Sunday, February 10, 2013

The path to the finish line is paved with...asphalt

Sunday 2/10/13

My first 18 miler today. WOOHOO!!  I did it and finished strong this week.  This is really a learning experience for me.  First of all, every time I go out for an LR of a new distance I get nervous.  I think that I can't do it.  Sometimes I even think that I don't want to do it (mostly to find a justification for can't, just in case).  I was scared today because of how much I struggled through the last leg of 16.  Funny thing was though that I didn't struggle nearly as much as I did with 16.  In fact, I felt pretty strong in the last mile.  Maybe because I was talking out loud to myself the way that Lindsay, James and Vince talk to us in class.  Good thing know one was around, they may have though I was completely nuts.  I was saying "push yourself,  "don't quit now."  I even said "rotate and GO!  (you really gotta be an extremer to understand that one).  You can see why people may have thought I was nuts had anybody been around.  I also set my playlist to shuffle and since I had kinda forgotten what was on it, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the song that played in the final moments of that run was You Oughta Know by Alanis Morrisette.  Now, back in my 20 something alcoholic angst that song had really meaning.  It still brings a special kind of pissed off push whenever I hear, which was right on time today, like some kind of divine intervention from the music gods.  Thank you to the god of Rock-n-roll. 

What went wrong today?  Well about half way through my right knee started to really give me some hell.  The outside edge of my knee was threatening to take me out.  I kind of hobbled a little bit for awhile too.  But after a couple of miles of that, it just ceased, so I carried on.  Tonight, though it's give me hell again.  There is some ice packs in my future, along with the heating pad for my back.  That is cone of my favorite things about an LR, kicking back on the heating pad and watching some TV.  What makes that better, the Grammy Awards are one tonight.  Can;t wait to kick back.  Just gotta finish the kids laundry before I venture upstairs.  Once I get there, I am not coming back down. 

Today on my run, I ventured into some new neighborhoods around Wildwood Park,  Come to think of it, that may have been why my knee was bugging me, new terrain.  Anyway, I did not realize that there were such ornate homes outside of Ottawa Hills.  I was awed by some of the houses that I saw today.  That made for a nice distraction for a couple of miles.  Of course, venturing out into new areas means I have to use my not so keen sense of direction so I don't get lost.  I had a couple of close calls, but I found my way back.

By the end of the run I was definitely feeling every inch of the asphalt underneath me.  I'm feeling more confident this week that I can convince my body to add just 8 more miles onto that 18 to make it to the finish line.  I feel like I totally got this!

18miles 3:30:37; 11:42 pace; 1785 calories

February 8, 2013

Herbalife - Oatmeal Cookie Shake, 16 oz28521g4g25g0mg0mg0g0g
Coffee W/Cream - French Vanilla, 1 Tbsp376g2g0g0mg30mg6g0g
Herbalife - Rocky Road Shake, 1 Shake (2scoops chocolate PDM & 2 scoops dutch choc formula 1)25542g5g25g0mg0mg0g0g
Don Pablo's - Chips and Salsa , 12 chips, 2 oz. salsa33843g17g5g0mg406mg2g5g
Homemade - Beef Fajitas, 1 Fajita15019g11g17g39mg202mg0g9g
Generic - Refried Beans and Rice, 0.5 cup19938g2g11g0mg606mg1g3g
Generic - Guacamole Medium, 2 Tbsp504g4g1g0mg105mg0g2g
Whole Foods - Honey Roasted Peanut Butter, 1 Tablespoons904g8g4g0mg45mg3g1g
Snyder's of Hanover - Old Fashioned Pretzel Sticks, 1 oz (28g / about 7 sticks)12023g2g3g0mg200mg0g0g
Hershey's - Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup, 2 tbsp155g0g1g0mg120mg0g1g
Cream - Half and half, 2 tbsp391g3g1g11mg12mg0g0g
Biggby - Brewed Coffee (Regular, Decaf, Flavored, etc.), 1 Tall00g0g0g0mg0mg0g0g
Eddy's Grand Chocolate Chip Ice Cream - Ice Cream, 1/8 cup435g2g1g6mg11mg4g0g
Extreme Results37560
Stretching, hatha yoga14460

February 9, 2013

Herbalife Shake - Blueberry Cheesecake, 2 cups23022g0g24g2mg200mg0g0g
Zoup! - Multigrain Roll, 1 roll16030g3g6g0mg0mg0g3g
Zoup - Rustic Vegetable Bean Soup, 6 oz8313g2g3g0mg668mg5g3g
Zoup! - Sonoma Salad With Raspberry Dressing, 3/8 salad1948g10g12g0mg0mg0g3g
Bush's Best - Baked Beans, Homestyle, 1/2 cup14029g1g6g0mg550mg12g5g
Homemade - 93/7 Hamburger Grilled Plain W/ Sea Salt & Seasoning, 6 ozs2500g10g27g70mg120mg0g0g
Ballriech - Potato Chips, 20 chips17013g12g2g0mg95mg1g1g
Heluva Good - French Onion Sour Cream Dip, 2 tbsp (31g)602g5g1g20mg170mg1g0g
Vlassic - Kosher Dill Whole Pickle, 1/4 pickle31g0g0g0mg105mg0g0g
Eddy's Grand Chocolate Chip Ice Cream - Ice Cream, 1 1/8 cup38341g20g7g56mg101mg34g0g
Biggby Coffee - Tall Reduced Calorie Mocha Mocha, 10.67 oz.13325g0g8g4mg197mg9g1g
Caribou - Mint Verbena Herbal Tea, 8 oz00g0g0g0mg0mg0g0g
Stretching, hatha yoga14460

February 10, 2013

Country Crock Margarine - 2 Scrambled Eggs, Plain, 2 eggs1403g10g12g370mg142mg0g0g
Natures Own - Low Cal Light Whole Wheat Bread, 2 slice7022g0g6g0mg240mg2g10g
Welchs - Grape Jelly, 15 ml5013g0g0g0mg10mg13g0g
Generic - Banana , 50 grams4512g0g1g0mg1mg6g2g
Strawberries - Raw, 0.25 cup, halves123g0g0g0mg0mg2g1g
Madhava - Blue Agave Nectar - Raw, 0.25 tbsp (21g)154g0g0g0mg0mg4g0g
Pork - Cured, bacon, cooked, pan-fried, 4 slice cooked1680g13g12g36mg767mg0g0g
Natures Own - Low Cal Light Whole Wheat Bread, 2 slice7022g0g6g0mg240mg2g10g
Tomato X4 Slices - Tomato Slice 1 Slice, Thin/Small (15g), 3 slice93g0g0g0mg3mg0g3g
Lettuce - Iceberg (includes crisphead types), raw, 1 cup shredded102g0g1g0mg7mg1g1g
Progresso - Light Creamy Potato With Bacon and Cheese Soup, 1 cup10018g3g2g5mg680mg2g6g
Miracle Whip - Light Dressing, 15 grams (1 Tbsp)202g2g0g0mg125mg1g0g
Ballriech - Potato Chips, 20 chips17013g12g2g0mg95mg1g1g
Dole Costco - Banana, 1 banana9023g0g1g0mg1mg12g3g
Biggby Coffee - Tall Reduced Calorie Mocha Mocha, 12 oz.15028g0g9g5mg222mg10g1g
Kroger - Ginger Snaps Cookies, 6 cookies (28 g)18032g5g3g0mg180mg14g2g
Milk - Reduced fat, 2% milkfat, 1 cup12211g5g8g20mg100mg12g0g
Running (jogging), 6 mph (10 min mile)2,024210

1 comment:

  1. A-Freaking-Mazing.
    It sounds like you don't plot our your course in advance, that surprised me.
    I love the houses in that area. It's a nice mix.