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Good Week & Dreaded 5K This Weekend

Thursday, August 08, 2013

After last week's partially non-vegan, chocolate-fueled week in Berlin, I'm happy to be back on track. I got healthy food in the fridge and I've been eating pretty well this week. I got on the scale when I first got home on Saturday and sure enough it was up a few pounds, but this morning we're back down to where we started, so I'm feeling good. I'll feel even better if it's down for real on Monday morning when I 'officially' weigh in. (Normally it's Sundays, but I'm doing a 5K in Delaware (more on that in a minute) so I'll leave the weigh-in for Monday morning.

Recapping my days:
Monday breakfast - muesli and a banana
Monday lunch - tofu and hummus wrap on sprouted grain wrap* and grapes
Monday lunch - hummus with pita chips and cucumber, then a salt bagel with earth balance (weird night ... didn't want the lentils I had planned!)

Monday exercise - 30 minutes cardio, 20 minutes ST

Tuesday breakfast - muesli and a plum
Tuesday lunch - tofu and hummus wrap on sprouted grain wrap* and grapes
Tuesday dinner - lentils and nooch, and one German chocolate truffle
Tuesday snacks - energy balls

Tuesday exercise - 2.3 mile run

Wednesday breakfast - muesli and a banana
Wednesday lunch - tofu and hummus wrap on sprouted grain wrap* and grapes
Wednesday dinner - veggie burger (no bun), tomato slice, fries, beer (KICKBALL!)
Wednesday snacks - energy balls

Wednesday exercise - 30 minutes elliptical, 30 minutes ST, plus kickball (not really exercise but I do run around a tiny bit)

Thursday breakfast - muesli and a plum
Thursday lunch - Whole Foods salad with grilled tofu
Thursday dinner - lentils and nooch, and one German chocolate truffle

Thursday exercise - planned run this PM

*the sprouted grain wrap tastes like cardboard. But it has 6 grams of protein and they weren't cheap so I'll eat the cardboard until they're all gone. :)

Tomorrow I'm planning on more non-running cardio and ST.

Saturday I'm leaving for Delaware. I lost one of my best friends to lung cancer on 28 December. This weekend, first we're going to be scattering her ashes at the beach on Saturday, and on Sunday I'm going to run in the Free to Breathe 5K. In 2011 and 2012, Ali did this race with us. The first year she was able to walk one mile. The second year, she was in a wheelchair for the mile, but she was there. This year will be our first F2B event without her, and it's going to suck. I am not sure what I'm going to do when I finish the 5K and see all the 1 mile walkers coming in and realize she's not one of them. But my team is once again the top fundraising team of the event and I'm proud of us for that, and I'm proud that we're all still banded together to fight this horrible disease.

If you have any spare change, I'd love to get our team over our $10K goal! We're currently at about $8K, which is totally amazeballs.


I'm focusing on eating healthy and preparing for the race, and trying not to let any emotions get in the way of my plan. I cracked open the truffles I got in Germany and have been awesome about only eating one per day - this is a MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT.

I might be a mess on Sunday. I might be crying for 3.1 miles straight. Or I might be so thankful to be alive and capable of running 3.1 miles that I'm loving life. But let's be honest, I'll probably be crying either way. The trick is not letting food be my comfort.
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  • LETHA_
    Wow. You are doing excellent.
    2175 days ago
    What a wonderful tribute to your friend....It's good to cry sometimes!

    How about honoring her with a PR?

    2175 days ago
    What an emotional weekend you are going to have! What a great way to honor your friend too! I'm sure your friend will be smiling down at you and cheering you on every step of the way! You will do it, tears and all! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Cancer is a horrible thing! Relay for Life is something that I do to honor my friends and family who have battled and and lost, battled and won, and some who still battle today! Hopefully, through events like yours, we will put an end to cancer!!!

    I'll be thinking of you! Good luck!
    2175 days ago
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