Monday, March 30, 2009

Its Been a Sweaty Day

by Meghann on March 30, 2009

Boy I am wiped! THe AC was out in my office today, so it felt as if I was working in a Sauna and then I went to Team In Training practice after work and ran 4 miles. Now all I want to do is crank up the AC and sit back in relax, so I am going to try and make this quick. 🙂

My hunger was uncontrolable this afternoon, perhaps I was burning calories with all the sweating I was doing? Around 2:30 I had 1/2 of a White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Clif Bar.

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Then a couple of hours later I ate the other half, or there was no way I would have been able to survive my run.

We focused on speedwork and stretching tonight at TnT.

My Coach had me run the 1 mile loop around Blue Jacket Park and then go onto the track where I did two laps of sprinting the straights and running the curves at race pace. I did another mile lap around the park with sprinting on the track and then one final final, giving me a total of just over 4 miles.

My speedwork stats:

Distance: 4.21 Miles

Time: 35:58

Avg Pace: 8:33

Max Pace: 5:54 (!)

Avg Heart Rate: 176

Max Heart Rate: 190

Calories Burned: 398

I built up quite a sweat after the speedwork and was probably really smelly. We had our stretching clinic afterwards and I learned some great stretches for my IT band that I am eager to test out after my next run.

I came home around 7:30. I put together what I thought was going to be a quick dinner, but I ended up standing by the oven watching the minute click by waiting to eat.

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I picked up a pre-marinaded Bourbon Salmon Fillet at Publix yesterday so I threw that in the oven at 415 for 20 minutes.

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I also had 1/2 of a Baked Sweet Potato.

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and some Frozen Veggie Medley.

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I so needed chocolate, so I had 2 of Danica’s Mock Tag-A-Longs and a piece of Pecan Bark.

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Yeah that’s what I needed. 🙂

Now was I need is to finish cooling off. Here’s crossing my fingers the AC will be fixed at work tomorrow!

Kelly Update…

I want to THANK the wonderful Amanda for sending my lovely sister some Reeses Blondies. She got them today and loved them! They instantly made her feel better.

Kelly was having some back problems the past week that were keeping her from running too long of distances, but when I talked to her tonight she was still determined to run the 15 Mile Crooms Trail Race in 2 weeks. She is going to take it easy and try to build her running stamania back slowly. FIngers crossed she will be successful. With that in mind the blondies were a very welcomed and deserved treat. 🙂

Baker’s Spotlight…

Danielle at A Year of Healthy Eats and myself have two very similar stories, only 1 year apart. I had decided 2008 would be my year to change up my diet and began to live life in a healthier fashion. Danielle decided 2009 would be her year to pull herself together and has been blogging since January on her triumphants and struggles with her new goal.

It has been great getting to know Danielle since January and I was very excited that she volunteered to bake. Her baking skills look impeccable and her treat appears scrumptious. I am literally on the edge of my seat excited for this bake sale to begin.

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