I managed to squeeze in a core workout since I didn't get a chance to do workout #2 on Thursday. I didn't do as well on WW today...DH ordered pizza for him and the kiddo and I didn't have many healthy dinner options on hand, so I opted for 1 slice of pizza and 1 breadstick. Still too many points, but much better than the 2 slices of pizza and 2+ breadsticks I would normally eat.
I met up with the Houston Fit red group for our final group run of the season. We were running 6 miles to the Rose Garden and back. I felt really sluggish for the 1st couple of miles. I listened to the conversations around me, but didn't really contribute to any. By the time our group made it to Troon, I was feeling better. For the remainder of the run I ran with Kurt, another red grouper. We chatted about our plans after the marathon, New Year's eve, etc. It helped make the run go faster and helped take my mind off the nagging pain in my left shin and lower back. The pain was never bad enough to make me want to stop, but both areas definitely made themselves known.
As we were heading back to Shepherd on Kirby, I think I saw fellow blogger Steve B! Of course, I didn't realize it was him until he had already passed...yep, I still wasn't awake. Then, as we were heading back on Memorial, I was passed by another blogger - Jamoosh! He and the Yello Fever crew were cruising back to the park too. I wasn't sure if it was him, so after he gave everyone a friendly greeting, I asked him if he had a blog....sure enough, it was him! Great to meet ya!
So that was it...all of the LRs leading up to the Houston Marathon are done! Congrats to everyone who made it this far! I could not train as well as I wanted during finals and thought I could make up for it in the past few weeks. Instead, my LRs have been slow and sluggish. Because of this, I have decided to just run the 1/2 Marathon like any other LR. I will just go out there, run my 5/1s and have fun. If I feel like thankful for a great year of running!
The rest of my Saturday was crazy busy. I had a great breakfast with Kay and some other red group folks. I definitely ate all 7 of the WW points I earned with the morning's run. Then, I headed to the grocery store. Next, I went home and made myself presentable again so the hubby, kiddo and I could head the the boat show. I love the boat show! Afterwards, we ate a quick dinner at Chili's, relaxed at home for a bit and then went to the Aeros game. The hubby and I love hockey! This was the kiddo's 2nd game and she had a blast. She had fun dancing to the music and just taking it all in. Unfortunately, the Aeros lost...but it was still a great time. Next weekend, we're taking the kiddo to see the Doodlebops at Toyota Center...that should be very interesting. :-)
Conditions - 60 & very humid
Total distance - 6 miles
Total run time - 1:13
Pace - 12:13 (hmmm...I'm getting slower)
Didn't do too bad either day...I will post pts again starting Monday