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Time for a Re-boot!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Okay, I'm coming clean. I've gained 10 pounds since marathon training ended. Five right after and then five more over the holidays. That once again takes me away from my goal weight. I was about 20 pounds away from my goal weight and now I am back up to 30. GRRR!

I have started training for another marathon with a whole new set of challenges. I have a boyfriend who is wonderful, but sadly this makes less time for training and more time for movie watching with popcorn. Not to mention the amount of time spent out eating! Honestly, it is no wonder that people say you get fat when you get married. Granted we aren't married, but I still feel like this relationship isn't good for my waistline. That being said I am redoubling my efforts. I won't binge after long runs, I'll focus on my training, and make it happen for me. I really want this year to be the year I reach my fitness goals. After all, I have a shiny new treadmill that warrants no excuses!

I'll run another marathon, complete my first triathlon, and be a better person. But only if I make it happen for myself! Cheers to weight loss!
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  • no profile photo CD5826541
    HEY KATIE!!! woo hoo, great to see my buddy again... no worries on the set backs, just give it that old "Katie-Can-Do" like you have always done and you will come through it! good to see you..
    3378 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11178141
    Love that you're acknowledging the choices you've made so you can work on changing them. (And congrats on the BF. Perhaps he'd be willing to run with you to burn off that popcorn?)
    3379 days ago
  • ERLYWA
    Boy, did I ever need to see a blog like this, with someone who had a setback getting back up and back on track. I lost myself for six full months and gained 21 of the 30 I'd lost back...ugh! But I am getting started again, baby steps! :)

    Thanks for an inspiring blog!
    3379 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8917399
    Hey - congrats on the new boyfriend, that's the BEST reason for reducing your weekly mileage I know of!!

    :-)

    You know, marathon training and weight loss don't always go hand in hand. I was losing weight steadily in 2009 and was about 40 pounds from my goal, but then my weight loss stopped as soon as I decided to start training for a marathon, and I actually ran it about 10 pounds heavier than when I started the training six months before (basically, I stopped counting calories and counted miles instead). Now, I have no regrets about that year - the Portland marathon was a true thrill that I will always cherish (and yes, I was pleased with how much of it I was able to run).

    Now - you are MUCH more of pro at this, so you know what you're doing by striking a balance between training and weight loss. But with time now being a bit more precious, you might want to focus on shorter races, and see how far you can push you body with getting your speed up.

    A hard set of mid-week intervals can do far more for hyping up your metabolism than putting in the mid-week miles you probably are doing to keep up your distance base. And seeing your times get measurably faster from even a 5 pound loss when you're doing mile-long intervals or less, can really help your will power when you're being tempted by high calorie foods.

    Anyway, just a thought. I really enjoy your blogs about running - we must have been bitten by the same running bug! And if you managed to survive the month after your marathon training without getting sick, consider those 10 pounds you gained a good investment!!!

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    3379 days ago
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