Friday, October 28, 2011

Five for Fitness Friday

1. I went and looked at the results for the "Run the Hood Virtual 10K" I did last weekend.  I was second in my age group!  Woohoo!  Imagine what would have happened had I been feeling faster!  Honestly though, I didn't even realize that they were doing rankings of any sort, and it's cool that I did so well. (BTW, if you haven't visited any of the blogs of the participants of this race - do - they have some pretty inspiring stories over there!)

2. Unprocessed October.  We're almost to the end of October, and while I have not been perfect by any means, I have learned a lot and have also learned to prepare ahead of time so I won't be hungry and eat just anything.  It's really very easy to eat the Kit Kats sitting on the table at 4pm when you haven't had anything to eat since 12pm.  I know, I shouldn't have bought them if I didn't plan on eating them.  But I was buying them in the name of Halloween candy.  Now I have to go buy more. *sigh*

3. What I'm looking forward to... Thanksgiving!  More truthfully, my Thanksgiving race.  We've been running a 5K turkey trot every year, but this year we will be running a 10K with my sister and her husband.  I've never run with her before.  She did cross country in high school... I did not.  OK, I realize high school was 20 years ago, but still, she probably has some super secret racing strategy or something she will be using.

4. I need to quit clicking on emails I get from companies selling running gear.  I really want to try out some of these...
They are from the Brooks Pure Project and are a minimalist shoe.  While I do enjoy running with my pillows strapped to my feet Saucony Triumphs, I am interested in making my feet stronger.  And the reviews on this shoe are pretty good so far.  Another thing to add to my Christmas list.

5. I think there is a chance that it will cool off here eventually.  Yesterday morning when I got up to run, my phone told me it was 48ºF outside.  Yes, I was still in shorts and a short sleeved shirt, but it was perfect once I got warmed up.  Perfect running weather really.  I'm really tired of 90ºF days.  I guess I should just be happy it's not 100ºF anymore.

Woo Hoo!  It's Fitness Friday!  Thanks for joining me

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  1. Congrats on being second in your age group!

    I have the same problem with running gear lately. I do need a few more shirts but everything that is cute is out of my price range and what I can afford is ugly. A trip to the outlets might be necessary.

  2. I'm totally excited about the Turkey Trot I'm doing, too. Last year I ran it with my kids, but I may have ruined it as no one wants to run with me this year.

    I <3 running gear - almost as addicting as running.

  3. I am excited for a thanksgiving day run this year also! I think its great that you are aware of processed food, we all have down times but becoming aware I would say its a success!

  4. I do a turkey trot every year too - great way to start the day!

  5. I really want those shoes too! I think they are so pretty.

  6. We have a lot in common this month. I ran the Run the Hood too (first in my age group!!), I've learned a lot from Oct unprocessed, and I'm looking forward to our annual turkey trot.

    Stop clicking on the running company emails and sharing what you find! My Christmas list is getting very long haha! Now you have me intrigued by the minimalist shoe :)

    Have a great weekend!

  7. I have those shoes and have slightly mixed reviews on them, but overall love them and want to love them more. I think they are perfect for 6 miles and under, but not sure about longer distance. It's probably just an adjustment issue…and I'm nervous about doing it now because I have two races in the next month, but after those I am definitely going to work hard to transition into them!