Friday, February 26, 2010

How did this happen?

I've gained 11 pounds since White Rock. What?! Nooooooo! Yes. Yes, I have. And there is no point in saying "You don't look like you've gained weight" or "That's crazy. No way." Because yes way. I have.

My clothes don't fit. I'm not running well. And overall, I don't feel good.

How did this happen? Well, that's a stupid question really. I know exactly how it happened. Life. Life happened. Annnnnd I've been eating whenever and whatever I want. Annnnnd I haven't had time to run and running is my only form of exercise.

So what am I going to do about it? Stop it. Fix it. Get serious again. What else can I do?

Daily Mantra:

Stop it.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

It's like starting all over again.

So. I'm back. Running. Aching. Exhausted.

Really, I've been running this entire time. Just sporadically. No real training schedule.

But I was standing at Grant's baseball tryouts the other night trying to figure out how I was going to fit baseball practice into my already hectic schedule. I pulled out my blackberry to look at the calendar, hoping and praying that this would be over soon so I could go home to get started on my million and one other responsibilities and it occurred to me...I have a half marathon to run in 3 weeks. The Dallas Rock N Roll Half. What!? Holy Crap. I spent 5 months preparing for White Rock and it just about killed me. Where did the time go? And how am I going to get my miles in? What am I going to do?

My battle plan:

Saturday 02/20 - 8 miles
Saturday 02/27 - 10 miles
Saturday 03/06 - 6 miles

And run 2 or 3 miles at least 3 other times each week.

Will it be enough? I have no idea but it's the best I can do. I ran the 8 miles yesterday and wanted to die a little bit. It really is like starting over. Again...holy crap.

Daily Mantra:

Just do the best you can. Hopefully it will be enough.