6'0 tall, former athlete, mother of 3, struggling to keep up on the RUN of daily life.

Monday, March 30, 2009

3 for 3

Stats for 3/30:
3.01 miles
7:40 pace
Solo run to Rite Aid

While at the beach I relaxed from my usual "healthy eating" and consumed far more calories than someone trying to reach her "goal weight" should. I indulged in sloppy cheese burgers, fried seafood platter, finger licking Doritos, rocky road ice-cream, salty french fries, and 1/2 a scrumptious chocolate shake. And the result.. as you can tell from the Blog title, I was up 3 pounds. My wonderful hubby gained 3 as well :) So today I laced up and set out for a calorie burning 3 miler.

As I approached the door our imaginative 3 year old Anakin (aka Blaine) said "Bye Bye Queen Amidala," (giggle giggle dimpled grin) nice to be a queen for a change instead of Jabba, Jar Jar Binks or Darth Vader. Inspired to hang with my adorable Star Wars fanatic, I decided to try for a PR pace. Looking back on my 09 training log, I had run a 7:51 paced 3 miler, so internal goal set and GO!!!

The route was my usual to Rite Aid and back, a few small hills, mostly sidewalks along the road and ending with the hill of dead legs. The first half of the run was great I felt the speed and as Raegan once said "You were creating your own wind," which was true because the trees weren't moving but wow did I feel air resistance. As I turned my head to check for traffic before crossing the road I felt a TWINGE…OUCH!! I think I tweaked my neck blocking Mighty Mouse in my Volleyball game last night. I call him Mighty Mouse because he is 5 foot nothing, has oversized ears, jumps so high he appears to be flying and can accomplish amazing feats for his stature. I touched, slowed down and blocked a few of his powerfully pounded spikes. My poor neck was now paying the price. Note to self: ask Hubby for a neck and shoulders workout before the fall Volleyball season. We took 2nd in the co-ed Puyallup Parks and Rec competitive division so it was worth the Batman neck. Turning my whole body to check for cars I crossed for the last 1/2 mile.

The end of my runs at home are the WORST. There is a .10 hill that KILLS me every time. I have avoided hill training thus far but know I will have to defeat that giant soon. Today I took long strides and worked my way up, 7:30 pace. When I got to the top I pooped out!! Quick recovery at the top and sprint to the finish. New personal PR in the books and hopefully the scale Gods will reward me. In the mean time it is Tuna, veggies and water for lunch. Don't be too jealous..

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