How did everyone make out yesterday? Did you stick to the plan – whatever plan you made?
I didn’t weigh myself yesterday morning. From Wednesday’s weigh in I knew that I failed in my goal and although seeing the actual number shouldn’t have mattered, it would have.
I started the day by cooking some things up for one of the dishes I was bringing to Thanksgiving dinner – a crock pot wild rice and mushroom stuffing. Cooking onions at 7 AM isn’t exactly my idea of a good time, but it had to be done to get in the crockpot before we left for the race.
With all that cooked and into the crockpot, I got ready to run. I haven’t done a lot of 5K’s and was looking forward to the shorter, fun race.
We got to the place and it was PACKED. It was a cold day and there was some slush on the roads from the previous night’s small snowfall.
We lined up – packed shoulder to shoulder – and they saw us off with a loud horn. It was a little slippery and about .5 miles in, we headed down a steep downhill and I am always SO afraid of falling that I slowed wayyyyyy up and people went FLYING by me. But on the straight away, I gassed it up.
I was surprised and thrilled that with my Achilles and how I haven’t been running as much and when I have it’s been slow on the treadmill, that I felt STRONG. About 2 miles in, I felt like I was flying! I didn’t look at my Garmin, preferring to just run with the crowd – and listen to the spectators yell “Love your tutu!!”
Before I knew it, the finish line was out in front of me and I had some in the tank and sprinted.
My time? 25:02! Not too shabby right? I mean, for what I’ve been dealing with and the conditions? I’m going to say that while I failed in my weight goal, I succeeded in my racing.
I came in 135th – BUT it was out of 643 people – including the teenage boy who won coming in at – get this – 16:04!!
I was a little heartbroken to see that I came in 4th in my age group – just barely nudging me out of a medal!!
In good spirits we headed home to shower, get ready and make a couple of other dishes for Thanksgiving.
We spent the rest of the day with Marc’s family, and I ate way way way too much, but I had planned on this.
I now have to decide what happens between now and Christmas. I know that I need to lose weight – but I’ve known this for months and haven’t done anything about it.
Many people make it a goal to MAINTAIN during this period and then get on to losing after the holidays.
Fill me in guys – what are you going to do for the season?