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killin' this. and half marathon??

Sunday, April 01, 2012

just a quick update because there's a lot to do today.

monday's statement of having course-corrected was right on the money. i worked out a lot this week and ate well, topping it off with a 7+ mile run yesterday in a reasonable length of time. all good. and i'm back comfortably in the 162-165 range. which is nice.

i'm just going to keep doing this!

i also officially signed up for the half marathon i've been considering doing - it's may 6th. not really enough time to "train" through a formal program in any way, but i'm not going to fret about it. i *know* i can run 13.1 miles, even right now. i did the 7ish miles yesterday and just felt really good when it was all said and done. hungry, but good. i'm going to try to do a 10-11 mile run next weekend, and if i survive that ok, then i know i'll be fine.

when i originally conceived doing a half this year, i wanted to do it within a 2 hour time frame. i know i'm physically capable of that, but only after i train for it, so this is *not* going to be that half. since i've never done one before, it's probably a good idea for me to just go out and do it to see how it all works. if i finish under 2.5 hours with no injury, i'll feel awesome about it.

and if i feel awesome about it, i'm sure i'll do another one. bwhahaha. and that's the plan.

two main things i like about running - 1) it's really good for my head - i clear out a lot of garbage while i'm doing it. and 2) it firms up my body in a way that nothing else does. i don't think i have a "runner's" physique by any means - i don't think that's my default body type at all, but my body does respond really well to running in terms of just moving around where my little bits of flub are and spreading it out more evenly. who knows. maybe when i've lost another 10 pounds, i'll all of a sudden look like a runner, but it doesn't matter. i look like a runner when i'm running, because guess what. i'm running. duh.

scattered! but good!

and the closing thought - i've been "approved" for the job so now they're doing background checks and stuff before i receive a formal offer. it's been a fascinating amount of anxiety, and it's out of my hands now. eep.

hope you all are doing well!

best,
cationat
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