Saturday, November 13, 2010

Countdown to Christmas Challenge - Week 1 - Saturday [MY FIRST 5K!!!]

Today was the big day. My Go Far kids had been "training" for this for 8ish weeks. Most of them signed up to do the 1-mile Fun Run, then about half of those never showed up. Quite a few ran the 5K. I'm super proud of them!!! As for me, I was dreading it completely. After I hurt my hip last month, I hadn't planned on running it, but then I was talked into it the week before the registration deadline. I never did get a chance to train after hurting my hip, so I expected this to suck completely. It didn't . My hip hurt immediately but I kept going. I was able to run most of the time. I ran about 7 minutes, walked 450-60 seconds, then ran again. Until the last half mile or so when the intervals of running were shorter and the walks were longer. But I was running when I rounded the corner and back onto the track to the finish line. My official tag time was 33:03 (gun time 33:11), pace 10:40, and finish place was 204 out of 435. I burned 386 calories - I'm taking 4 activity points for that, 1 point for the Fun Run, and 1 point for the walk to and from the event (it was about 3/4 of a mile away). I am taking every damn AP I can today.

I really wanted to raid the bake sale and the concession stands after the race, but I kept myself in check. I did get a few pieces of bagel bread they had at the finish line, as well as a quarter of a bag of some sort of cereal with powdered sugar (they called it White Trash, and it was goooooood). On, and a part of a banana at the track, in addition to the one I ate before the race. I just guestimated my points for that stuff. I was probably on the conservative side with my number.

banana [2]
random bites of stuff at the track [8]
yogurt [1]
venison roast [4] w/ mashed potatoes [3]
string cheese [4] & pretzel M&Ms [3] - I am really proud of myself here. We were on the road and I really wanted to pig out on junk food. I wanted chocolate covered nuts but could only find big containers and I knew I would not be able to control myself if I bought it. So I bought some cheese and a bag of the M&Ms and I was good to go!
Sandwich Thin [1] w/ tomato & olive oil [1]

70 ounces of water and 1 coffee [1 pt for milk]. I used all of my daily points, all of my activity points, and I hit my GHGs. I have 13 weekly points remaining. I think. My head and body hurt too much to do any detailed math. And yes, right now, adding and subtracting is too much for me.

1 comment:

Jess said...

Great job on the 5K! That's pretty good timing for not training very much before the race. :)