Tuesday, October 2, 2012

I Was Not Running As Far As I Thought

Good evening Beautiful,

It has been an extremely long day. I was at work about an hour earlier than normal today and it’s killing me. I’m not a morning person (have I said that before?) and waking up at 6:24am instead of 7:03am is a big difference. I got ready as quickly as possible (so I could sleep in as late as possible) and we left the house at exactly 7:30am, I was at work at 7:45. Right now it’s taking every effort to not pass out while I’m typing, but in all honesty I probably wouldn’t fight it if it happened.
Days are getting busier at work because our summit is happening on Thursday and people are going insane getting things ready. I feel kind of bad because I have zero time to actually do any of these tasks due to the amount of work I have. I’m kind of torn. Do I let my own work pile up and do it when I come home from work or do I just continue doing my work AT work and let the other girls who have some extra time do the summit stuff? I have no idea. Thoughts? I think the stress is making me emotional, Ellen just made me cry.
Today I went for a run with my GPS watch. It was my first alone run with the watch, just going out by myself without it being a race or anything. I have probably told you before how I have this route at work that I calculated online to be 2.5km per round, so if I do two rounds I’ve done a 5km. Well, to top my wonderful day off, I find out the real distance of my route is about half a kilometer less than 5km (for two rounds I mean). This is kind of annoying for multiple reasons.
  1. I used mapmyrun.com to plot my route, and the fact that it was so off is a bit strange.
  2. All of my personal bests are now personal bests of a 4.5km run rather than a 5km run.
  3. That extra kilometer is a lot when you think you’re done, which sucks.
I guess there are some positives for it though:
  1. Going forward I will know when how far I’ve actually ran which will make my training much better.
  2. Races won’t feel so hard and I won’t be so confused as to why the races feel so hard.
  3. It’s always nice to increase my fitness level I suppose! J
I will be running again tomorrow since I won’t be able to run on Thursday due to the summit. Hopefully I’ll beat my time from today, 5km in 29:57… bah! Fingers crossed!
I took my gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free cupcakes into the office today so that I wouldn’t eat them all. Epic fail, I still ended up eating three of them. THREE CUPCAKES! I don’t care that they were somewhat healthy, what a little piggy-poo I was today! I guess that attests to how yummy they turned out!  Everyone who tried them (a few were hesitant when I expressed how “healthy” they are!) LOVED them! They were surprised at how moist and good they were. I had extra kudos for the icing, one woman I work with said she liked the icing better than store bought. Score! 1 point for Sarah! J
For all of you who were wondering how I make the actual cupcake part, I used a premixed package of vanilla cake mix from Allergic Solutions, www.allergicsolution.com. They were very kind in sending me the mix for them to try (along with yeast-free bread mix, carob cake mix and pancake/waffle cake mix!) so I have LOVED them so far! The products taste so amazing and they allow you to be flexible with the ingredients you use (whatever type of milk you’d prefer, whatever type of sugar you’d prefer, etc.). You can check out their website or shoot me an email if you have any questions about their products! I still have yet to try the carob cake and pancake mix but you can be sure that I will tell you what I think once I try them! I don’t know what type of icing to use for the carob cake, since it’s chocolate I don’t want to use chocolate icing… or…. Maybe I do…. Double chocolate cupcakes? Hmmm, YES PLEASE! J Why didn’t I think of that before….
Have you ever realized the running device you used was inaccurate? How is your week shaping up?
Stay sweet.
xoxo

14 comments:

  1. Whoopsie Sarah lol. Sometimes I run less or more than I think...maybe that's why I am a Garmin addict ;)

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    1. I just started using my TomTom and so far so good! I'm loving it! Even if it means running further now... :)

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  2. My GPS sometimes does not pick up satellite reception and that always makes me angry. I've actually been using the mapmyrun app on my iPhone lately. I live around a lot of hills and that's probably why reception is bad. As for the chocolate, I am obsessed and wouldn't think twice of doing the chocolate on chocolate ;-)

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    1. Unfortunately I have a BlackBerry and for some reason the GPS apps won't work on my newest version! I went for a run tonight and it was super foggy and my gps watch still worked, I'm hooked! :) it's so nice not having to run holding a phone!

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  3. Way to turn those negatives into positives - and it sounds like you needed the cupcakes. Hopefully life gets a little less hectic soon!

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    1. Thanks Kate! The cupcakes were great - I ate well today to make up for them :).

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  4. your cupcakes sounds great! im def checking out that website now! so sorry about your miscalculated runs! i hope you get some good rest tonight! spa love!

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    1. Thanks jenna! Tomorrow is the big day, up at 4:30am... BARF! I will think of you when I wake up before anyone else. :)

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  5. My gps seems to always be about 0.10 under what the distance is on my husband's phone gps! I think it sometimes loses reception (we run in the desert where service may not always be up to par). It's funny because we get done but then I say, "wait, I still have 0.10 miles!" & then I run in circles like a lunatic lol!!! ;)

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    1. Haha! Debra that's hilarious! 0.1 isn't too bad! I guess it's kind of hard to ever REALLY know... I like running in circles, I might do this just for fun :)

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  6. lol omg that sucks! no wonder you have been crushing all of your PB's lol, now we need to find a 4.5 km race to do together. no worries lady! love that you found a positive side to it. can't wait to do out THIRD race together! xox

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    1. Haha - are 4.5km races even a thing? I'm so down! :P. I finished my 5km tonight in about 28m and some odd seconds... so I'm getting it back! :) I'm excited too bloggy bff!! <3

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  7. Oh no! I used to use a Nike SportBand, but it wasn't GPS and I realized how off it was when running with my husband (who had a Garmin.) It'd be a mile or more off on long runs because of stride change. Way to think positive about this and move on though!

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    1. Yes! I used to use just the chip and the thingy for the ipod, but it was SO BAD... so I splurged and the watch with the TomTom GPS is much better, and doesn't even need the shoe chip (it's just there in case the satelite doesn't work!)... I would recommend it for sure!

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