Yummy food and a walk

No wonder it’s called The Habit. Once you start, the habit has begun! Yummy teriyaki burger (for me), double char burger (for the hubs), fries, and (not pictured) onion rings! And of course, with my favorite kind of ranch, the creamy, but not too thick and bottle-tasting, type. 


Sometime last week we went to Panera Bread. I think the hubs thinks I’m weird for always trying to take pictures of my food now. Chicken caesar salad, broccoli cheddar cheese soup, and a panini. YUM!

Today, we went for a walk! I am finally feeling a lot better and I wanted to just go for a walk around our neighborhood. We walked for 24 minutes and covered roughly 1.5 miles. It was pretty cold outside and we listened to the radio via the hubs’ phone while we walked. 🙂 
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Christmas Recap 3… plus my Garmin & new running shoes!

Missed Part 1 & Part 2? Check them out HERE and HERE

 

Both of our families went out to lunch for Pho at my favorite restaurant. 
Yum… This makes my tummy so happy!

 

RESULTS: Elk Grove 2012 5K Fun Run Series #4

This just in… I finished in 26:05 and placed first in my age division! I also had to tie my shoe sometime during mile 2. And I biked 4.8 miles on the way to the race from home (and had to bike back… whew!).

It was a super small, local race. Maybe not even 200 people? But it was a lot of fun and proceeds benefited the Elk Grove Food Bank. Always nice to help a good cause. I am so excited that I beat my goal time of a sub 30 and now I look forward to completing all four 5Ks in the series in 2013! However, I sure was POOPED afterward. I am going to stick to 5Ks for now. It is a good distance where I am not in major pain afterward and it will be fun trying to beat my time with each new race. I believe they say, “PR?” 🙂

I also want to add that Hubby is the best #1 fan in the whole wide world. He woke up to bike with me to the race, support me, and take pictures. He is even going to try and run the next 5K, too!

Running Goals

  1. Get GOO (or gummies). I keep reading more and more that these pro runners use them to fuel themselves.
  2. RICE after all runs (rest, ice, compression, elevate). Recovery is key!
  3. Eat well and get enough sleep/rest. My co-worker said she had one of her best runs lately (14+ miles – don’t fret, she’s training for the CIM lol…) b/c she had enough sleep the previous night, she ate a big breakfast and hydrated before her run.
  4. Get compression socks (cannot believe how much $ they are) – I think the idea is to lessen the hurt your legs go through as you run. Maybe for now I’ll wear tube socks =P
  5. Get better shoes (specifically a half size bigger! Mel can relate lol). But also get the “right” shoes by going to Fleet Feet or Running Zone and having them recommend the right shoes