"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity" ~ Seneca

Saturday, October 22, 2011

So you think you can run a 10k? Why yes. YES I can!

Today was the day I've supposedly been training for. Run the Hood '11. I had signed up to run a 10k. I haven't run that distance before. In fact, the farthest I've run is 5k, except for the 4.75 miles I ran on a treadmill a few weeks ago (my only training for this race-oops).

This was a virtual race and what appealed to me was it was just a run. Just me versus the clock. Virtual means a little less stressful. Not the whole travel to someplace new at o'dark hundred and wait in line for a port-a-pottie.

My goals for this race were to:
1) Finish the 10K
2) Aim for a time of 1 hour 15min.

I mapped out a couple of different runs using map my run. I chose this one last night as I didn't have to cross too many roads.

Route I mapped out

Here I am just before heading out. I'm not wearing my race t-shirt 'cause I was too cheap to have the Sisterhood send two shipments to Canada, so I'll get it with all the other goodies, post-race.

It was a cooler day here in Calgary, partly sunny, ~5.5 C(~42 F).

Like I said before, I mapped my run, but I didn't read it well- this is what I actually ran

Mel's Run the Hood '11

So I ran 11.34 km (7.05 miles) in 1:16:52, average pace was 10:54 min/mile.

I ran 20 min, then walked 1 min. I walked several other times, usually 30s or so, but lost track. So I would have had a rockin' good time if I had actually run just 10k. But even better is I broke through the psychological barrier of 10k. Yes. Yes I can run 10K (and then some)!

Hope everyone else had a great run as well!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

RIP Steve Jobs

"Death is very likely the single best invention of Life," he'd said, in the 2005 Stanford commencement speech. "It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new."

RIP Steve Jobs 1955-2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Week 1- Tribal Council Fears

Will I survive tribal Council? I'm not sure...
I had decent workout minutes: 350 min for the week, but no change on the scale. I am always happy to see a maintain and not a gain. But obviously it means I need to revamp my food and workouts.
Team Lime pulled some HUGE losses! WTG Suzanne, Michele, & Colleen, as well as some BIG exercise Numbers-Jill, you animal!

WTG TEAM LIME. Have a great week