Just so we all know

186 days till my Half Marathon - that’s a little over 6 months away.

Maybe I should wait to be so damned nervous?

The countdown clock I used on the interwebs is way off. Thanks to dodorunrun who called my attention to this…

From what I can tell, it’s more like a little over 4 months away. The training program is 18 weeks. Starts next week. So that’s still a long while :)

Thanks for the advice!! I’ve tried writing down everything I eat, but I guess I was too curious/anal about it that I still looked up the calories to everything I was writing down and kept track that way. I’ve also tried planning snacks for every 1.5-2 hours (pretty much what I currently do) and that might be contributing to how much I think about food. I need to wait until I’m hungry to eat, but unfortunately my brain/stomach doesn’t really know what it’s hungry vs. when it wants to eat even though it’s not hungry.

I may try MyFitnessPal for a week and see how I do with that, and I looked into Intuitive Eating… the new edition comes out next month! There are so many more important things in life than counting calories and sticking to a strict workout schedule… I just need to get to the point where I can stop obsessing so much, but still maintain a healthy lifestyle. I’ll be trying new techniques until I find something that works for me! :)

7.23.12

Re: my workout problems

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  1. djladysha said: How about an at home work out you can do at any time? I’m on week 5 of revabs and I love it… quick challenging workouts (but not impossible, and they have modifications to make them easier). and the instructor is hot!
  2. dodorunrun said: Go to bed earlier.
  3. lindsaydoeslife likes this
  4. missmarisol said: Workout at home? Sleep in your gym clothes?

Thank you ladies for the feedback! Working out at home is definitely a great option.. and I do it from time to time - but unfortunately it doesn’t get me out of bed any earlier. 

I’ll definitely check out revabs.. see if it’s something I would do regularly. I mean, I have the tools at home - we basically have a weight room in the garage and I have dumbbells, resistance bands, and a pull up bar. 

Going to bed earlier is great in theory, but it rarely happens simply because of the home situation. People here late pretty much every night. And for the sanity of my relationship, I try to spend as much time as possible with my love in those late night hours. Even so, though… when I do get to bed at a reasonable hour - I still manage to sleep in. I will literally sleep for 12 or more hours if I have nowhere to go.

Sad. I need a job.

I’ll try a few of these things, though, and see how the next week goes. THANK YOU TUMBLR FOR THE CONSTANT ENCOURAGEMENT!!! LOVE YOUUUU!!!!

dodorunrun replied to your postThe problem with the running bug

Your reward? To go to th Hydration Clinic tomorrow night! I have 4 miles on the schedule for tomorrow. How did you get 3 but I got 4? Running early doesn’t help. It was HORRIBLE at 5:30 this morning.

Hahah. I have to go to the hydration clinic tomorrow! I may have modified mine but I have 3 miles on Mondays for the next few weeks, I believe. I am the beginner schedule. I’m also going to be getting up at 4:30 tomorrow to run. Maybe at 4:30 it’s better?

So many things to say

But I’m actually in bed at a decent hour and should get some sleep.

It was a pleasure to finally meet dodorunrun tonight at Sole Sports and I’m looking forward to meeting the rest of you (who will be there) at the Do Life meet up tomorrow, if I actually remember.

I’ll try to post what I’m wearing in case anyone wants to tackle me to say hi at the event. I’m pretty oblivious so please don’t be offended if I don’t immediately recognize you or know your name haha.

Good night Fitblrverse.

dodorunrun replied to your postOn what the fuck did I just do?!

I would like to have done this but Sole Sports is so far from me. Good luck!

You can still sign up! They provide lots of schwag for $150 - $100 toward shoes, body glide, a hat or visor, technical socks, technical shirt, the training program, $10 off the half marathon registration fee, and clinics. If you can’t make it to the Group Runs (which I’m not going to attend except for the long runs on Saturdays) then you can run at home and just come for the 3-4 clinics they are hosting. 

And depending on where you are, there’s a Sole Sports in Scottsdale, too.

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