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13.1 Chicago race recap: Wing man mode, activate!

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Saturday I got to return to the race that was my first half back in 2010. I hadn’t planned on racing, but once I gave the entry away and my winner asked if I’d run with them, I was in! Last week was busy, and I’m just now realizing I didn’t even post for Weigh-In Wednesday. I did take Friday and today off, to get a break and recharge a bit. Friday I took Kae...

Weigh-In Wednesday, week 7

Results are in…And I am down 1.6 lbs this week. To hit my goal by the Wednesday before the Chicago Marathon, means I need to lose 70 more pounds. I’m feeling good. I got 4 runs last week, and I ran 3 miles yesterday again, though slow. I have 5 on the plan for today at race pace. We’ll see how that goes. So, Weigh-In Wednesday buddies…how did you fair? Myriah is down 1.6 lbs this week!...

Weigh-In Wednesday: Week 2, take 2…or 3…

Weigh-In Wednesdays, join me, won't you?

Results are in…And I’m at 262.1lbs. To hit my goal by the Wednesday before the Chicago Marathon, means I need to lose 73.9 more pounds. I’m down a net of 6.1lbs. As Jim Ross used to say, “business is picking up!” Yesterday the UP app was released for android, so I’ve got my UP24 synced and working…I love it! I have it synced with MyFitnessPal, too! Woot! This is week two for the Weigh-In Wednesday...

An open letter to Dan…

Dear Dan, You’ve had a long and interesting year. I struggle to call it a rough or bad year, because you tend to dwell on the bad stuff, and I don’t want to do that now. Life isn’t perfect, and neither are you. One of the habits you learned from childhood is to focus on the bad stuff, and play the victim role. Doing that negates your actions and clouds your view of things. We need...

Weigh-In Wednesday: down some more…

Results are in…down 1.7lbs this week! My goal is 2lbs a week…it’s close and I’ll take it. Lunch prep is still going well, crazy schedule and all! 143 days now until Austin? Sweeeeeeet! More later, including a long run recap this weekend!

Weigh-In Wednesday: keeping it rolling.

Results are in…down 1.9lbs this week! Boom! I’m a happy camper and am down 7lbs..that’s with a step backwards one week. I feel like I’m in a groove again, and feeling a little confidence creep in. I got an 8 mile run in on Sunday morning, and while slower than I’m used to, it’s still 8 miles. It rained the entire run, and the temps were in the 50s. I loved it. This weekend will...

Chi Town Half recap: A birthday half marathon…in a tutu

Wore it all except the crown...

So I have to admit I haven’t run or trained as much as I’ve wanted this winter. Hell, I didn’t run much at all. I signed up for this race in January I think; deciding a half marathon for my birthday would be fun. OK maybe I was convinced it would be fun by a few friends who signed up and said they’d run with me. As I have been getting back into running I realized...

Race week: Chicago Marathon style!

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Thought I’d post a quick update…here goes! Holy cow, it’s getting super close! Holy cow I can’t believe the marathon is less than 5 days away! At work, we’re officially moved into our new office! I’m SO glad the move is done and off my plate. As we’re still unpacking, I’m not going to Naperville this week, and that’s helping the stress level too. My dad, cubicle dad’s dad, aka “ninja dad” flies in Thursday,...

Race Week: Peapod Half Madness 13.1

mad to the bone

So I’ve been given the green light to run this race on Sunday! Coach Jen and I talked yesterday about it and decided the race plan would be…no plan. I’m going to run it, race, and have fun! No Garmin, no watch, nothing…just run! I’m excited! There’s no pressure, at all. I figure I’ll start easy and build up to a comfortable pace and see how the calf responds. I’m assuming fine as I’ve had...

What the hell was that? It’s cubicle dad, he’s gone backwards. or I gained an inch around the waist and a few pounds…

And I’ve gained 5lbs on top of the 6lbs I gained while on vacation. That kind of sucks. I’ve found myself fighting off a freak out about a backside. Sound fun? But wait, there’s more. I’ve been dealing with some self poor self image stuff. On and off since vacation. On our beach days I passed on going shirtless and opted for a tank top bothh days. Im just not comfortable in my skin. (I...

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