This morning I woke up to the sound of rain pelting my window. I rolled over and groaned.
Nooooo please God, I can handle it being cold, but cold and rainy is awful to run in cuz I will NEVER warm up.
My next thought was….how can I get out of this?
My third thought was…Get yo A$$ out of bed!
I listened to the third thought and hoped that GOd listened to the first.
I got up and ate some breakfast, grabbed 2nd breakfast for the road and headed out the door. My plan was to get there by 6 AM and hopefully not have to deal with traffic.
I won! I got to the top of Cobo Hall and discovered only about 20 cars there. I called my friend Silvery to find out where she was and to tell her of the primo parking.
Unfortunately for her, she hadn’t even left her house yet. Umm OK, I have time for about a 45 minute nap! SO I cranked the heat in my car, locked my doors, laid my seat back and promptly fell asleep! I love sleeping…and I can sleep anywhere!
We finally met up at about 10 minutes to 8 and headed to the start line. THis was Silvery’s first Turkey Trot! As we headed to the start line, we noticed a few things.
1. It wasn’t raining.
2. I was blazing hot in my 2 layers of pants and my 3 layers of shirts which included a Patagonia Capilene 3!
But I was grateful! It wouldn’t be an awful cold run. IN fact it turned out to be just about a perfect 45 degrees or so!
We started running together and we figured out pretty quick, we run about the same pace, which means that I have a running partner for the whole race, when I want to quit. It was sooo much fun to run with someone and it was neat to see how when I was struggling she could encourage me and when she was struggling I could encourage her! Together, we motivated and encouraged each other all the way to the end! It was so much fun!
In the end my time was 52:29, according to my watch, not official results. Not as fast as I wanted but I KNOW I pushed myself hard and it is still under a 17 min mile!
MY HR averaged at 156 and peaked at 175.
I burned 800 calories!
Afterwards, we found Jen, Virg and Ingrid and eventually Jen, Virg, Ingrid and I headed off for some breakfast. We found a COney Island(gotta be from MI to know such places) and I got a gyro.
Now on to Thanksgiving Day Meals.
I think I did pretty well. I didn’t follow my plan perfectly, but I did good. First, we had 2 sizes of plates. 8″ paper plates and then those mega oval shaped paper china plates. I chose an 8″ one. Steamed my broccoli. Filled half my plate with fresh broccoli, then added some turkey and half a slice of meat pie. My plate was full, so I didn’t try to fit mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, bread, stuffing or anything else on the plate.
That was my meal. I never went for seconds. Never nibbled on more later. That was it. I never had pumpkin pie, however my aunt showed up with her famous cookies, which I didn’t know were coming or they would have been built-in to the plan. THe cookies I ate were small bite size things and throughout the day, I had 5 of them. Also throughout the day I had 5 cheese/cracker combos
Add to that 1.5 glasses of red wine and that is what I ate all day.
My stomach feels awful. It feels soo full. I am thinking because it is a totally different kind of food than I normally eat. I FEEL like I gorged but unless I am way out of wack in my thinking, I don’t think I did. That is what I ate. Unless this is like one of those distorted body image issues where someone sees themselves as fatter than they really are, and I am seeing my plate as less than what it really is….then I got nothing on why I feel so awful, physically.