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Run hard and be nice

Saturday, December 01, 2012

I've been waiting for this moment since I realized it was in reach a few months ago. When I made goals last January, I had no idea what my yearly mileage would be. Now I know! This morning I crossed 1,000 miles in 2012. 1,004 to be exact. And with a month to go. woo-freaking-hoo!
This pretty number represents:
emoticon 4 full months of training for my first marathon and actually entering 26.2 into my tracker on one day!
emoticon Running outside through a Minnesota winter, that was a mental hurdle
emoticon A year of running with new friends who have become very close friends.
emoticon Running with my dad, and joining his group a few times. They've met at the same place every Saturday for 30 years! That's who I celebrated with this morning.
emoticon Hot, stinky, sweaty, sexy running dates with DH
emoticon Being tough enough to push my kids in a double jogger and teaching them about health and fitness through my example
emoticon Those miles are determination, persistence, making time for myself, having fun, pushing my limits, surprising myself, crying, laughing, mental peace, dedication, problem solving, dead sexy legs, and so much more!

Oh, the cake. One thing I've learned is that running certainly does burn tons of calories, but it also makes you want to eat 4 Chipotle burritos!! I must not eat enough before long runs because I eat all day long and justify it with: I just ran 9 miles! You don't even want to know what I eat when I run 15+ miles!

While I have a lot to celebrate with this latest milestone, I've also had to do some attitude adjustments. I've been eating too much and making excuses We've all heard it: You can't out train a bad diet!

I'm at the high end of my maintenance range and I don't like it. My plan was to lose a few more pounds and get down to a "racing weight" before I started training in March. Well, I've done the opposite. And right before the holidays. And I am totally aware of it. boo.

Luckily, I've been having some good self talks and using things that worked for me when I was losing weight.

Like, asking myself, "Does someone who is serious about weight loss eat that?" For me, there's a difference between wanting to lose weight and getting serious. Today I've been taking it seriously. Last night at my brother's birthday party I was not serious. I had 2 high calorie beers and a handful of tater tots. (hipster bar!) Serious would have been: one, low calorie beer and one tot. Wanting to lose weight is hot chocolate with skim milk, serious is skipping liquid calories. I know I'm being hard on myself. I need to be hard on myself if I want to get back where I was.

Right now my size awesome has a teeny muffin top. It will be gone next week. I promise.

OK, back to good news. I have followed the triathlon ST program for 5 weeks. It's twice a week and I've only skipped 2 days. That is crazy good for me. I am a cardio junkie. I'll be honest, the only reason I'm sticking with this plan is because 3 girlfriends are doing it in prep for tri season. I don't want to be left out! And you know what, it's working. Motivation comes in many forms.

The best part is that I'm actually loving it. We are in an endurance phase right now and I can squat 100 lbs. I'm eager to see what I can do when we get to the strength phase. And my arms are getting ripped.

I have two December goals:


wait, I guess that's 3. That's OK, they are well worth it.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
C-MERRIE11 1/2/2013 4:14PM

    youre hardcore! and a lovely, fun attitude to boot :) congrats on what was clearly an awesome 2012- and heres to an equally awesome 2013, youve got some good goals in the works already! thanks for friending me back- your page and writing were quite motivating!

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HAKAPES 12/15/2012 11:47AM

    Looks like maintenance means your life is about sports, healthy eating, and you choose your goals to stay on track. Was great to read it for inspiration!

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CAVEPRINCESS65 12/14/2012 7:06AM

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You inspired me! emoticon

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HANSBRINK 12/13/2012 12:38PM

  Thanks for the thought: "You can't out train a bad diet! "

I'm in my off season and need to adjust my eating habits. Gotten sloppy, eating the extra calories when I don't need them as fuel. Your blog has helped me realize that fact and that I need to adjust.


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SLENDERELLA61 12/13/2012 8:13AM

    Impressive!! I also am at the high end of my maintenance range, but like you, I'm not giving up because it is the holiday. Hoping to get into that ST mode while keeping the cardio going. Let me get serious. I am going to find a personal trainer and get into the ST mode!!! Thanks.

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CRYSBROWN1 12/8/2012 7:16AM

    You should be super proud of your accomplishments! That's awesome!!

I can definitely relate on the healthy diet struggle when you are training...NO EXCUSES for the bad eating...(unfortunately I think) but at least you are aware about the inability to out exercise a bad diet and have a plan in place, this time of year is especially difficult to stay focused but I like that you are making the effort to do it! Definitely keep us posted on your progress!

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AMSTERDAMAND125 12/5/2012 4:12PM

    SWEEEEETTTTTTT. you rock. :) I'm glad to have another member of the "yeah, I ran over 1,000 miles this year, and no, that doesn't mean I can eat junk all the time...or ever"

It does continually blow one's mind to work out so much and still have to be so careful.

I love your goals for December. :) Keep killing it -- you're my inspiration!

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NUOVAELLE 12/5/2012 3:11AM

1000 miles! You could reach me in a couple of years!!!
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I'm so proud of you! And all those things that make up your running achievements are certainly inspirational!
I'm glad you pointed out the difference between wanting to lose weight and being serious. I'm happy to report that so far this week I'm being serious!
Now, let's get rid of this muffin top!

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TRIXIERUNS 12/4/2012 3:15PM

    That awesome! Inspiring!!!

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FIT_MAMA_2_FOUR 12/4/2012 12:47AM

    Yay to one thousand miles! I still cannot wrap it around my brain that you have ran that far in one year-so fantastic. And I love the list of what it took to get there. Happy ST-good for you-enjoy the results : )

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MICHSTATE 12/3/2012 5:15AM

    You are AWESOME!!!!:-)

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GODIVADSG 12/2/2012 12:51PM

    All I can do is emoticon when I read this blog! You are an amazing woman,athlete and inspire me all the time. emoticon

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HEALTHYL1 12/2/2012 10:54AM

    Congrats! Awesome emoticon

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LADYBUG1107 12/2/2012 10:05AM

    Congrats on your mileage!

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BASEBALLMOM410 12/2/2012 9:47AM

    emoticon on hitting your milage goal! That's awesome! I'm so proud and happy for you. You are so inspiring! I love your determination! emoticon

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LISAINMS 12/2/2012 9:33AM

    Way to go on the 1000 miles and on staying on ST! That's the easy thing to drop when tri training. Keep it up you are going to REALLY rock next season!

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SWEDE_SU 12/2/2012 8:53AM

    wow! 1000 miles is a TERRIFIC accomplishment - and so is running through winter! you are an inspiration!

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PMRUNNER 12/2/2012 5:29AM

    Awesome! I am going to go for 1000 next year. I think I will end up about 900 this year. You rock!

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HLTHYRNRMOM 12/1/2012 10:32PM

    Way to go! You keep me inspired all the time! Great goals!

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ROXYZMOM 12/1/2012 10:13PM

    You are doing great! Congrats!

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GRANDMAPATTYV 12/1/2012 10:02PM

    You are FANTASTIC! Love the blog... Congrats on all your accomplishments this year! ~ Patty emoticon

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OJIBWEEQUAY 12/1/2012 9:16PM

    wooooohooooo on the 1000!!!!! YES! And I love the cards!!! emoticon

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OPTIMIST1948 12/1/2012 9:04PM

    Squatting 100 lbs. AWESOME. Post sexy arm pictures when you have a chance. I totally want sexy arms.

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WANT2BEFIT10 12/1/2012 8:13PM

    SO AWESOME!!! Congrats on the 1,000 miles this year! Did you know that Nike makes t-shirts for those milestones? I bought a 500 miles one last year. CONGRATS on all your success!

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ALWYS-LKN-UP 12/1/2012 8:05PM

    emoticon , emoticon ! And once again, you are UNSTOPPABLE!

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