Over the course of the first year of this blog I lost about 50 pounds, and I was able to stay within 10 pounds of that weight until last fall, when I became pregnant with my daughter, Felicity. Here’s what my next goals are.
I have logged everything* that I have put in my mouth in the past 10 days. I haven’t always stuck to my calorie goals, but I did write everything down. Faithfully. I will take this as a big accomplishment. All I wanted to do when I started was that: write everything down. And some patterns […]
1. It’s silly awesome, but when I saw that I could possibly beat my previous “most miles run in a month record” this month, I ran just a little bit extra to say I did it. About a mile extra. 144 miles in all. My previous high month was in April — 143 miles. I was […]
Today is Tuesday, which is track club day, except … It was raining. All day. And, like, 40 degrees. Blah! The group run was cancelled. I ended up doing le workout — 1 mile warmup (5.5 mph)Story continues below advertisement. 6 x 800s at 5K pace (7.6 mph) with 100 yd walking recovery. — on […]
So 1: Thank you everyone for all the kind words about my general malaise from the past few weeks, on the blog and in person. You’re too kind. I’m kinda embarrassed (in a good way) that people actually read this blog and it’s touching (in a good way) to hear from you. 2. Today was the return […]
Race report coming to you live from the drive home! My goal — nailed it! I dared for a sub-2-hour marathon and I did (according to my watch) 1:55:12. (Edit: Official race time is 1:56:04. That’s gun time.) That is around 15 minutes faster than my half-marathon PR that I set at this course last year […]
One hundred and forty three miles. It’s my new record for most miles ran in a month. That’s more than four and a half miles a day. I ran 18 miles today. 9 miles with friends, 9 miles alone. Doing the second half alone was tough, but I’m a tough girl.Story continues below advertisement.
It’s my birthday! And a rest day! Last year I was celebrating the 6-month running milestone. This year, 18 months doesn’t feel like such a big deal … other than to say to everyone here who is thinking about running, and whether or not its “not crazy” and “totally worth it,” it is. Stick with […]
I wish I could say I put more miles on my sneakers than I did on my car this year. I can’t quite say that, but I can say that I’ve put a hell of a lot of miles on my sneakers. Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of when I started logging every run on […]
Today was my first run after the marathon. But first, I had to do something important. Here’s to new milestones. I didn’t realize when I bought my sticker that it would look like it matched my Bike Me sticker. Now the challenge is finding a swimming sticker with the outline of the state of Maine […]