Sunday Update – All New

OK, now that all these race shenanigans are behind me it’s time to buckle down and get serious about weight loss, debt payoff and getting faster with my running.  I was reflecting on why my weight loss has stalled.  The majority of the 35 pounds I’ve lost this past year were lost on the South Beach Diet.  I went off it when I started running more than 6 miles at a time because I felt … Continue reading

Gate River Run 15K Recaps from 98 and 13

This year, my goal is to do one race every month.  The Disney Princess Half was my February race and the Gate River Run 15K was my March race, just two short weeks later.  I wasn’t sure how my legs and hips would hold up for a 15K two weeks after a half, but the Gate River Run has a special place in my heart.  I grew up in Jacksonville, where it is held and … Continue reading

Disney Princess Half 2013 – Part 4 : The RACE!

Part 1 – Just Getting There Part 2 – RunDisney Meetup Part 3 – RunZilla (and the Expo) Sunday morning, I had my alarm set for 2:15am.  The buses to the race started running at 3am and I wanted to be on the first one.  I’d read horror stories about bus drivers getting lost and traffic jams and I didn’t want that stress.  I woke up at 12:48am and thought the clock said 2:48 and … Continue reading

Disney Princess Half 2013 – Part 3 : RunZilla

Part 1 – Just Getting There Part 2 – RunDisney Meetup After the Meetup, I walked through the still closed countries and re-entered the real world.  It was sad to cross that rope back into Future World of Epcot.  I met up with my family and we spent the rest of the morning enjoying Epcot. Unfortunately, I seemed to kind of have a let down after the meetup.  I was still excited about the race, … Continue reading

Disney Princess Half 2013 – Part 2: RunDisney Meetup

Part 1 – Just Getting There The one good thing about having a two year old who apparently only needs 4 hours of sleep per night is that oversleeping isn’t a high risk issue.  I set two alarms just to be sure, but Eli wakes up at 5am like clockwork (and 10pm, and midnight, and 3am and 4 am) so I figured I’d be safe without a wake up call scheduled.  Waking up went smoothly, … Continue reading

Disney Princess Half 2013 – Part 1: Just Getting There!

Sorry for being offline for a few weeks, things have been craaazzzyyy around here!  So, without further ado, here is the next chapter.  Oh, one further ado:  if you’re super easily offended, there may be too much TMI here, but that will probably happen repeatedly on this blog, so this might be the time to bail… After I found out that I somehow, someway managed to get into the coveted, super-exclusive RunDisney meetup (can you … Continue reading

RunDisney Princess Half Marathon Meetup

To keep myself motivated during the long training slog for the Princess, I did a lot of web searching for other Disney events.  One of the awesome events I learned about was the RunDisney meetups that are organized for Disney’s major races.  These are very limited events, for a lucky few runners that happen at the beginning of race weekend. For the Princess half meetup, it will be in Epcot on Friday morning from 7am-9pm.  … Continue reading

Should I Just Call This the Tuesday Update?

Weight: 168.0 I was very happy to see the scale go down.  I was struggling with having very slow or no weight loss while running or working out 4-5 days a week and religiously tracking my points.  A few cyber-friends suggested that I should be eating more of my points.  Sounded counter-intuitive, but I decided to try it.  Last week I ate all of my regular points, all of my activity points and about half … Continue reading

Monday Update – only one day late

Weight: 168.4 Activity:Monday – Ran 4 milesWednesday – Ran 3 milesThursday – Circuit training class – 45 minutes Saturday – Ran 12.5 miles (Yay!!) Diet:I tracked my points every day, didn’t use any of my flex points and only some of my activity points.  I continued to try to eat extra fruits and veggies.  I am starting to think that I’m not eating enough of my points and it’s slowing my weight loss.  I didn’t … Continue reading

Monday Update – Two Days Late

Weight: 168.4 Activity:Tuesday – Circuit Training class for an hourWednesday – Walked 40 minutesFriday – Walk Away the Pounds – 4 mile walk dvd workout (1hr)Saturday – The Firm Cardio Sculpt dvd workout (1hr) Diet:I tracked my points every day, didn’t use any of my flex points and only some of my activity points.  Tried a few new vegetable dishes, including roasted zucchini and carrots.  Yum.  I also found a new frozen Tilapia fish at … Continue reading