Don’t quit on yourself Diane…..tomorrow we’ll try again.
The Unite Half Marathon is on April 22nd 2012. It’s a Sunday. I’m following a training schedule put together for me by my friend at work, Marathon Brian. Brian ran the NYC ING Marathon this past November, so he’s my go-to person for advice on newbie running! Having become a “google” expert on research, I have been scouring the net for Half Marathon plans for 1st timers. I especially wanted one that gave me at least 16 weeks to prepare.
I found one and Brian helped fine tune the plan by starting me two weeks earlier, so as to build in a taper at the end before the race. The taper allows me some time to rest and recover from training, so I am strong and rested come race day, April 22! Read the rest of this entry
Pressure is one of nature’s weird forces. It’s an enigma. With just the right amount of pressure, and time, you can turn a black, worthless hunk of coal into a diamond. But apply too much pressure, and the glistening mineral will turn to dust, and you end up with nothing. Read the rest of this entry
I love running on Sunday. I can ALWAYS run on Sunday. Meaning, I feel IT. The IT that signals my brain that I can do this. That I can run. And when my brain is “feelin’ IT”, then my body follows. Read the rest of this entry
I’m not one to generalize, because I think the journey from “being over weight” to “getting healthy” is a very personal one, and we each walk our own path through it and it takes as long as it takes. However, being part of a group like Weight Watchers for such a long time, and being observant and introspective does lead me to notice some interesting commonalities amongst folks who Choose Food to Soothe. Read the rest of this entry
It’s been a busy busy week with work and Christmas and Running! I fell down in the Blog posting department. Since one of my million baby steps is about learning to forgive myself when I mess up, I’m hoping you can forgive me too! 🙂 Read the rest of this entry
Who moved my toothbrush? Why are there dirty socks on the bedroom floor? It’s so hot in here, can’t we open a window? Sound familiar? It’s not always so easy living with somebody else, especially when their needs don’t always match our own. My husband Peter is a really great guy. I’m lucky in many ways, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t step on each other’s toes sometimes, and annoy one another. We do. The good news is that it doesn’t happen too often, and even when we do get on each other’s nerves — we don’t take it seriously — we don’t sweat the small stuff — well, not for long anyway 🙂 Read the rest of this entry
Last week I was talking to my friend, Marathon Brian, and I was describing to him this weird pain I feel in the back of my left knee when I’m finished with a run. It’s not my knee cap itself, or any of the muscles or joints attached to it, it’s behind the knee — as if I had over-extended my knee — an extreme tightness when I’m done running. It’s something I used to feel all the time when I started out running. But then it went away. Being the novice that I am, I summed it up to this — “I was straining something, but it got stronger!” I still to this day don’t know if I’m right or not, but this pattern, this cycle does still repeat itself. Read the rest of this entry
It’s been an active weekend, did my 6 mile run, raked the last of the fall leaves (thank god!), and just finished a huge pile of laundry. Finally, finally, it’s “ME” time, and I’ve got a hot date tonight!!! Shhh, don’t tell my husband Peter. Ok, ok, stop thinking bad thoughts about me and calling me names. I have a date tonight with a delicious, delectable, decadent piece of Peppermint Bark! Read the rest of this entry
I could feel I was having a good week Health Wise. I was very active, did my scheduled running, and earned 54 Activity Points because of it. Food-wise I was successful with my “Treat Myself Experiment” and was very able to keep to my commitment of Eating Only 1 of any treat I decided to have. I kept to my 30 Daily Point limit every day, and consumed only 40 of my 49 weekly points. I stay off the scale at home (per some great advice from Denise), because when I was getting on it daily, or multiple times daily, it really was all about game playing. Can I eat this and get away with it? Am I losing? can I eat some of that and still be down by Saturday?? THOSE kinds of games. Read the rest of this entry