Sunday, August 07, 2011

What's Your Secret?

So I have a little secret. I haven't really talked much about the past 9 weeks. That doesn't mean it hasn't been busy or productive. Just the opposite. I am a little hesitant to even talk about it, because I almost feel like I will jinx it even though I know all the work I have done the past 50+ days is no mistake. I have worked hard for what I have achieved.

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. 
So there it is. My secret.

I have been working hard and loving life.

What's your secret?


Erica said...

My secret is I love reading your blog! You are so inspirational!

Anonymous said...

I have a secret too...Trying not to jinx it, but I'll announce it on my blog on Friday <3

The Blonde Mule said...

I need to investigate this MyFitnessPal. I just got an iPhone & someone told me to download the app, but I have no idea what it is. How do you, personally, use it?