Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The Santa Shuffle Race Results

Saturday I ran my race. What a GREAT day I had. It was -18, but with the wind chill it felt like -26. It was unusually damp also. So, we ran the race in our fastest time yet, because I was f*cking cold! At one point my running partner "J" said "Fatinah, what's gotten into you - you're running so fast" I told her I had just lost the feeling in my ass!

Anyhow, we finished at 36:50, which is fan-freakin-tastic because we were running 10:1's. Then, when we got back inside, they were giving out FREE subway subs! I love subway subs, and they had veggie on brown. I can't even tell you how fast we both inhaled our sandwiches - neither of us had really eaten breakfast. We then called our girlfriend to tell her we were done and we all met at Starbucks for a latte. Well, they each had two cap's, but one latte is my max. It was such a fun morning.

So, now we need to find a run to do in the new year to keep us out there....so far all I've found is a 1/2 marathon - but that's not for me.

Yesterday I had a GREAT run on the treadmill (it was -26 again) - I did 50 minutes of walking and running and logged almost 7k. I felt really great after.

Oh, I stopped drinking alcohol. Not in a 12 step way, but I think that not spending points on booze will really help me stay on plan. Plus, it is cheaper to go to dinner if you don't have 3 glasses of wine to pay for, which ends up costing more than I would spend on a bottle. Of course, I have a bunch of lunches and a Christmas party, but.....eh, just means I will wake up feeling good enough to go for a run the next day!

Have a healthy day bloggers!


  1. Congrats on the run!

    Minus 26?? My god! I can't even imagine what that temperature would feel like. Where my partner is working at the moment it was 45 degrees celcius yesterday. In the sun where they were working, around 50 degrees.

    I'm looking forward to a weekend in the pool at a lovely 33 degrees this weekend :)

  2. WTG on your run! That is great. You seem to be doing so wonderful with it. keep up the good work!!!

  3. Woo Hoo! Congrats on the your run! That's sooooo awesome!

    I hear you about the booze... I did the same. When I quit drinking, our at-home liquor budget went from $170 a month to $20. HUGE difference!

  4. That is awesome. You make me want to run!! And subway...how nice. I know none of the races my husband has been in has had subway! Good job!

  5. Glad to hear you had a good time! That's a great time y'all bad.

  6. Ha! You had me rolling with the 'I lost feeling in my ass' comment!! I dont know how you run in such cold weather. I'm happy to stick to my treadmill while the wind and snow dance outside my window!! LOL

    Keep up the fantastic work. You are really showing results!


  7. Congrats on your race!