Marathon training has begun

The only exciting thing happening as of late is that I have begun my marathon training.

Last week I ran six out of seven days, including ten miles in the dark yesterday morning.  It has been SO hot here that I woke up at five in the morning to run, and then took a shower and went back to sleep afterward.  I have even more intense workouts planned this week and in fact, I am kind of excited about it.

The weird thing about all of this running is that for the first time in years, with the exception of a few times when I have stayed at someone else's house (although even then, I occasionally pack my scale like a crazy person), I have not been weighing myself every day.  Normally, I like to wake up, check my email, go to the bathroom, sit around, go to the bathroom again, weigh myself, drink coffee or water, and go for a run.  Because I have been having to complete my workouts in time to get to work by nine in the morning, I have not been weighing myself first thing each day.  Maybe this is too much information, but I like to be "empty" when I get on the scale, and that does not happen first thing.  It is really strange to not know my weight every day and it is making me a little nuts.  Sometimes I weight myself afterward, but its hard to tell how accurate it is.

This morning I was 136.8 - higher than I would like, but I think I increased my caloric intake last week and felt a bit stressed.  Hopefully, this week I will find a better balance and the numbers will start going down.  I feel so heavy sometimes when I run, and I want to be light and spritely.

I suppose things around here are shaking up a little - Isobel has decided it is finally the right time for her to leave blogger, which I think it ultimately a healthy decision for her.  Lottie is taking a break for the summer and also trying to get healthier.  Dani is back and could use lots of love and encouragement.  Mich has had a bit of a rough go lately too, she could use a lot of warm wishes.  And let us not, of course, forget LuLu, Peri, Eloise, and Lissy - if you have a few spare moments to send good thoughts and sentiments their way, please do.  I care very much for all of these beautiful women and want each of them to be healthy and peaceful, inside and out.  And if I did not mention you here, please, please do not be hurt.  I have many friends here and just felt the need to send a few special thoughts to the people who came to mind quickly.  We are all fighting our own battles and all need support and encouragement.  On that note, I also want to thank my newest readers - welcome!

So, hopefully this week will be better than last - I plan to get a lot of work done and run my little tush off (literally).  I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and enjoyed the 4th of July if you are in the USA.  I, as a matter of fact, spent the afternoon in the heat and the sun and then took a nap that turned into me going to bed at 7:30pm, missing the fireworks and everything!

Lots of love, as always.

And for those of you who remember/are curious, no word on my dear friend Pauline.


ruby-tuesday said...

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. Your words meant so much.

Good luck with your marathon training
It's great to have something to work towards.

Much love x

ruby-tuesday said...

Also I'm so sorry there's been no word on your friend.
I'll keep her in my prayers x

PrettyLies said...

I don't think it's weird to not weigh yourself every day. I don't, because the first thing I do besides stretch and rub my eyes every morning, I feel my stomach. If I'm happy with it, I'll weigh to see. If I feel not so great about it, i won't weigh because I'm too scared to see the number go up.

A Quiet Battle said...

Sounds like you're having a pretty good week. It is definitely a stange feeling not to weigh yourself daily. It's been awhile since I've been able to do that.

So sorry your friend still hasn't been found. That must be incredibly difficult... I really can't even imagine.

Beth said...

great job with the running, keep it up xx

Peridot (G+P) said...

Wow, you're a marathon MACHINE! I have no idea how you manage to do the running. I haven't ran since intermediate (11 and 12) and have no idea why adults willingly do it. What is your secret? o.O

Not being able to weigh every day is probably a good thing in the long run. You get to try to break the obsession with the numbers and can have a good day WITHOUT that little metal bastard trying to ruin it all. Embrace the freedom <3

Still sending love to you and yours and hope for Pauline.

Thank you for the kind words. Please don't worry, I have things to do before I go so it won't be any time soon.

Take care of yourself, and remember that your feet are hurting coz you kick so much ASS!


Miranda said...

That's so awesome. I could only dream of running a marathon. That will surely keep you in shape. I'm doing okay...thanks for asking. Still hating my body and still struggling but hanging in there.

Stick Thin said...

So sorry to make you worry love! I am a shitty friend. I have just been so busy and yeah. Crappy excuses

I love and miss you! hope to keep better updated


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