Monday, August 30, 2010

My Little Corner

On Saturday I finally got my sh!t together and finalized my training schedule, I took 2 different ones that I liked and then added a couple of weeks and sorta combined them. I start officially training tomorrow with a 4 mile run. I went with a schedule that has me running 3 days a week and cross training 1 day and the option to cross train another day. I'll also be weight training at least once a week and doing my hard core workout 3 days a week.
This is my schedule with some stupid exclamation points to make me excited when I really want to crawl back in bed and die.
This is my little corner where I have my running log and training schedule (that's also my Garmin cord that isn't plugged in so it will probably say "low battery" and then die on my next run).

When I was training for my half marathon back in March I actually started to gain weight in the end so this time I'm going to work really hard to keep my eating in check. Running makes me HUNGRY!!! I have a plan this time because I actually want to lose weight during training. Right now I weigh 213 (I know, gasp, I told you my weight and it's not a cute little number) and by the time I do the half marathon on November 21st I want to be at 200, that is goal #1. Goal #2 is to be around 180 by the marathon.

I know that weighing less will help me run faster but I also have another reason to lose the weight, I have a consult with a plastic surgeon. After losing weight I have a lot of excess skin so I need a tummy tuck and I might do something extra for me too.

Now, I want to mention that I'm all for you being happy with your body and I'm not saying you should go out and get plastic surgery but in my case I've worked really hard to lose the weight and I actually look worse now than I did when I weighed 260. So yeah, I'm doing this for me and it's kind of a big deal so I couldn't exactly not mention it on my blog.

I also wanted to tell you guys because when I hit 199.9 I'm probably going to throw a party or something. I was 204 all through high school, in college I briefly got down to 201 mostly because I was starving myself so I could afford my rent, so under 200 is a HUGE deal to me. I know I can do it, especially with all the great support I get here.

18 comments:

P said...

Of course you can do it - yay you!!
I love the pic (and especially the captions) of your little corner. The stars and exclamation points on your training plan will surely motivate you! :-)

Quinton J said...

You go girl. Your running plan (more specifically those exclamation marks) have got me excited. Also, I'd like to be invited to this party...It's going to be off the hook.

to dream the KIMpossible dream said...

I totally want to be at 180 for the marathon, too! That's so funny we have the same weight goal! =) We can do it! We can do it!!!

I'm amazed you are training for this marathon by yourself - I honestly don't think I could do it without my running group, so you are my hero and I can't wait to meet you! =)

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Way to get organized and kick butt on your goals!

racing dawn said...

Wow - thats so great how well you've done so far! You'll totally hit your marks! And I'm all about doing what you need to do for you. I totally hang my training schedules up everywhere! I have one right next to my fridge as a friendly reminder. :) Party on...

Adrienne said...

YAY YOU!! I'm excited for your training and marathon experience. And good luck to you for plastic surgery, who cares what anyone else thinks or says. I wish I had more leaves on the money tree in my backyard and I would totally be there with you. It's getting a little old tucking the girls into my pants every morning :) You're awesome!

kimert said...

Awesome!! Good luck to you in your training! If I could afford plastic surgery right now I would totally be on it and that is coming from someone who was anti plastic surgery for ages, but after a lot of weight loss I see things about my body that just are not going to change with diet/exercise no matter how much I do. Good for YOU for doing what makes YOU happy!!!!
And I love the picture of your little corner!

Marlene said...

I love your little running corner! Awesome that you figured out your schedule. Time to train!

Kudos to you on your weight loss success and I don't blame you one bit for wanting to get a tummy tuck. Good luck!!!!

Christal said...

You can do it!! Make sure to stay healthy and do it the right way ;)

I love your motivation corner! I need to get one of those!

lowandbeholdblog.com said...

I totally gain when I train. If you have any tips for losing during training I'd LOVE to read them!

Love your training plan, very motivating :)

Andrew Opala said...

A PLAN!!!!

Too bad you didn't have my blog on the computer - you would have had a good laugh at the wannabe!

So we'll party like it's 199.9 ?

jenn w/ 2 n's said...

I gained when I trained for the 1/2 in March too but I think it's because I said "I just ran 8 miles I can eat whatever I want!! BWAHAHAHA!!" Um, yeah, that doesn't help.

You look so organized you're going to rock this marathon training! Good Luck!

onebadrunner said...

Hell yeah you can do it!

Look what you've accomplished thus far!

ps - let's chat about eye tattoos in Tulsa. I have been thinking about it for a while...

Her Name is Rio said...

Your corner looks so neat and appealing..I could spend plenty of hours there!
Good luck on your training! Looking forward to following it!

Johann said...

You'll most definitely do it! With your goals clearly set your mind is in the right place and that’s a win already. I like the corner!

FruitFly said...

I like your corner and your calendar! I might have to do something like that in a couple months when I start my 1/2 marathon training. I find seeing it in my face helps me force myself to stick to the plan!

Good luck with it!
~RR

RunWithKate said...

God damn, running makes me hungry too. I am running my 1st marathon and I swear I am eating like a cow (but cows graze on grass) so I guess I am eating more like a fat man. ???

Adam said...

Love the corner - what a great way to stay motivated.

I'm ALWAYS hungry when I am running high mileage. Like, I could eat now. Like, a full meal. It is tough, but I try to work through it. Even skinny me wants to drop around 7 lbs before my last marathon of the year in Nov.