Yesterday Meredith sent me a link to all the trail in Hillsborough – the town close to Chapel Hill where she lives. One immediately caught my eye – the Occoneechee Speedway trail.
This was one of the first two NASCAR tracks to open. How cool is that? Now, of course, it isn’t a NASCAR track. It is overgrown with trees, and has been turned into a trail.
However, you can still see the grandstands where the spectators watched the race.
I ran the loop a few times, and every time I passed the stands my pace picked up a bit. Kind of makes you feel a little more accountable. Hehehe.
Part of the trail also runs parallel to the Eno River.
At the beginning of my run I started my RunStar App and put in my headphones, but didn’t start my Pandora. I wanted to save my battery for the first few miles. I was completely alone of the trail, which can be a little creepy. Apparently, the RunStar App has a “pump you up” music feature every once in a while, which I have never heard before, because I am always playing music while running the App. This time, the “pump you up” music started playing after about 5 minutes, which to me sounded very similar to a gun shot. Or multiple gun shots. I literally fell to the ground a took cover before I realized that the sound was coming from my headphones. I wish I was wearing a heart rate monitor, because I bet mine was close to 200.
Other than that little incident, it was a beautiful, historic, sweaty, 3.5 mile run.
I found some gorgeous, huge strawberries in Meredith’s fridge to have along with my oatmeal bar for breakfast.
Lunch was leftover fajitas from the night before.
After work I started my road trip to Asheville.
I tried to save money by not getting a GPS in my rental car, thinking I would just use my phone. However, my phone’s battery will not last 3.5 hours on GPS mode. So I wrote the directions down old school.
Luckily, it was pretty much a straight shot.
I had an everything pretzel that I snatched up at the coffee shop I met Noelia for tea the day before. It was okay, but when I see the words “everything” and “pretzel” I have pretty high expectations, and this did not meet them.
I stopped off at Subway for dinner. The girl who made my sandwich had the cutest little Southern accent and was as sweet as pie. I really wanted to jump behind the counter and give her a hug.
I knocked on Sarah and Ryan’s front door around 9 pm. We chatted for a bit and caught up and nibbled on a chocolate chip cookie (2), but not for long because sleep was calling my name.
How sweet is that?
Thought for the day:
Daily Points (30) + Activity Points (7) – Eating Points (38) = -1
Weekly Points (49) – Mon (4) –Tues (4) –Wed (1)- Thurs (1) = 39
Whole wheat when possible;
100 oz of water; Multivitamin; 2 servings of dairy;5 servings of fruits and veggies; 2 tsps of oil; limit sugar and alcohol; lean protein. Not great, but better than yesterday.