So I wish I had a really good "knock your socks off" reason for not posting in awhile, but I can only claim long hours at work, the holidays, and just stress (I know....laaaaaame!). I am SO embarrassed to admit that I do not have the internet at my house yet, but I'm hoping to get it in the next few months and be able to post more regularly.
So a few things have happened, most of which are very positive: :-)
1. I am running!!!!!!!!! Not back to my normal, crazy self, but hey....I'll take what I can get here. I'm currently doing about 10-12 miles/week, and I REALLY want to try to stick to the 10% increase/week rule (for the first time in my life, hahaha) so as to avoid yet another injury. But I cannot tell you how happy I am when I'm sweating it out on my runs! My tentative goal is still to attempt the half marathon on May 2nd.
2. I am going to do a TRIATHLON in August!!! I'm a tri-virgin. :-) A few of my friends are interested, too, which is great and very motivating. It's a Sprint Triathlon: 500 meter swim, 10 mile bike, and 3 mile run. I think it'll be a great way to test the waters (hahaha) to see if I can/want to do a half-ironman next summer.
3. I've lost the weight (10ish pounds) that I gained during my time off from exercise! Honestly, I think it's a combination of getting back to working out, being very happy and content, and being binge free over the holidays. I didn't think I could make it through December without at least one or two good holiday binges. However, I really tried to take that pressure off myself. I can't explain it, but for the first time in years, I didn't gorge myself at holiday parties/gatherings. I ate a little of what I wanted, then stopped. Amazing concept, I know. :-) Easier said than done, but I hope I can take that with me in the future.
4. I've had some personal things that I've been somewhat stressing about lately, and I am already conscious of me needing to keep my calories at a normal level and not restrict. I have a tendency to do that when I am stressed, and while it's been great to lose the weight recently, I DO NOT want to get back on the path where I am compromising my health.
Hopefully now that things are slowing down, I'll be able to post on more blogs and post on mine as well. I missed the blog world! :-)
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Posted by Holly at 5:25 AM