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Whole30 and ultra running

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I've tried whole30 and it works!!! I even ran an 8hr endurance race while following it! Watermelon and larabars saved me!!

The first pictures are weeks1-3! What a change!! And how I look now! I'm training for a 40 mile trail race which will be my 3rd ultra marathon this year!! I'm not skinny but running farther and eating better!

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KNH771 8/23/2014 11:03AM

    Continue to keep up the great work! It's paying off!

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MELYROD18 8/16/2014 9:53PM

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EDDYMEESE 8/16/2014 9:47PM

    I do Paleo, too. Which Larabars are you eating? I'd love to have something as a quick snack at work :) Where do you get them?

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when you wanna call yourself fat

Friday, June 27, 2014

I know, I know its so annoying. But I cant help the fat brain. Its out again telling me mean things.
So I kick its ass everyday. And sometimes in my shortest inseams;)

I'm not perfect. Nor am I a success story. I am not striving to be. I still eat deli frosting but only at Birthdays now. I never stopped working out. And never plan on it. I am a random chick who fights the fat brain every now and then.

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ALOFA0509 7/1/2014 4:33PM

    Whoa you've leaned out a lot, you muscle mass is making you look tight and lean!! emoticon 4ever strong and beautiful my friend.. Sorry the "Fat" ghost has showed up to mess with you.. It's chains don't sound so loud when your running/rucking the way you do!! Stay positive, this too shall pass.. You look Amazing!

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LIVIN4LISH 6/29/2014 10:27AM

    You look amazing emoticon Your hard work definitely shows!

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QUADCMOM 6/29/2014 9:46AM

    I see no fat on you but I KNOW what you mean about the fat brain. Our mind is our worst enemy. What I see in the mirror is in my "minds eye". What I see in a picture is real and is usually less than the mirror. Funny how that works.
You look fantastic.

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NYARAMULA 6/27/2014 1:47AM

    I think you look really great. But I totally understand about the fat mentality.

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8 hrs of running or slogging or even just moving -.-

Monday, June 16, 2014

Yep doing an 8hr endurance race in August. Average temps 93! yikes!!! I gained 5 pds on vacay but drinking tons of water to lose it. I do see it all over my gut and face though:(. I have been in a running funk the past month but took a ton of time off and now ready to hit it again!! Sometimes we just need to reset!!
I am 38 and have 3 kids. My oldest just graduated highschool!!!!!!! How can that be??!!! So I am not to worried about losing 50 pds but more like 10-15. Stay fit and run long:)

I look like this in June2014. Not grotesque but definitely in need of some fat loss. I am on it!!

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ALOFA0509 6/18/2014 12:29PM

    Hi sista!!! I've missed you- I've been MIA on the site, and it shows, 10lbs bk on my booty.. Ummm and it don't look Bootylicious!! Ha- Congrats on getting bk into the run, you've motivated me to get moving... Again emoticon

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COUCH2ROAD_LIZ 6/16/2014 2:14PM

    Amazing job!

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IRP1114 6/16/2014 1:58PM

    Happy to see you blogging again! Crazy how time flies with kids isn't it!?! You are looking good chica! Keep up the great work. You can do whatever you set your mind to. Let's make it a great week!

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KNH771 6/16/2014 1:34PM

    You still have the guns! Glad to hear that you had a nice break, and congrats on your oldest's graduation!

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Positive Day 47 When you run an Ultra marathon

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

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!!!

Run happy friends!

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MAIA2011 4/5/2014 10:14PM

    You are the very definition of AWESOME!!!
WOWZA. So cool! emoticon

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ALOFA0509 4/4/2014 2:09AM

    Holy Shizz Bat Girl!!! 31 Effin Miles!! lol, you are sooooo amazing- I sit and debate 4 miles or 5... Your strength and Endurance is mind blowing , your just a Fkin Bad Azz!!
Party On Sista!!!

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GIRANIMAL 4/2/2014 11:06AM

    I am speechless. I didn't even know there was such a crazy-impressive undertaking as a 50K! You are my new hero. Forever. Period. emoticon

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IRP1114 4/1/2014 2:05PM

    WOOOOHOOOOOO! That is AWESOME!!!! Congrats chica!!! Looking good as always emoticon

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Who needs skinny? When you can ULTRA

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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 emoticon

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MAMAK38 3/17/2014 10:09AM

    I appreciate this! We have similar body types, I've mentioned that to you before. I realized that my athletic body can't look like some other types. I have broad shoulders, thick quads, muscular calves...When I put on weight, it tends to settle in the middle. But if I keep the diet clean and get enough protein, watch out! LEAN MEAN MACHINE, lol! Keep up the positive vibes darling!

-Fellow mesomorph girl emoticon

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GIRANIMAL 3/11/2014 10:42AM

    You are my rock star hero! emoticon

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ALOFA0509 2/26/2014 10:56PM

    Your an ULTRA Athlete!!!! Skinny Waif is for the Runway, yur body is in constant physical motion. You Amazing sista-

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MAIA2011 2/26/2014 8:12PM

    Hell, yeah!

Sparkle on!

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GETSTRONGRRR 2/26/2014 5:59PM

    Hardcore!! Find the right balance between distance running, heavy lifting, and nutrition....these are tough to do simultaneously, especially since distance running can be catabolic

Good luck.....stay strong!!!

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