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Operation: Knockout.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

I feel like my new 'old' self...ya get me?

Starting to feel like the girl in the bikini photo. Today, I woke up, had some breakfast and changed into my clothes for my run. Then..my stomach started having issues. So I waited, had water and then around 10:30 felt good enough to go out. Drove to my favorite spot for a run (along the paved path around the back bay). And started. The deal I made with myself was to go as far as it felt good (wanted to do 8 since thats what I should have done last weekend, and this week is a recovery week). Off I went! And honestly, the first 3 miles are ALWAYS rough for me. That wall that runners talk about? well, my wall is always the first 3 miles. My ankle starts to ache, my knee bugs me, I get a million excuses in my head about why I should just turn around now. But once I get past those 3? I get in my groove. Its almost like its auto pilot..and today, I ended up going all 8 miles. WOO HOOOOOO!

I was so proud at the end. It was HOT by the time I finished (around 12), I didnt wear my fuel belt so I didnt have any water with me along the way (not good but managed!) And worst of all (for me) my ipod shut off at mile 6! I do not run well without my music!!!!

Today has been a great day back on track and I am feeling SO much better. Which brings me to the title for my blog tonight.

I used to have Operation: bikini as my 'motto' in my head. I wanted to be able to wear the bikini out in public and feel confident. Well, mission accomplished..pretty much LOL. I wear it in public, as for the confidence, well I want a lot of my body to stop jiggling but I dont feel embarrassed when I'm in my suit (for the most part). Which now brings me to my next goal in this phase of my journey..

Sure, I still have my goal of being a size 4 universally (sp?) meaning, every store, every style. And I have my weight goal of 125-130. But this..well this? its OPERATION: Knockout. THATS RIGHT.

OPERATION: knockout? You all know the girl. Turns heads. Stops traffic. When she walks into the gym and gets on the treadmill next to yours you think, ohh great, I better just get off now. She walks in to the pool next to you and you scramble to get your cover up on as fast as you can. Girls want to be her, guys want to be with her..

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    LOL! Knockout girl. I love it! Don't see to many of those here in SE PA.
    3381 days ago
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    Look at how far you have come, and how much you motivate so many of us Sparkers! Glad to read that you are "back", although in my eyes, you always are;)
    3382 days ago
    I love "operation knockout" you just spread some motivation my way, thank you :)
    3382 days ago
    You've soooo got it in you to be THAT girl.

    You are making me miss living in Costa Mesa and running there, I think I'll have to come down and do some of my long runs there.

    3383 days ago
    I love your last paragraph!! I think I'm going to print it and tape it to my mirror, if that's ok! :)
    3383 days ago
  • KTMAE2006
    Way to go dear!!! Welcome back! you got it! I ran a 5 miler race on Friday night, and now that I'm past that 3 mile mark, I'm thinking I will be able to get to a different race distance. So proud of you!
    3384 days ago
    Great blog Missy! Yeah, you're back. Gonna see you in that bathing suit and run the other way because I'm going to be so envious! That's the girl I know and love!! You can DO THIS!! Now, give me some of that motivation. These past 2 days have been horrible eating for me on vacation. Going to start anew tomorrow! Just have to because I want to be on the treadmill next to you and everyone wants to get off!
    3385 days ago
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