One Month Left – Hot 100 Update

I feel like I just wrote one of these updates, like, 10 days ago. Weird.

With just 30 days left before 2010, it’s time for yet another update in The Hot 100. Without further adieu:

Keep running! Running has been great this period. Last week was the 5-mile Turkey Trot which was a huge success! My official finish time was 52:34(!), which is significantly faster than I was shooting for. I’ve been very consistent with my training, and have exceeded my goal of 10 miles per week since setting that goal.

This Sunday is the 10k. I’m a bit concerned about that one, for two reasons: 5 miles is the furthest I’ve run to date, and it’s a day after my test for second level Black Belt in Kung Fu, which I imagine will be quite grueling and result in some soreness. I will do my best, though!

For your viewing pleasure, a photo of the Turkey Trotters post race. Unfortunately, the friend portion of the trotters weren’t with us at this point, so this photo includes just my family. From left to right: Dad, Mom, Bro, Sis-in-Law, Me, and up front – The Husband, whose long arms made this photo possible.

Family Turkey Trotters

Lose some more weight. Every 10 days, it seems I’m saying the same thing on this one: Not good. I was unsuccessful at eating right this Thanksgiving… and the three days surrounding it. Even though I got in some good workouts, it wasn’t enough to counteract my terrible food choices and, once again, I’m up in weight rather than down. I don’t know what I was on Friday since I wasn’t at home, but my most recent peek at the scale – yesterday – showed 178.

That’s heartbreaking.

I know I can’t go back in time and make wiser decisions; it is what it is. I’m back on the wagon and have been doing much better since returning home. The plan is to stay on track and undo the damage in short order. Wish me luck!

Eat out less – cook more. Once again, the holiday wreaked havoc on this goal. I’ve harped on this enough, though, and I don’t think going over it again will do me any good… and frankly, it doesn’t make for very interesting reading.

The Husband and I have finally made an actual list (called Things to Eat!!!!) that has a number of meals we know we love, and a few things we’ve been meaning to attempt making for quite a while. That should help; it’s so much easier to get myself to cook dinner when I have something planned… and the ingredients on hand.

Here’s to the next 30!

5 Responses to “One Month Left – Hot 100 Update”

  1. Kat Says:

    Good job on the running! I am working on eating better too. It has been a good couple of days. We are gonna finish the year strong!

  2. Kimberly Says:

    Thanks, Kat! And good for you – we'll definitely finish strong this year, and have a head start come 2010!

  3. jodiebettcher Says:

    I would love a copy of this for my office…though I don't know how you could get it to me except bring it up when you come. Trying to make good choices is hard. I eat first and regret later. Or else I check the calories as I'm eating it. Got to change that. Keep up the good work .30 lbs by dec. 31st? Is that possible?

  4. South Beach Steve Says:

    First of all, congrats on the great time! I know you are a bit nervous going into the 10k, but look how far you have already come. As far as this past ten day period goes, you are right, you can't change it, but you can learn from it. Now make the next ten much better! I'm rooting for you!

  5. South Beach Steve Says:

    First of all, congrats on the great time! I know you are a bit nervous going into the 10k, but look how far you have already come. As far as this past ten day period goes, you are right, you can't change it, but you can learn from it. Now make the next ten much better! I'm rooting for you!