Day 61, 39 days left... We are into the SIXTIES!!
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Better Health Article: None. It's the weekend!
QOTD: None. It's the weekend!
My Daily Update: Yesterday afternoon I got a call from the Communications Coordinator for the American Lung Association-Utah. She told me the press release she wrote about me is going to go out next week. She forwarded it to me and I got to review it, making sure she got all the facts straight. She had taken a few sentences I had written in March when I sent my original email to the director telling him I was excited about the race because it meant a lot to me, being my first race post-surgery and without cancer. That quote was put in the press release and so last night I decided I wouldn't do the free 5K with the Salt Lake Running Co today. I want what it says in the press release to be true, that this 10K is my first race. I decided instead to do my own personal 5K race. Just me. My goal was to do it under 30 minutes, which is a very lofty goal because I haven't been able to do it yet. I started off going a little too fast the first mile and with it being so cold this morning, my lungs were burning. I told myself to suck it up and push. My left hip started hurting a little 2 miles into it, but I still kept going. I checked my Garmin a few times to make sure I was on track for getting sub-30. At one point I noticed I was going at a 10:47 pace and I thought I probably wouldn't make it under 30. Then the last couple tenths of a mile I could see the stoplight that marked the end of my run. I looked down at my watch and surprisingly saw 27:28. Something clicked in my head and said, you CAN DO it! So I pushed hard. Pushed so hard I dry heaved once. I kept going though and when I finally crossed the end, hit 3.1 miles on my Garmin, I ran to the grass and PUKED. Yep, I puked. Nice. Then I looked down at my watch and saw a glorious 29:54. I DID IT! Was it worth the puke? Oh YEAH! All day I couldn't stop thinking about how I pushed myself to an uncomfortable level and achieved my goal. Pretty awesome feeling. I have 35 days to get my mileage up to 6 miles now, so I know I need to start working on that. For today, though, I'm happy. Hard to believe THIS is where I was 10 months ago. I feel so lucky that I am healthy and active, and able to do back-handsprings, body combat classes, and run a sub-30 5K. I really am blessed.
My Comments to You:
Our Snack List
turkey wrapped in lettuce
mixed nuts (almonds)
apple slices (w/peanut butter, almond butter, or dipped in one Light Laughing Cow Swiss Cheese wedge)
Greek yogurt (Zoi or Fage 2% w/packet of Stevia)
hummus w/carrots or celery
homemade whole wheat bread
celery w/peanut butter
Extra Sugar-free gum
Fiber One bars
100 Day Challenge
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