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Great day and My first real 8k walk!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Went to bed last night at 930pm which is a first as I am up after midnight usually. The alarm went off at 5;30 got right up and made a smoothie using frozen blueberries and fresh strawberries and pea protein powder. Drank 2 cups of coffee and I left the house at 610am met paula at a mcdonalds at 630and and she drove us to the town of opelousas for the veterans walk. For a 7;30 check in time. This was the first year for it and it started at 8am. Why does it have to be that early?????
There were only 100 people running and us 2 walking! lol
oh well, it is what it is!
I am very disappointed that paula will not be walking with me on the 8th. she thought the next walk was this next weekend and she made flight plans to go see her grand daughter in north carolia on the 8th.
Originally She asked me to walk with her and now she is bailing out!
This is a big run/walk. 2,000 participants, I asked jeff if he would walk with me...he doesn't know...I asked another friend she was not sure...
sigh. I may go by myself.... Paula said to go anyway that it would push me out of my comfort zone for growth.... She is right. I have much anxiety about doing this by myself.
jeff is on his way back from the north part of the state, helped with a beer festival for his friend then played with the band for entertainment afterward.
He said he had a good time!
I went to 2 different farmers markets in town picked out some small light purple egg plants and some persimmons and fresh tabouli and chicken salad for dinner tonight. Had a taste of some "healthy" gumbo...mine is better!
Will also have some butternut squash soup from sandras the health food store that I have lunch at during the week, where I met paula.
Going to see the movie Saint vincent tonight with a girl friend.
Think it has bill murray and the comedic actress from bridesmaids.
Should be funny.
Then Jeff and I are going to the museum of fear at our local science museum, halloween attraction. So that will be a late night.
Tomorrow we head to baton rouge AGAIN to see the 13th gate horror attraction that was closed last sunday when we went, no fault of our own....date was not blacked out on our tickets. And also to the chimes restaurant for my favorite dish, new orleans style BBQ shrimp in a butter peppery sauce with a corn cake in the middle with a round roll for dipping into the sauce. Delicious. They also sell many beers on draft so I am sure that I will have some there.
Anyway Baton rouge should be fun, delicious and hopefully a little scarey!
Earlier, I felt like taking a nap but ate a late lunch and drank a cold cup of coffee and am wide awake now.
It is a beautiful day. 70 and the sun is shining.
This morning it was in the 50's so I was chilly, thankful for my long sleeve shirt and leggings(tight fitting yoga pants).
I walked an 8k(5 miles roughly) in one hour and 20 minutes. that is roughly 16 minute mile average. On the tred mill I was walking about 17 minute miles.
So was happy about that.
Last year I bought an expandable water hose, I use it to water the plants on the back porch. The plants were all drooping so I knew that they needed water so I carefully took the hose around the laid out skeletons that jeff was working on, glued in various positions. When I went to turn it on it expanded and I was able to water the back plants but when I shut it off at the nozzle the back up pressure was too much for the hose and it burst open, water going everywhere...on his skeletons which were fine I am sure already set but still that should not have happened! Now I need to get a new hose!
I hope that you have a nice day and enjoy the rest of the weekend.
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  • CAROL_31649731
    Bizi, I love how healthy you eat. My daughter & I went to a Natural Foods Coop tonight, upstate (about an hour drive), got some wonderfully good whole foods--healthy, organic, natural foods. Nice mother/daughter experience. We both connect on health issues, at least. Nice blog!!! emoticon emoticon
    2360 days ago
    I would walk with you!
    You did a great job- enjoy your weekend!
    2360 days ago
  • CRACKERS4554
    Wow! Great job!
    2360 days ago
    Good for you for doing the 8K. Don't worry too much about going solo. If you walk briskly enough you won't be able to talk anyway, lol!
    2360 days ago
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