Only 2 more days until the Rise & Shine 5K! This is our “graduation” if you will from the Spring Woodlands Fit Club. We’ve spent 12 weeks meeting every thursday evening and Saturday morning to go workout. It’s been great meeting all of the new people. I haven’t progressed to running much, but I have increased my walking speed and endurance. This 5K will be a street run, so it should be a bit easier than the sand and dust at the Muddy Trails race a few weeks ago. I just have to remind myself to take it easy and enjoy it…don’t try to push too hard.
I also signed up for the Pearland Pear Run 5K on May 8th. So, that means I’ve been averaging a 5K about every couple of weeks lately! The Pear Run will probably be my last race until it starts to cool down again at the end of September or beginning of October. The Pear Run will be my 6th race I’ve competed in. That’s exciting to think about. I’ve come a long way, baby. Of course, I have a long way to go too!
This weekend was pretty good. I didn’t do a whole lot. Saturday I got up and went to fit club. I got a little over 2 1/2 miles in and enjoyed the weather. Then when I got home, my husband had already left for his mother’s. I had decided I would go with him since I hadn’t been over there in a while, but he told me to stay home or go do whatever I wanted. So, I stayed home and relaxed. I took a nap and enjoyed not doing anything! When Mike got home we went out to eat at Outback. I ordered the cheeseburger but only ate half of it. I gave the other half to Mike and left many of the fries on the plate. I also had a margarita, which was yuuuummmmy! Usually I’d have 2 or 3, but I nursed this one through the entire meal.
Sunday Mike and I didn’t do much of anything again. Mike worked all day or various things/projects. I watched a movie and read for a while. The dogs were able to enjoy the lovely weather outside, which they loved!
Here’s my weekend food collage:
I only got in 2 miles today. I was running pretty good but didn’t overdo it. My ankles were bothering me a little bit, but that’s to be expected when you don’t workout all week! I was about 1/4 mile into my run/walk when a dog showed up. He kept stopping to mark his territory, then would catch up with me again. Several people gave me dirty looks because they thought it was my dog off a leash.
He stuck with me for 1 3/4 miles. I called his owner and had to stop for a little while until his owner showed up. When she got there he ran into the car without any argument. She didn’t even say thank you, but at least Sparky made it home safely.
It was fun having him along though. It made the run enjoyable. If my dogs weren’t so spastic I may try to run with them out there as well. I also came across a pair of dove.
Today was my first day to photograph my food intake as well. I’m going to post them as a collage as most of them won’t require a description. You will see a donut on here, but I only ate 1/2 of it. It looked so good, but didn’t taste that great!
*Calorie count was a bit high with 1935, so 200 over
We did our workout again at the Tamarac Park. It was a good workout. I was able to get my heart rate up and got some running in. It seems like most of our people have stopped coming to the Thursday workouts. I hope they’ll be at the 5K on Saturday. We had a pretty good group going into this. One of the ladies, Irma, slipped on her flip flops and in turn broke her leg. She always had such a great outlook. Hopefully she’ll be back at it after her leg heals up.
I came across these bowls in my new Shape magazine. They’re the Measure Up Bowls and have the measurements marked on the inside of the bowl! How cool is that?!
Have a healthy Easter everyone!
I forgot to post my Thursday workout. This was my first fit class since I got back from vacation. It was good to be back with the group, although the group seemed quite small. My cousin wasn’t there and neither was her friend Clara. I wonder if Clara quit. Coach Liz walked with me so I wouldn’t be going alone since no one else in my group was there. My group? Yeah, I’m not in the A group. This means that I’m a walker doing a smidgen of running. Translation = I’m slow! It doesn’t matter, I got in over 2 1/2 miles and got some good running in. My legs were slow the next day, that’s usually a good sign.
My husband started getting sick Thursday night and ended up staying on Friday. Then all night Friday he tossed and turned…and tossed and turned….and tossed…and I didn’t get much sleep at all. My alarm went of at 6 because I was supposed to be at fit club at 7. Well, I turned off the alarm, turned over and quickly fell back asleep. I had to run some errands today, including picking up a patch for our waterbed mattress. I’m hoping that patch works. After my errands, I went back to the park where we did our workout on Thursday. I thought Coach Liz said the entire loop was 3.25 miles. However, I took the route we were supposed to do on Thursday and it only came out to 2.14 miles. On Thursday we went down, then turned around. We didn’t do the loop. I got back to the car and saw how little I’d gone, but I didn’t go back to do my last mile. I was in a hurry to get to the grocery store and get home.
Now, it’s time to fill out my census form and send it in.
Only 6 days until Muddy Trails!