Monday, December 7, 2009

A little update

I know I have been MIA for the past two months.  I have definitely been taking a long break from serious running and working out all together.  After the Distance Run, I kind of went into my "fat phase", if you will, lol.  This is the phase where you really don't care about working out or eating poorly, you are happy and content just being and enjoying life.  That is, until you suck it up and get on the scale, lol.  I realized that during my training for the race, I simultaneously trained myself to eat whatever I wanted (example- eating wings, Chinese buffet, etc with the guys all the time) because I was burning it off running.  Exit running and combine that with still eating what you want and you end up with a couple extra inches on your waist and about 5 more pounds.  But, I have been happy, lol.  Except that I have a 5k to run on December 13th, the first in a 3-race winter series.  I have been out here and there running small distances, barely reaching 10 miles per week (ouch!).  I definitely have the cold winter weather blues, combined with the fact that it gets dark at 5:30 now.  I used to get off work at 6:00 and could run outside till 8:30.  Now, all I want to do is go home and get under the blanket with my kitties. 
New Years Resolution time is just around the corner, and I will revamp my eating and working out schedule accordingly, lol.  I definitely need a better plan for the cold winter blues time of the year.  For all you guys who have supported me through my tough training times, I'm sorry I haven't been around.  I will be back, I promise!  My 5k is next Sunday, so I will update you on that.  I'm proud of you guys, training and running your half and full marathons while I'm sitting on the couch!  Keep it up and run a few extra miles for me!

1 comment:

  1. Tammy,
    Sometimes we all need a little break. It's really hard to get motivated this time of year....I've been a couch potato a lot too :P I bet the running bug will bite you after your 5k and as I see it we have to be in the up end of this early darkness!
    Good luck Sunday! I'll be thinking about you :)