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Week 11 / TOT Week 3

Friday, October 24, 2014

and Week 10 of training for my half marathon in December. I'm going to be honest.. I'm tired of training. haha. This is the time when I think "why did I sign up for this?" Not necessarily because the training is hard, but because it's SO time consuming at this point. If I ran faster, it wouldn't take quite so long, but I no longer care how slow I am. I'm running dadgumit. I'll work on speed after the race. haha, the irony in that last sentence is NOT lost on me. So, I'm tired and exhausted and frustrated. I want to sleep in on Saturday's. Right now I'm out of the house by 5:45 A FREAKIN' M. to get to training early enough to stretch and use facilities.

My diet? haha. During the week I've been doing much better, but on Saturday's after a long run. there is simply not enough food.

I'm not beating myself up about this too much. For goodness sakes, I'm running double digits at this point. But... this was NOT the way for me to lose weight. haha. I AM getting stronger though. I know that. I just yearn for the day when I go for a reasonable distance run (2-3 miles) and come home and NOT eat the house. Also, I look forward to having energy left over after my run. There's none of that now.

I'm not "sorry" for this post. haha, I know it's a Debbie Downer. Just someone point me to this blog before I sign up for another blasted half. haha It's not inspirational. I know. I'll try to write one of those tomorrow after I've run 11 dang miles! WooHoo! That's insane to me. I am proud of myself. Tired, frustrated, exhausted... and proud.

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    How did I not comment on this? You gave me a good laugh with this, I love the meme "Long Run Day Eat all the things"
    2316 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14803649 are a hoot!!! i totally get it. i trained to walk NOT run a half marathon and that is a long time of walk but i get the pain and eating the house and wanting to sleep in .. but i also get the proud and girlfriend... I AM PROUD of YOU!!

    keep up the awesome work and i'm bookmarking this blog in case you get that silly grin on your face to train for another half after this one, because... YOU WILL.

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    ps... self acceptance wasnt something i was working on. it came so gradually i almost missed it but it's wonderful to be in this state of mind. Thanks for your support and encouragement on 'a year of change'. it's friends like you that keep me going. have a great week and continued progress on YOUR journey!!

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    2323 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/27/2014 11:48:54 PM
  • GHK1962
    Ok I will apologize first thing ... because I was laughing the WHOLE way through this blog.

    Oh HELL YEAH it was funny. The picture is funny. Eat the house is funny. 5:45 A FREAKIN' M is funny as all get out!

    It sounds like you are writing this blog in crazy mode ... and it makes me think you are actually happy!

    By the way, someone I know who recently trained for a marathon says the exact same thing about training...not that it's unreasonably hard ... but it just takes time and he got bored running hours on end.

    But ... you are sooooo rocking this. And the even CRAZIER thing? Even if we point you back to this blog ... the MOMENT you finish your HM ... you'll either be thinking of the next one ... or a full marathon. Yup yup ... that's how athletes think.
    2325 days ago
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    I've heard a LOT of people say that it's near-impossible to lose weight while training for a marathon or half-marathon. I know for myself that if I do any really heavy intervals, or if I exercise for more than about 90 mins in a day, I just start eating everything in sight. It was like that when I started getting to bigger numbers when I was trying to train for my half, too (except I got injured before I got to where you are at, which derailed training altogether). Anyway, good luck to you - I imagine that even if you're not losing right now while training, you're building a lot of muscle that will help you lose a lot faster once your body is out of training mode!
    2326 days ago
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