Category Archives: Motivation and Fear

Another day, another run

Short stint of a run after flying across country for a conference. It was at 7 pm after wings and a pint, but I went out in this strange city. Tons of others running too.

Am at a friends and her roommate is a pilates cum physiotherapist thingamagig. Anyway, my knees have been hurting for like, my life. She said she knew the muscle and shit to help them! Unreal, it was like a light bulb eureka moment or something. I’ve had low level chronic pain for years, so this is some serious stuff. Hahahaha first words were to get ice on that shit, but she’s going to have a better look in a few days when she has a bit of time. Wow, I’m so thrilled!!

Also, down another 2lbs to 174! Technically only 12 to go and 12 weeks of training left! 😀

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Presentation

Too much work…brain and legs hurt. Must rinse and repeat. Trying not to think about the beginning of training on Monday! :-/

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Slippage

Well, yesterday was the first day of not posting…i hope that isn’t indicative of future shenanigans. No real excuse for it…busy with life, angry at life, but c’est la vie.

In any case…the last two days were my weekend so I guess that excuses some slackness. Been eating tons of veggies, and have fallen in love with caramelized onions. It takes a while, but OMG they are delicious! Made a bit of a veg stew with them…heap filling. Guess that makes up for the bag of sugar free lollies I just ate….

Switching gears…you know how you can have some friends that make time fly, for all the good reasons? Well, I’m happy to say that there are quite a few of those at work, so that’s good. And so far they have all been really supportive. Just hope to carry that spirit with me next week as I start to tackle my 12 week training program for the half marathon! :-/

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Weigh in 2

176! Down 6 lbs already!

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Edumacation

Sunday is a school workday….need to work hard so I can finish and have time to chill and cook while watching the Oscars tonight.

On an unrelated note, went out for dinner at a restaurant…expensive one too, last night. This is the part I hate about dieting…..you end up paying a fortune for food, but because you ask them to replace the potatoes with more asparagus, you end up with basically a $30 appetizer sized main and still have to order a $12 salad afterward because you’re hungry still. I think this can really differentiate some restaurants. Its already depressing going out for dinner on a diet, but some places will step up if they have somebody make a special request. The best places I have been to, have made sure that whatever they needed to substitute for you still ensured that you had a “bulky” or decent sized meal….and didn’t capitalize on the fact that that was just a little more food they can serve the next person.

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Work and Play?

I just started a new job that has me working 9 hour days…in a place where it is still well dark in the mornings and gets dark early. How am I supposed to train? Ugh, I haven’t even started the training schedule and it feels impossible….im so sore and exhausted after work. Hey, get you mind out of the gutter! I work at an awesome supermarket that has a very small back room, so we are constantly restocking shelves. The people are amazing too! Anyway, I digress. I’m sitting here watching “My Strange Addiction” with my legs up after eating a dinner full of power greens, and I can’t even move.

Will this get better if I run after work? Maybe before…? This is where I need to know that people are counting on me to go to this dang run. Come on peer pressure!

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Already?!

I’m already nervous, excited, and shit scared about starting this training. I’m no novice to competitive sports…I’ve been doing endurance and “sprint” like activities for years. But I HATE running…maintaining this training for 12 weeks straight is going to be a real challenge.

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