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Fifty Degree Fat Boy 5k

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I completed my 5k about an hour ago. Now I'm showered, in my domo shirt, about to enjoy a nice 200 calorie 400mg slice of pizza and some cous cous, and I must say the thought of the cold air entering my lungs which made the idea of breathing in under water sound more appealing is all just a humble little memory.

This week we are doing a few things for BLC 16, tracking our sodium, leaving a bite of food on our plate, spelling words with exercises, and having "me" time... I'd rather have job time though. Some meals I've caved in and left the remaining bite of scrambled egg on my plate, or cut one side of the crust off on my PB&J, and if I go to a restaurant, I'll definitley leave a bite off my food, but other things that I dip out from tupperware or containers that the family shares (like taboule, hummus, ect...) I add a berry or a chocolate to my plate... then I put the berry or chocolate back. I understand clean plate club got us here, but purposely putting food on our plate we know we won't eat when someone in the family will... that's not gonna solve it. The bite challenge is great in some situations, not others... so I improvise. :-P

Why sodium? How about one challenge we track our fiber, or our sugar instead? :-P

Now for my run, it was cold. I think we're either getting winds from Sandy (is that still possible?), or fate was cruel, but the wind made our 50 degree weather today much colder. I got to the track around 5:20 and there were people practicing. I thought I'd have to wait, but I guess it was just a group of college kids (they look so young, it's so weird :-/), I started running and the first mile took me a little under 12 minutes (I was pacing myself so that's a good sign even though it's slower than my one mile time.) My legs were burning within the first 10 minutes, and I kept pushing. At 15 minutes I was at 1.37 miles, at 35 minutes I knew it was almost over and I really didn't think I had it in me to get under 40 minutes, but at 38 minutes I was at 2.95ish... I could make it happen!!!

I ran and ran, and finally "ping! Workout Complete." My time was 39:21!!! I beat my old time by 4 minutes and 9 seconds! This won't win me any medals anytime soon, but I ran a 5k in a 12:41 min per mile average time, and in July it took me 16 minutes to run 1 mile. I also took about 1 minute and 20 seconds off of my original 5k pace when running!

Tonight I'm going to have pizza, cous cous, and a piece of chocolate... or not chocolate... however you wanna word it. I hope by this summer I can get it down under 30! That would be incredible!

Fifty Degree Fat Boy 5k aka HalinHalf's Trick or Treat Trot. Complete!
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  • SONIA260
    'or not chocolate' lol!!!!!!!! I think you should have put 2 pieces of chocolate on that plate...you deserve ONE!!!! Under 40 minutes Hal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm soooooo proud of you!!!!!!!!!!
    2059 days ago
  • PDQ1203
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    2059 days ago
    Looks like I have a bit of work to do before i can keep up with you, at that pace. Well done!
    2060 days ago
    Nice. That one bite left thing sounds pretty interesting, I might have to try it myself. It's a great idea for people with CPS (Clean Plate Syndrome). And 4 minutes off your old time?! That's amazing! Great job, dude!
    2061 days ago
  • _MOBII_
    Congratulations on the awesome time!!!!!!!!!

    I just love reading your blogs!
    2061 days ago
    That is emoticon ! Congratulations!
    2061 days ago
  • EUEK098
    emoticon Hal, congratulations
    2061 days ago
  • *MAMA*2*BOYS*
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    That is AWESOME, Hal!! I'm so proud of you!! 39:21 is a GREAT time, and it is AMAZING when you see how far you come in such a relatively short period of time! I just hope that I can follow in your footsteps!

    And I totally get you on the whole leaving a bite of food thing! When I read what Sonia was doing with the peanut M&M, I decided to do the same thing. And I admit- I've been tempted to eat my candy most of the time. But I haven't. :)

    2061 days ago
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