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I Guess I'm A Runner Now...

Monday, May 21, 2018

I know it seems silly, and, yes, I know I've been a "runner" this whole time...but when Saturday was a 5 mile run and Sunday was a 3 mile "recovery run" that I did when I did because I was upset and decided to run out my stress and anger and sadness... This was the first week when I really felt like a runner and not just someone trying to run.

This week calls for:
Monday - ST at the gym
Tuesday - 5 miles
Wednesday - XT of some sort (undetermined as of now)
Thursday - 5 miles
Friday - OFF
Saturday - 6 miles
Sunday - 2-3 miles recovery

I'm currently looking up good ST routines for the gym specific to runners. I've learned that each Monday has turned into my devoted gym day and I generally just go in and do whatever I want...but it would be really nice to see progress there too so I need to find something I can do consistently. So the plan is to make a plan for myself today and then test it out tonight at the gym.

As far as weight loss...it's never going to happen. I also came to realize that this weekend. I'm at 210 and I would LOVE to be around 195 for my final "goal" weight before skin surgery (I've set my actual final goal FINALLY at 165-195 - I'd like to be around 165-175 post-op, but that surgery is going to be next year at the earliest -- I'm just not willing to interrupt my running plans for that right now). Here's the thing...I probably COULD tighten up on my diet and lose that last 15 pounds...but my running is going really well right now and my pants are actually fitting better, so I decided I'm not willing to sacrifice my running for numbers on a scale. It took me all week to really accept this and it wasn't until today that I realized the pants part, so... what am I so worried about?! This morning I put on my outfit for the day and then said to myself, "Should I actually be buying mediums now?!"

So on to week 5 we go! 5/18 and we're still going strong and managing each little bump in the road! JUST KEEP GOING.
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  • ERIN1128
    You are rocking it!
    1130 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4764832
    You are doing awesome!! Keep it up!
    1130 days ago
    Yup, you're a runner! Nice work!
    1130 days ago
  • SUGIRL06
    You are seriously kicking so much butt! I am amazed by you with every Instagram post ;)

    Check out StrengthRunning.com - he has some great stuff and I even bought his book on Kindle. I also really recommend the book "Run Like Meb" if you want some specific strength training that is geared toward running. So much good into and great photos/demos of everything. Start with the website that's free, then I'd get Run Like Meb over most other books.

    Keep running!!
    1130 days ago
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