Sunday, November 14, 2010

Training again

I was one of the 20,000 people who managed to register in the 8 hours that it took to sell out spaces for qualified runners for the 2011 Boston Marathon. So now it begins ...

I ran today in the Blue Hills with friends I met through my running club, the Thirsty Irish Runners. Strange that I am a) in a running club, b) I chose to run for fun and c) am pretty good at it. I felt great today after not feeling that great yesterday so it's amazing what a difference a day makes. Though I am not currently following a plan, I am challenging myself to run 70 miles this month, doing probably 15-20 every weekend since I am not good at finding time during the week.

It's been 3 years since I lost about 60 pounds. Though I don't always make the perfect choice, I do make conscious choices and work on a balance so that I have kept the weight off through eating well and exercising more when I don't. Now if I could only do it in the rest of my life.

I am dreaming about UNO menus, which is no good, and I know it, but I have not found a way to stop myself. Today along with running, I am putting together some spreadsheets, marking some edits, and watching Harry Potter movies in preparation for seeing HP 7 with the ladies on Friday night at the Lux Level. I know I shouldn't be multitasking so much, but it's hard not to ... it's what I get paid the big bucks for. And I am pretty successful most of the time so it's hard to stop.

We took a quiz today in my WW meeting to see how we deal with stress and I fell between B & C - getting anxious when things change, but still seeing change as an opportunity to grow and learn. It's a good thing I can deal with change since it's the only thing that is a constant : )