Monday, March 1, 2010

6.26 miles baby!!!

My talk at the conference went great this morning!  Then I spent the day listening to other talks and collecting cool stuff from the exhibitors.  I started my day off with a delicious smoothie!  It had a banana, frozen dark cherries, a packet of fat-free hot cocoa mix, spinach, flax, milk, and some oatmeal (too make it more filling).  I really enjoyed it and plan to make a repeat tomorrow.

After the conference, I came home and took a nap.  That was very nice!  Then I headed out for a run.  Let me just say that today made up for yesterday!  I never like to look at Garmy while I'm running.  If I'm going slower than I think I feel sad, if I'm going faster than I think then I anticipate a cramp coming.  It's like a game with myself not to look at my pace or time.  I will purposely only look at the distance when I need to know when to stop.  I headed out intending to do four but really wanting to do six.  I started later than I should have and it was dark by the time I finished, but I did get my six!  In fact, I decided I'd like to go for a 10K and near the end I had decided to make it to the entrance to the complex and ended up at 6.26 miles.  I had been wishing/praying in my head that I was at least going a 10:30 pace.  I was feeling really good!  I was quite surprised by my time!

Mile 1:  9:23
Mile 2:  9:08
Mile 3:  9:07
Mile 4:  9:14
Mile 5:  9:15
Mile 6:  9:11
Last bit: 2:17 (8:38 pace)
Total time:  57:34
Average pace:  9:11 (Oh yeah!!!!)


That has left me very happy!  Chris and I had a yummy dinner, some wine, and now I'm waiting for The Big Bang Theory to come on.  Then bed and up at 5:30 again to start my day off with a smoothie before the conference.

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention in yesterday's post that I saw a fox at the race!  It was the first time I had ever seen one in the wild, which was pretty cool (especially since I saw it as it was running by about a hundred feet in front of me).

1 comment:

  1. Kyle and I do morning smoothies, too. I like to add 2T of wheat germ (which is usually in the ceral aisle near the oatmeal) per smoothie to add fiber, a teensy bit of healthy fat as well as B vitamins, folic acid, &c.
    Sometime we use the same amount of ground flax (in the baking aisle, usually with the fancy flours) instead.


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