Wednesday, August 06, 2014
This week I started my final goal of my weight-loss journey. "Someday I'll run a marathon." I've been saying this to myself for over 20 years. Yes, since high school, when my love for running started. Then college came, job, marriage, kids, and the weight. Oh the weight came, and came and kept coming! Then it went away, I got it under control and have had it under control for over 5 years. YAY ME!
My "someday" is Dec. 7, 2014. I signed up to run the Rock-n-Roll Marathon in San Antonio, TX. I began training Monday August 4th. So far, so good!
I'm scared, nervous, excited, and pumped! Can I do this? I've run 2 half marathons, both were very difficult. Yes, I can do this. I think I can do this...okay, I'm doing this. LOL (It's a vicious cycle in my head )
I'll be blogging and tweeting (@sonyarodri29) about my 1st (maybe my last) experience with marathon training, the ups and downs. This should be fun. It's going to be fun, yeah....it will be okay. (See what I mean? )
Day 3 done - 3 miles complete!
HERE I COME!
Sunday, October 20, 2013
I love the fall. I love school supplies. I love the cool nights. I also love that it's RUNNING SEASON. All the 5Ks, 1/2 marathons, full marathon races are in full swing. It's running season, because it's running weather.
I've run 3 races so far, and I quickly came to my spark page to update with my races and times. I realized, "Wow, I'm so much slower than I use to be." I looked at my old times, for the same races two or three years ago, and I was...faster, stronger, and well, better.
I shared this with my husband. He had only one reply, "You're still running."
He's right! I am. 5 years later. I'm still running. I love it. I love running. So what if I'm not as fast as I use to be, it's okay! I'm still running!
...and it's running season.
So to all the runners out there, fast and slow. Have fun. Enjoy the season. It's going to be a good one!
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
It really was the summer of food. I had set the goal to lose the 10 pounds I put on LAST Christmas (2010) and ran and did many summer activities. I failed to take off the weight, BUT maintained the same weight all summer. I was shocked since there were many BBQs and opportunities to cheat (and I did) but still maintained my weight. I guess the running really helps. I really want to get this 10 pounds off, but I'm just too lazy to do it. I tell myself, "I ran, I can eat this today." Ugh. Oh well.
I'm doing 3 runs this fall. I'm happy about that. I'll also start training for another 1/2 marathon in January. Hopefully I can get back on a better track with my eating (I eat pretty good on the weekdays, weekends are usually a bust.)
I'm back at work...and I'm around a lot of healthy eaters. YAY! They give me a lot of encouragement. They also don't LOL...saying, "Oh you RUN, and YOU LOOK GREAT!" Yeah, pass the cake. LOL
I will get better. I know I can, because I've done it before. I just need to get strict again...and keep on running...which I love.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
I just turned 41 on the 19th of January and on the 1st of January I celebrated my 3 year anniversary of the day I changed ME! It has been a great 3 years of running, eating right, eating bad, running harder, and taking "days off". It has been a journey. I still fight the battle of the last 10 pounds, but I always take it day by day.
I love to run, it is my passion. I love participating in 5Ks and 10Ks. I did a 1/2 marathon and I hope a full marathon is in my near future. I love Zumba and BodyPump. I don't like Taebo or Body Combat or Swimming. Waking up in the morning to work out is THE WORST BEST thing. I hate to wake up, I love my sleep, but I love that I get it over with and the rest of the day is all mine to do with what I want because I've taken care of "the daily workout". LOL
I love sweets. I don't like salty stuff. I love pastas, I can still eat a whole medium pizza by myself (I did it on a dare when a friend said, "You can't do it now...your stomach has shrunk and you won't be able to..." Um, ya...whatever) I don't like healthy foods, but I like the way they make me look and feel. Pasta and cake makes me sleepy and gives me a stomach ache. A good salad at dinner and I sleep like a baby. My husband and I experiment with healthy recipes to keep it interesting and full of flavors, but I still have lasagne and waffles on cheat days.
It's been 3 years and it's been a balance of getting to know my body, my likes and dislikes and above all keeping to the main goal. Staying healthy.
It's going.....oh and I hate asparagus, it's just gross no matter how you cook it......
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