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Monday, June 14, 2010
Saturday - Bellin Run Day
I went to bed on Friday night around midnight. Not ideal for a race in the morning but you have to do what you have to do... I woke up around 6:30 and had a slice of homemade multigrain bread with peanut butter and a banana. (6 pts).
It was a rainy cool race day... perfect actually. It misted a few times during the race. Just enough to cool you down. I love doing this race. It is my 4th time doing it. I've only missed one year since we moved here. I haven't been running longer than 4 miles on my runs lately so I was a bit nervous about it. I didn't have any goal in mind. My plan was to run it slowly and enjoy it. I truely did just that. My slowest time ever 1:05.55. That is on average 10:37 minute miles. VERY SLOW!!! I had a few issues physically. I felt like I was going to crap my pants most of the race because my stomach was churning. I think I didn't give my food enough time to digest. I also gained a huge blister on the arch of my left foot. My shoes aren't even that old but every time I run over 4 miles I get this same blister. I think I need to make a trip to the running store to get refitted. Mentally I was fine. I listened to my i-pod for the whole race. I'm not sure I liked that because I couldn't appreciate the crowd as much. There was about 17,000 runners. It is by far my favorite race ro run. So overall I am satisfied with my run. I think next year I'd like to try to run it under an hour.
After the race I had a granola bar and a banana (4 pts)
Lunch was a bowl of vegetable beef & barley soup, a roll and a glass of milk. (6 pts)
I ate a cookie for a snack (3 pts)
I should've had a bigger lunch because I proceeded to snack all day. I had string cheese (1 pt) and some twizzlers (3 pts). I was supposed to work from 11-11 today but was put on call because we were slow. This only hurt me because I was bored.
I ate a late unpictured dinner from Qdoba. I had a naked bowl with chicken, rice, black beans, salsa, sour cream, and cheese. (12 pts) . I also had some tortilla chips from home (3 pts) and guacamole (2 pts). It was delicious! I love Mexican or southwest food can you tell?!
I ate way too many points today due to poor planning. I used 16 of my flex points.. but I did earn quite a few activity points after running 6.2 miles.