Thursday, January 13, 2011

Three Things Thursday - REFLECTION edition!

1.  The HOOD to COAST aka HTC was A-MAZING!  So glad I risked my life and my friends life by adventuring out through the snow!  It was fun to have done a RELAY and then be able to watch another one...knowing what it was like first hand.  I HIGHLY...no I DEMAND you all RUN a RELAY at some point.  Don't ever turn down the offer...it will be life changing and you will make friends for life! 

2.  Wow, I have a lot of body fat!  Really, jumping rope in front of mirrors shows you just how much.  Running outside I always have the vision of myself in my head of what I look like running...and then that vision is totally ruined once I run by a window or see a picture of myself running, not the most flattering!  Lately I have been doing classes at the gym to change it up a bit and these are in front of mirrors...HOLY COW!  I can't believe how much FAT I have on my body.  It's a wonderful thing to see and a terrifying thing to see, all at the same time.  Wonderful because it reminds me why I'm doing what I'm doing....Terrifying because I'm sure no one in that room would ever GUESS that I once ran a marathon...6 months ago!  So sad!  Running alone does now make you skinny...Running with cross training, weights and eating RIGHT get your body fat down!  Problem when you train and run a marathon, but don't change your eating habits?  You stop running long distances and are still eating what you ate when you were training...can we SAY WEIGHT GAIN!  Lovely!  So now I'm trying to get the food thing under control and so far it's going well.  Amazing how much you actually have to think about food if you want to make good decisions, and the less I think about it, the worse I do.

3.  Blogging, running!  Where am I at?  I feel distant from both right now and am trying to figure out where to go!  In one hand I love blogging and all the friends I have made and I love reading where everyone is at on a daily basis, plus it's so encouraging!  The reality...I seem to have lost the time and the content.  I have had  written posts for a month or so and have logged on numerous times to write and/or finish a post and I totally draw a blank.  When I started this blog in December 2009 I had a goal...to run a marathon and since I ran my marathon I have seemed to loose my gusto for blogging!  Not sure why?  Maybe I will incorporate more of my life instead of just running...which leads me to running!  I knew it...I knew it...I knew it!  Winter time always throws a curve ball, even when I see the curve ball coming!  I have barely ran?  Cold weather, dark nights...what's up.  In good news...I have been switching it up, which has been so fun.  I have a plan (already registered) to run the RnR Seattle Full, but there is a chance I might just do the half.  Here is the truth...fulls and I aren't the best of friends...tons of training and they are not easy!  I have done one...not sure if the need to do another one is there.  Halfs...so much fun, not near as much training and 13.1 miles are enjoyable for the most part!  Hearing that Zoe, Kerrie, Jamie and my mom are doing the full...might have helped me stay with the FULL...TIME WILL TELL!

7 comments:

Bethany + Ryan said...

your mom is running a marathon?! cool!! glad you will be blogging more! i've missed you! :-)

Kittee I am a Runner! :) said...

I think its awesome that you ran and finished a marathon. Someday, I will. But for now halfs are it. I look foward to reading your future posts... You will think of something to write about.. By the way I would wear my marathon shirt everywhere.

Kristin said...

Don't want to turn you off the R 'n' R full... but the half is a vlot more fun. :) However, if your MOM is doing the full, you may have no choice! :)

Jen said...

I know how you feel about fulls vs. halves. It does take a lot of time. But if your mom is doing it, it would be hard not to share that experience with her! And blogging: I go through phases too. But I am always glad when I do write, even if no one reads or comments because I can look back and see what was going on in life then. But it does take time.
I know how you feel about those gym mirrors! I hate them.

Marlene said...

The mirrors at the gym KILL me! *shudder*

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Blog or not blog I still get to talk to and see you so I am happy!!

Lordy body fat...not a fun topic, but I have seen a noticable change the past few weeks from increasing my miles and paying attention to what I put in my mouth.. Good luck.

I am feeling like doing RNR but the Full, UGH! Maybe I will run the Half then go to mile 20 and help people in. Will see..

momof3 said...

LOL at the jump rope comment. I used to imagine I was a gazelle running along. Then last summer it was 104 degrees so I ran in just a sports bra/skirt. I figured how bad could it be? Uh. How about, someone caught it on film. Can you say, "Dun-Lap syndrome"? That's when your belly skin dun-laps right over the top of your skirt. It was bad. SUPER bad.

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