5k to marathoner

lush asks 🛁
  • rosy cheeks: do you blush easily? more specifically, what makes you blush easily?
  • sex bomb: are you a virgin?
  • sexy peel: when do you feel the sexiest? (i.e-an article of clothing, after shaving, etc.)
  • passion fruit: have you had your first kiss?
  • ocean salt: do you like going to the beach? why or why not?
  • cup o' coffee: coffee or tea?
  • angels on bare skin: are you religious?
  • blackberry: what's your favorite fruit?
  • turkish delight: what is your favorite book/book series?
  • 31 states: What state do you live in? (Or country)
  • razzle dazzle: describe your music taste
  • d'fluff: how many pillows do you sleep with?
  • 93,000 miles: have you ever ran a 5k? A marathon?
  • dreamwash: describe your pajamas
  • marilyn: who do you look up to?
  • damaged: have you ever dyed/bleached your hair?
  • emotional brilliance: are you an emotional person?
  • lullaby: do you want kids?
  • rose jam: what's your favorite flower?
  • blousey: describe your favorite piece of clothing.
Join me for a run this weekend?

I have a 10k scheduled for Saturday and I would love to go for a virtual run with you! If that sounds fun, just:

  • Reblog this to encourage your followers to get active!
  • Run, walk or move your body any way you want. 
  • The distance is 100% your choice!
  • When you are done - Pat yourself on the back and take a smiling selfie and post it to your blog
  • Tag fatmaninalittlesuit and I will share it with my 16k awesome followers 

Join me? :) 

Originally posted by minas-morgul666

Some running tips for you on this Thursday. 🏃💕
1. Increase your mileage by no more than 10% a week. Any more than this can lead to injury.

2. Vary your weekly runs. Try to include one long run, one tempo run, and some interval training. The rest can be easy miles.

3. Get your running shoes at a running store after having them evaluate your feet and your stride. This will ensure the shoes fit properly, which is so key for preventing injuries! And replace your shoes every 300-400 miles.

4. Cross train on off days from running - swimming, elliptical, walking and biking are good options.

5. Strength training is also super important for runners. Try to get a strength training routine in 3 times a week.

6. Meet your body’s energy demands with good quality nutrition.

7. Always keep hydrated!

8. Get a good amount of sleep to maximize recovery.

9. Set goals that make sense for YOU. It’s important to have something to work towards, but setting goals that are too lofty is asking for burnout and injury.

10. Listen to your body. If you need to take a day off, do it. If you get injured, follow the necessary procedures (rest, ice, compression, elevate, if it’s more serious then see a doctor). You won’t get any better by training on an injury.

Uphill Running Tips
  • Shorten your stride
  • Keep your head up rather than focusing on your feet
  • Swing your arms up and down (not side to side)
  • Lean slightly into the hill
  • Don’t compensate form.  Don’t over-rotate your trunk in an effort to get momentum, you’re just wasting energy!!
  • Maintain a consistent effort up the hill…don’t trail off just before the crest.  Keep your mind on the goal and push through
The first time I met you keeps replaying like a broken record in my mind. Nothing has made me feel more alive in such a long time but your smile surely did it. My stomach filled with butterflies and my heart filled with warmth – waiting to be in your presence was far too long.
Nothing could compare to looking over and seeing your beautiful smile and hearing your laugh. And my god, I didn’t mean to stare because I was always taught staring is rude, but how could I not stare at the most beautiful fucking work of art I have ever seen.
You see, I have always loved art and I have always loved mysteries, so perhaps that is why I could not take my thoughts off you. I could compare you to “Starry Night” by Van Gogh, but I don’t even think that could define the work of art and beauty that you are. You are so mysterious and it attracts me more and more everyday because I want to know every last thing about you.
I will never forget the first time you laid your lips on mine and kissed me. Everything around us went quiet and quite literally I felt fireworks inside of me. I think about you sleeping next to me, and my god I am so cold and am in need of your warm touch again.
You make me feel so calm, but at the same time you cause a ruckus inside of my body. When I say ruckus, I mean having you next to me makes me feel as if I could run a 5K marathon and never stop. You make me feel so much and then some.
I pray to God you never leave my mind, the thought of you makes me feel again.
—  j.n 

Want to know where I workout every day? My kitchen.

Want to know how long it takes me to get ready for workouts? A couple of minutes.

No driving to the gym. No crowds. No waiting for machines. 😣

The convenience is crazy! 🤗 I have my own trainer with me right in my kitchen.

Let me know if you want to know how I do it!
Aqours as Most Likely To's
  • Chika: Most likely to stop girls on the street to tell them they look cute.
  • You: Most likely to go to the gym and bench press the people who are bench pressing.
  • Riko: Most likely to write fanfiction about her friends.
  • Ruby: Most likely to trip over nothing.
  • Hanamaru: Most likely to be eating at any time.
  • Yoshiko: Most likely to hold a real seance at a slumber party.
  • Kanan: Most likely to still look insanely attractive after running a 5k marathon.
  • Mari: Most likely to tell you that your family is dead as a prank.
  • Dia: Most likely to fight you to the death if you say a single negative thing about Eli Ayase.

100 Days Ago

I took the plunge and started my Pre-op diet. I spent the previous 8 months fulfilling insurance requirements and preparing, but 100 days ago is when it started getting real.

This seems like a great place to take stock of where I am and where I am going on the journey so rather than a normal weekly report, here is a 100 day review.

Results so far

  • Down 96 lbs from Pre Op diet and 128 from Highest weight
  • 13.4 drop in BMI
  • Down 2 shirt and 4 pant sizes
  • Heart Rate, Blood pressure, Cholesterol, Vitamin / Mineral and hormone levels have all improved.
  • Activity up from sedentary to running 75 miles / month. I have also started swimming and kickboxing. 

Unexpected Struggles

It hasn’t been all rainbows and unicorns. I have had some struggles as well. Most of these a read about in advance but didn’t really “get it” until I was living with my new reality. 

  • I find I am spending a lot more time thinking about food. I have to be constantly focused on what to eat and when to eat it to ensure I get in the required protein while avoiding carbs. 
  • Staying hydrated is much more diffacult than expected. I can only drink a few oz at a time and plain water no longer tastes good to me. It is very easy to fall behind and not get enough water in.
  • Taking 6 vitamins a day, at exact times, is a bit of a pain. 
  • It is hard for me to eat anything solid before 10 am without feeling sick. 
  • I struggle to eat dense protein, like chicken without getting sick. 
  • If I eat too fast, too much or the wrong kinds of food, I will get sick. 
  • There are some days where I just feel queasy all day. 

What’s up next? 

  • This spring and summer are going to be very active for me. I currently have 2 5k, 5 10k and a ½ marathon scheduled. 
  • I have some cool WL milestones coming including 100 lbs lost and my lowest adult weight. I also hope to break into the 200s some time this spring!
  • I am starting to eat more volume and different, healthy foods. This will help me ease into my for life eating plan. 

So, 100 days in - I am very very happy with my decision to get WLS. I feel like I have been given a new lease on life and I won’t take it for granted. 

I really loved this yoga program that I tried out today! 🙆

I’ve always liked yoga, but found that classes I took or videos I followed were always either:
1. Way too hard and isn’t yoga supposed to be relaxing
2. Sleeping on the ground the whole time not getting a workout at all
3. I can’t follow what you’re saying because I don’t speak yogi! And what’s with all the candles and chanting?

But I know that I’m not flexible AT ALL and that’s one of my biggest weak points. Plus, I’m a runner and stretching is hugely important to runners and something that most of us don’t do nearly enough. 🏃

So when I tried out a video from 3 Week Yoga Retreat, I was pleasantly surprised. It’s marketed towards beginners, but it’s still challenging enough to feel like a workout even though it’s “just yoga.” I felt sufficiently strengthened, stretched, and relaxed by the end. 🌻

If you want to try it out (especially my runner friends!) let me know! 😊