Tuesday, April 13, 2010
5th in a 5K and a Bagel Bender
Saturday was a wonderful day. I volunteered for a small 5K put on by a friend and then ran it. How small was it, you say? For the 5K, 10K and 10 miles, there were 14 people total. It was definitely different than most of the races I go to.
It was a cold & windy morning. Runners on the 10K and 10 miles ran into heavy snow on the path and several turned back early. This race made my lungs hurt more than anything else due to asthma. I persevered and managed to still have a 15:36 pace overall, which is good considering the knee and all.
Since there were only 5 people doing the 5K, I can say I came in 5th and it sounds impressive! Woo hoo!
I stayed after I finished to help spot people so we could note their final time. I earned $20 in gift cards for a local running store. I'll be working at these races again so I can earn enough for a fancy pair of running shoes for the marathon.
The table was overflowing with bananas & bagels. I got to take several bags home. Sigh. I don't know if I was just craving carbs, but I ate *so* many bagels this weekend, both large and small. I was on a bagel bender. I also made No Bake Cookies. Yes, I think I really wanted carbs for some reason.
It's not the end of the world. At least I recognized fairly quickly that I have been becoming a bit too friendly with bagels and food in general. It's not going to mean I gained lots of pounds back. It's going to be ok. I just need to pick myself up and recommit to eating in a more reasonable fashion as usual. It's life as an imperfect human. :)
What helps you get back on track?
Bagel Dress picture by Behzad K via Flickr
Posted by Nessa Myers at Tuesday, April 13, 2010