Tuesday, April 5, 2011

What Was I Thinking

I’m getting this out on time this week because I have the time and will be busy the rest of the week. I had a great week last week but didn’t do much in the beginning. I went to the gym to run on the treadmill on Tuesday but cut it short to 1.3 miles because I just didn’t feel like running. Of course, if I didn’t run every time I didn’t feel like it I would get much running done. I don’t like to get up early in the morning and I really don’t like running in the evening either.

Saturday and Sunday were beautiful days in my part of the country and I took advantage of both days. Since I’m running the Coke 10K on May 7th, I thought I would give the course a test. I drove downtown to pick up a map and after I had warmed up I started running. Even with the map I got lost. One time I took the wrong street but got back on course and another time a didn’t make a turn I should have but back tracked and got back on course. I ended up with 6.3 miles on Saturday.

Since I don’t live far from where the course crosses Main St I decided to just walk from my house to that point and start running from there. I would have plenty of warmup time and could stretch too. I didn’t get lost on the course on Sunday and had a very enjoyable time outside and got in 5.5 miles. I barely made it to band practice. Guess I need to get up a little earlier next time.

If you just want to get a feel for the course you can pickup a map right across the street from KC Espresso. Just start going north on Fillmore and follow the marks on the pavement. It is well marked and does have some hills but it’s a fun course.

As you may recall, last Thursday I had decided to not drink any soda for 90 days. I almost messed that up last night. The place I ate at was something like a Ryan’s, and is owned by the same company, but you have to fix your own drink at the “drink bar”. I went to the bar and fill my glass with ice and diet Coke. Before I even got it to the table I told myself, “You can drink that!” I sat the glass on the table and went back and fixed me a glass of tea. I almost forgot.

As of today, I have logged 170.7 miles this year and a total of 304.4 miles since I first started my journey just over six months ago. According to Runkeeper, my next activity will be my 100th and I am closing in on 45,000 calories burned.

The scales aren’t worth having. I only lost .2 pounds this past week but that give me a total of 40 pounds lost so far. I have already went from a 36 to a 34 size jeans and the 34s are getting loose on me too. Will probably be a little while before I have to get me a pair of 32s though.

I’m really excited about this coming weekend. Not only is my first race going to take place, I am going to get to spend some time with some friends. One that I haven’t seen in a while and she’s coming all the way from Colorado! Can’t wait to see you, Christina! Rob is also coming up from Tupelo. Hopefully we can find a place afterward that will put up with us.

For the record, my time goal for this 5K is 36:30. I will have pictures and video on Facebook and also have some here too. Excited!

Thanks again for stopping and will see you again next week.

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