Saturday, November 29, 2008

One week to Jingle Bell Run!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Ours was hilarious thanks to the turkey catching on fire, but it was tender and juicy on the inside so the meal was complete and delicious :-)

My 5K Jingle Bell run is sneaking up on me fast! Thanks to an infection and nasty antibiotics, I haven't run much lately, but I did get out for a good 5K run today and finished in 35 minutes so I'm hoping race day adrenaline will kick in and give me a new PR. I just hope the weather is good, I'm not keen on running in a freezing rain, but I will if that is what we get.

Other than running, I've been good about cardio and I'm also finally lifting weights again. It is pretty pitiful though, I can only bench press 45lbs. for 3 sets of 6, LOL. My upper body needs a lot of work and I really want to increase, or at least hold on to, my bone density. I'm also fighting my toes lately. They seem to want to take off in different directions and are waking me up 2 or 3 times a night. At least they don't bother me while I'm running! I'm thinking poor circulation may be the culprit as I've tried every dietary change I can think of, bananas, V-8, calcium, magnesium.......I'll find something eventually.

So my Jingle Bell goal is still 30 minutes and I'm determined to do it!


Sarah said...

Oh my goodness...your poor turkey! At least it was good on the inside! Can't wait for next weekend's race report!

runrgrl2007 said...

That turkey is so funny! Thanks for sharing that with us. You should be proud that you can bench 45 lbs.! I think I can bench about 20 and that is it. You are going to do fine on the 5K! I wish I could come run it with you. Take lots of pictures and I can't wait for the race day blog!

Anonymous said...

Wow.... lol, it's amazing you ate some of the inside! What is a bench press? lol,! i'm sure i should know this... do you mean lying on a bench and lifting weights?


Tanya said...

Your turkey is sooo funny! When I first saw the picture on the forum, I thought you downloaded it from somewhere on the net-didn't realize it was really, actually YOUR turkey!! I've heard people say they like the skin to be crisp, but, wow-THAT is CRISP!