Friday, November 25, 2011
Week 1 HBBC and a Turkey Trot
For my info and tracking I'm going to keep track my points for HBBC here. I will be journaling my fruits and veggies, but not necessarily all of my food....however I've noticed that writing it down here is still keeping me a little more honest.
How to earn points:
1 Point per mile (run/walk)
1 Point per 3 miles biked
1 Point per 20 minutes of weight lifting, Pilates, yoga, stretching or abs
1 Point per 15 minutes of low impact cardio (i.e. low impact aerobics, easy biking, skiing, skating, water aerobics, snow shoeing)
1 Point per 10 minutes of high impact cardio (i.e.spinning, kickboxing, lap swimming)
1 Per day where you reach a minimum of 7 servings of fruits and veggies
Nov. 19th Day - 1
E-Not off to a great start...no exercise happened. Could make many excuses, but that is pretty much what they would be.
L- Big plate of roasted veggies including cauliflower, sweet potato, turnip, carrots, and onion. It was soooo good ate more then I should have I'm sure. (7+)
S- banana (1)
Total pts - 1
Nov. 20th Day - 2
Run - 3 miles
B- 1/2 apple and pomegranate with cereal (1)
L - frozen veggies mixed in with Udon noodles and 2 clementines (4)
D - Salad with Italian sausage sandwich (2)
D - Banana/Pumpkin "soft serve" (2)
Total pts - 4
Nov. 21 Day - 3
Exercise - none...ok I'm going to have to get it together here...
B - Steel cut oats with pumpkin and cranberries (1)
S - Sweet peppers with hummus (1)
L - Salad with pear (5)
D - Bean tostadas topped with slaw (1)
D- Chocolate banana "soft serve" (1)
Total pts - 1
Nov. 22 Day - 4 Birthday...much bad food consumed with the good.
Exercise - 4 mile run
B- Omelet with tons of veggies- spinach, onions, peppers, broccoli slaw (2) and a banana (1)
S- Celery and Carrots w/ hummus (2)
D- Pizza piled high with mushrooms, spinach, onions, peppers (2)
Total pts - 5
Nov. 23 Day - 5
E- Bike ride 12 miles
B- 2 clementines (1)
L- Roasted veggies with chicken and rice (3)pear (1)
D- Stuffed Poblano Peppers (4)
Total pts - 5
Nov 24 Day - 6 Thanksgiving
E- 5k Turkey Trot
banana before race fruit after but no real veggies to speak of.
Total pts - 3
Nov 25 Day 7
B- out for breakfast but did have fruit (1) with my french toast.
Finished the week much like it started..not so good.
Total pts - 0
So that rounds out the first week of the HBBC. Not the best week but could have been worse I guess. Going to work on getting in more exercise in week 2 and cutting out more bad food.
Now about that Turkey Trot
It was a beautiful morning for a race! The temps were around 40 at the start, the sky was blue and the sun bright! I met up with Rebecca (my racer from the Skirt Chaser) and we drove to the race together, it was nice to get the chance to catch up. We found good parking and headed up to the Rec center. We didn't have to much time to kill before we lined up. There seemed to be quite a few more people doing the race this year then last. I lined up where they sign for the 10-11 minute pace but as we stood there they moved the signs and there was no real way to make yourself up through the people so I was actually ended up more toward the back. Although since it didn't appear that people lined up that well it didn't really matter. I had told Rebecca that although I didn't know how it would go do to my lack of running, I planned to run this race as best I could and that I would see her at the finish. There was a bit of weaving at the start and as you can tell from the profile above you are either going up or you are going down on this course. The first mile heading down was very nice and for me very fast 9:42! The pain in my butt was not a pain but I was aware of it. The second mile going up was a bit rougher and I did take a few short walk breaks including walking the aid station, but still felt pretty good and still a good time for me at 11:08. A large part of the 3rd mile was again downhill, pathetically I still had a couple of very brief walk breaks and then got to the final uphill. I gave it all I had in that final stretch an my final mile showed a 10:28 and my final .16 a 9:19 for a total Garmin time of 32:45! Which for me is very good! They have not posted the official times yet last year I had a garmin time of 31:53 but for some reason an official time of 33:17. So as long as my official time this year isn't as far off as last, I should officially have a PR and even if I don't I'm very pleased with my time. Considering the lack of running I've done over the last 4-6 weeks I'm surprised that I was able to do what I did. Still hoping /thinking that a sub 30 minute 5k is in my future.
So off to a better week!