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  • 6.41 miles
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I am so sore and tired today, all I'm going to do is walk to breakfast and maybe to a movie later. I think my legs will thank me.


Went for our walk. Walked to Starbucks and had a coffee and blueberry scone. Then we decided that since Roy had with him two free tickets to see Prince Caspian, we'd walk to the movies. I wasn't hungry for lunch so I grabbed a Nectar Bar and some "Just Fruit" (dried fruit with no's so healthy you could puke), and he got himself a sandwich and some goldfish. Don't tell God, but we smuggled our loot into the theater!

Walked home and for a total of 6.4 miles. My legs were REALLY tired today for some reason, so the walk was good for them. Missing doing the Furry 5k, but it was best. I would have run too hard and I need to be nice to my knees for a few weeks.

Officially in taper mode for Grandma's marathon.

  • 1h 32m
  • 22.00 miles
  • 14.35 Mi/hr
  • 1h 02m
  • 6.30 miles
  • 09m 50s /Mi
  • 39m 22s
  • 1800.00 yards
  • 02m 11s /100 yards

  • Aerobics
  • 1h 00m

  • Aerobics
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I decided with a triathlon coming up in two days, to go ahead and take a rest day today. Work has me slammed and stressed, so a workout MIGHT have been good if the idea of doing it wasn't stressing me out more. I wasn't going to run or bike, so plan was to swim in the lake. But it was WAY too cold. Didn't want to go to the hassle of getting to the pool knowing Roy would have to sit and wait for me. I haven't had a full rest day in awhile so it was probably overdue.

  • 2h 50m 18s
  • 14.07 miles
  • 12m 06s /Mi

OMG what a SLOW and painful run! I don't know what the deal is, but I was not feeling the running love. I decided for some STUPID reason to take the hilly route. Big uphills, big downhills and by the time I hit mile 8 my legs were DONE!

So the plan was, Roy would pick me up at 12 miles. But for some reason, he got his lines crossed and he showed up on his bike. I wanted to cry. It was SO cold and windy. Too warm to wear jacket, but too cold to take it off. So I was sweating inside the jacket, and then the wind came up and FROZE me. So when I called him at mile 11 and he said he was on his bike, I nearly cried. Here he was being SO sweet riding out to meet me with fresh water and a Reeses PB Cup!

So he turned around to go home and get the car and I ran back towards McDonalds. Right after I got off the phone from him (much of my slowness was walking while we talked) he got a blowout on his bike! That back tire of his has gotten a flat 6 times in 3 months! Poor guy!

It was apparently Jackass day in Starbucks (I blogged it on my regular blog), but I finally got a table and relaxed and had a sandwich. (Realized that since Roy had to walk home I might as well run on to Starbucks since I had a Starbucks card in my shoe and could get a sandwich and coffee and warm up.)

In retrospect I should have just run in with Roy and walked once I needed to. It would have only added two miles. But wow, my knees HURT tonight. I don't think it will impact my triathlon much on Saturday. They just feel tired hurt, not injured hurt.

Tomorrow, no running. running. Although I didn't run on Monday. Hmmm.

Run #1
  • 42m 28s
  • 3.34 miles
  • 12m 43s /Mi

Coaching, so we did a run/walk combination...but my ladies I ran with did almost the entire thing running! And here they thought it would take an hour to run the 5k! I'm so proud of them.

Run #2
  • 43m 40s
  • 4.30 miles
  • 10m 10s /Mi

Totally pouring down rain at work. I forgot my Garmin and I coach tonight, so I had to go get it. (They LOVE knowing how far they ran!) When I got home it was totally dry! So I gladly ran four of my miles at home. Legs felt tired tonight. Not sure why.

  • 55m 56s
  • 2100.00 yards
  • 02m 40s /100 yards

I will never ever get faster...ever.

  • 2h 34m 05s
  • 36.01 miles
  • 14.02 Mi/hr

Biked to work. Car is still in the shop, so I took off at 5:45. I can't even believe I'm UP at 5:45, much less out on a bike. I really have been thinking a LOT about the changes I've made in my life.

It was actually a pretty pleasant ride. Okay, I could do without big ass trucks spraying road spit in my face on the 529 highway. Nothing like a big rig coming at you at 55 mph! Whee! Actually, I am no longer afraid of the highway, so it doesn't bother me. I just clamp my mouth shut, hold onto the bike a little tighter, and breathe out when the blow hits me.

I actually biked a lot more efficiently today, for some reason. No going into grandma-ring. Not even once (and there are a few really steep hills on the way in). I got here a skoche faster than in the past, and my heart rate wasn't as high. (Which means I burned less calories...darn it.)

Car won't be ready until after 3 p.m. so I'm going to go ahead and bike home. Hope I don't crash as I'll be carrying a dozen eggs! LOL! Seriously. I buy eggs from a guy at work for my banana pancakes.

Tory's Banana Pancakes

 1/2 small banana

1/4 cup rolled oats

 1/4 tsp baking soda and 1/4 tsp baking powder

 1 Tbs ground flaxseed

5 or 6 dried cherries ('cause I like dried cherries)

 1/2 tsp cinnamon (I actually toss in cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and ground cloves in small amounts)

 1 or 2 egg whites

 Mush bananas well. Mix in dry stuff. Drop in egg whites and feed the yolks to the dogs begging quietly at your feet. Mix well. Toss in the cherries. Add a packet of splenda if needed, but I use brown bananas. 

 Pour into prepared frying pan and cook just like a pancake. Makes one really big pancake. It doesn't need anything on it because the banana makes it good and sweet. 

 178 calories, 3 grams GOOD fat (from flaxseed), 29 grams good carbs, 6 grams fiber, 8 grams sugar, 8 grams protein, and 15 mg calcium. 

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