Thursday, February 18, 2010

Let's Talk About Running

Remember long ago when this was a running blog?

I figured the 2nd installation of "where have you been for the last 6 months" should be about running.

When we left off back in August I was training for my 3rd marathon. Remember, the one in Wisconsin? I use the word "training" lightly. I was half-assed training.

I was running about 3 days a week, with longer runs on the weekend. I only ran two 20-milers. They both kinda sucked. Needless to say, I wasn't planning on winning any awards in Wisconsin (not 'real' awards, but I mean 'yeah-me' awards).

My new job had me traveling like crazy before the marathon. The week before I was in Danbury, Tampa Bay, then Myrtle Beach. Then I flew directly to Madison, then to Chicago the day after. CaH-R-A-Zeeeee

Honestly though, the marathon wasn't actually that bad. I finished in 3:57. Not as good as Portland, but still under 4 hours. So I'll take it. There was definitely more blood, sweat and tears and ohhhhhhhhhh chub rub and lost toe nails.

Needless to say, after the marathon I fell off the running wagon. I was just sick of running. I can't even remember what I was doing, but based on my current weight I must have spent the past 6 months eating and drinking. I've never shied away from telling you guys my weight, so here it is. I'm back up to 142. (My happy weight is 132) All my work pants are in closet-lock-down since I can't button them. I'm wearing my "fat jeans" again. I even purchased new jeans that are 2 sizes bigger than my usual.

BUT as of last weekend - the running girl is back. I'm hoping the blog will keep motivated (and you too?) Last Saturday I went down to the beach and had the best 8 mile run I've had in a really long time. Then I went to Bikram. Sunday I went to Bikram again. Monday, I ran 4 miles and went to Bikram. I ran 4 miles this morning and think I can get back on the morning bandwagon.

Those fat jeans will be outta here soon!

37 comments:

Jennifer Burgett said...

Great job getting back into it. I am going back and reading my blog so that I can get back on the "running wagon" too.

Best of luck!

Jocelyn said...

Doesn't sound like your marathon was too too bad! I mean, sub 4 is awesome. I hate when I fluctuate in my weight! I have to decided if I need to buy two sets of clothe or not. Fat Jocelyn or Skinner Jocelyn can show their face at any time!

Jes said...

Great job running again! I could use your motivation!

aron said...

glad you are back at it girlie - keep it up :)

teacherwoman said...

Glad to see you back!

Lily on the Road said...

Crazy schedule for sure!!

I'd take a sub-4 marathon, good for you. Taking a break from running is sometimes the best thing to do...but welcome back.

Jess said...

Glad to have you back girl. Good luck getting out of those fat jeans! I know you can totally do it!

MB said...

I'm glad you're putting your running shoes back on. I'm looking forward to the next installment of what has been happening in your life since August.

carrie said...

We live in a weird westcoast/midwest parallel. No running for me since October. Happy weight 135. Current weight 145. Keep writing, oh great motivator! :)

emily said...

you go girl!!!!! how nice to finally get back in the swing of running?? i have been dealing with the winter here and i think the only real solution is to run-it simply makes you happy!! :) :) glad you're back!

Lauren/Lo/Sassy said...

Hang in there POM, you'll get it back. Sounds like you're on track already. And your blog readers are still supporting you!

Kelly said...

Yay running girl! I can't believe that being off the bane wagon you can go out and run 8 miles! Nice job! Can't wait to hear more about it.

Sarah said...

Glad you're back! And yes, your blog definitely keeps me motivated in that weight-loss battle and early-morning workout battle!

Jen said...

I'm glad you're back! :) As a piece of advice...in my own experience, nothing, nothing, NOTHING helps me maintain my weight like eating well. I went several months without workout out, due to several reasons, and I still maintained my weight loss.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Well done on the marathon - esp w/ minimal training & your crazy work schedule!

I have barely been running lately but it's due to an injury of some sort. My knee has been bothering me so i have taken it easy lately... Feel a bit guilty but hopefully I am back to running in a week or so!

Christie said...

Still a great time with all the craziness going on. Glad you're back to running. You'll be back to your happy weight in no time.

TinaGirl said...

Sometimes we need a hiatis to give the body and the brain a break. Maybe the 6 months gave you a couple (or 10) of reasons to refocus. I'm off on an injury so I'll be looking to you for self motivation while I work my way back into running when the PT gives me the go ahead.

Watching and Weighting said...

I MISSED YOOOOOOOOOOOOU!!!!!! xxxx

Carolina John said...

hey anytime you break 4 hours that's a solid marathon. i've been half assed training for my marathon in a few weeks too.

LPT said...

Hells yeah those fat pants are going down! Just stay clear of the white trash queso.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

I'm running seattle!! I'd love to not be training terribly hard and be under 4 hours you rockstar!

Unknown Mami said...

Good for you. I'm tried just reading about your activity. I need to use you as inspiration.

moni said...

Great marathon time!! Crud, my first Half was only an hour longer than your full! ;) POM, you ROCK!

Heather said...

Sounds like the marathon was good - glad you are getting back into running!

calialexandra said...

I'm happy your back and blogging again! 3:57 is a pretty awesome time!

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Spicy Latina said...

Yeah you're back! I will start checking in more to catch up on your life. :-)

X-Country2 said...

Welcome back to running, my dear. :o)

Laura said...

Congrats on the marathon, and YAY for getting back into it! I'm posting something new today inspired by you, and I'm also happy to say that this most recent update has further inspired me to hopefully get back on the wagon too.

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Oooh I didn't know you ran Portland. I'm doing the Portland marathon this fall and it'll be my first one ever! So excited.

Good job getting back to running!!

Stuart said...

Sub 4 is always handy, and welcome back!

Erika said...

I found your blog through a friends...and am looking forward to your motivation as I try and find my own for my first half and triathalon and fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans again!

奇怪 said...

快樂是你與生俱來的權力,它不應該取決於你完成什麼。 ........................................

Laura said...

We miss you again! Come back!

Susan said...

Bye bye Fat Jeans and welcome back POM!

BTW, your "fat jeans" are probably my dream size or smaller...

chia said...

That's totally the same reason I hopped back on the blogging wagon too. New jobs are not fun for the waistline :-)

prashant said...

Great job running again! I could use your motivation!
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