Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Fresh Start

Good news or Bad news? Hmmm.
Good news: Krissy and I are starting another half-marathon training tomorrow! No half at the end, but we're trying a new training plan to see if we like it.
Bad news: I've gained all the lbs. back that I'd lost since last summer. Whoa. I think I'd been so strict during my half-training that I went overboard afterward. And although I'm by no means fat or over weight (so stop rolling your eyes at me) , I feel uncomfortable with myself and how I'm fitting into my clothes. A shirt i used to love suddenly didn't look so good. That's what I hate. It's less about the number on the scale and more about the fact that I want to wear sweatshirts all the time to cover up the fact that my pants are tight. Lame. Anyway, I'll let you know how it goes.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Nathan and I decided to save money and go low-key for Spring Break. We're at a friends lakehouse in Hemphill, TX (East TX, near Louisianna on Toledo Bend Lake). Anyway, not much has been going on which is good. I did have a pretty great run this morning! I'm not used to hills by any means and goodness knows there are some hills around here. I ended up doing the run at a 9:57 pace which I am very excited about. I was worried that the incline would slow me down too much but I decided to tackle them head on and ran a negative split (it was out and back). After I got back to the house, I took our friends dog out for a walk and finished out about an hour of exercise. It felt good.
I signed up for two more races: Blue Bell 10k (04/17) and Astros Run for the Pennant 5k (05/30). Krissy and I have also decided to start a training cycle for a mock half-marathon. We want to test out the plan (from RunnersWorld) and decide if we like it more/less than the one Stephen made for me last time. It'll be getting hot soon so I'm enjoying the awesome running weather as much as I can while it lasts. Later!