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First 10K!

BeachBody Day65

I signed up for the Capital City Classic 10K last minute.  My friend Malissa was doing it so I decided to do it with her.  I didn’t really train for it.  I’ve been focusing on my Big Sur training, but since I’ve been doing 9 mile runs, I figured that I could do 6 miles. I didn’t think I was all that nervous but I guess I was because I really didn’t sleep well the night before. It was also a very hot night. Despite that, I didn’t feel tired when I got up at 5a.  We were staying at Ben’s mom’s house which was an hour away from where the race was being held. I got dressed and went down stairs to eat. I couldn’t have my usual whole wheat bagel, almond butter, and banana.  Ben’s mom had whole grain bread, some peanut butter and strawberries.  Hydrated with Zico.

There was also a kids race that the boys could do. I didn’t sign them up before hand because I knew that there was a good chance that they would not want to do it.  I was impressed that Gio got up at 5a and still wanted to go. Seppe on the other hand decided to stay with grandma and get some more sleep. Ben got up with us and did the driving. We didn’t leave until 6:15 but the way he drove, it only took 45min to get there. lol.

I picked up my bib and shirt then registered Gio for his race. He was very happy to get a shirt and a bib. There was a kid’s play area with a bounce house and slide that Gio played on while we waited for my friend to get there. I used the restroom and put on my race shirt. I was wearing my Tone It Up tank. I’d love to run with it, but I didn’t want to stick the pins in it so I threw the Tech shirt on top – in hindsight I should have taken the tank off because it was sooo hot! I had wanted to have my belt pack and phone with me, but since I forgot my belt, I couldn’t bring my phone on my run :-( I like to have my phone on me to map the route and I wanted to log the race into to my Nike+ app. Oh well – it was a naked run for me.

Before the Race Not even 8a and it was already really bright and sunny!

The one thing that I really didn’t like about the race was that it started Both the 5K and 10K at the same time – without any way of organizing those who were walking or running.  There were A lot of kids there. It looked like a bunch of schools got groups together to do the 5k run/walk.  Nothing stopped them from going to the front of the line.  I knew that none of them were going to be running fast enough. As soon as the announcer counted down and the crowd moved, it was task to weave through the kids.  A bunch just stopped running right in front of us. grrrr!!!

At 8a it was already hot. I wasn’t really prepared for the heat. I’m a little spoiled with the Bay Area weather. I usually always get a nice cool breeze during my runs and it’s never 80 degrees by 8a :-/ I had planned on also brining my water bottle, but that got forgotten as well – what happens when I’m in a rush. I stopped at all 3 aid stations. At the first one, I was handed some gatorade and tried to drink it while I jogged – FAIL!!! I spilled it all over me so I was sticky as well as sweaty.  I slowed down and walked while I drank water at the other 2 stations.

It was a nice run – very scenic. We ran by the Sacramento River and over the Tower Bridge. That was kind of cool because I’ve only ever driven over it. I welcomed every stretch of shade and dreaded all the open stretches in the blazing sun. There were even a few hills that were not fun but the few incline runs I did helped out. It was a lot less crowded once we separated from the 5k runners. Once we got to Old Sac, we were mixed back in with them.  It was hard to weave through them because so many were walking. The last stretch had a hill  thatI thought was just cruel. lol. I tried to sprint at the end but had to slow down several times because there were so many people walking in front of me.  I almost ran right into a spectator crossing the street.

Hydrating with Zico at the Finish line.

My Stats! I'm Number 6 :-)

But despite all that, I was able to beat my training time by 4 minutes!! My time 50:07. Not too bad, but I wasn’t thrilled about it. I think I could have done even better if I was able sprint as fast as I wanted to at the end. I’m pretty hard on myself. Ben said he was looking for me to take a picture but I ran right by him and he didn’t even realize it. lol. The heat really got to me because as soon as I stopped running, my head started hurting.  I went straight to the Zico station to get some coconut water. I was thrilled that they were there. I love Zico!!! Ben handed me a Dark Chocolate and Cherry Kind bar and I ate that. I waited for my friend at the finish line and then we both went to Zico station and I  grabbed another one.

My friend Malissa at the finish line. She did a Great job :-)

Me and Malissa After the race - Yep that's a second Zico for me :-)

Snack Table - fruit, mini power bars, and bagels.

Zico Station. They worked hard to keep us hydrated :-)

Pop Chips Tent - We went back 3 times :-)

She grabbed some of the snacks that were there for us. I skipped it and went to the PopChips tent and picked up some Sweet Potato and Parmesan Garlic. Yum!  Then we waited for Gio’s race to start. He kept asking what time it was every minute. lol. He did not want to miss his race.  There were 3 races – 1mile, 1/2mile, and 1/4mile. At first he was lined up for the mile,  but got scared and decided to wait for the 1/2 mile. He was being very shy and did not want to be left alone at the start line. In the end, I had to run his race with him. He wanted me to hold his hand but I told him that I wouldn’t run with him if I had to hold his hand.

Me and my little runner before his race.

At the start line. It was really hot by the time his race started.

He sprinted away from me so fast I wasn’t expecting it. I had to sprint to catch up to him.  It didn’t take long for him to slow down though. lol.  “Half a mile is hard,” is what he said to me while we ran.  He wanted to stop but I told him all he had to do was slow down.  He walked for a few seconds then started jogging again.  He did pretty good staying at a jogging pace. I told him that once we reached the corner that we would sprint and he did. I raced him to the finish line :-) He was very happy to get a ribbon. I was very proud of him. He wants to race again :-)

So proud of his ribbon for doing the 1/2 mile.

Our Cheerleader and Chauffeur. So happy he was there to support me :-)

All in all a good experience.  My headache lasted most of the day though – even after taking a couple excedrin.  After the race, we went back to his mom’s and had some lunch.  It was such a hot day so the boys spent the day in the pool. After eating, I laid down for a nap. It was really hot so I didn’t sleep well, but I got enough to make my headache go away.

Turbo Fire Day65 – When I woke up, I had some fruit for a snack and then did my Fire30/Stretch10 workout. The boys were still in the pool so I as able to workout without any interruption. I was able to go all out on the Fire Drills.  Since it was so hot, I was dripping with sweat the whole time.

Ready to sweat!

After having dinner it was time to drive home.  After putting the boys to bed I did a 3 min plank with 1 min of tummy tucks before going to bed. I was very happy to be back home with wind and cooler weather.

Meals:

M1: Whole Grain toast w/ peanut butter and 3 strawberries. Zico to drink.

M2: post run – Dark Choc Cherry Kind Bar and 2 Zicos and 1 bag of sweet potato PopChips

M3: Chicken w/ brown rice.

M4: Strawberries.

M5: Chicken salad with pineapple and avocado.

BBQ chicken with lots of fresh pineapple, avocado, and lettuce. No dressing needed.

60 oz. of water and 3 Zicos.

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BeachBody Challenge Day38

Meatless Monday??  I’ve decided to start taking one day a week where I go vegan. Just to help mix things up a bit. I don’t think I could ever go completely vegetarian because I love fish and sea food so much. But one day shouldn’t be too hard to do :-)

It’s that time of the month – again. Ugh! It’s during this week that being a girl really sucks!!! I have no energy or motivation. I’m super cranky and just out right bitchy – and I can’t even help it. lol. And if it wasn’t bad enough that for next few days I feel like this, I usually feel drained the week before too :-/ I tried hard to get up at 6a when m alarm went off, but I was just sooo tired that I went back to sleep. I got up 45 min later in a rush. I didn’t have time to do a bootycall workout but I did Day12 of Mad Abs March Challenge.

I refused to let my period win. I did have to take a nap after Seppe’s speech therapy because I couldn’t keep my eyes open. I got up after 45 min and did my Turbo Fire Workout.

Turbo Fire Day 36

Fire55 EZ is such a long workout. I was kind of dreading it before I started but once the music started, I had a smile on my face :-) The warm up is to “Daisy Dukes” and that just got me ready to go.  It’s amazing how music can really have an effect on you. No wonder it makes working out more fun.  I love the second combo in this one. I went for all the jumps and tucks. I think I’m getting better with my tuck jumps.  Not quite at the level that they are on the DVD, but I can get my knees higher up :-) I remember when I first did tuck jumps, it felt impossible to get get my feet and knees off the floor.  I was in a much better mood after my workout and had a lot more energy.

I had originally planned on going on a run to make up for my missed bootycall but I forgot about Seppe’s doctor’s appointment that took an hour to do.  He got his physical and shots for kindergarten. I still can’t believe that my baby will be starting kindergarten this fall.  Time just go by too fast with kids. He did alright with the shots but I can’t blame him for crying since I hated them as a kid too. At least I didn’t have to have an extra nurse help me restrain him like with Gio. Lol.

It was great that Ben picked Gio up and had most of his homework done by the time we got back home.  It allowed me to do a workout before cooking dinner.  Tone It Up posted DJ LindsayLuv’s new VS Sexy Night Out mix on their blog so I downloaded it and turned it up. I started with a set of M100’s. The only time I took a short break was before the last set of burpees and I was able to beat my last time by about 10 seconds :-) I’m not sure how much faster I can go, but I’ll keep trying. I followed it with Tone It Up’s Best Circuit Printable. I added weights to the cross crunch – 5 lbs. And I used a 6 lb. medicine ball for the Squat with Cross Crunch. I used a 3 lb. weight for the Standing Oblique crunches. I forgot to set my timer so I’m not sure how long it took me to do. I’ll time it when I do it again. Then I did a 30 minute NTC workout – Sweat and Shape. And yes, it made me sweat! I haven’t done a NTC workout that hasn’t had me sweating like crazy.  This is under the beginner level so it doesn’t require weights, but I used 5 lb. weights anyways.

New M100 Time.

Best Circuit Printable. Make Sure to Download it :-)

Made separate meals for me and my boys.  They got Tempura Chicken and egg whites and rice. I stuck with Tofu and green beans mix. I am going to do my best to go meatless on Mondays. There are a lot of great vegan recipes out there that I want to give a try.

To make up for my missed bootycall I worked out after dinner. I did a 2 min plank followed by TIU’s Bikini Strap Workout – 15 reps each exercise X 3 sets. My arms are jello right now. I feel pretty good since I didn’t allow myself to use my period as an excuse to skip working out. No Excuses!!

Meals –

M1: Banana/Chocolate Chunk Soy Protein Muffin from Trader Joes and Half a banana.

M2: Chocolate Shakeology w/ Peanut Butter and half a banana.

M3: Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins with Chunky Olive Hummus, Tomatoes, and Avocado. I usually add a sprinkle of sea salt but I didn’t want to add to my already bloated body.

One of my favorites!

M4: Peanut and Dark Chocolate Kind Bar. I really like this one. I’ll get more so I can switch it up with my all time favorite – almond coconut.

Tried a different Kind Bar today. Almond Coconut is still my favorite but this is pretty good too :-)

M5: Garlic Tofu, Green Beans, Carrots, and Spinach.

First Meatless Monday dinner.

80 oz. of water.