Friday, May 13, 2011

The Aftermath

I was finally going to write a blog yesterday, and then blogger was down... so I couldn't. But anyways, tomorrow morning it will have been one whole week since I ran my first half-marathon. I wasn't very sore--Sunday I felt fine, Monday my hips were a little sore, but after that I felt good. On Tuesday, I ran two miles to make sure my legs still worked, and they did :)

I've been feeling really shitty though as far as my sore throat and congestion. I kept feeling worse and worse all week long and today I woke up with a horrible ear ache.
I went to urgent care and I have a sinus infection and an ear infection. They gave me an injection of antibiotic, and script for antibiotic and decongestant. Hopefully I'll be back to normal by Monday. Monday I'm starting a new running schedule. It's called "Spring Training", and you're supposed to start in March, but I'm not training for a particular race, so it'll be fine. I'll be running 6 days a week, which is way more than I'm used to, but they are shorter runs--3 miles here, a speed workout there, one long run of 6-8 miles per week... It actually looks pretty interesting.

My weight has been climbing and I sooo need to get it together NOW. I mentioned how I gained 8 pounds while on vacation the last week of April. Well, when I went to Indy, I ate and drank like crap--and when I got home, I got on the scale to see the damage... 159.5. ONE FIFTY FUCKING NINE POINT FIVE! A lot of that was water retention, because today I was 150.5. But still... that's like 10 pounds gained in less than 3 weeks?  Not to mention I'm "overweight" again. I could definitely see the weight gain in my Indy photos.  I'm going back to counting calories tomorrow. I'm afraid to even wash my jeans for fear of them not fitting! My friend Sarah is getting married in October, and I'm her matron of honor. I desperately want to get my weight back down before trying on bridesmaid dresses. Isn't it amazing how long it takes to lose weight and then how fast it comes back on?

I got the professional pictures from the race last weekend...

Crossing the famous bricks on the Indy 500 track (halfway point of race)

Crossing the finish line!  Chip time: 2:10:40

The rain came down on me for the last mile or so... see how wet I am?
Okay, starting tomorrow I'm going to post my food journal EVERY day--so please bug me about it if I don't! Because that means I'm not counting calories, and I know I need to count if I want to get this weight back off.

Oh! And in my first post, I promised an entry explaining how I got started running (a frequently asked question). I created a running page (link is at the top of my blog) if you are interested. I posted my old race reports too.

5 comments:

  1. Keep up the good work Katie you are amazing! (vanillamama)SP

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  2. you look really happy in the one of you mid run :)
    and you can get this weight off :) i know you can.

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  3. Love the pics......and congrats, what you felt must have been amazing....can't wait till I reach some of my goals!!!!!

    Bring on the Food Diary!!!!!!

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  4. What an accomplishment. Can't wait to see your food diary.
    Maria

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  5. I'm going to link your blog to mine since you are so awesome and a runner too. Hope you don't mind. My blog is http://breathlessrunner.wordpress.com/
    Hope this is okay sparkfriend. :)

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