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Just trying to get through the week.....

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

This is an exciting and stressful week. I am saddened to say that today is the official end to BLC#12. I have accomplished more than I wanted. I did a little more ST than I have in the past, although I have a long way to go. My goal was to lose 10 pounds and I officially lost 10.8 emoticon. I think I was really struggling with my running and now I feel like I am hitting my stride. All of this makes me extremely excited for the next round.

THANK YOU TO ALL MY SISTER SPIES emoticon emoticon emoticon

My journey is not over though. For now, I am just trying to get through this week and the remaining weeks until BLC#13 starts up. This week is my last long training run...22 miles emoticon and then I will be on taper emoticon. Although I am looking forward to the two weeks of tapering, I tend to become obsessed about getting sick. Of course I was with my family for the Easter holiday and my sister was sick. Then I got an email from my mom last night saying that she is also coming down with a terrible sore throat, etc. It is not uncommon to get sick when you start tapering off a regimented training schedule. I have always been lucky but I still worry. I am currently on Prednisone for a contact dermatitis. Prednisone can also weaken the immune system. I am trying to keep my thoughts positive.

I also find that I develop all sorts of phantom injuries during my tapering. My ankle, knees, feet, hips, etc all start hurting. My husband has asked me before if I shouldn't see the doctor. I just laugh....like I am going to go to the doctor. No one's going to tell me I can't run my race now. Okay, before you all freak out, I would go if I REALLY thought there was something wrong. Considering this happens to me every time I taper and I have heard others runners discussing this phenomenon, I am not really that concerned.

Finally, it is post race that I really worry about. For once, I don't want to gain my post race #10 that I have to work extremely hard for the following months to take back off. I always get it off by my next race but that's not the point. This time I want to keep it off. I actually still have about 5-8 pounds that I would like to lose. It would be a huge accomplishment if I only picked up a few pounds (less than 5) after this race and could actually make some positive headway in the months following.

Here is my plan for the coming week.

Wed 4/8:
Run or cross train 6 miles~ YES, running 6 miles
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume under 1700 calories~ 1653
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES
Check and record weight~ 125.8

Thurs 4/9:
Run or cross train 5-6 miles~ YES, running 6 miles
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume under 1700 calories~ 1614
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Fri 4/10:
No required cardio~ YIPPIE!!!
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume under 1700 calories~ NO, 1795
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Saturday 4/12:
Run 22 miles~ YES, plus walked with Tricia for 3.5 miles (1:20 minutes)
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Track food~ YES, approximately 3860 calories which still allows for about 150 calorie deficit
Get 8 hours of sleep~ YES

Sunday 4/13:
Slow recovery run or work out~ Yes, 4 mile slow run PLUS 25 minutes slow cycling with nieces and 2.5 miles slow walking
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume under 1700 calories~ NO, 2080 which included dinner out so overall I am happy.
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Mon 4/13:
No required cardio~ YIPPIE!
ST~ NO
Wall sit~ NO
Take vitamins~ YES
Track calories~ YES, 2504 which included dinner and drinks out.
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Tues 4/14:
Run or cross train 8 miles~ YES, running 8 miles
Take vitamins~ YES
Consume under 1700 calories~ NO, 3078. Have been having a horrible week with eating. I have pretty much taken the week off so I have got to get my act together again starting tomorrow for the next 16 days. I haven't worked this hard to let it all fall apart before my race
No soda pop~ NO, 3 cokes
No fast food~ NO, McDonald's
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

I will edit each day with my results.
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  • FELIXC
    You are doing so great, Molly! Awesome job on the weight loss and you will NOT get sick! I forbid it!

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    3147 days ago
  • RUNSWITHDEER
    Rest little angel. Stay wise. Stay thin. Stay mean! emoticon
    3148 days ago
  • DOGSTARDADDY
    Nice job on the weight loss. I'm aiming to run a 5K in June...
    3149 days ago
  • SMALLERSHEEP
    Molly, you truly are an inspiration to me. As you know, I started running because of you and your encouragement. Thank you for being there for me along the way. Congratulations on your success for round 12! You CAN keep it off! ;)
    3149 days ago
  • JUSTBEGIN
    Congratulations on your success in BLC 12!! You are such an inspiration with everything you accomplish between work, running, AND losing more than 10 pounds!!

    I hope that your 22 miler is wonderful, your taper is relaxing, and your race is AWESOME! I can't wait to hear about it!!!
    3149 days ago
  • DONZO64
    I really admire your dedication. Congrats on 10.8!
    3149 days ago
  • AUNTIE65
    Congrat's on surpassing your goal! Your plan looks like you are set up to succeed! We are here for you even before round 13 if you need us! Can't WAIT to hear all about the race.

    Here's to a healthy taper!
    3149 days ago
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    3149 days ago
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