Saturday, November 16, 2013

Day Before the Rock'n'Roll Half

Quick post.  First things first.  Weighed in, down another 1.8 lbs since Sunday for a 177.2 on the scale.  WOOHOO!

I'm getting everything ready for the race.  I've hopefully printed out everything I will need information-wise for the race and expo since where I'll be staying at a friend's place doesn't have wifi, so no computer tonight.  I will take my computer with me, just so I can type some stuff up for the start of tomorrow's blog, but I won't be able to post anything.

I'm not going to wear my fuelbelt for tomorrow's race.  I will carry my handheld bottle with Gatorade, but other than that, I'm going to depend on the water stops along the route for my hydration needs.  I hope this isn't a mistake.  But I really don't want to run this with the belt.  I plan to buy a SPIbelt or similar product at the expo today to carry my phone, ID, debit card, car key and gels in.  Hmmm...hope I can find one that has 2 zipper for all my personal stuff and one for the gels.  I don't want to chance dumping everything when I go to grab a gel.

My food plans for today include sticking to the Shred for everything up to dinner.  That means this:

Meal 1:
green power machine smoothie (pg 223)
1 cup low fat yogurt: Trader Joe's FF Mango
½ cup juice: guava

Snack 1 (150 cals):
stuffed tomatoes (10 grape tomatoes w/2 tbsp olive oil, 1/4 cup ricotta, 1tbsp diced olives, a little black pepper)

Meal 2:
fruit smoothie
1 piece of fruit: grapefruit

Snack 2 (150 cals):
chocolate pudding w/5 sliced strawberries

That should get me to my meet up with Matt and his son mid-afternoon.  Then, we're going to El Jarro's for dinner.  For tomorrow, I've got a grilled cheese sandwich on the menu for breakfast, perfect pre-race idea and I didn't even plan it that way!  Haha!  So, I'll take the bread and cheese and the ICBINB spray with me to make that tomorrow morning.  Should probably go ahead and take my skillet in case he doesn't have one (he just got divorced so he has MINIMAL supplies in his apartment and I don't know what kind of cooking he does or doesn't do).  Also taking a pear and a cup of papaya juice with me for tomorrow's breakfast.  Post-race, they should be handing out bananas and granola bars or similar items, so I'll be okay until I meet back up with Matt at his apartment for a shower around noon.  I don't know if we'll go eat lunch together or if I'm going to head home at that time and will just stop at my favorite BBQ restaurant on the way home.

And then, come Monday, I'll reset my Shred day to the schedule I started eating from today (week 2, day 5) and go from there.  My weigh in day for next weekend will be Sunday morning before leaving for the renaissance festival with my friend Mark...which will be my next day "off diet," but that doesn't mean I'll be over-indulging, it just means I won't be able to stick to what I "should" be eating that day.  I'll be eating festival food.  A funnel cake, for sure.  Not sure what I'll get for my main meal of the day, yet.  Anyway, getting waaaaaay ahead of myself here.

Time to finish getting my stuff ready for San Antonio!!!  I'm probably going to stop at the Minute Clinic to see if they'll give me some antibiotics for my throat, which is still bothering me.


  1. I'm reading posts in order, so haven't seen how your race went yet -- mine was dreadful. Just too hot and sunny. By mile 20 or so it was full sun and no shade in sight. Ugh. But I wanted to suggest something -- I pin my gu packets to my shorts. They don't bounce a lot and there is an area at the top where you can pin them and they don't leak, and then you just tear them off when you want one. Just an idea, maybe something you can try in training and use next time if it works for you as well as it works for me.


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