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NovGTD Wrap Up


****Warning….long post!**

Well, I didn’t complete my 60 miles I had planned. In fact, I only completed 53% of that with 32 miles. I’m a little disappointed in my mileage, but I’m not upset with myself. For the month of November I stepped out of my comfort zone and did things I didn’t think I would do. It started with a tryout Crossfit class. That class literally put me out of commission for about 5 days. I was sore beyond anything I had felt before, but I was glad for it. That meant I had really pushed myself and my body was responding! Of course, that also meant that I didn’t get any treadmill work in. So, I wasn’t able to log the Crossfit toward NovGTD, but that was alright. Phil said it beautifully in his wrap-up.

Then the holidays came and I got in my own way. I was so busy with holiday stuff and visiting my families (mine and his). This Thanksgiving I didn’t have any Turkey!! Can you believe that?! I had some sort of cheesy stuffing at my in-laws (her version of a meal because the turkey had just been put in the oven) and ham at my family’s party. I didn’t over indulge and fall asleep on the couch! Plus, I got to spend some quality time with my family. In a #mefirst move, I decided to only visit my Dad’s side of the family this year for Thanksgiving. Normally, I go to my Mom’s side at 11, my Dad’s at 3 and my in-laws at 7. It always makes for a very uncomfortable day. You can’t tell anyone that you’ve already ate! “Get you some food!!” I know they mean well, but it would be nice not to feel pressured to eat something. This year, I needed a little bit of a break, so I went to my Dad’s side since my Grandmother was out of the hospital. I have already lost one Grandmother this year, so I wanted to see my Memaw, more to let her know I love her in case anything does happen.

I did feel bad for not going to my Aunt Linda’s house. I thoroughly enjoy seeing all of my family, so I missed seeing that clan! However, I met up with my Uncle Eric for lunch last Sunday and I’m going to see my Aunt Linda and Uncle Richard sometime this weekend for their Church’s Christmas Choir Festival. I also tried out a new church on Sunday. That’s a long story, for another time, but it’s all part of trying to make myself healthy. It’s not just about the physical and mental aspects!

Yesterday, I signed up for a month’s worth of torture, I mean Crossfit. My friend Michelle and I got our butt’s handed to us again! Although, this go ’round, I wasn’t nearly as embarrassed by my performance. I was able to hang in there with Michelle for the most part. I am sore today and I imagine will be quite sore tomorrow. Tomorrow is another Crossfit day, so I better work some of this out! Nov. 30th’s WOD was as many reps as possible in 20 minutes of 5 Clean to Overheads, 20 sit ups, and 15 step ups. If I remember correctly, I got in a total of 6 rounds.

So, while I didn’t get my 60 miles, I am happy with what I have achieved. I am slowly and steadily moving toward being a healthier me. I joined an extreme fitness class (either brilliant or crazy, haven’t figured that one out yet), I started moving toward a well rounded approach to my health (Mind, Body & Soul), and I lost 1.3 lbs. Yeah, I know…it’s not much but it’s still a loss! I didn’t gain any weight over the Thanksgiving holidays!

What’s next? Why…DecGTD of course!! The spreadsheet has mileage again, but this time I decided to focus on hours of exercise. I entered in 20 hours, which equates to 4 1-hour workouts a week. If I can make myself more consistently workout, then I’ll be happy. Plus, I think I should be able to count Crossfit for something. Afterall, I do get whooped every time I’m there!

Happy last month of the year! Let’s make this a good one!


Weekend Workout


Yesterday I went to Tamarac Park in the Woodlands and put in 6 miles. It was the first day that I wasn’t too sore from my Crossfit experience so I was ready to go. On the way to the park I was thinking “I may do a 1/2 marathon today. I think I could do it.” Now, the furthest I’ve ever walked/run was 8 miles, so I’m not sure where all the confidence was coming from!

I finished my 6 miles in 1:40:44. I was supposed to be meeting a friend, so I called it quits at that point. If I would have tried to do the entire 13 miles it would have taken me 4 hours. 4 HOURS! So, the conclusions I’ve come to:

1) I’m sloooowwwww

2) I am not ready for a 1/2 marathon

3) I am capable of doing a 1/2 marathon though!

After my workout, my phone started having issues. The screen started blinking, it wouldn’t charge…then the screen went all white, then all black. It stayed that way for several hours. I could hear emails coming in, but I couldn’t see anything (iphone). Thankfully, this morning it was working fine. I guess my iphone wasn’t ready my 6 mile workout! I’d hate to see what would have happened had I done 13 miles! 😉

I have roughly 30 more miles to go in my November Going the Distance challenge…gotta step it up!

Sugarlog Day 5 and NovGTD


My sugar cravings are getting much better. I didn’t give in the other day to the sugarbeast! So, on that front I’m feeling pretty confident.

Today for lunch, I ate boneless wings. Not great…987 calories and a ton of salt. However, I was only over my daily calorie count by 100 which isn’t too bad considering.

Today was also my first week to post my mileage for November: Going the Distance. I got 15 miles in on the treadmill! Woohoo! I’m on my way to my 60 miles goal. On another note, my friend Michelle invited me to join her and a couple of ladies from work to do Crossfit. We go on Monday to test it out. I’m a little concerned that I won’t necessarily make my 60 miles if I spend 3 days a week doing Crossfit, but I’ll be ok with that if I still give it my all.

Hope y’all had a good workout day!