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Hard 24 hour day topped of my a great night.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Tuesday I had a awesome work out/and eating day! Everything lined up right. Wednesday morning we got up early and went for our hour of power hike. That went good. I was sore form the day before and so I was 3 min slower. Awe can't PR every time. I worked on Wed, and did great with the food there too.

Then Wed night hit. I was suppose to go swimming, well I was tired and worn out from the day before and work and, and and... Husband was working so I was on my own for dinner (this is a problem area for me I have learned) I stopped at the store and got a bunch of bad for you food... and then I ate it all! In one setting YES I DID! I was very aware that I was doing it. I'm not sure why I did, I wondered about that but came to no conclusion. I didn't track and I'm not going to look, I just know that took in a LOT OF CALORIES!

Thursday I was feeling sluggish and down all day. I did go up to the college and have lunch with my daughter. It's a part of my week I am starting to look forward too. But I just threw on sweets and out the door I went.

Thursday night we have group runs with my new running group. I like the people and have really enjoyed the track nights. I wanted to go do the group run. Yet I was having a hard time getting out there.

Here is some of the reasons. Aside from the fact that I ate too much food and was enjoying my pity party.

I know you all think I'm fast, but I'm still very slow. I run a 11:00-10:00 pace. Trust me at track they are running 8-7 pace. I can do that for a small amount of time.
I bounce when I run.. it's not pretty.
I was afraid of being last, (it's an out and back corse)
I was afraid of slowing down the rest of the group.

Well I knew with the food I'd eaten that I needed to do this run. It would help a little and a little is better than not helping it at all.

I tell you I was so happy when I saw the girl I ran with the first day of track. We had hit it off pretty good, and we run about the same pace. So we all took off. It's about a half mile to the trail we ran on. The leaders where great with making sure we got across the main street ok.

Once we hit the trail half of them took off! Yep I was left in the dust. I tried to keep up but then I remembered I have to run MY OWN RACE, and train at MY PACE! So I slowed it down to my pace. We stopped at one place to regroup with one of the group leaders. He wanted to make sure I knew the plan. He would run ahead and then stop and wait for us then run ahead again. He was the sweeper. :)

It wasn't too long before my new friend was running along side of me. I'm a mother hen, and didn't want her left behind. So I slowed down and ran with her. I kept the pace a bit quick for her, and a bit easy for me. I need to work on slowing my run down some. I know that seams strange but for a distance running you want to go long and slow, and well I run a fast as I can for as long as I can then walk. I'm not sure If I've ever run a whole 5k with out walking.

So we kept running together. It's a multi use trail, and so we'd come up to people walking and we'd have to pass them. I'd kick it into a high gear, and run past them for a ways then slow it back down. This was a bit odd for her but she kept up as best that she could.

In the end we ran 4 miles with out stopping! She told me she liked running with me and that I kept a good pace. She liked that I didn't stop and just kept running. I told her that when I run by myself I stop and walk more, and I think it's out of boredom more than anything.

I was so proud of myself at the end of the night! I found a runny buddy and a new friend. I didn't burn off all the calories I ate, but I wasn't expecting too. However I'm further ahead than had I not worked out.

This weekend is a long hilly bike ride, and then a long 7-8 mile hike. All in the rain... cause well WHY NOT!
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    Great job on getting out there for the group run and meeting a new friend. Have a great weekend, hope it doesn't rain much,
    1835 days ago
    Gotta love the Northwest--if you're going to be active outdoors, you can't mind the rain.


    We all have those less than perfect days, but getting out for that run is a wonderful way to turn things around. One meal or day of overdoing it with food is not that bad if we stop it at that; that's what you did, so WOO HOO for you! Have fun this weekend!
    1835 days ago
    We emoticon Oregon, rain and all!
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    Great way to turn around from a less-than-stellar day of eating into a great day of running!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    1835 days ago
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