update #2, holding my own in more ways than one

Today marks the 4th day of my “detox” and i am hanging tough. I definitely put myself in another tempting situation tonite, but more on that later.

This morning, I ran the Big Peach 5k in Brookhaven. I woke up at 7am and DID NOT want to get up. I was tired and wanted to keep sleeping in my quiet, warm, space. I definitely could’ve slept for 2 more hours. But, I got my butt up, made coffee, ate 1/2 a clif bar and was out the door. I made it to the starting line of the race with literally about 1 minute to spare! I was excited to be there with all the fellow runners; everyone all ready to go on a cool atlanta morning. it had rained last night and the streets were still a bit wet. perfect weather. I ran this race once before about 3 years ago and the course is different. it was basically a square route instead of going thru the brookhaven streets/neighborhood. First mile was fast at 7:57. I knew it was too fast, but oh well. it had just a slight uphill and then a flat stretch. Mile 2 was first downhill, then uphill. Both slopes were moderate. I was affected by the uphill portion which continued into mile 3. Mile 2 pace was 8:28. The first part of mile 3 was the last stretch of uphill and then flat on Peachtree to the finish line. Mile 3 was 8:32 pace. FINISH TIME: 25:54 = 8:16 pace (my garmin had me at 3.14 miles, so not sure what the exact time/pace was…but close enough. I was very happy with this result. Fastest 5k i have run in years! I felt like i could have pushed a bit harder, but i just gotta let it go and focus on the next one. it’s funny how quick these races go! lots of people out which was great to see. All money raised went for Leukemia & Lymphona Society. Post race t-shirt and goodies are some of the best; got a Nike Dry-Fit shirt and the food: bagels, muffins, Vitamin Water, Starbucks coffee, pizza, bananas, apples were all available. Why is it that this kind of spread is never available after marathons? That’s when we could really use all the food. Regardless, i love all the free stuff!! 

Next week at the duathlon, i assure you i will not be running this pace. Will need to conserve some energy for the bike and last little run. 

Regarding my detox, yesterday was good, no real temptations. Tonight, however, was a different story. I went out to one of my favorite places to get something good to eat and a place I would typically order a Cosmo or glass of red wine. I had neither. Dinner was good and healthy. I will say this; whenever i decide to end this detox, i am gonna really look forward to a kick ass dessert! Until then…I’m staying “clean”. 

Cheers!

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One Response to “update #2, holding my own in more ways than one”

  1. Congrats on a great race! (and for sticking with your detox under some trying circumstances!)
    How are you feeling for the duathlon??

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