A Sugar Addicts Struggle To Survive

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Day 16: Race Day

Finished my 10k race in 52 minutes, which is about an 8.5 minute mile. Not too shabby, considering I did not get much sleep (Thanks Celtics..) and I drank a beer or two the  night before. It was a hot day and there were tons of hills. Overall, it was a good race. Over 800 people running in it and I finished 49th in my age group and 500th something overall to finish. Still trying to find out how many people were in my age group.

Races are a lot of fun. I am going to check out some more over the next few months, and I will be running in the 1/2 marathon in the Fall. My best friend ran her first 10K today and did awesome! She ran under an 11 minute mile which is great for her. I suggest everyone try a 5k or 10k race once in their life. If nothing else, you get a sweet t-shirt or water bottle. Unfortunately only the first 400 people who signed up got a t-shirt for today’s race, so I missed out. Oh well.

Aside from the 52 minutes of running, I ate pretty badly today. I have been following the low sugar, no candy or chocolate thing, but today I did slip up. I ate a piece of homemade biscotti and a couple of jelly beans, which is completely off track! Running made me feel like such an athlete with healthy eating habits, but I also had that “I deserve this” mentality going on.So, tomorrow is Monday and I will be cutting the bread out for the week. I will keep you updated on that as the week goes on. Only one more week of this 21 day sugar diet, but I think I will try to stick it out longer. We will see!


Day 14: Weekend Eating And Racing



Cute Puppy For Your Friday Viewing

Well, it is Friday again, which means the weekend! Thankfully there is no garbage food in my house. There is actually no food in my house..should probably hit up the grocery store. This time I will eat and not be hungry when I go shopping.

 I am going to check out some local farmer’s markets on Saturday. The goal for the next 7 days is to not only cut out sugar, but limit my simple carbs. I have focused these first two weeks on cutting candy/treats so much, that I have actually eaten more bread. Will have to work on that.

I will be running a 10k on Sunday with my bestie. It is her longest race and my first 10k. I have run in a 1/2 marathon but that was last September, so this will be my longest race since then. Going to have some Italian food in the North End for dinner the night before, which is OK because I am gonna burn right through that meal Sunday morning. Wish me luck!