fangirling & more

21 Apr

Yesterday I watched some of the Boston Marathon – so amazing!  One of my former Ragnar teammates ran and she kicked some booty!  It is just so freakin’ inspiring, I can’t even handle it.

It makes me want to RUN ALL THE MILES!  SIGN UP FOR ALL THE RACES!  DO ALL THE TRAINING!  In fact, last night I looked into a few fall marathons.  I have no idea what to pick, all I know is I want one on the calendar.  That and a 1/2 – it’s going to happen soon – there is no denying it.

Some positives after my headachy post…

Yesterday it was windy and rainy all day.  I loved it.  The sun never came out – just gray and wonderful.  I’ve noticed I am missing PNW-like weather more and more… I think it’s a sign.

Because of the aforementioned weather, I get to stretch some of my winter/fall wardrobe a little longer.  I dig it.  I love to layer.  In fact, I was talking to a co-worker last week and they were talking about all of the “elements” I wear.  I decided to adopt this word into my style vocabulary.  I like to wear a variety of elements.

Since the need to sign up for a 1/2 and a full is hitting me, I wonder if there is a giant surge in registrations across the country/globe after Boston.  Someone should do some research and get back to me – much obliged.

The Blerch looks at me everyday.  Everyone asks me what it is and it’s very hard to explain.  But it helps to keep me motivated.  Sometimes the motivation is to simply to get through a difficult work day, which is no small feat.  Good job Blerch.

blerch – reminding me to not give in!

I’ve lost some weight.  During the Whole 30 I dropped 9 or 10 lbs but I wasn’t sure if it was a lasting weight loss or simply a short term by-product of the drastic changes.  Now, a few months later, I can say it’s for real.  It’s a solid 10-12 lbs and I feel much better.  I’m shooting for 8 lbs more.  I once took a Self magazine health assessment deal to find my “healthy weight”.  I was certain it would be higher than my weight at the time, 125 lbs.  Nope.  It said I should be around 110.  Yikes.  Naturally, I tried to get down to 110.  After a surgery, I managed it.  However, this is not a healthy weight for me.  Despite being a shorty, I’m not structurally built to maintain a 110 lbs and still eat, run – all that jazz.  Lesson?  Don’t take those assessments in “health” mags.  A couple of lifestyle changes I took with me were measuring my coffee additions every morning, gluten-free, A LOT more protein, actually cooking meals and reading labels.

I thought there was more of a point to this post.  Oh well.  Running on the docket for this eve, although it will be some inside miles since it is cold and windy outside and I don’t feel like freezing my buns.  I’ll leave with this pic of Simon.  He was giving me the ol’ ‘you don’t give enough attention’ look yesterday.  Yep, my poor chubby bunny of a cat totally suffers from lack of attention!

silly cat

silly cat

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7 Responses to “fangirling & more”

  1. lovinghomemade April 21, 2015 at 2:17 pm #

    I was in Paris the other weekend with my daughter and it happened to be the Paris marathon. It’s so amazing seeing people running a marathon and for all of about 30 seconds I considered it. I am the worst runner I know but I have signed up for another half (my second) in September, which is more than enough for me to deal with! Looking forward to hearing what you sign up for!

  2. missadventuresinrunning April 21, 2015 at 5:17 pm #

    I would imagine the concept of the Blerch a little difficult to explain! I agree that health magazines can be misleading! Strong does not look the same as skinny!

    • amysrecipefordisaster April 30, 2015 at 5:08 pm #

      They are misleading! And sometimes I totally fall for it. I try to stay away from the magazines because I start to believe the hype.

  3. Fallon @ Slacker Runner April 23, 2015 at 1:31 am #

    Watching Boston almost makes me want to run a marathon, almost. The Blerch is cute, I think I need to get myself one. :)

    • amysrecipefordisaster April 30, 2015 at 5:07 pm #

      I got my Blerch when I did the virtual Blerch 1/2 last year. The medal is great as well and so is the tech shirt. Well worth it!

  4. Jane April 24, 2015 at 8:02 pm #

    I put in for Chicago, but if I don’t get in I will most likely pick another fall marathon too. But which one? I have no idea. Toying with Santa Barbara or maybe the Marine Marathon with a charity bib. And I need a blerch!

    • amysrecipefordisaster April 30, 2015 at 4:58 pm #

      There are so many fall marathons to choose from! I hope one “calls” to you!

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