I have some exciting news to share.
First of all I’m going to do a virtual run which is held Valentine’s weekend. The Blogger’s Healthy Heart Weekend is hosted by Lori of Finding Radiance. If you want to join: click here. There are some cool prizes to win. You can decide by yourself the distance you want to run, walk or bike. As I have to do a long run that weekend I’m doing 8 miles.
Second: I’m going to do a race for the first time with a blogger friend. Amy from Fit and Fabulous after 40 who lives in Belgium is going do to a run with me. We are going to sign up for a race in Breda which is halfway for the both of us from where we live. We are doing 15K and it will happen on October 2nd . This will be my first blogger meet and I look forward to that.
What I didn’t mention about my long run on Saturday is that I got dizzy and almost passed out at about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Because I was almost at the end of my run I pushed through. I was scared because in my life I have only passed out 3 times (once I was ill and the other two times were caused by extreme high stress at that moment) and this isn’t me.
Because I was almost at the end of my run I pushed through. But I knew immediately I hadn’t eaten enough. This was the first time I ran 1 hours and 24 minutes and I only had a banana and a coffee with hot milk before I left. I had water and a sports drink with me but no food.
I need to start fueling during my long runs from now on. So I’ve emailed Helen and Heidi to help me out. The first thing I’m going to do is eat more before a long run and I am going to try on my next long runs what works best for me.
Could you tell me what your favorite fuel during a run is? Perhaps it works for me too.
Yesterday was a rest day but R. and I did take a walk with Bella in the afternoon.
I had a 4.8K run scheduled before work this morning. I slept terrible last night, been awake a lot and when the alarm went off, all I wanted to do was staying in my warm and comfy bed. But I said to myself: get up, get dressed and go and I did. But it was a terrible run, I was too tired and had to walk a lot. But I did finish it even though it was a slow run.
I skipped my strength session in the afternoon because I kept feeling tired all day. I have a busy day at work tomorrow and take my rest tonight and go to bed early.
Weather: mostly dry, not much wind, 5C/41 degrees.
Distance: 4.8 K / 3 miles
Average time: 7:25 /km
Average speed: 8.1 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Glee Cast – Run Joey Run.
Weekly review week 3
Syl’s Challenge: workout 5 days a week for a minimum of 30 minutes: SUCCES!
Weight Watchers weekly review
Again no WW review this week either. In fact I cancelled my subscription at WW online by the end of this month. After what happened on my run Saturday I thought a lot about food and eating. I decided that losing weight isn’t my priority this year. I’m at a weight that’s already comfortable now. Of course I still want to lose weight and I think I will by all the running I have planned but I will see if and when that happens, I’m in no hurry.
To me it’s more important now that I eat the right things and that I eat enough to complete my runs and other workouts. And if that means eating more whole wheat bread because it’s good fuel before a run, than I eat more bread. I’m still focusing on eating as healthy as possible, that hasn’t changed.