TINYRUNNER-GIRL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TINYRUNNER%2DGIRL TINYRUNNER-GIRL's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ 26.2 Faster Better Stronger Longer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5334454 At this moment, the Disney 5K, the Disney 10K, and the Dopey Challenge are sold out. I am one of the lucky ones who got my mits on the Dopey Challenge and I couldn't be more excited. <BR> What is the Dopey Challenge? <BR> Well Disney has always had a Goofy Challenge - with a half marathon and marathon run consecutively. And they've had a 5K and some people run it. We've done it - 4 separate times because I m OBSESSED with marathons and I'm obsessed with RunDisney. <BR> <BR> The Dopey is... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 18:10:17 EST Oh, the Irony. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5334026 An hour after I wrote my last post, God heard me and said, "Here is why you will be waking up much earlier than you want to!" <BR> My running coach has been pushing me towards joining his daughter's run group. He said he's had more success with runners who train with the groups he sets up - makes sense, even with him watching, when I'm in the middle of a group, I run faster like a wave is pulling me along. <BR> <BR> And obviously, the group meets at 6:30 a.m. <BR> And if I don't have a r... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 11:01:07 EST When Goals Don't Feel Right http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5332092 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l201943515.jpg"> <BR> We got back from Europe on Tuesday and since then I've woken up at 5am. <BR> <BR> And at first, it seemed novel and awesome. It wasn't hard really, maybe because my body liked it. <BR> <BR> But frankly, it seems like a pointless goal for me. Because going to bed at 10pm seems really, really lame at this point in my life. <BR> I'm barely into my 20's. I have a boyfriend and we love going out with our friends. I... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:56:20 EST I Like the Person I am Becoming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5329032 Alarm went off and I got right up. <BR> I haven't been getting up this early since college and I had to go to crew practice. I love this. <BR> I started a habit last november that I really like - I read my goals every day. My goals are vibrant, I write them like they are a little novel about my life. I feel like what I'm dreaming about can come true. <BR> I hope you are all feeling great! <BR> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 19:59:46 EST Food Fears + Exercising first thing in the Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5327228 We just spent some time in Italy and Germany and it was so interesting to me. Surrounded by beautiful high fat and delicious food (I love pizza and gelato and wine!), I remember having a real moment of flat out fear. The boyfriend talked me down from the ledge reminding me that it isn't one bite that makes you overweight nor is skipping one workout the issue. It's not good to create the habit but I would be fine. The first day I stuck to my rigid eating but I loosened up and had such a gr... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 07:02:27 EST Changes, lots and lots of changes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5326444 Hi everyone! It's good to be back, catching up on everyone's journeys. I am definitely reeling with you all since we found out about the tragedy in Boston right as we returned. I have to tear myself away from the news and focus on the inspiring people who all ran towards the blast to help people and pray for the families who are mourning injuries and death. <BR> ****** <BR> It seems wrong but my focus is on my fall marathon. Spring one is in the books - and I am ready for a big PR. Almos... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 12:46:03 EST To infinity and beyond! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5309099 I want a million gold stars and a round of applause. <BR> It's T.O.M. and I'm not overeating bad foods! And this has gone on for nearly 8 months now! :) <BR> <BR> Like a lot of girls, I used TOM to let myself go hog wild. Even during my ED, when I was eating as little as 200-300 calories a day, TOM was a respite. I could eat and I could eat ice cream, potato chips, candy, cookies. And did I ever! <BR> <BR> I don't remember the last time I ate a lot of these foods - it's been some time si... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 15:52:06 EST The Best Response to Every Opinion Ever...in a Kind Way! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5309071 "I'm glad that you have found something that works so well for you. I can tell it's really paid off! What I'm doing right now works really well for me too, but if I decide I want more information on _________, I'll let you know. Thanks for your support!" <BR> <BR> From AttackFatCat (how to link??) Tue, 2 Apr 2013 15:30:16 EST When our journey to health goes well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5306509 Reading around/looking around, I feel really good right now. I am 5'2 and 112 lbs. <BR> I am running, regularly. I am not struggling with my food choices (even on Easter Sunday!) and I am not struggling with my health and fitness goals over all. I love what I am eating, and I love how weight loss and maintenance don't feel terrible. <BR> Granted, I am still reaching for very big goals, but overall, I feel like "I got this." <BR> <BR> But you know what's really bad about this? When you... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 17:31:10 EST Brainwash yourself to be a bad-ass. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5306498 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l963553335.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Brainwash yourself to be a bad-ass. “I LOVE to compete. I LOVE how I can tolerate pain. I am strong and tough and freaking awesome.” Every quality you need this season is inside you. You just have to bring it out with practice. Every morning, on your warmups, every night, say those things to yourself. Seriously. Pro athletes do it. It works. <BR> - Lauren Fleshman Sun, 31 Mar 2013 17:18:21 EST My REAL Advantages List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5303571 I am told a lot, I should want to be "healthy - balanced - strong - toned." <BR> I want those things but darn it, I want it for really shallow reasons too. <BR> <BR> I want to be drop-dead-sexy - and if I get healthy along the way, super (Yoovie for life!). <BR> <BR> So these are my real Advantages list: <BR> <BR> 1. I qualify for Boston with a 3:30 marathon time. The weekend that happens, I am going to go from bar to bar with a t-shirt that says, "Kiss me, I BQ'd." I might even have a... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 18:31:42 EST You are Not Behind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5303346 If you are starting out in college, in grad school, or just a twenty something girl starting out with your first place, look up flylady.net and a woman named Marla Cilley. <BR> Once you look past the cutesy abbreviations and the stay-at-home emphasis, you will see it is a gold mine of habit setting for you. <BR> For me, I had a mother who did 90% of things for me. She loved to brag how I would lay out my school uniform every night and iron it but I started to realize, that was all I had ev... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:39:58 EST What does procrastinating on weight loss afford you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5299910 I had one of those lightbulb moments and I just had to write this down. <BR> For the last three years, I've been trying to get back to 100 lbs, a great running weight for me. <BR> But I've not met my goal. Why? <BR> I wanted to be a size 24 waist by this point in the year - why haven't I gotten there? <BR> I did work on getting faster and I did lose a couple of pounds - <BR> but what does it afford me to keep this goal on my books for so long? <BR> <BR> It lets me avoid working on other imp... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 19:27:54 EST A Good Week, NSV! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5299756 I bought a pair of size 27 inch jeans! My ultimate goal is 24 and I believe I can reach that by the end of the year! <BR> I have two weeks till my trip and I am trying to just focus on how far I've come (my weight is up from the half marathon I ran this weekend but It was 111 right now, so I'm confident when the swelling goes down, I'll be fine). <BR> I don't want to use drastic measures but i think a bit of a push on my habits won't be a bad thing. <BR> 1. Drink 128 ounces of water (I alw... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:42:36 EST Where do I want to be on December 31, 2013? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5295401 I reached a pr in my half marathon last weekend - I'm so close to my first goals, I can taste it! :D <BR> <BR> I took a break from my spark blog but not tracking. I've been tracking super religiously, seeing what I need to tweak and how I can take my health and fitness to the next level. I deleted all my old entries and thought about reworking my goals and all the steps I will need to accomplish to get there. <BR> <BR> WHAT I'M WORKING ON: <BR> <BR> My flying routines are going very well... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:26:55 EST