So. I completed another 5K. And my FIRST round of FASTer Way to Fat Loss. FIRST is emphasized because there will be more. The next round begins April 23rd.
First, lets talk about this race. Oh dear lord. I don’t know what I was thinking but it was the perfect storm of BAD.
First of all, Friday I didn’t hydrate well, Nutrition wasn’t bad but wasn’t as good as it could have been. I went to a baseball game with my son and nephew and stayed out WAY too late. So going into this thing, I was dehydrated and exhausted. And I could feel it. I woke up late *hit snooze too many times* and was running (walking briskly) to the start line while trying to pin my bib. This is not something I ever want to let happen again if I can help it. I’m going to chalk it up to a learning experience.
My legs felt like they had lead weights in them. I have never felt such before. The further we walked, the madder I got. Not at anyone other than myself. Because I let myself not drink enough water and stay up way too late. At the same time, I am amazed at myself. Giving up was never an option. Again. Brandi kept asking if I wanted to stop. It never crossed my mind. I didn’t know HOW I would cross the finish line, on a stretcher, on my feet, on my knees… I just knew I WOULD cross it. And cross it I did. With a nice PR also! My first 5k was 1:02.49 by my tracker, chip time was 1:08.01. The cupcake run was 1:01.05 by my tracker and 1:00.58 by the chip. WHAT? yep. I KILLT it! It was ugly, but I did it. to say I am happy would be an understatement. I was not last and I did not have a police escort.
After I crossed the finish line, I found the nearest shady spot and fell out. That was the most comfortable wet grass I have ever laid on! Brandi had gone to get her cupcake. I passed. I just can’t take anything in during or for a while after. I do make sure to drink 32oz of water on the way to the race, however. I am planning on training for a 10k beginning next week so I know I’m going to have to also train to take in water/fuel soon but I’m dreading that worse than upping my mileage/speed work! Wow, I got off on a fueling tangent there. What I was meaning to say is that I was still feeling rough so I told Brandi good-bye and headed out, only to realize I didn’t have my keys. I had hung them over my pants and stuck my chapstick in the other side. I felt everywhere. All down the legs of my leggings. Nothing. I went back where I was laying under a tree, still nothing. I found a race volunteer and asked their opinion. They found someone in charge and basically told me too bad, so sad. I could walk the course again to find them if I wanted to. Um, no. Remember, this was only my 2nd 5K and it was a hot mess. She did tell me that the course was open to cars by then so I asked Brandi if she would mind driving me around the course to see if we could find them. Being the greatest, she said of course not! as we were saying goodbye to her other friends, I rubbed my waist and BAM! there were my keys. I had hung them on the FRONT of my pants, not the back. This is a very valuable lesson and I will do NO MORE races without my spibelt! I also bought a hat this weekend that has a key pocket in it!
Speaking of nutrition, I am loving FWTFL! This is an off week, my last round ended Sunday and our new round begins Monday. I am staying on plan so-so, just not very strictly. Maybe 80/20? This is definitely a plan I can live with. I was on plan at Disney for goodness sake! Not extras (I did have a protein shake packed, just in case, but ended up not needing it).
This next round, I want to hone in my exercise goals and train for a 10K, while improving my speed. I would also like to work on having more whole foods and be a lot better about pre-planning and meal prep. I need to be less lazy! For me, not preplanning or meal prepping is certain failure. Although I do have a few meals I can grab now that are OK to have. I just think I’d see better results if I make these small changes. Although, the results from my first round were amazing! I lost 22.5 inches in total. WHAT? Yep. Pretty good, if I do say so myself! I haven’t kept track of weight loss. But who needs pounds with inches like that?
So, plan for next week. Speed and distance work, better meal planning and prep and a blogging schedule! I have GOT to get my life together!
How would you tackle and of the above? Suggestions?