Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Day 93 Dang 5k Goal!

I am aggravated. I did not knock any time off my 5k this week. I suck. I guess the one bright spot is that I did jog a mile and a quarter straight, but even at that I wanted to get to a mile and a half, so I fell shy. I gotta work on that.

I had the greatest day. I got up and got my 5k in and it was as described above. I did use my treadmill this morning for it. That was kinda nice since it was FREEZING outside!! Then I had to get the girls up so we could get Lauren to her daddy's house this morning for his weekend. Then Kathy and I went to a thrift shop that is apparently a chain, but they are so frikkin cheap for the good stuff, it ain't funny! I got an awesome office shirt for 6 buck I think. Then the dreaded Wal Mart trip. I was extra cranky for it today since we had been gone past both my snack time and my lunch time when we got there! I had a banana on the way out, and then I grilled tilapia and a squash for each of us. Then Kathy made us some chicken salad and off we went to go to Devil's Den and hike up the Yellow Rock Trail. It is a nice hike with a ton of gorgeous views, awesome rock formations, and an overlook is the pay off at the end of the trail. We hiked up a mile and a half all up hill, then all the way back down the hill for another mile and a half. Here is the only picture I have right now as Kathy hasn't downloaded the rest yet:


This picture doesn't do the real view justice, but it is the best I have to offer. It is a cell phone pic, so keep that in mind.

So all in all I have 6 miles of good exercise in for the day and the calories, are spot on! I even splurged a few for a Braum's fat free yogurt cup and loved it!!

Kathy and I had a blast together today on the hike, then we watched 'The Crazies' tonight. It was a pretty good movie. I think that bed time is nigh though. I am a tired man!! Ya'll have a great one!!




7 comments:

  1. Hey I can run a 10th of a mile, heh. So I think you're doing FANTASTIC!! Way to go!!! That hike sounded like lots of fun. :) Merry Sunday!

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  2. Likewise! I don't run (yet!), so I'm impressed by any running at all. Sounds like a great day for exercise -- keep up the great work!

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  3. 6 miles is great!! A fun way to get exercise :)

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  4. Just found your blog. We are on similar paths. Keep up the good work!

    trekto99kilos.blogspot.com

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  5. wow!!! What a great day. Nice pic. Hey, dont beat yourself up about not running 1.5. 1.25 is great and you should give yourself credit. Baby steps. When I started running I would increase by like .10, so not much at all(although it felt like forever!!!). then I would stick with distance that till I got comfortable with it. Having said that, even after accomplishing running 5 miles there are still times I struggle with 2. Some runs are good, some not so much for me. And I always seem to struggle with the first mile. Always. You are doing great.

    Jennifer
    http://wecanlosethepounds.blogspot.com/

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  6. Seriously? 6 miles of exercise, over a mile of jogging, and you say you suck?! Whatev dude! I think you are rocking!

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  7. You do not suck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing. Is it really about speed, or is about being healthy? Running 5K is such a healthy thing to do, and your time will improve eventually. I gave up trying to get faster and faster and went for longer and longer. As I increased distance, my 5K speed improved. But, again, my overall goal is not win a race...just to do it is fantastic! You do not SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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