I left the house later than I should have, picked up my bib at about 7:50 and had just enough time to dash in the bathroom. Saw Emmy we said hello. Got out just in time to walk over to the start. Don is very good at starting the races on time. I was in the back I'm usually in the middle when I start. I had a first good couple of miles it was the last few that kicked my butt. I walked to the finish line which is unheard of in my book. After the race I went to my car and grab my water and Gatorade and went around to the back of the school where it was much cooler and found the perfect spot under a tree with the most perfect swing, I was in heaven it took about ten minutes for me to cool down. I went around the front and caught part of the awards . I cheered for quite a few familiar faces, Emmy won her age group. I did catch a glimpse of Frank he was taking pictures.
I attempted to do the course again just to get more miles in. At first it seem much nicer than when we ran the race but maybe because I was going much slower. I was good getting to three miles but then it was allot of shuffle and walking for the next two I saw Don the race director on his way home he waved. There was a nice lady who had set up a table with water in front of her house during the race. What a wonderful treat that was, small cups with water & one ice cube!! . I was glad to see the table still there when I went by again. She wasn't there but I help myself to the water.
I went to the gym after, this time it really wasn't because I felt great and felt I need to expend any more energy. I just wanted to go and knew everyone would still be in bed and since my quest these days is to shed some pounds I went(by the way I'm down about 7lbs) . Spent very little time aerobic wise, kept glancing at the pool though I was so tempted. I think from now on I'm going to have an all purpose bag in my car with one of everything!!! would have been nice to have a swim suit!!. I did some weight training and left.
Stop at the vitamin shop and picked up some whey protein. I've decided to add that back to my work outs again, been thinking about it all week that I have'nt had protein shakes since 2003. I made a nice smoothie when I got home, by adding strawberries, blueberries and ice, very refreshing.
Below is a tally of my week 6/22: 66.41
Saturday: 5mi race 5 mi after weights at gym
Friday: 5.3miles Am (rested for 5miler pm)
Thursday: 4.37mi Am 4.5pm at gym heavy lifting
Wednesday: 5.02mi Am 5.42mi pm includes 8X400
Tuesday: 4.5mi AM: 3.0 miles PM (predicted time XC)
Monday: 5.48mi Am: 6.02mi pm( just could not pass up the evening)
Sunday: 13.1mi(Fairfield Half) gym time 40mins elliptical/heavy lifting