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15 MILES!

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Once I got used to the soreness in my thighs, butt and arms, I headed to my aunts house in Huntington Beach. They live about 2 miles from the beach, and a few miles beyond that, is where my marathon starts. I wanted to start getting familiar with the course and thought I'd park at their place and get a taste of what I'm up against Feb 6th.

Let me tell ya, it went GREAT! There was so much people watching along the bike route. There were a few times that the people, dogs and bikes got in the way but no big deal! It was also really nice to have water fountains and bathrooms along the way. It was a BEAUTIFUL day out, perfect weather, and the waves were amazing to watch.

I ran it pretty slowly (15 miles in 3 hours 5 minutes) which I am okay with considering how sore I felt BEFORE hand. Plus, I'm just lookin to finish, nothin more.

After my run, my aunt and uncle were working out in their garage (full gym in there minus cardio machines) so I hung out in there while chuggin water. Then we came in and hung out for quite awhile. I just love being over there! Then, my aunt made me (decaf) latte with her new machine she got from my uncle for christmas..its SO COOL! loved it. Then we had roast beef sandwiches for dinner. Healthy considering they only buy the organic, no nitrate etc. type stuff.

I calculated everything out and i am WAY UNDER for the day, which isnt good. My leader told me that on my huge exercise days to not only eat my full days points (they say to do that every day or it will stall weight loss) but to also eat at LEAST half of my activity points. Well, I had calories from my fuels but I am going to have some laughing cow cheese and crackers and maybe something else. I AM starving (always am) so maybe ill also do a bowl of cereal.

Another dollar in the jar!!! Another healthy, happy day!

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  • PAGONA
    Hey where is you marathon? and what is the exact day? I would love to come and cheer you on
    3430 days ago
  • KTMAE2006
    way to go!! so jealous that you got a good workout and family time!! I got the workout, but family time is few and far between for me.
    3430 days ago
  • LLLAWSON
    Great job on the run.
    3430 days ago
  • SHARONA_P
    wonderful job! good luck on that marathon!
    3431 days ago
  • LOREENYK
    Sounds like a great run! I wish I had water along my route - not exactly sure how we are going to handle that on our longer runs. So far my little gel flask of water has been enough, but just barely on my 14 miler on Saturday. Of course, I could run at the track...
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    Loreen
    3431 days ago
  • THIRDXACHARM
    I am so, so proud of you. Sounds like a really great day and you are so close to the marathon. How exciting. Glad you had a good day and are feeling healthy and HAPPY!
    3431 days ago
  • MESSA82
    That sounds like a great day with an amazing run! Kudos to you for such enthusiasm!
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    3431 days ago
  • AUBHOLLIDAY
    Sounds like an awesome day. 15 miles! That just blows my mind. I have enough of a challenge in walking one, let alone running it. haha. Congrats on being so prepared for February! Good luck & best wishes!

    ps. Laughing cow cheese is the best. I love love love it.
    3431 days ago
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