Sunday, March 8, 2009

Weigh In Two - Forgot to 'Spring Ahead'

It hasn't been the best morning. I woke up, got down to the Running Room. Mentally prepared, and physically prepared to run my 29 kms with my marathon group. And my worst fear came true, we forgot to Spring Forward! So, my group was most likely at the 10 km marker already. I didn't want to just 'join in' at that point. So, I walked out, cried, got angry. Cried some more. Locked myself in the bathroom. I also have my period today, and the first day is EXTREMELY heavy. So that didn't help. So, what did I do. I ate my sport beans, grabbed the ipod and went. I ran out the door and ran 15 km one way, and 15 km back. And a bit more.

I ran 31.01 km
Time: 3:17
Avg pace: 6:21
Best pace: 4:41
Calories burned: 2408

I ran up and down, up and down. A really good training run. And I learned something about myself. When push comes to shove, I can go the distance and beyond. I know when May 3rd comes around, and marathon day is here I will make my goal.

I am tired, I am sore but I did it on my own. I can push myself and I guess I don't NEED to rely on a group to get me through, but it is WAY nicer to have my group. I love my group.

I came home, showered. I got dressed. I ate some craisins, walnuts and almonds. I then went through the Timmy drive through and had an everything bagel with herb and garlic cream cheese, and a decaf half coffee/half hot chocolate to warm my soul.

Lately I have been contemplating the ultra marathons which are I believe 50 or 100 kms. I think that I could do something like this. I really like to push myself to the max!

Today, is my spurge day, and it was also a weigh in morning:

Weight: 150.2
Lost: 1.8 pounds
Goal weight: 129 pounds (21.2 to go)
I think my period is making me retain water, so better weight loss to me next Sunday!

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