More Running News. March 25th Food and Exercise Journal

by Alison on March 25, 2010

It seems that running takes up much of my blog these days, but I’m okay with that it is providing much of my scheduled activity and giving me new goals to work towards, after all I can always improve my times, right?  Today I ran 3.5 miles.  I did 3 miles outside and had planned to come in out of the rain and walk out the remainder on the treadmill but I got on and just kept running until I hit 3.5 miles, I’m pretty sure I have never run that much in my life.  The first 3 included lots of hills, but I still felt okay at the end and knocked out that last half mile jogging.  I felt good!  It reaffirmed my plan to train for a 10k, still not sure what I’m thinking about half marathons…  Doing couch to 5k was easy, just gradually increase the running, I didn’t find any 10k plans that were that easy, they all seemed to include tempo runs and long runs, so I’m just going with it, I found a plan I like (we’ll see if I still do in 8 weeks when I am running 8 miles on my long run UGH.  But when I started couch to 5k I never thought I’d run 40 minutes at a time.  I can’t remember what races my WeightWatcher’s buddy and I decided that we are doing but I know there is an 8k and a 10k in there.  My plan is still a race a month so this will help me get there.

For breakfast before my run I had peanut butter and banana on a sandwich thin with a glass of milk.  After my run and a hot shower I read some blog, well more blogs I read some after breakfast to allow time to digest 😛  For lunch I had a spinach salad and yogurt.  I made a trip to REI today for a smaller handheld water bottle for my outdoor runs now that its actually warming up and it looks like I have some longer runs in my future.  I also picked up 2 new shirts for my runs, must look stylish, right?  Then I hit the grocery store, I really hate shopping but it has to be done <sigh> I tried to wait til dinner to eat but the hunger kept at me so I had a mini Larabar for a snack.  Ben and I took the dogs for a walk in the rain, poor Luna looked like a drowned rat.  For dinner I whipped up some leftovers and sides.  We had the leftover Greek Inspired Cheeseburgers, much better the first time around with sweet potato fries and zucchini.

Ate 25 of 24 points. Earned 6 activity points.

Breakfast(6.5) –Peanut butter, banana, sandwich thin, milk

Lunch (6.5)–Spinach Salad with dried cherries, almonds and feta, yogurt

Snack (2)–Mini Cherry Pie Larabar

Dinner (9)–Greek Inspired Cheeseburgers, zucchini, sweet potato fries

Snack (1)–chocolate pudding

Running Weekly totals used 21 of 35 weekly points, earned 34 activity points.

Spinach Salad with Almonds, Dried Cherries, Feta and Balsamic Vinagrette

Greek Inspired Cheeseburgers with Sweet Potato Fries and Zucchini with Oregano

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beej March 26, 2010 at 7:53 AM

Funny! I love grocery shopping…I should totally go on Supermarket Sweep (do they even stil have that?!).

Your running is great! I bet you do a 1/2 marathon sooner than you’d imagine. 🙂 Keep up the awesomeness!

Biz March 26, 2010 at 1:14 PM

Great job on the run!! I have never understood tempo running, but I guess it prepares you for races longer than 5k. Hope you have good weather this weekend! We are still in winter mode, but they predict high 60’s next week!

Alison March 26, 2010 at 7:58 PM

We have been all over the map it was 70 last sunday then 38 a few nights ago, but we had a super mild winter and now it looks like summer is trying to push spring out the door.

Nicole, RD March 26, 2010 at 2:17 PM

So impressive! Just since reading your blog I can “see” how far you’ve come! Very inspirational, Alison!

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