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A 10k PR

I had an awesome weekend! I had the St Patrick’s 10k in Erie this weekend and had a great time (pun intended 🙃)

I know my times aren’t fast as far as other runners are concerned but I’m so proud of how far I’ve come! Anything under 11:00 minute miles are worth celebration, so if I have negative splits and the last ones are in the low 9’s… well now we’re talkin! My time was 1:03:54 I think, which I’ll take! I mostly wanted to beat my time in November, which was 1:06 something so I killed it!

I have another half marathon in two weeks so I’m just trying to keep up the training and good vibes. I did 11 miles the weekend before my race, so I’m sure I can do the 13, but I haven’t decided how far I’ll go this weekend. I want to be well rested but I also want to be prepared. Today I did 4.5 which is great for a week day! Usually I only have time for 2.5-3.5 so it’s always nice to take advantage when I have an extra half hour.

I also had a good weigh in on Friday.

Another 1.4 down this week. I’m so dying to be under 200. I feel like every time I say that though, I lose my mojo and go backwards. If I stick with losing 1lb per week, in two months I’ll be where I want to be. And who knows, I may even keep going!

I’ve been trying to stay within my food limits on the Fitbit app and that seems to be working so I’m gonna try to keep consistent with that. Other than that, just trying to keep my head above water with mom life haha.



Feeling munchie right now. I did well this weekend and have had a good 7 days, but there are some cravings tonight.

I assume they’re related to anxiety over an interview I have tomorrow. I want it to go well, and when I’m struggling with something, I wanna eat. No bueno.

I had a decent quick run after work that felt really good! I talked to my dad while I ran which was surprising at that pace! Nice to see a low 11’s pace for the first time in a while. Gonna do a 10k in two weeks and I’m hoping to beat my last one but that’ll be tough since I had a damn good race that time! Gotta keep werk werk werk werk werkin.

Hump day!

Today was a good day! I had court twice, and in between I really wanted to go get Mexican, but instead I went to the park and talked to my mom on the phone while I walked.

My food cravings weren’t too bad today and I stuck right around 1,300 calories for the day.

I also did the abs and arms workouts from yesterday and found I’m pretty sore!

More hopeful each day. Now I just need to remember all of this on the weekend when the trouble starts as it usually does.

Lets get rid of that!!!

Finding my way

I’ve been feeling really lost and out of control for a while now. It’s no secret that my eating has been really out of sorts, but I’ve been feeling out of control in more ways than that. I won’t get too deep into it because I don’t know that I’m ready for all of that, but suffice it to say, I think I’m ready to get back on track – like REALLY on track. Like I was when I started.

My running has still been really consistent, which makes me proud, so I want to focus my energy back to fueling my body and letting some of my impulsivity go.

I switched to a Fitbit on Sunday, but not because I didn’t like something about the garmin. It was really great but it was so ugly! Haha so I was looking at the fitbit’s in Walmart and Jared urged me to buy one and he’d take my garmin. I’m hoping that him taking it will mean that he gets more consistent with his health and in turn supports me better lol.

I’ve already forced him to hide the sweets. I’ve logged every food eaten since Saturday. Today I subbed Brussels Sprouts for a salty dish I’d rather eat (chips!!!!). I also haven’t had any beer since Saturday. It’s funny how much those calories add up! When I was doing really well, I didn’t need to log anything I was drinking because I was still making progress. I think now I’ve lost enough weight that nothing will be a “gimme” so I need to count errrrrything.

So, Day by day I’m getting a little more control. Sunday I even kept my eating under 2,000 calories despite burning like 1400 on my run lol.

Plus, the weather has been a little nicer so we dragged the boys out for a hike that day.

Can’t believe how big they’re getting.

Also, just want to add that no matter what my weight actually is right now (I think around 219), I love that I’m able to do things physically that I couldn’t before – you know, like hiking two miles 3 hours after running 10 miles. 😃

Today and yesterday I also did abs. I like where my motivation is today. I wanna hold on to it!

2017 wrapup

Soo. Blogging hasn’t been a priority lately but I’m still going to check in on the years goals since it’s just about over.

1. End the year weighing under 200lbs.Well. I didn’t do this, but I did end the year weighing less than how I started it! Over 20 lbs less so I’ll count it 😉

2. Run at least 30 miles per month. I killed this goal! I averaged 37 miles per month!

3. Run 10k at least once. Ha! I ran two official 10k races with a PR of 1:06 and even ran a half marathon – something I never dreamed of!

4. Run a 5k in under 33 minutes. I whooped this one too! Finished two in under 30 😎

5. Reduce debt.Well, I paid my car off, and continued my student loans consistently, so this is true although I still need to work on the credit cards.

6. Love on my dogs more.I did this but there is still room for improvement!

7. Obtain my LPC.I passed the test and applied so it’s out of my hands right now! 🤞

It was a great year for my health and I definitely look forward to continuing to make progress.


I have been running pretty consistently these last two weeks and am feeling pretty good about my workout log (5/7 days between last Sunday and this Saturday!) but my eating needs to be improved still. 

So, although I’m happy that I’ve been kinda hanging around the 210 mark, I reeeeeeally wanna get into onederland. 

So, the reward for that is the shoes I’ve been dreaming of: white chucks! I want them sooo bad but I just can’t seem to justify the 50 bucks. So, I’ll do that when I hit under 200… it’s a much better celebration than food!

Fall always seems to be the time of have success and commit again too, so I’m hoping the cool weather helps me to get motivated and stick to my plans!!

Two miles of little hills. 

The goal was Hills. What actually happened was 25 minutes of gradual Hills that was good for my mindset and helped me to be a good mom when I got home. 

The hill wasn’t that intense, but I did purposely run up it 3 times when I could have avoided it all together. Next week I’ll do a hill run on the scary hill at Buhl Park. That was the goal today but I ran out of time because I’m behind on work notes. 😬 I suck. 😥

Nice quick Monday run

No more missing Monday’s. I did a 5k as part of the triathlon last weekend and I had hoped to PR. Turned out the Hills were horrrrrrrrible and I might be falling out of shape so I finished in 37:10 😱. The first place finisher had a 24 minute finish time tho which really does show how tough the course was, but it was a good indicator that I need to get my shit together again. 

I have a 10k race in a week and a half and then I think I’m gonna start training for a 10 miler in November. I also want to add one day of speed work per week tho so I can see if my time improves again. When I was 10 lbs lighter I was doing consistent 11 minute miles. Now I’m closer to 12 again and struggling. 

This week the goal has been to regain my eating habits. I set a goal of 1800 calories and recording everything because that’s how I’ve started in the past to have enough leeway to avoid a binge. I always have crazy cravings the first week or two so giving myself 1800 calories means I can have some sweets and still hit my goal. Full disclosure, the last two days have been 1850ish, but I’ll take it.