Thursday, December 02, 2010
It's still going on.
I had some coconut pie at my first snack break of the day.
But I had a salad for lunch. And fruit and a tiny bowl of cereal for breakfast. So there is some give and take here! But I still think there is more take than give maybe....
Big Band was really fun last night. :) YAY.
But I'm still losing it.
OH but ZUMBA after work today! So stoked! One of my worklunch friends is doing it and we are having a bromance with each other. HAHA.
2 miles run before band last night. Was gonna run after work today but now I'm doing Zumba and I might still run but I might not because I just feel crazytown and also with hula hooping and then band and big band I have had limited DH time so I think I will just go home instead.
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Inability to focus, seeking all distractions, fantasizing about buying every running thing ever...
CHECK CHECK CHECK.
Food has not been tracked, but I am slowly but surely making good adjustments in my food this week.
Last night I went to the local Community Band for the first time! YAY! :D It was so fun and I got invited to go to this Big Band - I have missed playing jazz SO MUCH that I am mega stoked about this. I was dreaming of playing in a jazz group again so when the Bass trombone (and my contact to) community band asked me if I was interested I was like YES! And he kinda recruited me toward his group - he's the director. So I'm heading to that rehearsal tonight AFTER a short run. It's getting so cold here. Good for race day, not so motivating for these last little runs before the big day! :P 8 is the LONG RUN this week. EIGHT. That is like. Not even a third of the marathon. hahaha.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Copied from ANEPANALIPTI's blog. :) OK HERE IT IS. It's not pretty - BE FOREWARNED!
Description of the challenge:
"We all have them- that pair of too-snug jeans slung in the back of the closet after frustrated attempts to button, zip, or even pull them up past your knees. I know I have tons of them. The same jeans that once were loose are now threatening to find a spot alongside the others in the "reject pile" in the dark recesses of my closet.
But NO! I will not sacrifice another pair of snug jeans. Instead of blaming the jeans for magically shrinking two sizes in the dryer, it's time to shrink the muffin top!
To join the muffin-top challenge, it doesn't matter what size, shape, fitness level, etc you're at. All you need is a pair of jeans, pants, or even skirt that's buttons are dangerously close to popping off.
Take a picture & Take your measurements. Stop focusing on the numbers on the scale and watch your tummy & hips shrink into those blue jeans!
Pick a pair of jeans that you've been hoarding in the back of your closet for that magical day when they become two sizes LARGER instead of smaller :P
Take progress shots. Journal. Tell us when you're finally feeling some slack in the waistband or you have to start wearing a belt so they don't fall down!
Take your measurements and you'll really start seeing results. A quarter inch, a half inch, a WHOLE inch! Celebrate in your success! You'll definitely be able to see it in the mirror and feel it in your jeans!
Do a woohoo dance! Enjoy those sexy curves filling out those jeans, but not threatening to bust the seams haha.
But it's not over yet...if you're ready to move on, find another pair of pants you really, REALLY never thought you'd squeeze into and start over again! Keep taking pictures, taking measurements and see REAL results- not just numbers that can fluctuate daily on a scale.
Get it, Get it! "
Measurements: (All measurements EXCEPT the muffin top taken without the offending jeans on, FYI.)
Waist: 32 inches
Muffin Top: 42 inches
Hips: 41.5 inches
Right Thigh: 25 inches
Left Thigh: 25 inches
If you're interested, JOIN!!!
The challenge requires an update every month, so near the end of December I will post updated pictures and whatnot. :P
It's so sad that even though my waist is 32 and hips 41.5, these jeans are so small they are squishing all my hip fat up to create a muffin top of 42 inches! HAHAHAHA. and see how flat my butt is from the side in these right now? Yeah. Anyway - I remember my measurements USED to be:
Waist - 3o-29.5 around there
Hips - 40
Thighs - 23
So I know what I need to do to make these fit comfortably again. The measuring tape DON'T LIE.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
The bottom of my right foot is a little bruise-y from where the brace went across my arch, but otherwise I feel physically good.
Plan was to start out and turn it into a shorter out and back if things didn't feel good, take a shorter taper and run another big one later, but things worked out today.
I was overly emotional at the end of it -- for some reason this run got very mentally challenging toward the end. After I passed mile 19 I was like, HTFU and get going! My last mile split doesn't look super impressive because I started that last mile a bit slow, but I definitely picked it up - especially in the last .6 miles - (I ran 20.1 - ) - I went from a slow point of 14:27 down to a fast point of 11:17 min miles in a steady speed up during the last half of mile 20, then I slowed a bit for the last .1 as I ran uphill into the parking lot to visit my car, clocking an average pace of 12:42 for that tenth.
I was aiming for 14 mm during the entire run, and had a few miles that came in slower than 15mm, but honestly the first was right after I passed my mile 16 point, this lady started talking to me from her driveway about how she has done 2 half marathons and wishing me good luck and stuff. It was nice, but it went on a little long - I was kinda walking backward like ok, I'm moving on now... so mile 17 is one of those long ones. After mile 17 was the final aid station provided by my training group and I filled many of my bottles w/ water, stretched my calves, and told myself about how I only had a few miles left... so mile 18 has a slow time as well because of that stop. After I reached the mile 18 marker my split times get a bit faster for mile 19 and 20, progressively, and then finishing that last bit at the faster pace as I mentioned already.
So I KNOW that there was more of a mental struggle (and a chatty runner lady) in those slower miles than anything else. OH I only mentioned two - the first of the 3 slower miles was mile 14 (I took a brief stretch and walk right after crossing the 13 mile point of my run).
I am very grateful to those of you who supported my skipping this run if needed - the confidence and the cautiousness is very much appreciated because I know it would have been hard for me to turn around and go back if I needed to, but I really didn't need to. I appreciate everyone's concern and support, though! :)
Now it's time to TAPER IT UP! :D WOOOOOT!
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