! And after I finished my run, I chilled out with 2.11 additional miles of easy walking. Great way to wind down at the end of a busy day (and before a hectic travel day involving a two-time zone shift!)

Tonight's Entertainment: I watched The Best Thing I Ever Ate, where Food Network personalities share some of their favorite foods and where you can go buy them. My favorite item tonight was this chocolate caramel-y salty brownie that you get in nowheresville, NY...well really somewhere in Brooklyn (I think?) but out of the way and hard to get to. It looked AH-mazing!! Gooey goodness! Num num!! Or was it the Caesar Salad presented by Alex Guarnaschelli? Strange, I'm not a big salad person usually, but I was nearly drooling on the treadmill watching the restaurant toss up a big bowl of crouton-topped Caesar-y goodness. I have scolded myself many times for watching Food Network at the gym, since it seems to induce all these crazy cravings, some of the intensity with which pregnant Christina craved juice and baked potatoes (butter and sour cream, lots of it, pretty please), yet I keep on doing it!!

Total CMHM Training Mileage: 114.63
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    YEAH! :) seems like your training is going well! I can't wait till the race!

    2818 days ago
    Glad to see that your foot is doing better! Yeah, I usually have to avoid the food network altogether unless it is soemthing like Chopped, which, the stuff frequently looks/sounds gross.
    2818 days ago
    Glad your foot is better! Keep running!

    2818 days ago
    Don't think I'd be able to get thru that "Best Thing" show with it triggering a binge! :)
    2818 days ago
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