Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Training Log
Distance: 6.09 miles
Time: 55:14
Average Pace: 9:04

Food Log
Breakfast: bowl of Golden Grahams, small cranberry scone, 16oz. non-fat latte
Lunch: 6in turkey on wheat, with American cheese, black olives and tomatoes; Cool Ranch Doritos, 12oz 2% chocolate milk
Dinner: spaghetti with meat sauce, with a handful of chopped spinach thrown in, 2 pieces of Texas toast, milk
Dessert: one serving of cappucino chip frozen yogurt

My 6 mile run felt pretty good this morning. It was cold and rainy, but I warmed up quickly and got into a weird groove where I was moving along, but didn't feel great. I didn't feel like I could run forever - but I didn't want to quit either. After watching the Badwater documentary, it really puts things in perspective. On the course, people puked, passed out, had horrible, terrible things happen to their feet - but they kept going. And going. And going - for up to 68 hours even. Pretty much people went until they were forced to take in fluids inLinktravenously so they didn't experience organ failure. It really puts quitting into perspective!

I want to give a big "shout out" to my sister Michelle. This past spring/summer she really buckled down and incorporated a pretty rigorous workout schedule into her everyday life, and she began to really watch what she ate. Michelle trains with my sister Megan each week in personal training and "boot camp" sessions. I am so proud of her, because she has lost 45 pounds to date!! She has also improved her health immensely (heart health, diabetes risk, etc.), and is a great role model for my niece!

Here are two pictures of Michelle that I took from Facebook:

(she's on the left...(ha)...and yes that is a top hat)



Megan said...

So you are saying that is not her on the right?

Megan said...

Haha - but yes a well deserved shout out.

She has done great and will continue to do great!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Meredith (and Megan) for the encouraging words. I love you both...