Friday, October 16, 2009

5K Eve

Well, it’s almost time!  I’m starting to feel a little less nervous and more excited!  I drove through the course today to familiarize myself with it, so I feel a little better about where to go and what the run will look like.    I have to say that I’m a tad bit disappointed with the weather.  We are having a Nor’easter – rain, cold, wind.  Major yuckiness.  Not pleasant for running, but what’s a girl to do?  Drop out?  No way!  I’m doing it…no matter how nasty it gets!  How’s that for motivation?!  *okay, that was a total “fake it til you make it” move, but it sure sounded good, didn’t it?*  ;)

My stomach was a bit off this morning and I got a late start on breakfast.  I opted for a Chobani yogurt with lowfat granola and it was perfect…

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I had some errands to conquer, then drove my course.  I got a Pumpkin Spice Latte to keep me company (didn’t have my camera on me – bad blogger, so I took my pic when I got home!)…

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Lunch was ridiculously late by the time I got home from my gallivanting.  I whipped up a Dr. Praeger’s California Veggie Burger, topped it with some arugula and Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Tapenade and put it on an Ezekiel Sesame Hamburger Bun.  I definitely needed some Sea Salt and Pepper Rice Chips for crunch on the side…

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The daughters had friends over for the afternoon and I helped them put together a Halloween Gingerbread House, then left the room before the icing licking got out of hand!

It was pizza night for the husband and daughters, but I opted to eat from the freezer.  I heated up some Vegetable Lasagna along with green beans with evoo, garlic and topped with parmesan…

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Who needs pizza ;)

Okay, the time is near.  Thank you all for your awesome comments!  One in particular that cracked me up was from Anonymous Paula telling me to enjoy myself and not worry so much cuz it’s not the Olympics!!  LOL!!!  True that!  But, in a way, it is my own personal version of the Olympics.  I have never done anything like this in my life.  I have never been athletic, never been in shape, never ran and heck, until about 2 years ago, never even like walking much!  So, I’ve come a  long way.  I’ve worked hard these past 2 years to lose 70 lbs., start and continue with a regular exercise program and slowly, but surely, work my way into running.  It’s been a struggle, but the results have been rewarding.  Although it’s scary, I’m looking forward to this race tomorrow.  No matter what the outcome may be, I can feel good about pushing myself to do something that I never thought I could.

Better get some rest.  Big day tomorrow.  Deep breath…

19 comments:

Yum Yucky said...

I'm out of Chobani. Thanks for digging the hungry knife deeper with that pic. ARGH! (xoxo)

TJ said...

Have a FUN time tomorrow- relax and enjoy it! :)

Jessica said...

I am so proud of you! YGG! This is HUGE inspiration to me! Our stats are similar as far as starting weight and goal (and I'm about 5 pounds from being at your current, though I'm only 5' 5 1/2'' (yes, the half is VERY important) I am glad a 5k is a big deal to you, because I'm starting to prep for one! (Just not sure when I'll be really ready...)

Manderz said...

Good luck tomorrow!!!!!!

I know you will do great. Even if the weather sucks and even if your time isnt what you hoped for remember that 2 years ago you would have never been able to do it. Most importantly have fun and SMILE!

Amy said...

You're gonna rock it! HAVE A BLAST!

Michelle said...

You are going to do awesome. Something that helped me was looking at the distances as the weight that I had lost. So 70lbs--5km. Every 1km is about 15lbs. That is what kept me going when I did my two races. Ok..1km was the first 15lbs. You've lost the weight...you can run the race. Enjoy the BEAUTY and STRENGTH that you have now that you didn't. Run positive thoughts the whole time in your mind and run like the wind :)

Chari said...

Good Luck! It feels like forever since I've done a race...

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

Good luck tomorrow,you will do good girl.

Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) said...

Good luck tomorrow! You will do awesome!

Reen said...

GO, MARISA!!!!! We're both dealing with the same weather, different 5K's but WE CAN DO IT! I've been going back and forth about the weather, but I got up this morning and said JUST GO FOR IT! I'm not going to melt if it's raining. I'd rather be cool than hot when running. I don't care how long it takes me to finish, as long as I finish!

So let's go for it and WE WILL BOTH FEEL PROUD OF OURSELVES WHEN WE'RE DONE.

I am so proud of you! You're doing great and I love reading your blog every day. I wish I had more time to post on my own blog, but usually, once a week is all I handle this week.

So anyway, let's get out there and run our races!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Thinking of you today! Have fun! :)

TjRenee said...

Good luck today!!

Carolina Girl said...

I bet you rocked it!!! Ours was pretty chilly, but no rain thankfully! It was so much fun! I can't wait to hear your race recap!

Sarah said...

I love me some pumpkin spice latte :)

Have a great time on your first 5K!!

m i c h e l l e said...

Have a great race! Thinking of you and can't wait to hear the recap!!!

Janetha said...

i am sure the race is over so I HOPE IT WENT FAB! xo

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

Hope you survived your first 5 K - can't wait to hear all about it !

biz319 said...

Hope you kicked ass!

halfdozendaily said...

I'm excited to read how you did on your 5K!! :) The veggie lasagna looks awesome.. YUM!!