About 2K into the track all the other yellow-wavers had passed me and the cops were up my butt trying to clear the street to pick up cones...so I actually cut over to the returning side of the track, took a stretch break (which TOTALLY helped the weird toe thing) and headed back (i.e., I CHEATED), cutting just a smidge over 1k off the total race. I'm disappointed...I would have liked to finish it...but I felt SOOOO self-conscious having the cops behind me already and I was only going to get slower. I think I will sign up for another one in warmer temperatures and try again. I'm thinking Color Run in May???
|Note my awesome decorative ribbons on my crutches. :)|
|Sadly I don't have a photo at the finish line. I thought there would be more pomp and circumstance there...but there was nothing. So anti-climactic...even for my cheating ass. LOL|
My step-kids ran the 1k "Leprechaun Lap" and did AWESOME. It was there first race, too...and they both ran the whole thing. I'm super proud of them.
My current fill level may be helping me as well. Now 3 weeks since my last fill...I'm feeling definitive restriction. I just now got stuck on a bag of Quest protein chips...it's definitely working. Now...if I can just stay away from bad choices...I could do something with this.
Food last week sucked toward the end of the week. Exercise days last week SUCKED more. I don't know what my problem was, but I got NOTHING in between Tuesday and Saturday. I'm counting the 3.92K as exercise for Sunday...and currently my plan is to leave work today and go home and do a full HIIT routine. Just gotta NOT talk myself out of it...which I'm prone to do. I'll try to be better with both food and exercise choices this week.