- The amount of sugar in fruit
- Eating too many carbs
- Eating too much fat
- The yolks of eggs
- Getting bulky
- The fact that you weigh 5lbs more in the evening than you do in the morning
- The cupcake you ate last tuesday
- The circumference of your thighs
This was a good week.
Not only did I keep a good pace with my 8-miler on Sunday, but I also ran my fastest 5k time today!
Today was the first day to run/log time for the All Hallows’ Eve race, so I decided to knock it out.
32:34. Just over a 10-minute mile. My fastest to date.
I have a journal from 5 years ago and the first entry is 2 New Year’s resolutions, one of which was to run a 10-minute mile.
It took 5 years, but I did it.
And after that little confidence boost, I’m getting really excited for the race on Sunday! I can’t believe it’s already here—and I can’t believe I’m actually prepared for it. I was doubtful I would be at first, but I’m feeling good about it.
I have 4 miles tomorrow, off Wednesday, 3 on Thursday and Friday, off Saturday and race Sunday.
I’ll absolutely be sure to let you all know how it goes :)
Another week down.
This week was a good week. I got all miles miles in, plus and extra 2 here or there.
I had to move my long run from tomorrow to today because I have something going on tomorrow when I would normally run, so I decided to go ahead and knock it out. I did 10.5, but it was a little more challenging today than it was last week—but better. I had to stop around the 7.6 mile mark and use the bathroom (it seriously could NOT wait… trust) and refill water, and after that it was so hard to get running again. That’s why I don’t like to stop, because it’s very challenging for me to start again. I ended up walking for some of the last 2.5 miles, probably about 15 minutes tops.
Last week it took me right under 2 and a half hours to get to 10 miles, and today it took me right at 2 hours and 10 minutes to hit 10 miles. So that’s a good thing since there’s a 3 hour time limit on the race I’m doing.
I’m getting excited—nervous, but I feel prepared.
Gotta say though… I’m really looking forward to a day off tomorrow.
Has anybody heard of these?
It’s a new thing I discovered a few days ago. Basically what happens is you register, you get your race packet in the mail (T-shit, bib number, etc.) and on 1 of 3 given days, you run your miles that you registered for (1 mile, 5K, half), time yourself, and post your results on the website after you finish.
It’s different, but it’s a really cool way to incorporate a little philanthropy into your running.
I just registered for the All Hallows Eve Romp. They do a whole holiday series, which is kind of cool, and their charity is really great, too. They donate the money to a camp for children who need 24 hour medical care.
I think it’s kind of a cool way to stay excited about running. And it’s pretty awesome to think that you’re essentially running a race with people all over the country.
The registration deadline for this particular race is tomorrow, so if it’s something that you might be interested in, by all means, sign up!