October 2014 archive

Weigh-In Wednesday

Sorry for skipping out on Tasty Tuesday, but I’ve had some family stuff going on so the blog has to take a bit of a backseat.  I’ll have an extra special (and Tasty!) segment for you next week.

But I never miss a weigh-in.

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Susan Komen Race Recap

Last Saturday I ran my last race of the season.

{Famous last words?}

A friend of mine has ran the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure every year for as long as I’ve known her (7(ish) years?)  I definitely never thought that one day I would do it with her (and more importantly, one day I’ll do it right by her side instead of behind her!)

Unfortunately, I was not able to fundraise for the team because of time constraints, but once I’m finished with school I definitely plan to!  Instead of fundraising, I tacked on an extra donation to my entry fee.  This race series raises so much awareness that I felt honored even participating in it!

Our team consisted of several of my buddies from my last job.  I don’t get to see these terrific people nearly enough, but it’s nice to know that we now have a yearly tradition.  I, sincerely, adore my friends from my old job and I’m very fortunate that we have all kept in touch in the year and a half since I left.  This awesome woman taught me everything I know.

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The weather was perfect for a run.  The high was 59 and it was really overcast at 8AM.  The race started on Main St. in downtown Louisville and then went right beside the river and circled back.  It was also SUPER flat (my favorite!)  There were sooo many people there.  It felt like the crowd was buzzing!  This race was far better coordinated than the Color Run and made me eager to try more 5Ks in Louisville.

So, going along with the theme of awesome for the day, this happened:

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I was hoping for a PR, but I didn’t actually expect it to happen because I had been having a rough time in the running department.  I thought for sure it was going to be a while before I got under 14 minutes after I had to work so hard to get a 14:04 just the Monday prior.

I gotta start working on that whole “believing in myself” stuff.  I hear it’s pretty neat.

Luckily, not only do I have terrific “Ex” co-workers, but I have some pretty fantastic current co-workers as well.   One of which suggested that I try running faster for shorter distances for a bit and see how I felt.  It worked out really well!  I’m going to keep doing that for a while and see how it goes.

After the race everyone met up at Denny’s.  At first I was a little afraid of not being able to find anything to eat, but I figured I could eat eggs and toast if nothing else.  Instead, I was pleasantly surprised to see that they had added several healthy options to their menu!  I decided on the Whole Wheat Banana Pancake breakfast with scrambled eggs whites and turkey bacon.

Needless to say, I see more meals at Denny’s in our future.

I never thought I would say that again.

{And yes, it was that meal that convinced me to try my hand at my own whole wheat banana concoction).

Lisa, our team captain, was super sneaky and paid for everyone’s meal!  I love this chick!

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It was really a terrific race and I will do my absolute best to do it every year from now on.  Not only is it for a great cause, but I get to spend the day with all these wonderful people!

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Wednesday Weigh-In

I was sure that I would be pretty unhappy with the number on the scale this week.

Then along comes stomach virus.

Meh, I’ll take what I can get.

At this point I’m feeling human again so that means it’s time to go back to work tomorrow.  Hopefully I can still stay on track and not make up for lost calories these past few days.

Sorry for the short and sweet, but 5AM is going to come super early tomorrow.

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