Yep I did! 50k! Which is 31.1 miles!!!!!!!!!!! I know right?! I met a gal at my daughters running club and we instantly clicked!! Its hard to find people who LOVE running distance! I was initially training for a spring marathon and then she suggested this 6hr endurance race. Her goal was a 50k. i thought why not?? I ran a marathon and 50k is "ONLY" 5 more miles. So I said what the heck and threw my hat in.
My last training run I did pretty well on pace and felt great
I did my first trail 1/2 marathon while training with my new peep
I did random things through my taper
I can still manage to keep my spare tire with 45 mile run weeks
I still crossfitted through taper
I was 2 pds lighter then last years marathon(I was shooting for 10 but oh well)
I was so nervous 2 days before the race I hardly slept. The day of the race my stomach was so sour. I carb loaded differently before the race and I dont think it was enough.
Before the race when I was freaking out. We started in the rain
With my running bestie
Another friend of mine drove by and took these shots. i felt so loved that day!
And at the end we were in a wind advisory ha
I walked 3 miles yesterday and I may look like this now but totally looking forward to lifting and leaning out again
I actually ran super slow and was trying to be disappointed with my 6hr40 min finish. Then my friend said this was your first 50k! You cant be upset by a race you have never done before! And she was right!! I will use this experience for the many more ultras I plan to run. Like the 40 mile trail race in December! I have found my new addiction!!!
Oh to be skinny..sigh. Its a quest i have been on since having my last baby 4 years ago. WOW 4 years!! Awe. The dream keeps me tracking cals and obsessing over pants sizes. Until...I decided to train for an Ultra marathon! I quickly realized I cannot eat eat 1600 cals and run 35+ miles a week!! So I am gonna stay chunky, not weigh in and run a 50K!
I do seem to have deflated a bit. 1 month "progress"
I still lift just not as heavy
Ill keep running and save skinny for the others who want it
Ever feel like that???? Why aren't people telling you that you look anorexic or that you need to add bacon back in your life?? Yeah thats how I feel everytime i watch the biggest loser finale.
I was stressing the other day that I feel like I dont LOOK like a distance runner. I did 14 miles the other day!! Isnt that a distance runner????And still in my brain I am like I know I look silly and FAT! Yes crazy brain.
I ran w/o my knee socks the other day and in new shoes. I looked at the back of them to see how dirty they got and was surprised how muscular my legs are becoming!!!!
I am eating better again and trying to eat more organic and nonGMO , even my mayo!
Well I am not the biggest loser but but I am also not the biggest fatty. Put your crazy self in check if you ever get like me.
OK so if you have "known" me even 2 months you know that I OBSESS over my stomach!! daily I think of scams to get rid of it!! Really I do. Hey!!!! you say, why not eat less????
I read about these..yes I need 2. I will use them everyday for 1 month to see if they work!
Then I got to thinking(after i got over this might actually work feeling) when will anyone ever see me with out my shirt? If I was in a crisis situation and had to rip mine off right now, would people shriek in horror?
I guess i ll keep working on looking better in my clothes.