I got injured during my 5K this morning! (funny, not bad)
So you would think that a race injury might be running related, like a turned ankle or a pulled muscle, both of which I have done. I've even fallen down while running! (A few times, actually, but never during a race. Not yet anyway...) But today... Read more
You take the good, you take the bad.
THE BAD: I binged last night. It was pretty bad. In the past, my binges have been very frantic and out of control. Lately (and I have binged once a week for the past three weeks straight), I feel like I am almost "choosing" to binge. The pattern... Read more
A nice weekend away...
I just got back from a four-day weekend in Minnesota, and I am happy to report that I stayed on track. I wasn't perfect -- not by a stretch -- but in general, I made good food choices and stayed as active as I could.
In the past, I have alw... Read more
I feel like I set myself up for the fall...
So I had a small binge episode tonight. I did manage to pull myself out of it before I did any real damage, which is a true sign of progress. As I look at my day today, I see that several small choices/influences came together, and I responded i... Read more
Lesson learned during today's run: how "fast" I am is all in my head.
I've been training for a 20K that I'm doing later this summer. I'm using a 14-week Smart Coach program. I didn't have a recent race time to put in when I created the program, so I just put in an approximate 10K time (this means I picked a random... Read more
It was a great day for racing!
Though it didn't look that way at first. I woke up at 5 a.m., and before I even opened my eyes, I noticed the flashes of lightning. Moments later, I heard the rain hitting the roof and just groaned. I made my way to the computer to check the wea... Read more
Bronchitis and Binging Got the Best of Me
So I've been sick for the better part of a week. All I have done since last Friday is eat, sleep, and eat some more. You wouldn't think that someone as sick as I was would have the energy to binge, but I did, again and again. Now that I'm feelin... Read more
I reached my goal weight!!!
A few days ago, actually. But I've been in shock and I haven't wanted to make a big deal about it. I finally realized that the reason I'm not shouting "WooHoo" all over Spark People is because deep down, I'm scared I won't be able to stay here. ... Read more
I tried to do a 10K training run this morning...
...but I miscalculated. It shouldn't have been that difficult. I sat down last night to plan my route. I knew I would be running on a path that is marked every half mile. So I thought I would do 3.5 miles out and 3 miles back, noting my time at ... Read more
Back in the 130s -- again.
I have been here so many times that I find myself wondering, will it stick? I always hear people say that one of the secrets of "naturally thin" people is that they have an upper weight limit, a maximum weight that they do not allow themselves t... Read more