Showing posts from September, 2011

Soy Un Perdedor, I'm A Loser, Baby

I didn't post last week, but didn't lose any weight either. Didn't gain, but didn't lose. That's what I get for weighing in the morning after Oktoberfest! haha. This morning was a 1.5 pound loss. Puts me at 162.5 which I am happy with. I did eat a big dinner last night, too. This morning I ran 13 miles. First time. Longest run ever. I finished in 2.5 hours. I kept a good pace. Only issues are a blister on 1 toe and a lot of muscle pain in my left arch. Of course, I was running in a brand new pair of shoes. That's right, I got new shoes! J and I went to Dillard's on Saturday and I tried on both the 8 and 8.5. I went with the larger size. Felt so much roomier in my toes. And I got gray with purple accents instead of black. They're pretty. Me likey. I rubbed the muscles in my foot and let the hot water in the shower relax them a little. Good enough to walk around a little at the PX and Commissary. Definitely feeling better, but still sore. I think i

Oh, Shoes

As I was putting on my Merrells for a 3 mile run this morning, I noticed the light shining through where there should be no light. Yup, I have a hole. It's in the arch of my left foot. They are dirty, yes. They need washed. Of course this all had to happen just 1 month from the half marathon. I just got a new sports bra because the other one was too big. I just got new running tights because the others got a hole. Now my shoe has a hole. Ugh. Might be headed to Dillards this weekend for a new pair. I added up the miles I've run just for training, not counting the repeat weeks, to 134.5 miles. That's not counting the repeat of my 10 mile week (7 more miles not including the failed 10 miles) or the repeat last week (another 7 miles) since I didn't run after Oktoberfest. Plus put a few other repeats, random runs, and some walking in all of that. Since July. If you look for advice on when to replace running shoes, you'll see anywhere from 300 to 500 miles, 6 mo

It's Official

I registered for the half marathon. J registered for the full. I would book our hotel room, but the hotel's website isn't working right now. I'll try again later. It's within walking distance from the start/finish point, but less expensive than the sponsor hotel right by that point. If the site isn't working tomorrow, maybe I'll call the sponsor hotel and find out what the special rate for runners is. Although they charge for parking. I did find some new running pants. J went shopping with me this morning. Second store had a good pair. Adidas. They hit just below my knee, they have decent reflective striping, a pocket for my mp3 player, and a drawstring waist. They are black with white stripes. And not too expensive. I'm a little nervous, but not horribly so. I think I'll feel better after I get a 13 mile run done. Which probably won't be tomorrow. I will probably be a little hungover tomorrow. Might try for Monday, but I may just wait till next

Running Stuff

I finally got that new sports bra. Went with Enell. Found out they carry them for a great price through AAFES, but not at my PX. So I went to the running store, and it was on sale for 20% off. Not too bad. I also went down a size. I tried on a size 1 first, then a 2. I could see right away how the 2 was looser in the shoulders and had more bounce. So I got the 1. Yay! Down one sports bra size! I also need no running tights. I usually run in some capri length tights I bought at Target. I love them, but this morning I found a hole. It's right on the seam of the upper inner thigh. Cannot fix it. And it's in a bad spot, one that started to chafe after just 3 miles this morning. They didn't have much at the running store. I also went to Kohl's, a Big5 sports, and Target. Oh, and the PX. Target had one pair in my size, but I felt like it was severely lacking on reflective surfaces. It had a little logo and about 2 inches of reflective. That's it. Fit well, but I didn&

Soy Un Perdedor, I'm A Loser, Baby

But first - last night's run. J and I both ran the 8K at the German American Night Run here at Bliss. This is our third year running it, but my first year doing the 8K. Last 2 years I just did the 5K. And I did better than I expected. Why didn't I expect to run well? I'm a morning runner. I'm used to getting up and going out the door. I might eat an energy bar if it's a long run. Running in the evening means running with a day's (or most of a day's) worth of food in your stomach, after doing whatever it is you did all day. We did a short 3 mile run Thursday night, and my calves cramped so bad I couldn't keep running. So I didn't have the highest hopes for Saturday night. We got there early and I did a tiny bit of warm-up before the race. I was able to keep just over a 10 minute pace. I finished at 51 minutes 14 seconds. Pretty good considering my training pace is about a 12 minute mile. After the race, we had a real German bratwurst and a real

Bra Thoughts

I posted just the other day about my sports bra thoughts. After some online shopping, I realized that the Shock Absorber is really comparable to the Enell in terms of price. So now, I may as well just get another Enell. I can buy it at a local store and already know my size. Hold that thought. I better measure my ribcage again. I may have lost an inch or two there, and if I did, it puts me in a different place on the Enell size chart. See, a yearish ago, when I bought my first one, my rib measurement was a size 2, but bust was a size 3. The 3 was obviously too big when I put it on, so I got a size 2. Since then, my bust has lost half an inch (hey, that's a lot for me!), and I think my ribs may now fall under a size 1, while bust is closer to size 2. Guess I will have to try them on again. I am so glad our local running store carries Enell so I have the option of trying them on! (BTW, they have their own, unique size chart.) So, speaking of running, I signed J and I up for the G

The Canyon

Remember how I said I would get some runs in at McKelligan Canyon? I finally followed through on that. J's platoon was doing PT there this morning, and Remy decided I should be up at 0530, so Rem and I hitched a ride with J. It took me an hour to run about 4 miles, but that's uphill half the way! I think we did pretty good. Much better than I could have done a year ago! It felt good to get out there. I really would love to be one of those people who runs every day just for fun. Ok. Most every day. Gotta have some days off. I most definitely need to get a second sports bra for running. I'm considering getting 2. I found a great review that compared the Shock Absorber to the Enell. She seems to prefer the Enell in the end, but gave great marks to the Shock Absorber. My thoughts? Maybe I could get the SA for shorter, easy runs and use Enell for the long runs. Rotate not just bras, but styles as well. Hmmm, let's see if I can find a sale on SA sports bras. Have to ord

Soy Un Perdedor, I'm A Loser, Baby (Weight Watchers)

I have done one whole week on the Weight Watchers Online plan. I lost 2 pounds. I think getting under 165 will feel like a bigger achievement for me. I haven't been able to get below that this year. My Plan - I have 29 daily points to use. I'm supposed to use all of them, and trust me, I do. I also have 49 weekly allowance points to use. Plus, I get activity points. I love that. I have it set up to use my activity points (which build for the whole week) before using my weekly allowance points. I do wish the activity points were more specific. I think I probably "walk the dog" faster than other people. My dog likes to go. I was pretty happy this morning to get on the scale and see that I'd lost a couple pounds. I finally took some measurements this morning, too: waist, hips, bust, and thigh. My natural waist has actually gone down since last time I measured it. Hips I think were about the same. Bust went down half an inch! Holy crapola! As long as the bust doe