Wednesday, May 13, 2009
1 week before the Boston Marathon (which I finished in 5:44), I lost my job. I have a sales job at the gym with a significant (huge) pay cut. I am very stressed, not happy, panicing over what the next month brings if I don't do enough sales to pay my bills. The people at my new job are nice and helping me as much as they can.
I have gained 7 pounds in since May 1st due to not being able to workout, stress, and basically emotional eating. I hate the way I feel, I hate stressing over work, I hate that I gained weight, and I hate that I can't get out and run like I want.
I am going to start running at night when I get off. It meant doing cardio at 9pm last night, but I got to watch biggest loser. I will get up and run in the mornings when my schedule allows. My fear is that I need to be in the gym making sales so that I can pay my bills. Running, unfortunately, has fallen secondary. That makes me unhappy too.
I'm not happy with life right now, and that makes everything else worse. I am the one that needs a support team now.
Monday, February 23, 2009
This weekend I ran a 30K to see where I was at with my Boston training. It was at Fort Story, here in Va Beach. It had some hills, but I don't know how they compare to Boston. Probably relatively small. The distance was 18.64 miles, but my ipod nike+ read it as 19.99 miles when I crossed the finish line. I wanted to run the entire thing. I almost did. I walked through 2 of the water stops, about a minute each, then took off again.
After this run, I think Boston won't be as painful as I thought it would be. It will be overwhelming, because its Boston, but I think I can handle it. Using this run, my friend Molly figured my Boston time to be somewhere around 4:45, and she thinks I can push and get it in 4:35. That's pushing, but I am going to try.
Today is Monday, and my legs still hurt. My calf feels like I have a residual charlie horse. No running today. I'll hit the hydromassage and the sauna, and if they can fit me it, I'll see if anything needs adjusted at our SportsMed clinic in the gym.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Did anyone see the movie Marathon Love that was on Discovery Health two times this weekend? It was beautiful!! I cried through both showings!! If you want a good love story, or good inspirational running story, check out www.discoveryhealth.com and search for "Marathon Love". Also, there is a group on there that did the music called "Blue Confession". The song is called "Run" and it is the one I'd love to run to when I hit Heartbreak Hill. If anyone can figure out how to buy this movie and the music, I'd be forever grateful!! I have searched itunes and it isn't anywhere. Can anyone find it??
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Right now, I feel like I have jello legs. It wasn't a long run, but lately my legs have just been tired. It might have been the 2 days of Turbokick classes that wore me out this wekeend. Its my favorite class at the gym and we were launching the new round. I had to be there!! For a split second, I think I might need to take it easy for a couple of days, then I remember Heartbreak Hill, and the 2 other hills that hit somewhere around mile 20. I can't stop, can't slow down, can't take a quick break. I just gotta run...
Monday, January 26, 2009
I had my wonderful yearly check up on Friday and I asked my doctor about my weight and what else I could do to get it off. Keep in mind, I run a minimum of 100 miles per month, eat extremely healthy, etc. I have about 30 pounds that won't budge. Turns out, she tells me, that my "little bit of weight gain" isn't nearly as bad as other women who are on the birth control shot.
I am a trainer, so I understand calories in, calories out. I understand being active and weight training in addition to a balanced diet. My question to anyone out there is this: Is there a supplement or something that I can take to counteract the progesterone that my shot gives me. I don't want to get off my shot, so I need to find another solution. I have checked the multi-vitamins for weight control and I am not sure but I don't think 10mg of green tea per day is going to effect me that much.
Any help? Any ideas? I hate to think that this is the weight I am going to be stuck.
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