i want to do that

a journey from thick to thin

Day 62 – Race Day

Posted by iwanttodothat on October 31, 2009

Good morning! I’m so excited! Today is my first 5k ever!


Ready to race!


4:55 Got up, took meds, drank water, went back to sleep.

6:10 Woke up, and ate breakfast. 1 banana, 1 slice whole wheat bread, 1T raw almond butter.


Breakfast, Day 62

8:00 Participated in The Great West Chase 5K. It felt pretty good throughout, but I really need to kick up the training for November. There’s definitely work to be done! My official time was 55:06 minutes, which is what I expected. My pace was 17:46/mile. I have to get 2 minutes off of that, which means I need to run for about 10-15 more minutes. I’ve got to be able to do that by January!!! I met fellow blogger, Stacy, and am happy to report that she finished in under an hour, too! Way to go, Stacy! My trainer walked with me. We did some running, not a lot, though. Honestly, I’m tired, and I need to really pick up the cardio workouts. I probably ought to be walking twice daily. The biggest problem I have with this is clothing, etc. Wearing 2 sets of workout clothes a day doubles my workout laundry, and 2+ showers a day, and possible 2 other outfits a day is crazy!!! I’ve got to figure out how to make this work so I don’t use it as an excuse. Seriously… so what if I have to do more laundry and take more showers… the end result is that I will get better each time I go out.

9:15 Got an apple and a water and headed home.

10:30 Snack. EAS Myoplex Nutrition Shake – banana cream. These are pretty good, and can be a meal replacement in a pinch. I really just don’t feel like eating at the moment, but I need to put some fuel into my machine.


12:30 Lunch. 6oz shrimp, Zatarain’s cocktail sauce.

Just in case the 5K wasn’t enough cardio for the day, I went with the family for a 2.2 mile hike around Lake Rogers today in the 88 degree heat. Yeah, that’s right. My feet are beat.

3:30 Snack. 4 whole wheat crackers, 1 wedge of Laughing Cow Baby Swiss cheese.

7:00 Dinner. 5oz chicken breast, 1c zucchini, 2 mixed baby greens, 1T evoo & balsamic vinegar.


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