Folks, it was a wonderful wonderful fall day here in the River Valley of Arkansas. The temperature was a high of 80, the sun was out in the clearest blue sky you ever saw, and I enjoyed it the whole day, sort of. As you may recall, I set out to get my 5k time down below 45 minutes this weekend. My previous lowest time for a 5k was 47:29 and I think I set it about a month ago. I am proud to report, that with a litle bit of pushing through and a lot of determination, I shaved my time down to 43:31!!!! It really was a rush to get there! I was so proud of myself, I took the stopwatch by my Mom's house because she was awake at that time and showed her! Now all that is great, but between staying out too late for my reunion Friday night and then pushing to get that time down left me worn out yesterday. It was made worse by the fact that I spent the next three hours after the walk/jog sitting down doing homework. I felt terrible that I was so tired until around 4, because the girls cleaned the heck out of this house and I was of no use at all.
Lauren had a game to cheerlead at yesterday afternoon and that was the most active I was the whole day after the workout. I love watching her cheer, she just shines when she is out there. She is cheering for her school this year so I bought me a team t-shirt. It was one of the first 2x shirts I bought this year and it fit comfortably when I bought it. But, yesterday I kept feeling this wierd tickly sensation around my belly and chest area. It wasn't unpleasant, it was just odd to me. I finally figured it out. My shirt was not taught against me, it was a little loose and that sensation was the shirt rubbing back and forth on my belly hairs! Hah talk about being "tickled"! I know corny, but still.
We had make your own pizza night at the house tonight and it was a big success. I took a play from Sean's playbook and made mine on a Joseph's Pita. I put on a light coating of Bertoli's tomato sauce, 8 turkey pepperonis, about half a sliced mushroom, a little onion, bell pepper and some of the fiesta cheese blend, baked it for a bit, then when it was done, a light coat of salsa. It was a a delicious 230 calories and with the salad added in, I was plenty full. I added a yogurt snack and a stick of the Sargento's Pepperjack cheese for a grand total of 1555 calories for the day. I know that is a little over what I want, but I think that on the days I do the hard pushing 5k's, I am gonna be a little more lenient, not over 1800 or anything, but if I get over 1500 it is ok on those days.
I guess I will get off here and go to bed. I have my 'just finish it' walk for tomorrow and and I need to get some work done on a campaign flyer and a guest post onBecky's Blog next Monday. And we are going to Spiro, Oklahoma today with our friends Jason and Izetta and all our chitlins. They have an old mound site that the Caddoan Native Americans built back in the 800's and it was the center of power for the Native American population of the Southwest Region back then. It is situated on a bend of the Arkansas River and it was the central site of power, trade and commerce for the area. Apparently, the Cadddoans had a very organized government in place and were quite influential for a long time, but the site suddenly became vacant in the 1600's I believe and there is no record to indicate the reason for the fall from power or where that population went. Should be a fun trip! I hope everyone has a great Sunday!!!