I had a great week of running and stuck to my eating plan except for one meal. Sunday, Mandy and I were out running errands and checking out the Winterfest ice sculptures, which took a little longer than expected and we were getting a little hungry so we decided to stop at chili's for lunch. Eating out for me is really hard because of how picky I am when it comes to food, which is a story in itself, so I will leave that for another post. I settled on trying the Parmesan Crusted Grilled Tilapia w/ tortilla strips and chipotle butter sauce, which I got on the side because it said it was spicy, me and spicy don't mix, plus I wanted to control how much of the sauce I ate. For my sides I got the loaded mashed potatoes and rice, I know loaded potatoes wasn't the best choice but it sounded and tasted good.
Toledo Glass City Marathon and my SoCal Ragnar Relay. I will be writing a special post to talk in more detail about Ragnar, but in short it's a 200 mile relay race that I am running with 11 other people. My three legs of the relay add up to a little over 21 miles, so on my long run days I split up my mileage to try and simulate what Ragnar will feel like. Today I had 12 miles on my training plan so I ran 8 miles this morning and I went back to the track to do another 4 miles.
At my track, you have to complete 9 laps to equal 1mile, so this morning I completed 8 miles at 72 laps and in the afternoon I completed 4 miles at 36 laps for a grand total of 12 miles at 108 laps. I just keep telling myself it could be worse I could be on the treadmill!! I took a panoramic of the track to show off were my winter hibernation running takes place.
Coming up I will be getting into my diet and nutrition, so you can see just how hard this is for me and why I have such a hard time trying to eat healthy when we go out. I will also be posting a Ragnar Relay preview, to share what Ragnar is and how I got involved with one. Then in early April I will file a race report from warm sunny Southern California!!