Race Results

Thursday, December 22, 2011

I completed my fourth half marathon. Yippee!!

My time was not as good as last year though. But my training has not been as agressive either. I am disappointed that I have not lost any weight by running and am beginning to realize that I need to focus on my eating habits.....which are way out of control!!! I can't rely solely on exercise. I must learn to eat in a healthy way.

After the HM I decided to take a break from all exercise. I have exercised only once since that HM. AND......THIS IS NO SURPRISE...I HAVE GAINED 10 POUNDS....

So I am planning to get back on track, one more time!!!! I have been attending OA meetings but we only have 1 a week and I really need more than that. I may look into some online meetings.

I am going to update my weight tracker and start from scratch. ~ sigh ~
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    Congratulations on your fourth HM! By the way, I find that the scale sometimes jumps up a day or so after a really hard workout or long race (like my first HM) - I think it's because the stress you put on your body makes it retain some water. (I see a weight loss immediately after the race/workout but then an increase about 24-36 hours later.)

    Your comment about running not balancing your eating reminds me of a story my sister told me about her friend. Her friend was complaining to her father one day that she was disappointed by the lack of results on the scale despite all the running she'd been doing to train for a long race. Her father, who had lost a lot of his tact but none of his wit as he'd aged, responded with:

    "That's what happens when you train with one foot in the refrigerator."

    Ouch - but pretty funny, too.

    Best of luck with your training and healthy eating through the holidays and into the new year. Cheers!
    3230 days ago
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