Saturday, January 29, 2011

Weigh in & countdown to Surf City Half Marathon- 8 Days

I am getting nervous. Why did I decide to pay $100 to run 13.1 miles? Oh yeah, for an awesome medal.

Okay so that's only part of the reason. I know it's so much more than a medal. It's proving to myself that I can do it. And, after this, I know that the marathon and 1/2 Ironman are possible. I am getting worried though because my longest run in a few weeks was 7 miles the other day. I walked/ran that. The furthest I have ran is 10 miles. It's time to start tapering, so I shouldn't go run 12 miles. The stud muffin husband is working a side job this morning so I might try to run 5-6 when he gets home, than 2 on Monday. My knees are very sensitive right now too. I can't get hurt.

I am not looking at this race as a race. I just want to F I N I S H. I know I have said that before, but this time I will most likely be the last person across the finish. Do I care? Nope. Okay so maybe a little...
There will be a day and a time for racing. It's not this time. After reading this post from Healthy Ashley about how she feels being last or close to cut off times during her extreme races (Ironman, 50 mile Ultra Marathon, 50K's, now planning a 100 mile ultra) I have a different outlook. Today, to me, is just to finish. Next race, may be to compete.

Weigh in today: 189.6 Not happy about it. I was 189 two weeks ago! I am glad I lost the 2 lbs I gained while away, but I was desperately wanting to see 188! Which brings me to this topic.....

Calorie Staggering. Have you ever heard of it or tried it? I have a friend that does it and it works for her. It's something like, 1200 one day, 14oo the next, 1200 again, then 1600. Supposedly helps your body to not get use to the amount of calories you are eating. Hmmm. I may try it.

And here's another topic I want to get back to... B I T E S. Yes I did an experiment and added them up, and it equaled about 500 calories!! Whoa. Definitely more aware now.

I did have an awesome Non Scale Victory this week though. We did some spring cleaning and I found 3 big garbage bags of clothes from college and when I was first married that I have not been able to wear in a long time. Guess what..two of the three bags just about everything fit!! Size L skirts and shirts! Best part is, it's cute stuff too. Whoo hoo!

I got these photos from See Jane Run in my email from the photographer. I thought I'd share. I always wear this shirt during races, it reminds me to JUST DO IT! Just finish. I'm happy that I am about 10-15 pounds lighter now than in these photos. Whoot!

Have a great weekend!
Love, The Curvy Housewife

8 comments:

greekmelie said...

Don't worry about the half at all! Just be excited! The great part about being your first half marathon is that there is no time goal, just the finish line and the fun. And believe me, if you can run 10 miles (that was my longest run before my first half as well), you can run the 13.1 as well just from sheer peer motivation and the spectators! And if I see you there, I am going to cheer you on the loudest! :-)

Adrienne said...

Awe!! Thank you! And thanks so much for the comment! Are you running it as well?

greekmelie said...

Yes, I am running the half marathon as well. Can't believe it's almost here! I will look for you at the start line! :-)

Christi said...

Great photos! My latest plan from my nutritionist has me calorie staggering. I have not done it yet but I will let you know how it works out.

Finishing a race, any race, is a great accomplishment. You will do awesome!

Adrienne said...

Thanks Christi!

healthy ashley said...

Aww, thank you for mentioning my post! It's all about the experience and I'm sure you'll have a blast :)

If it's any consolation, my longest run before my first half was 9 stinky miles! Good luck!!

Adrienne said...

Thanks Ashley! :)

jeff992 said...

Good luck. Just have fun and you'll do great. I did the full and half the last two years. This year I'm doing the half but mostly walking due to injury that I'm recovering from.