Monday, December 26, 2011

Home for the Holidays Virtual 10K

Happy Boxing Day.  I am up in my hometown in Delaware for the holidays and decided to do the Home for the Holidays Virtual 10K.  It will be a good way to burn off some of those extra holiday calories.  Rachel and I went over to local Glasgow Park to run the 10K. 

Glasgow Park

The park is a nice two and a half mile loop with an option of a nice hill in the middle.  We ran here last year when we were training for the ING Miami Marathon and were planning a 20 mile long run around the park, but mother nature had other plans.  About 10 miles into the run, a blizzard started to cover us in snow.  The run was cut short but it ended up being a great experience since Rachel never been in a snow storm before. 

Glasgow Park snow
The weather this year was great for being in winter.  The temperatures were in the mid 40s and the sun was shinning.  I was bundled up at the start of the run, but toward the middle of the run, I had to take off the layers.  Since I have not been running the same amount since the OUC Half Marathon, I was not expecting a killer time.  The first three miles were good, then I started to get a stomach cramp.  I was able to push through it and keep up a good pace.  

Glasgow Park Hill

I was able to add two hills into the 10k and even time it perfectly to end the 10k at the top of the hill. 

Garmin 10k

My time for the Home for the Holidays Virtual 10K was 46:23,a nice 7:23 minutes per mile pace.  Not my fastest but still a hard workout.  It is hard to keep up a race pace when you are running by yourself.  Afterwards we headed to the grocery store to get some fruit and vegetables to juice.

Breville Juicer

We had been wanting to buy a juicer ever since we watched Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, and we finally bought one a few weeks ago.  We brought the juicer with us up from Florida.

We have been experimenting with different juicing recipes and today we tried to juice pears for the first time.

2 Red Apples
A bunch of Baby Carrots
2 Cucumbers
2 Pears 

The juice turned out to taste good, but did not have the best color. 

What are your favorite juicing recipes?