Saturday, February 25, 2012

week 6: check and CFC business

 We woke up to about 4 inches of new snow this morning.  I will admit that I kind of rolled my eyes when I saw it was going to snow last night, but you can't deny how pretty the world looks after a fresh snow fall.

This morning I did my 9 miles with Ashley, who is a senior in my class and a superstar athlete.  She's off to play college soccer next year at UMaine and just this week posted a new PR in her track event, the 800, which she ran in 2:23.  Now stop and think about that, you guys.  She ran a 1/2 mile in 2:23.  I know. 

And she was gracious enough to run 9 slow hilly miles with her English teacher.    Ashley runs her first half marathon in a month.

It was a very pretty but slushy run, and after the first mile our shoes were soaked through.  We got sprayed by about a million cars and plow trucks, including a total mud shower by one truck that seemed to spray us on purpose?  You can't tell from the photo, but we were both totally soaked from the hip down.  But you know what that means.... hot shower was that much more amazing.

So, I will do my cross training tomorrow and that will mean that I got a complete week of training in and I feel great. 

Clean Food Challenge people:
 I'm running a local half marathon in Brewer next Sunday, so I realized I should start the CFC one day early so that on race morning next week, I can eat a bagel and drink gatorade.  That doesn't mean anyone else has to start early, but just so you know, Sunday will be my day 1 and I will eat clean for 7 days.

I'm so excited by all of you who are joining me this time.  I've lost count, but it's a great group.  If you plan to blog about your experience, send me a link to your blog via email or in a comment and I will keep a blog roll at the bottom of the CFC posts as I have done in the past.  


Jamie said...

Awesome! My first day was going to be tomorrow too, so I'm glad that you are starting that day as well :)

Good luck at your half!

Jamie said...

Oh and I forgot to add, I'm going to blog about my experience so here is my blog address: (From Couch to Ironwoman)

Thanks for hosting this!

Jill said...

Actually, I was going to start tomorrow too because I will be traveling next weekend. I am going to "try" to blog about the CFC to keep myself honest.

Elissa said...

Your running the Chamberlin March? I will be doing the 5k. My first ever. Good luck to you!

Willow said...

I'm going to start on Monday because I have a dinner event at work tomorrow night that definitely won't be "clean." I'm going to do it for 7 days, which includes next weekend when I'm in Boston. I'll be blogging about it at :