Friday, October 1, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
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
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
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
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
1 Pancake with Peanut Butter, 1 egg with cheese
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
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.
CALORIES PER SERVING: 336
CARBS: 47 G
PROTEIN: 18 G
FAT: 10 G
Honestly I think this is one of my favorite pre-long run meals for the night before!!!
Todays RUN! ORTING TRAIL!
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!
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
Sept 2 FOOD AND DRINK
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,
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!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
The truth is I eat what ever I want!!! Unfortunatly I like to eat a lot of things that don't help my run! Not to mention what I drink.... please let's not go there! I have been thinking about this a lot lately. Yesterday it all caught up to me! I planned a nice 8 miler with a couple of my teamates for the You Go Girl race coming up in less than 4 weeks! I mapped our route and chose some new territory that I am not familiar with. I told the girls there wouldn't be too many hills, if any and we went on our way.... It was sooo nice to catch up and chat for the first 3 miles. I was feeling great! We came to a campground that I didn't have planned but decided to run a loop through it, it was a little hilly but not too bad. We took a quick break and I took half a GU, thought I would start trying them out again to see if my stomach felt ok. About a half a mile later I saw a huge hill coming, I new this was here but I thought it was short and sweet. It turned a corner and I saw a MOTHER OF A HILL THAT NEVER ENDED! I stopped and walked, ran, walked, ran, walked, ran......... the girls were way ahead of me and I was feeling pooped. Once we got to the flat point I told the gals where we were going and that there would be another incline coming up, not a hill, but a LONG GRADUAL CLIMB! I was not in it anymore, I HAD NO ENERGY! ( Pause, do you always think that food is energy? I realized that I ate some ravioli the night before, and BEER.) I walked and ran and walked and ran...... until we reached the top again. Now the pressure. I am a team Captain for crying out loud! What kind of an example am I setting here? I was complaining and laying it all out there for these girls to listen too. I'm sorry you have to wait for me! I eat too much! I drink too MUCH! I am not ready for this race! I am tired! I have no energy! Yadda Yadda Yadda! Finally I told them, that is it I am in need of accountability! So starting today until race day (Sept 26th) I am going to post everything I eat and drink on my blog! Woops! Did I say that? YES I did......
Back to the run.... we kept going and the next hill I walk ran walk ran walk.... yelling just go ahead ladies I will catch up with you later. Now my brain is shutting down, I am thinking my foot hurts, my back hurts, I am tired....... I take a little short cut and finish my run at 7 miles. Walking back to the gym like a sad little puppy with my tail between my legs. I felt the guilt setting in. And was TIRED! POOPED! Just wanted to go home and go to sleep!
SO Back to what I ate......
Breakfast: 2 eggs with cheese and half a pb and jelly toast, coffee with cream
Gatorade G2 mixed with water
Lunch: Half tuna sandwich, only pickle mustard and lettuce and Half a Clif Builder bar
Veinte Black tea with one splenda
Snack: grape nuts, skim milk, raspberries
Dinner: Pork Tenderloin, Baked sweet poatoes diced in EVOO, Corn on Cob, Green salad (Romaine, carrots, cucumber, mushroom, red pepper, celery, a few little gold fish and Cottage cheese for dressing).
Dessert: Chocolate Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwich
I was so hungry YESTERDAY! This was toning it down a bit, does it look like it? I mean sure you don't know what I normally eat, but I did burn 1000 calories on my run, so I think I did pretty good.
My Goal with all of this is to drop a few lbs before the big race!
Current Weight: 193
I would like to be at 185 on race day! 25 days to go!
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Here are the rules:
#1. Answer this question: If you had the chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be?
#2. The second thing you have to do is, pick 6 people and give them this award. You then have to inform the person that they have gotten this award.
#3. The third and final thing is, thank the person who gave you the award.
And here are my answers:
1. Thinking back on my first Half marathon, I wish I wouldn't of set so many goals for it, then finishing it would of felt a lot better. After all I deserved more credit from MYSELF for what I had accomplished.
2. I give the award to........... the last 6 people who gave me comments on my blog!
1. Ginny at http://ww-pjavajoggers.blogspot.com/
2. Candice at http://ihaverun.blogspot.com/
3. Stacy at http://stacyrunsagain.blogspot.com/
4. Sherry at http://littlebitintexas.blogspot.com/
5. Orange Blossom at http://catholicdomesticengineer.blogspot.com/
6. Robyn at http://wannabewriterrunner.com/
Thank you Alanna for bringing a smile to my day!!!! That was very SWEET of you! diana
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Cute pic's of my little gals and I enjoying our favorite pizza joint!
First pic is My little Marigold, and second pic is little miss Georgia!
On a side note I took a whole week off from running last week! Yikes! Doesn't pose as the greatest idea 6 weeks before a half-marathon but I needed a break. We poured a concrete patio last week which created quite the mess around this place. There was a death in the family and the weekend was filled with family get togethers, the funeral and a welcome home day for my little bro who has been gone for 2 years on a mission. Talk about being drained of all ENGERY! To make matters worse I somehow manged to hurt my foot during all of this madness! I have no idea what happened but it hurts right at the top of my foot before my toes. It causes the most pain when I lift my foot off the ground after standing or walking on it. Hmmmm. I have been using it a the main excuse for not running, until this week. I ran 3 on tues, 6 on wed and 3 today.... it was a little sore but the running wasn't making it worse. Today I set out for another run and at 1 mile I stepped on a rock, OUCH! That hurt more than ever and now I am icing the darn thing for the rest of the day! I HOPE HOPE HOPE HOPE HOPE this doesn't stop me. PLEASE PRAY that it is nother major! The race is less than 5 weeks away and I WANT TO RUN!!!! Notice I say WANT to RUN? It's true! I miss it, with a whole week off I felt like a BUM, in a different sent, but no less I was not able to get what I needed from life without it! WHO AM I?
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
|BEFORE THE RUN: Me, Kim (from Oregon, on my team), and Stacy (A local blogger)|
I had a great run Saturday!!! Another training run was set on the calender for the YOU GO GIRL team "Will Run For Ice Cream." This one was 10 miles.... and to be completly honest I was not sure my body was ready for a 10 miler. I just haven't been logging many long runs lately, so the confidence level hasn't been there. SO I got up early met one of the Kim's on my team, picked up another Kim from out team, and headed off to the Orting trail. Kim from Oregon had connected with a local Blogger Stacy and invited her to meet up with us! It was pretty chilly out and I didn't wear a running jacket, but it was fine, my body warmed up pretty quick. Turned out Stacy does a 7min run 1 min walk so we didn't get to hang out with her too long, but it was great to meet her. It was really nice to have a couple of girls to run with, I was in need of conversation, it really gave me distraction which is what I NEED! I think I am still trying to train my brain to run. I just have those mental road blocks, I think about the running too much and let it stop me. SO I was really happy to have Kim and Kim to stick by my side! I tried a couple of gummy bears that Kim from Oregon brought, and I liked them. By the time we came to mile 8 I felt a little bit of pain in my ankles, not too familiar with that pain.... thinking about it more I wondered if it was from running on a flat path. I mean, I always have some elevation where I run and I think my legs, ankles, and muscles get to stretch a little bit more with the hills, so was that it? I just got some new shoes a few weeks ago and I know they aren't the issue. SO I pushed through and realized at mile 9..... I was fine..... and I might be setting a PR for my 10 miler. SO I started to PICK IT UP..... increased the pace a little bit more and before I knew it my watched beeped! 10 MILES done! I loved that ending..... because I wasn't dragging to the end. I loved the company!! I love talking to others about their running! SO MUCH FUN! I can't wait for another run like that!
|After the run: Kim B., Stacey, Kim R. and ME|
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Training has been going good so far.... I have got back into my running, 4 days a week, added 2 days of bootcamp, and one day of spinning. I hope I can start adding one day of weights to the mix, before it is too late! I did 5 miles today followed by bootcamp and it was TOUGH!!!! I just hate running in the heat!!! This Saturday we are supposed to be doing 10 mile training run on the Orting Trail! I sure hope I can pull a 10 miler. IS it safe to run 10 miles? June 26th I ran 13.1, and since then I had my longest run at 6.77 miles on July 17th. So will I be ok????? Please let me know your thoughts, I have been running mostly 3-4 miles at a time.
Good Luck to all of you on your runs this summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
June 26th, 2010..... I woke up nice and early 5am... took a nice shower, my hubby made me breakfast, and we hit the road. I thought I would get to the start line about 1 hour early since my hubby was dropping me off. What I didn't think was that everyone else was going to be dropped off at that same time as-well. I was really bummed as I walked about 2 miles to the start line, realizing that I would not get to see Jill or any of the other bloggy runners before the race. By the time I walked to the start, stood in line for the bathroom, and found my corral, my race started about 2 minutes later! I was excited, but wishing I knew someone around me in the large crowd to share the excitment with!
The first 5 miles were great! Nice and easy, none of the hills bothered me, and I really just was taking it all in! I was feeling some pretty strong emotions, everytime I saw little girls with their dads along the road, it just made me kind of miss my girls. I was ok, just pretended these little girls were there to cheer me on too!
This first picture is about mile 7-8..... You might be able to tell, I was hitting wall here. I saw my hubby and became super emotional! I was so happy to see him that I started to cry, and in turn a little bit of hyper-ventilation, which made me feel like I had asthma, so WEIRD! His encouraging words were great, and he mention that he saw Jill about 8 minutes before me, and she was doing great! This information was great because I was hoping to run into her.... I kept running to the tunnel, the whole time thinking I hope I see Jill.... Please let me see Jill.... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. And when I got to the tunnel I stopped and walked backwards for a while, looking and looking and looking. NO JILL. =( I had set my hopes a little too high there. But I got out of the lonely tunnel and started running again. Re-gained my motivation and strength, only to find who? My great friends Andrea, Beccy, and Megan!!! Oh I was soooo HAPPY TO SEE THEM!! I just about cried again, and then found only 2 miles left, so I ran, RAN, RAN.....
Boy that last mile seemed soooo LONG, doesn't it always!!! I was sooo HAPPY to be done when I got across that finish line. I was feeling a little dissappointed about my time, and the walking, but I DID IT!!!! I ran a Half-Marathon! I never thought I would do somthing like this!! And now looking back, I am loving that day! I regardless of all the doubts and fears, and numbers..... I RAN A HALF MARATHON and no one can take that away from me!!! final time: 2 hr 28 min
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
This list looks a little bit silly I know, but I am being super honest about what I am thinking at night. I know the answer to most of these questions, but of course I still have been asking myself every night.... in the middle of the night. I am for the most part, just ready to get out there and enjoy the experience. But I do love support, so please send me any advise for a FIRST TIMER!!!
I splurged last night and bought myself a gift for doing all of the training, and assuming I will finish the race on Saturday. I bought plane tickets for the girls and I. We are leaving Sunday, yes the day after the race! Going to a itty bitty little town in Iowa to see my sister in law and her kids. I am excited to leave the make-up bag behind, and go enjoy some heat, and let the girls play with their cousins. Oh and for my recovery runs, they should be nice and flat. I think I might do laps around the town she lives in ( yes it is that small) so that will be fun, I will be sure and take some pictures.
Only 4 more days!!! SO weird, I think this is the first time I have worked this long towards somthing, I kind of will be sad when the day comes and goes! Do you ever feel that way? I am glad to have another race schedualed for 3 months away, so I don't stop. Again advise people.... What kind of a training plan do I follow next???
Alrighty me official goal time is 2hr 15 min. I did my other 13.1 mile run in 2 hr 25 min. I think this is reasonable, I am excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, June 18, 2010
YOU have got to check this out!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDb88zEeHDI
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
On a side note.... I went for a run this evening. I did a run by my house that I am familiar with, but it includes a hill that I am kind of scared of, "two for one hill." I thought about that darn hill just about the whole time, doesn't help! I kept trying to think of other things that would distract me, but I wasn't full of energy and felt a little over worked on this run. By the time I got to the hill I tried to slow down a little bit, and then my good friend and neighbor drove by! That kind of helped distract me for a minute, and then before I knew it the first hill was done. "Two for one hill" is 2 hills with a little flat stretch in between, and it is just about 1 mile in total length! I named it "two for one hill" because if you can get up the first hill, then the second one just comes as a bonus, it is a little bit easier. SO of course the second hill was pretty easy and I re-gained speed for the home stretch. I got back, looked at my Garmin and am not sure what happened but I think it is BROKEN! I can't believe the numbers I am seeing! IT SAYS I RAN A 9:35 PACE! BUT I RAN UP THAT BIG HILL!?!?!??! So never the less I am sure somthing is wrong but I will say, I feel like a superstar right now, so I am not going to do anything about my garmin. If it is broken, then I will just enjoy the numbers and thinking I really am getting faster! WOOT WOOT!
Stats: 3.5 miles
9:35 min pace!!!!
Alright I will let you all know how my test race goes on Saturday! Please send any advise you have! I love it! Thanks to Jill as well for sending me some bloggy friends! I love having friends!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Stats of my run: 7.25 miles 1 hr 12 min, 10:03 pace
After my run I decided to try a recipe from my new Runner World Magazine!
SO Salmon Burgers, and Watermelon and Feta Salad for LUNCH! This was the perfect meal for after a run, not too heavy, but oh soo YUMMY!!!
We get those Wild Alaskan Salmon Burgers from Costco, so easy!
But here is the recipe for the salad, it was easy too!!!
2 lbs Watermelon Chopped up
1 cup Greek Feta cheese crumbled
1 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
1 cup mixed baby greens
1/4 t sea salt
1 T fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup EVOO
Toss the salad, drizzle the dressing and enjoy!
I loved the sweet and salty combo in the salad!
GREAT RUN! GREAT LUNCH!!!! NOW ITS TIME TO ENJOY THE SUN!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Hi everybody! I have finally put together a running blog! YAY! It has been somthing I have wanted to do for a while now, and while I went on my first 13.1 mile run yesterday I decided to tell you all I have DONE THE RUN!
A little history people..... I have been married over 8 years now and I have two sweet little girls, m-2 1/2 and g-1 1/2 (yes... only 11 mos apart). I had never been a runner, maybe attempted it a couple of times, but never set running goals and acheived them. I was overly inspired by my friend Jill and her incredible journey with running, that I decided I wanted it too! I might of gained a little bit of weight in my 2 pregnancies,( only like 60lbs....each!) and I needed to make a change for myself. So right at the beginning of 2010, I started to run... more like walk....walk... run...walk...run...walk...run.......runrunrunrunwalkrunrunrunrun... RUN! In month 2 I registered for my very first race, the Rock n Roll Half Marathon in Seattle! At this point I was still only maybe running 3 miles at a time. But I was able to now focus on a goal, and less on the weight, which is soooo great because those lbs tend to melt off the bod quicker than you think as the mileage gets up there. Oh and not to mention how great I feel about myself!Training has gone fairly well thus far! I have had ups and downs the whole way. I haven't taken any huge breaks from running in the past 5 months, and when I do go 3 days without running, boy howdy do I feel the guilt set in. I remember just last week talking to Jill about my running and admiting to her how bad I felt going a whopping 4 days(the max) without running, and how weird that it because I went 30 years without running and never felt an ounce of guilt about it then! Can I just say how lucky I am to have such a close, special friend mentor me in this!?!?! SO LUCKY! Words cannot express all of the great things Jill has done for me! Thank you friend!
SO here it goes the first run I want to share with all of you! In my training I decided that I must do a 13 miler before the race, so mental for me. So you might not of heard about this race, because it was not open to the public, just intended for one special gal....ME!
Diana's Memorial Day Half Marathon