Like I said yesterday, I’m back! I had a couple of rough weeks, so I decided that I needed a couple weeks away from the blog to get back on track. And I am. I still weighed in during my break, and last week I saw 285.8 (sad face), but this week I lost 4 pounds and weighed in at 281.8. At least it’s back on the right track! I’m also back to tracking my food to help me get back on the right foot. Also the plan for this week is to get back to workouts. As I revealed yesterday half marathon training didn’t go as I had hoped, because of my own decisions not to make it a priority, but I desperately need to get back to moving more!
I’m back and I have some changes to tell you about. First is that I’m over winter. It has been one of the coldest winters I remember having. It isn’t often we have so many days in the teens and twenties, but this winter has been mostly that. I really don’t do the cold so great anymore. I love when winter means snow (which we did finally get a few weeks ago-20 inches!), but that is the only real snow we’ve had so far. The second thing, which is related to the first, is that training for a half marathon this winter has been horrible, to say the least. I thought I’d be able to motivate myself, but I just haven’t. No excuses other than not wanting to do it in the cold. Because of that, I’ve decided not to run the half next month. If it were a fairly flat course, then I’d still do it, but because the elevation change is so large (3600+ ft), I don’t think that I can successfully complete it without injury. I know if I push my left knee too much too fast, it really starts acting up.
I’ve contemplated this decision for a while now, and it was really hard to finally admit to myself that I probably shouldn’t do it. I’m not giving up running a half though, it just won’t be this one in April. I just don’t think that picking one with almost 4000 ft in elevation change as my first one was a smart idea. I am planning to register for the Hokie Half once it is open for registration. It is in October (12th) this year. And as weird as it is, I much more enjoyed training in the heat of last summer than I have this winter.
I’m still going to run, but with no pressure for a few months. It’ll be so much easier with warmer weather and the time change coming! I’ll run a half-marathon. Just not on April 26th.
I’m feeling so stressed out right now. I have never had a professor that is so frustrating before, other than I do right now. We are in week three, and he added in assignments that were never on the syllabus, and has no clue how to use the online system–which is crucial when you are […][Continue reading...]
When I first started looking for half marathon training plans, I was a little overwhelmed! I ultimately picked Hanson’s Just Finish half program, and I was excited about it. Fast forward to actually having to do it, and it really became less appealing. The midweek runs are longer (4-6 miles), and I just don’t have […][Continue reading...]
No weigh in today. I actually forgot to step on the scale this morning, but I don’t believe I needed the scale to tell me that I snacked a lot yesterday during the super bowl! Speaking of the super bowl, that was a horribly boring game! It’s never fun when only one team shows up […][Continue reading...]
I normally don’t do these posts, but I have two things I wanted to share that I absolutely am digging on right now. A couple weeks ago, Groupon had a spend $40 for $80 worth of Giaim stuff. I had been eyeing a gym bag, but it was $60 and I didn’t want to drop […][Continue reading...]