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Friday, January 6, 2012

Running at work is the key for me

So this week, I've unexpectedly had to work until 730 pm three times.  That means all my runs I'd planned for after work would not have happened had I not.... packed my stuff and ran on a lunch break!!  Yep - I've discovered the key to getting my runs in.  Now I'm only going to pull off the short runs - the 35-45 min runs - but hey - that's better than getting off track!!

I also have gained a ton of water weight b/c I've really been doing a great job drinking 64 oz of water per day.  I thought it was dry winter air that was causing my chapped lips and dry legs.  Nope, its being dehydrated.  That of course means an increase on the scale, but I don't care.  Clearly I needed it.  So I'm officially now at a 12lb gain, I was at 190 2 weeks ago and now weigh 194.  I'm ok with that b/c I know it will come off soon enough.  I need hydration to flush out the fat I'm burning off!

I do feel much more in control and less stressed I know because of the endorphins and the stress relief of running.  My back and legs are sore - but that's understandable.  I hate that my upper back and lower back get so sore for me from running.  I know its because I have a weak core.

I pulled off all my running workouts this week. Yeee haw!!!!  Tomorrow is a 70 min run.  OMG.  That's going to be hard.  Today I ran 50 but needed quite a few 60-120 sec breaks to make it through it.  I CAN'T WAIT until I get back to that place where I can run CONTINUOUSLY!  Its such an awesome feeling!!!

As far as eating - I'm tracking my food and am netting 1200 calories per day (cals from food AFTER I subtract my 300-350 calorie burn from 3-3.5mi running).  Its hard, I'm hungry, and I want chocolate hershey kisses.  I'm surprised at feeling hungry again.  I've been eating so much, I swear, I've not had that sensation in a while.  I don't feel hungry often - its actually late at night and early in the a.m.  I know as I detox from overeating this will change and adjust.  I just have to be diligent at making sure I eat breakfast and keep the protein above the 60g range.

I'm going fishing tomorrow in the beautiful salty ocean tomorrow!  Can't wait!  We're going to have mimosa's on the boat and try not to freeze!  Its supposed to get up to 64 degrees tomorrow - its going to be awesome!!  Then after, I've GOT to muster up the LONG RUN.  I can do it!

Hope you all have a beautiful weekend!  Make the most of it my friends!!


  1. I can't believe you can run after being out on the boat....amazing!

  2. Again you inspire me to begin running on my lunch I cannot wait for Monday! Come one and get here. Thank you so much for your posts!

    Have fun on the boat!

  3. I love this post! Doing what you need to do to get it done. You rock!


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