First 50 Mile Ultramarathon Race
So, wow. That happened!
I went to (really beautiful) Manistee, MI this weekend to run my very first 50 mile ultra race. I went into it even more nervous than you'd expect! I was supposed to fly to Chicago to meet up with my buddy and then w... Read more
Well, I did it. I ran my first ultra. :D This past Saturday, the 14th, I tackled the Dances with Dirt race at Devil's Lake, WI.
I was shaking scared the night before and sick to my stomach with nerves all day on Thursday. It wasn't so much ... Read more
Weight and Speed
So, the conventional knowledge amongst runners is that you gain speed when you drop weight, up to a point. Once you start burning muscle due to very low body fat, your speed gains stop or reverse.
I'm about 5-10lbs heavier this racing seaso... Read more
Triathlon Results! (now with pics!)
49/93 Division (F30-34)
12:47 swim. Rank in swim: 439
54:09 bike. Rank in bike: 316
26:41 run. Rank in run: 67
Not too shabby!
I was RUBBISH at the swim (see a... Read more
I've been doing pretty well.
I've set my SP stuff to maintain at 127 (I don't know if I weigh that or not, I'm still on scale boycott!) and I intend to eat mid/high in my new higher ranges. A lot of my mood issues can be undereating in addi... Read more
Why I hid my weight tracker: or disordered brain blues ...
So, I've been within a 5 lb. window of my basic weight goal for over a year now. I shoot for 126-127 and sometimes I'm a bit lower and sometimes a bit higher. It depends a lot. My measurements also waver a bit - sometimes my waist is 26˝ (y... Read more
New super tasty treat! SO low calorie - guiltless numminess.
So, I read this great blog at http://www.chocolatecoveredkat
ie.com. Katie is pretty awesome and comes up with fab recipes. I made her protein-y brownie batter pancakes this morning, for instance. I did a couple alterations (http://recipes.sp... Read more
Very Delayed Marathon Race Report...
Yeah, I didn't forget.
I should have written this while it was still fresh and I was on the marathon high! I sort of hit the post-marathon doldrums and lost all motivation for pretty much everything.
So, I'm going to try to do this as bes... Read more
Eggland's Best... O_o
I am SO sick of seeing Spark shill for this absolutely atrocious company.
Yes, this will be a vegan/AR post. If you don't want to read it, please back click rather than read and leave po'ed comments. You were warned. I do hope, however, tha... Read more
I AM A MARATHONER!
Full post later, I'm off to have dinner with friends.
I finished even with my quads feeling like clenched angry baby fists from mile 8 to the finish (yes, seriously. NO idea why!) I finished ahead of my goal, even AND ran uneven splits(!) O... Read more
Less than 24 hours to go to Marathon ... pep talk
Less than 24 hours to go.
This time tomorrow I'll be about 4 hours into the run, probably around mile 20 with the worst miles ahead of me. Perhaps hitting the wall. Maybe thinking I can't do this or wanting to quit. But definitely DEFINITELY n... Read more
MARATHON - three days away. zomg.
Soooo... my first marathon is in three days (2 days, 22 hours, if we're being precise).
I am TERRIFIED. I've been working very hard and I've dealt with not one but TWO injuries during the training process. About 7 weeks ago I was waylaid with ... Read more
Moar updates!!! ;) Plus best brownie recipe ever. SERIOUSLY.
Thanks for the feedback on my last blog, guys.
Ironically, I did a weigh in the next day and had the scale register my lowest weight yet?!??
I do not understand my wacky body - it's as confusing as my wacky brain.
I also don't get ... Read more
Dunkin's on my tracker?
No, I didn't eat Dunkin's Donuts - so not vegan! But, I did have donuts ... they were small (much smaller than Dunkin's I think - maybe 2.5 - 3˝ circle?) chai tea donuts with chai vanilla icing and cinnamon cream. Vegan, o' course.
I w... Read more
Update on the foot and other things...
First, thanks for all the support in my last blog. You sparkbuddies rule! I appreciate you guys. :)
Secondly, MAN I miss running! I miss doing it AND I miss the guaranteed calorie burn. I had to adjust my ranges due to burning less and mann... Read more