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light at the end of the bloat-tunnel

Saturday, September 01, 2012

It's been a rough week at the scale, but I think I'm finally getting to the end of the bloatedness that is the joy of being female. My weight was down this morning - Hooray! - possibly a little too far down. I ran 8 miles pretty late last night & I was sweating like crazy. This morning, I slept in which may have led to a dehydration weight - the opposite of my last week of weigh-ins. So, I'll try to take this morning's weigh in with another grain of salt - I don't want to be disappointed when I weight myself after I've replaced my fluids.

I had a nice easy 3 mile run today, and it felt good. I'm on the schedule for anywhere from 16-20 miles tomorrow, but I'm planning on doing 15. I know, what's 16 compared to 15 - It's actually kind of a lot when you're jumping back into marathon training and you're behind schedule. Mostly, it's mental. The park where I run has a 5 mile track around a reservoir. It's much easier to do 3 laps, than to run 3 laps plus an extra mile. Maybe if I'm feeling super awesome, I'll do the last mile at the end. Most likely, I won't.

I really need to get past this 15 to feel more confident about being ready for NYC. I haven't even done a half marathon since the NJ marathon in May, so this run feels like a big hurdle to get past.
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