Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Busy Beaver

I have been busy traveling for work. Literally all but 1 Thursday/Friday this month I am out of town. It is taking its toll and day lights savings time isn't helping either.

I ran 30 with mom last week. We actually walked more than we ran only getting in about 2.5 miles. We were both so drained. Mom had to go to to Cinncy this week to see my Great Grandma who is in currently in the care of hospice. I am planning on going Thursday. I don't know if she will make it. I kind of hope she does, but also realize this is no way to live so a part of me hopes she doesn't.

Tonight we have another 30 minute run. My knee has been hurting all day it obviously needs iced so hopefully it won't be too big a problem. I also just ate a big cookie from the local bakery so I am hoping it turns into power food, in reality it will probably just slow me down!

This weekend is an 8 mile run. 7 was great! So hopefully one more won't kill me and I am planning to do it in Cincinnati so hopefully new scenery will only help!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hump Day and Travel Ahead

I have a 45 minute run to complete tonight. I am feeling so so about it. I am glad that it will be 57ish outside. However, I really don't have very much energy. I think I am still trying to fight a little bug that is trying to overtake me.

Last night mom and I ran 30 minutes together we just took it easy. We did 2.75 miles. No ipods just talking the whole time. It was nice! The weather was spitting rain (actually felt delightful) but it was sort of humid. I feel like Tuesday runs are the worst because I have just had a day off and recovering from longer runs is getting more challenging. I did just buy lots of berries and I think that really helps!

Speaking of recent purchases. I just traded in 2 huge bags of "big-girl" clothes and got $38. So I bought a used Chicco sweater and a pair of used Ann Taylor jeans, size 6!!! I was very happy I had $8 left too. So I headed to the mall. I got a new skirt, black pants, and 4 shirts. All size 6, but definitely cost more than $8! I will count it a win nonetheless.

I travel tomorrow for work. So I am hoping that I can get a good evening run in, either on the Notre Dame campus or at the hotel. I am also planning to take all the reading materials that are piling up for me at home (runner's world mag, old newspapers with Ryan's article, etc). I am really looking forward to the upcoming travel. Being stuck in the office is becoming very mundane!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Emotional Weekend

Friday was my rest day and I had meetings in Marion. It was a sunny day and I enjoyed the nice drive and afternoon tea with a good friend. I also got new running shoes because my old ones had a defective issue. The whole heel broke! The new ones are same brand just updated style, they actually are much more comfortable and cute. So yeah for a free upgrade!

Saturday I ran 6.2 miles in 1 hour and 9 minutes. I felt very sluggish the whole run. I almost didn't go that morning because I was having such bad sinus pain and a horrible stomach ache. However, it turned out to be a beautiful day and not a bad time at all! I will rejoice in a 11 min miles considering less than 3 months ago I was working really hard to be around 12 min miles. I also enjoyed a leisurely evening walk with Lil and Abednego. Lil just loves watching the kids outside. I am sure I won't be able to keep her from the park this spring and summer.

Sunday I only did a mile run. So naturally I was done in less than 11 minutes. It was rather pathetic! It was cold out and my heart/head just wasn't there. I haven't had a good cry in a really long time. I was supposed to get baptized that evening and I just was feeling really sick about it all weekend. So after many tears, a couple good friends prayers, more tears, and talking with the hubby I decided I should wait. I realize that baptism doesn't save you so I just felt like this wasn't my moment. I am still trying to process the whole thing. But I am glad I waited.

I finished Sunday off with milkshakes with mom and some retail therapy! I got a new dress for $5 bucks it only needs slight alterations and a trench that fits like it was made for me. It is super cute. I am really hating my clothes right now nearly everything in my closet is too big. So I think I will be taking it all out and trying to sell it. Then hopefully taking the proceeds and buying some things I can feel good about. In some ways it is hard to part with the fat clothes. Because I worry what if I need them again especially after baby #2. However, I have to keep telling myself I will not go back and this is a lifestyle commitment pregnant or not!!! So maybe parting with them is exactly the next step I need!

Today I am trying to get a lot done at work because I travel later this week. Lillian is sick and I am still fighting whatever I have. I might breakdown and schedule a dr appt. I have a running rest day today too. I am very thankful I still just feel worn down and need some time to recoup. I am logging all my food this week. I have struggled not losing lately because I am getting lazy with logging calories. So I am committed this week anyway!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

How it all came to be

In November 2009 after reaching an all time high for my weight 166lbs (scary to be this authentic!) I decided to start working to lose weight. I realized this had to be a lifestyle change so I began working out 5 days a week and logging my calories on livestrong.com. I was having great success but knew I had to set a tangible goal. So the goal became to be at a all time record low of 145lbs. I cannot ever in my life remember being under 150.

On January 1, 2010 I decided the goal needed to turn into a New Year's resolution to accomplish by my daughter's second birthday on March 31, 2o1o. I realized I couldn't keep using my pregnancy as a reason for the extra weight from 2 years ago!

January 8th, 2010 I decided to begin training for the Indy Mini Marathon and give my husband the time to focus on school work. So I will be taking his place on May 8th, 2010. New goal is to beat his time from last year which was 3hrs. 36min! (what I am competitive).

Present Day (March 4, 2010)
I ran 3.04 miles in 30 minutes on Tuesday! A huge success for me. To give you an idea of the accomplishment last May I ran a 5K in 43min. So we are talking nearly 13 minutes cut off my time. I currently weigh 147lbs a record low for me! I still have 26 days to lose the extra 2lbs to meet my goal and I definitely think it is possible! I am now not as focused on the weight number. I just want to continue to progress in looking and feeling well. I haven't been as great about logging calories, but with all the running I don't need to be. I also have a better knowledge of just how many calories are in things anyway. So that is the back story and the present day....so let the journey begin!