Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Running Skirt!!

Monday morning I was catching up on blogs and I headed over to Endurance Isn't Only Physical and I saw the winner was announced for the Running Skirt giveaway. I started to read it and she listed the comment from the winner and I was just like, "That sounds a lot like what I wrote!" Then I was just like, "Wait a minute... That is me!" Thank you, Tricia for hosting this giveaway! It has made my whole week!

I am so excited! I cannot wait to try out the skirt and can't wait to put it to the test at the marathon.. which is.. hold on to your hats, folks! 38 days away! Here's the one I picked!

Also, this Saturday, March 13th I have the Rex Lee 5k race. I like 5ks now :-) They aren't as scary as they used to be. I love the Rex Lee race at BYU. I had to do it before we leave Provo for good. It's to support cancer research and you all know how I feel about that :-)

Other than that- life has been good. The long runs have been getting longer and I am so ready to get to the marathon! I am still really nervous, but I know I can do it. I'd write more about my long runs... but nothing too interesting happens- and I am guessing that that is a good thing. Just things like waiting at LOOOONG stop lights, having Jon come and pick up some of my layers because I'm dying and creepers on the trails and sidewalks who mumble something as I run by. I am hoping for a 6-7miler tonight. I've had to do most of my weekly runs inside the last few months and I cannot tell you how excited I get for every Saturday because it means I can run outside- but that I have time to run outside in the daylight! I can't wait until warmer weather comes!

Happy Wednesday!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Having to work with the unexpected

So, I've been having a lot come up... aka: life. I hate it when I want to do well in runs or in my eating and things just come up. A dinner party here or a meeting there or I have to bake something and it takes-up-my-whole-night-and-by-the-time-I'm-done-it's-11:30pm-and-I-haven't-done-anything-that-was-really-on-my "to-do" list. Let me guess... just by reading that you felt like you were running out of time? Does anyone else have this problem???

I was doing well with my mileage this week and I was feeling great. However, I wasn't eating very well.... the boss stocked up the back room with all of my favorite (and forbidden) goodies! For example- this week I've had problems with staying away from the Vanilla Wafers! It's awful! Here I am now and I have lost about 33lbs now and I cave at the sight of that stupid yellow box and find myself just snacking without thinking about it. My weight has been fluctuating between 3lbs and I'm starting to get nervous that I'm losing my zing of making sure I am keeping on track.

I started out keeping a food diary and I started off small with cutting things back so I wouldn't find myself binging all the time. Then it got better and it wasn't a problem. I have my moments now, but the last 2 weeks have just been awful and every week I feel like I am just starting over. I guess it's back to the food diary? I really hope not.

Okay, sorry. I know that it's not that big of a deal and I know that I am working on it. I just need a little encouragement. I've been stressing out a lot more lately at work and I haven't been getting rid of that stress through running like I usually do. I probably need to work on that too... because I've been relieving my stress at all the wrong times. Like taking out my frustration on a head of lettuce when getting dinner ready and being short with people who didn't even say anything. Yeah. It has been one of those days.... for about 2 weeks.

Here is to tomorrow- a very long run with a better attitude and with a resolve to not get my sticky fingers all over the snacks at work. :-)

What do you do when life gets in the way and you find yourself with zero time to exercise but time to stuff peach cobbler in your face? Any advice?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

running swag giveaway!

Okay, so we all know how incredibly gross our running gear can get! I always still have a stench in my running gear after I wash 'em. Nasty! Anyways, this giveaway is for detergent made for getting that rotten stench out :-) Then she is throwing in some souvenirs from the olympics!