I have stated before that I have been overweight my whole life. I have tried a ton of different strategies for losing the weight. They all seem to be good for a little while but I can only handle eating foods that begin with the letter z for so long before I am looking for chocolate cake. So I slowly get back to where I started. I am not looking to be a size 2, I know that is that not a realistic goal. So, my goal is not really centered around a number. That said I do weigh myself everyday, I know that most people will think that I’m crazy but here is why I have been doing that, to find out what has an effect on the number on the scale. So far I have noted that when I am running a few pints low on water I can gain up to 4 pounds over night. This plays in to how much of my food intake is in the salty food group.
Back to my goal, it is to run a half marathon. When I say run I mean really run it, not limp my way to the finish line, cussing the whole way. That was my first and only one so far. It was not a lot of fun, but being all stubborn and stuff I want to prove to myself that I can complete one with out it be some sort of hell on earth. I seriously was thinking about just falling down, they would have sent an ambulance for the fat girl who has “collapsed” on the course. I did finish, by sure will power, and the fact that it would embarrassing for me to take the ambulance ride.
I am going to apologize now, because I have a feeling that most of my posts are going to be all about running for a while. I tend to get obsessed when I am training for an event. I have 3 coming in the next few months. The first of which is a 5K on Super Bowl Sunday. That is my first race in 3 years, I’m excited and a bit scared as well.
In the past I have raced badly, I start to fast, I tend to run to fast, I don’t pace myself to be able to finish the race without wishing for death. So this race I am going to put together a play list of songs that are all at 119 beats per minute, that is a pace that I can maintain for 3.2 miles. Well at least I was able to last night.
The other two races that I have coming up are both in March. One is a 12K the other is an other 5K. I am not sure that the 12K will be anything more then a really long walk for me, I need to add 4 mile in two months I am pretty sure that is going to be something near an impossibility for me, but I’m sure as hell going to give it a shot. I have to just get out that and run. There is a fine line that I am walking as it where, to train but not mess up my knee.
I am also doing the EA Sports Active NFL Training Camp for the Wii, it works your legs as well so I hope to strengthening the knee will keep it injury free. I don’t want to go back to not wearing my high heels and walking like I am 90 years old. So the knee is the first priority in all of this training that is about to happen.
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