Day 349: Sometimes Blogging Feels Obligatory
Monday, June 03, 2013
I have to admit, I was at my most successful when I was blogging the most often. I don't know if that is a bi-product of being on Spark to track my food more or what; but, I can promise you that it is my goal to get back on the daily blogging wagon, even if it is just a paragraph or two.
So, I'm five days in and my tracking has been honest and it's been consistent. I'm not going to lie - it came as a shock to see that I was actually eating closer to 1800-1900 calories a day (I add 200 to whatever I track as my 'fudge factor.') No wonder the scale wasn't moving! So, tracking and running the reports have been huge for me. They're definitely coming back to being among my most necessary things.
This past Saturday was the Decker's Creek Half Marathon. It was a great trip. Most of my friends had mediocre races at best; but, I think that had to do less with their level of training and more with the misery that was the course. First, it was hot as hades. At least it felt that way. Second, there were horse flies. Everywhere. Third, the locations of the water stations were inconsistent. Fourth, my Garmin was off by .3 of a mile.. It made my splits and my own timing of my run feel inconsistent.
However, there were lots of great things!
There were great friends who hung around for high-fives at the finish! There was a great mid-run photo (see my main page)! There was great views and money going to a great cause! It also gave me an awesome t-shirt!
So, it wasn't all doom and gloom. According to the timing of the race it took me 2:59; however, I'm skeptical and I think they fubar'd it. I started my Garmin before I hit the mat and afrer I hit the finish.. and it said 2:52:21 - One second longer than my Pittsburgh Time. I'm going with my Garmin on this one, because I don't see how I could magically lose seven minutes on a watch that doesn't stop. Ever. (... unless it's battery dies...)
So, here's to consistency. Here's to finding the good in the not-so-good!
I'll blog something more coherent tomorrow, I promise!
Keep on sparking on!