Races

10K completed + good news!

I’ve had an awesome week leading up to the 10K I completed this weekend. I’ve been on spring break all week, which was awesome in itself. Before spring break started, I had this idea of all the things I would accomplish with all the free time I would have. I would exercise and eat at home everyday, read books, get caught up on my RSS feeds, blog, get caught up on one of my classes, get ahead in others, etc. Of course, a few of those things happened, but I didn’t feel like doing others. I had the chance to spend more time with my three month old niece, who is so cute and I could watch her all day. Can you blame me:

Moving on…! I’ve been stuck around 27-28 lbs lost for a while, and I finally broke 30 lbs earlier this week. 30 pounds wasn’t really a goal I set, but it’s always nice when you hit that next big number. In all honesty, I wasn’t getting too frustrated about my weight being stuck. I know my diet can always be better, but my clothes were still getting loose. As long as the latter was happening, I wasn’t too concerned about the scale. I began a new strength training routine about a week and a half ago, so I assume that’s what got the weight moving.

As the week progressed, I finished two workouts with the new strength training routine along with the HIIT workout I’ve been doing. I decided to not do anything too crazy on Thursday and Friday and simply did some walking to get ready for Saturday. I set my alarm for 5am and woke up 45 minutes before my alarm on Saturday. I felt pretty rested; well as rested as you can feel at 4:15 in the morning! I stretched and took my time getting ready.

Before the race, the sun was coming up between the downtown buildings, right behind the start line. It was absolutely gorgeous, however, it lost its beauty as we had to run right into the sun. heh. I struggled to keep up with Christina and Jamie at times. I don’t know if I wasn’t as hydrated as I should’ve been or something else entirely. I’d catch up and then fall back, and then have to jog back up to them, and repeat. It was becoming a bit frustrating at times, because it felt like I was having to jog 1/2 the race just to stay ahead. I know it wasn’t that much, but it was definitely more than I’ve ever jogged at one time. I’ll talk to my trainer and see if there’s anything I can do differently.

All in all, it was a good race. I averaged a 15:44 mile, and beat my time at the 5K, and hopefully will beat this time at the 10-miler. I didn’t feel as sore and exhausted after the 10K as I did at the 5K. Maybe because I knew what to expect this time around. I did have two naps and some soreness yesterday and some soreness today, but nothing I can’t get over. Happy Monday!

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Jamie
    March 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    For me the most awesome part about your race was that every time we turned around to check on you you had this big smile on your face! :)

    • Reply
      Pam
      March 20, 2012 at 2:34 pm

      Awwww! That’s really sweet, Jamie! I can’t wait to finish the 10-miler with you two at my side!

      • Reply
        Christina
        March 20, 2012 at 8:04 pm

        Pam, We all move at different paces, that is what makes it fun! I am just happy that we have done both races as a group! Besides, I actually think it was a good thing that you were jogging in spurts.. it bumps your heart rate up a notch, makes you move a bit different, but never enough to wear you out .. if that makes sense. I can’t wait for the 10 miler!!

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    Alan Ali
    March 19, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Awesome job on the race! I can’t quite get into the running, I find my happiness in the weight room!

    BTW: your niece is ADORABLE!

    Alan

    • Reply
      Pam
      March 20, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      Alan, whatever makes you happy and works, right? I’m starting to love the atmosphere at these races, they’re a lot of fun…to me anyway!

      She is adorable, isn’t she? :D

      • Reply
        Alan Ali
        March 21, 2012 at 8:41 pm

        I have done a few 5k’s they are pretty fun! I will probably do some more in the future :)

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