So what exactly have I been up to?
- As of today I have completed 9 weeks of marathon training. 9! NINE! The past 3 weeks my long runs have been 14, 15, and 16 miles. My longest runs ever. It's hard to believe that I am actually doing this whole training thing and I am HALF way there. 9 weeks and I will be in CHICAGO!
- While training I have managed to lose weight. Somewhere around 15ish lbs. At first it was hard for me to notice and now I can tell a definite change. My legs look lean, my arms are toned, and my favorite clothes, some of which I haven't worn in 3+ years, finally fit again. From what I have read, this isn't the norm while training for a marathon, but not unheard of.
- I have been tracking my food daily at MyFitnessPal. I love, love, love this site. I have found this to be one of the best tracking sites for food out there. And it's free! If you use MyFitnessPal add me as a friend!
- I have stopped for the most part working out at the gym. I still occasionally do the Arc Trainer. But for the most part I have been taking 3-4 yoga classes a week. This is such a drastic change from workout sessions of year's past. My marathon training has me running 4-5 times a week, with an average milage of about 30ish miles a week.
I have been working hard and loving life.
What's your secret?