W12D1 – Trifecta & DONUTS!!!


Hit that magic Trifecta today with Running, Lifting and Karate!  🙂

From the walk I had Sunday, I can tell my jog is about 2 to 2.5 minutes faster per mile than walking which, is something I suppose but a heck of a lot harder.

The 3 mile run today wasn’t bad and I really need to keep that one phrase in mind about remembering where I started and appreciated how far I’ve come.  I’m kind of hung up on speed, mainly because I have so little but, I also recall how excited I was the first time I was able to jog for 5 minutes non-stop and now, I can go for 20, 30 or even 40 minutes without too much trouble.

I’ll have a 4 mile for Day 2 and another 3 mile run for Day 3 before the weekend long run of 6 miles which is going to be replaced with a 1 mile race on Sat morning and a 5k on Sunday morning. We park at the finish for the 1 mile run on Saturday so I’ll be able to get an extra mile in just getting to the start of that race.  I’m looking forward to seeing somebody run a 4 minute mile in the elite class.

With the Pride 5k on Sunday, I just need to finish in the top 400 in order to get a medal so that will be a good challenge since there are only 400-500 people registered.

TOUR DE DONUT! This is a race I have been wanting to do for a while now.  I guess my last 6 years were pretty well booked up with school but, I’m free, available and signed up to take part in the Tour de Donut this year. 🙂


The Tour de Donut is a 34 mile bike ride in Staunton, Illinois and features two stops along the way where riders stop to eat as many donuts as they want.  For every donut they eat, 5 minutes is deducted from their final time.  My brother has done this race a couple times before and I’ve always been curious about it.  From riding my bike a few years back I remember that my limit was about 30 miles of riding before my legs turned to noodles which, kind of bothered me that there wasn’t more fuel in the tank.  But, with the training I’ve been doing this year, I’m hopeful that I can complete the 34 miles and still feel strong at the end.

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