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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Had a great OA meeting last night. Today I texted my OA friends and told them I was committing my abstinence to them and they should text me back at the end of the day and see how I did! And............drum roll please........I did great! I stayed abstinent and within calorie range. emoticon 

Did a 3 mile run and did my best time for not being in a race; 40:25 minutes. I ran/walked 30:45 instead of my usual 1:1 so maybe that helped with my time. Sat. was my 19th sobriety birthday (no drugs or alcohol in 19 years) so on the way home from my run my husband called and said he wanted to take me out to eat. Yikes!! But I was prepared. I texted by friends again and told them I was going out to eat and to pray for me!! We went to our favorite Italian rest which is owned by friends of ours. My hubby told them it was my sobriety birthday so they brought me bread pudding for my birthday!!! Oh no!! I had one bite and then had her put in a to go box. I am proud of myself, I did pretty good! 

- I did not get appetizer. 
- I did not eat the bread they put on table. 
- I ordered grilled chicken salad with dressing on the side. 
- Ate one bite of bread pudding dessert and threw the rest away as I was leaving because I knew if I took it home I would eat it!!! 

And of course my OA friends texted me and asked how it went and I could give them a good report that I was proud of! 

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But I must remember - ONE DAY AT A TIME. Now, lets do the same thing tomorrow!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

300 Oaks 10K Race Report

My 10K this past Sat was fun!  I wanted to PR but did not.  I did my time of last year for this race but it was not my best 10K time.  I did better on my splits this time.  l have a tendency to start out too fast.  According to my Garmin I did better. I want to learn to pace myself.  It has taken me over a year to do it but I am getting better.

My friend, Millette who has only been running for a few months did a fantastic job!  She hung right in there with me and this was her first 10K!  I am proud of her.

The race sponsored a pre-race party for all the racers and it was really fun.  It was at a nice restaurant and on their outdoor patio. The food was wonderful!   Ran into our former music pastor and he even entertained us for a while by playing his guitar and singing.

                                      Rod and April at the pre-race party

                                      Millette, Me and Shirley at the party

                             My plate.  The stuffed mushrooms were to die for!!

                    Me and Rod at the party. Don't know why I making that face???

 Here are my stats:

Total time:  1:23:59
Mile 1 - 13:36
Mile 2 - 13:56
Mile 3 - 13:45
Mile 4 - 13:41
Mile 5- 13:33
Mile 6 - 13:22
Calories per Garmin = 763
Calories per HRM - 1,736!!!????
Avg. HR - 146
Highest HR - 174

I used the new Roctane Gu.  Don't care too much for the taste but it seemed to help me during the race.  I took one 45 minutes before the race, 15 minutes before the race and then one at the halfway mark.   I may have over did it because Sunday night my shoulder muscle was cramping and I thought I might have to go to the ER.  A Mobic, 2 Tylenol and a heating pad cured that!  But it sure was painful.  I seemed to be exhausted on Sunday.  I don't usually feel that way after a race but for some reason the 10Ks seem to do a number on me!

Here are few more pics for your enjoyment!

                      Millette, Shirley, our Mayor Heather Hudson, Me, and Rod.

My finish line

Millette finish line

April, Rod's wife, Me, Millette, Shirley

                  Another group pic with our Mayor Heather Hudson, Rod and his wife April.

                                                   Glad to be finished!

                                             Kids fun run! How cute!

                                                       --  AWARDS --


There were over 800 people registered so they needed a BIG grill to cook all those hamburgers and hot dogs!!

They gave out an award for the best water stop and the "Village People" won.  I could not get a very good picture but they were cute!

                                       That 1 mile fun run did Colton in!

Well that's it folks! It was fun and I enjoyed it.  I am so looking forward to cooler weather to run in though!  How about you?

Friday, September 10, 2010

This is a picture collage I made of all my races so far.
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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fried foods, eating out and fluid retention.

Does anyone have this problem? When I eat fried foods I seem to "swell up." I have weighed as much as 9 pounds difference from one day to the next after eating out. I know restaurant food is notorious for high sodium count but 9 pounds?? I also have the same problem with gatorade. I can drink one of those and swell up something awful!! I guess I don't sweat enough when running to justify drinking a gatorade. I don't like them much anyway.

It takes about a week to get the fluid off. And to top it all off, I am drinking anywhere from 8-12 8-ounce glasses of water a day and have been for months now and this dosn't seem to help. You would think the water would counteract it but it doesn't! I am trying to eat very little fried foods, if any, but am finding it hard. Is there such as thing as a salt intolerant person? I don't have any heart problems, kidney problems or anything like that. I get so frustrated over this sometimes. I have decided not to let the scale get me down since I flucuate so much when I weigh but it is a real downer sometimes!!

Thanks for your input!

August Recap


I said on my July recap that I was going to do better this month and I have. So here goes: 

Water: 8+ glasses every day. 

Calories: Ate within calorie range 16/31 days emoticon 

Tracked food: 28/31 days 

Calories burned: 6,159 emoticon 

Fitness minutes: 863 

Exercised 19/31 days emoticon 

Ran/Walked 51 miles 

Lost 2 pounds 

Should have done more exercise. Should have done better on staying in calorie range. Should track food DAILY! But I'm pretty pleased. Will strive to do even better next month. 

September Goals: 

1. Read scripture daily and pray for wisdom and strength to be and do my BEST 
this month! 
2. Exercise 6 days a week - try for 30 minutes a day. (Friday is rest day, the day 
before my long run) 
3. Log food EVERY day. 
4. Stay within calorie range EVERY day. 
5. Reach out to another member of OA daily. 
6. Encourage someone along their fitness journey, weekly if not daily. 
7. MAKE it a great day - every day! 

I am going to try my best to complete these goals. Maybe I'll lose weight in the process! 

MAKE it a great day my friends.