Friday, October 1, 2010

You Go Girl Race!

I know I have been absent for a little while, I will explain later.  But FIRST............. an update on the BIG race!  I was super excited about this race because, being team Captain, I knew a lot of people on our team.  That was soooo Fun!  I think the best thing about the race was the friends!  There were a lot of out and backs, and when you have friends and teammates spread out throughout the course it makes for a fun time!  I must of passed by each of my friends at least once or twice, and we would cheer for each other, it was so fun!!!
This Picture I love!  It was all of the Girls representing Norpoint Center, where I work, and workout! 
I saw one more for this group as the pic was snapped, she was in another picture!

Pre-race, here is most of our team, Will run for Icecream!! 
 SO much fun to meet up with a big group before the race!!

Team Captain doing her thing! Unfortunately we had some injuries on the team, so I recruited 3 gals to take those spots!  This gal, Amanda, just up and ran a half marathon out of the blue!  Crazy runners!

Tall MOM and I get a quick photo pre-race!

And now for the race, here is the start line, I was shooting for a PR... I did say 2:15, but any PR is great right?  I was still tired from a busy 2 weeks at home, so any improvement was good.  If you consider my 2 weeks of tapering were less than 10 miles of running each week, I was hoping for the best!
All expectation set aside I took off.... feeling pretty darn good those first 6 miles!  Passed the 10 K finish line.  I was feeling pretty great at that point, but it was within the next mile my energy was zapped!  Soooooo TIRED!  SO I looked for the GU station with anticipation.  Ummmm, yeah I don't really like GU, but I failed to make a trip to the store for my fav CLIF Shots, I was desperate, so I took the Chocolate GU the lady handed me.  Oh 20 seconds later sharp PAIN!  SIDE ACHE!  OUCH!  Then a few more minutes and there was a burnin in the boozum~!  GOSH Dang-it!  I looked for some relief at the Porta Potty but no luck!  I did some walking this last half, and ya know what, I didn't care!  When I approached mile 12, I decided to run the rest for sure.  I came to the last hill and started a little walking.  A girl came pass me a said, "Come on you can do it, run the rest."  It was such a gentle gesture and yet it was that push I NEEDED!

Funny thing, the girl in the green right there.... she was the one who came me that little pep talk, I passed her!
I might of also crushed pass about 3-4 other women before the finish line.  Not sure why, but that last .10 of the race it is pretty easy for me to pick up the speed, so I do.
Funny.... After the race Jill presented T a Choc GU for her PR!  My eye's got real big, as though I was super focused on that little GU packet, um NO!
Here is a little post race picture of the team that was hanging out at the time I finished.

SO OVERALL, I Pr'd by 2 minutes!!!
Super happy!
13.1 miles
2 hr 23 min

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Accountability day #7

Sept 7th
Breakfast: 1 slice toast with peanut butter, 2 eggs(1 yolk), coffee/cream
Lunch: I shared a chicken nugget happy meal with my girls, BAD BAD, ice tea
snack: Green Salad, cottage cheese for dressing, turkey lunch meat, some goldfish for croutons.
Dinner: 2 slice pizza and 1 cookie

Boy I am doing good on portions I think, but my food options lately SUCK! 

Today Sept 8th is my little babes 2nd Birthday!  Happy Birthday g-bear I LOVE YOU!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Accountability Day #5 and #6

Sept 5th
Breakfast: 2 slices chicken sausage, 2 eggs (half yolk),
 Hashbrowns and coffee/cream
Lunch: We had a church picnic, 1 peice of fried chicken, I pulled off most the skin, ceasar salad, potato salad, a few chips, and 1 choc chip cookie.
Side note/ Excuse: I know this wasn't that good of a day so far, but I am NOT perfect, and somtimes I will enjoy my food, at least I can say these portion sizes were not out of control!!!!
It gets better
Dinner: Mexican food, I had Taco's al Carbon

Sept 6th
I took the day off, 1 day a week I think it is good to take a break.  I did run 6 miles with a good friend today.  So I guess taking the day off from writing things down isn't too bad!

I just weighed myself, the scale said 190.1!  Are you kidding?  That is so great down about 3 lbs......Yippee!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Accountability day #4

Sept 4th
Breakfast: Toast with Peanut Butter and Bannana Coffee/cream
Gu while running, Choc milk afterwards
Lunch: Left over Chicken Alfredo
Snack: Green Salad and few More bites of that yummy fettucini
Dinner: 2 slices of Spinach and Mushroom pizza
Reward: 2 glasses of red wine =)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Accountability Day #3 and 10 mile run!

First lets just get the food out of the way!
Sept 3
1 Pancake with Peanut Butter, 1 egg with cheese
coffee/ cream
Snack: Half a Clif Builder Bar
Lunch: Tuna Sandwich, Lettuce, Pickle, Cheese
Snack: Grapenuts with skim milk
Dinner: Grilled Chicken, Fettuccine Alfredo ( I LOVE THIS RECIPE!!),
corn on cob, green salad with Italian dressing
Dessert: Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwich

Rocco's Fettuccine Alfredo

DiSpirito's latest cookbook, Now Eat This!, transforms heart-stopping dishes like this pasta, traditionally laden with heavy cream, butter, and cheese. Here, he re-creates the sauce's velvety texture with Greek yogurt and chicken broth.

8 ounces whole-wheat fettuccine
1 tablespoon butter
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons cornstarch
Pinch of ground nutmeg
3/4 cup low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth
3/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
3/4 cup 5 percent Greek yogurt
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add fettuccine; cook according to package directions.

While pasta cooks, melt butter in a large nonstick saute pan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook two minutes.

Combine cornstarch and nutmeg in a small bowl; whisk in chicken broth until smooth. Pour into saute pan, raise the heat, and bring sauce to a simmer, whisking occasionally.

Whisk in 1/2 cup of the cheese until melted. Remove pan from heat.
Whisk in yogurt until smooth.

Toss fettuccine with Alfredo sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Top pasta with remaining cheese. Serves four.

FAT: 10 G

 Honestly I think this is one of my favorite pre-long run meals for the night before!!!


I didn't get a run in yesterday, and I am glad I rested. The plan was to meet up with 3 of the team members for the You GO Girl, but only one gal showed up. Esper whom I work with at Norpoint hasn't ran very much and is registered for the 10K. I knew this would be kind of a tough one for her. So we set out and around 1 mile she started to do her run walk. I kept going and went to the five mile mark to turn around. It was kind of cool another team for the You Go Girl was out this morning doing a 13 miler. They are the Fleet Feet team, they started about 1 minute before us, so we shared a little bit of the run space with those gals. I felt pretty strong as I picked off a little bit of the competition! When I met back up with Esper towards the end I slowed down to stick by her side. I realize running on the trail alone can be a little scary, especially when there is a guy riding his bike in jeans and sweatshirt, kinda weird, Why doesn't he wear workout clothes like the rest of the bike riders? But anyhow, we finished and it felt GREAT to get another 10 miler done!
My Splits
mile 1 10:43
mile 2 11:02
mile 3 10:56
mile 4 10:54
mile 5 10:45
mile 6 10:31
mile 7 10:30
mile 8 10:50
mile 9 11:07
mile 10 10:18
Total 10 miles, time 1 hour 47min, Pace 10:46,
1527 calories BURNED BABY!
What a great view! I enjoy the Orting trail, but some hills are nice, just a few would be nice.
Did I say that?

Friday, September 3, 2010

Accountability DAY #2

  Yesterday wasn't too bad, I was tired all day long.  But I did manage a little workout last night.  Ran 2 miles on the treadmill with a 9 min pace, and then I took a BOOTCAMP CHAOS class at the gym.  It involved some sprinting, running, bear crawling, hop squats, dips, push ups, and a lot of ab work.  I really liked it and amazingly I am not that sore today! 

Breakfast: toast with peanut butter, greek yogurt with raspberries,
Snack: Half a clif bar
Lunch: 6" tukey/ cheese sandwich, all veggies and mustard,
 Fuze Ice tea
Snack: Half a clif bar
Dinner: salad with tuna and turkey lunch meat all veggies, cottage cheese, cheese,
 sunflower seeds
Left over Cheese Ravioli's with EVOO
Dessert: 1 spoonful of Ice Cream

I felt pretty darn good, I am excited for a nice 10 mile flat run tommorrow.  MUST EAT A GOOD DINNER!!! MUST MUST MUST MUST EAT A GREAT DINNER!DO IT DO IT DO IT.  Ok thats enough, I will let you know how it goes.
OH and since I have run the past 3 days in a row, I think I am going to keep it going for the 10 day running challenge.  I am excited to see how it feels.  I can tell after 2 days of good eating and NO DRINKING I already a little bit happier and feel a lot better about myself!