Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Never going back

When I told my kids that we'd be leaving Friday instead of Thursday, they were extremely disappointed... so I ended up changing my mind again. We'll leave for my sister's house in Rockford tomorrow. I'm a little nervous about making the drive (I've always gone with Jerry), but I'm sure everything will be fine.

Right now, I'm just worried I'm going to forget to pack something for the race! I (finally) am 100% decided on what I'm going to wear for the race. I made my shirt today...


At first I thought it might be a little too nerdy, but I got an overwhelmingly good response to it on Instagram, so I decided to go ahead and wear it proudly :)  I'll be wearing that with my black and pink capris, so if you are running or spectating in Chicago on Sunday and you see me, please say hello!

Jerry was off work today, which was nice, because we got to spend the day together before I leave tomorrow. Today was a rest day, so after the kids left for school, Jerry and I headed out to run some errands. The check engine light was on in the car, so we had to go get that scanned--turns out it was nothing. Then I spotted a place to get my hair cut (I don't have a "regular" salon, and I just go to any place that takes walk-ins--I know, I'm super high maintenance!). I didn't get any cut from the length, but I had her put shorter layers in it so that my ponytail won't slap my neck so hard when I run.

We went to the mall, so that I could get my free Victoria's Secret panties. I think Jerry was more excited to go to VS than I was, haha. While we were there, he saw a cute nightie and kind of insisted that I get it. I didn't complain! We stopped at Michaels, so I could get the iron-on stuff for my shirt. I ended up getting printable iron-on transfers, so that I could just print my photo and iron it onto the shirt. It was actually really easy to do. And I had the letters at home, so I just used those. I like the phrase "never going back"; I actually thought of getting a tattoo that says "never go back" (I'm not going to, but I thought of it!).

Finally, we went to Panera for lunch. I've been obsessed with bagels for the past couple of weeks. I've literally eaten a bagel for lunch every single day for about 12 days now. Usually, I get cinnamon raisin or pumpkin bagels and top them with Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter. Today, I got a salt bagel with chive and onion cream cheese. The salt bagel was SO good!

Speaking of carb loading, today was my Wednesday Weigh-in ;)  I was hoping to at least maintain last week's weight of 136.5, but my body must love bagels, because I lost another 2 pounds this week!


I'm really excited to be under 135 for the marathon. Now I'm only 1.5 pounds over my goal weight. This week is going to be tough, because I'll be in Illinois all week. My sister knows that I want to stay on track, though, so I don't think it will be too hard at her house. I'll only be in the city for about 24 hours, so the damage should be minimal. But I always tend to gain weight after a very long run like that, so I won't be surprised (or upset) if the scale goes up a little next week, as long as I stay on track.

Well, I've got to get packing for my trip. I'll be writing from my sister's house, and probably from the hotel, too.

30 comments:

  1. I have heard that many people gain weight after a long run. It is said to be actual swelling in your muscles. Then, after a few days it usually goes away. Good luck on your race! You are an inspiration with your consistent work!

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  2. Have a great time away and a safe trip! I love your shirt...you've worked WAY to hard to go back! :)

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  3. I read several different weight loss/running blogs and hands down, you inspire me the most. You are so REAL - thank you for that. I can't wait until you publish your story in book form. :-) The shirt is great! Good luck with the race!!

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  4. The shirt is awesome! So excited about your marathon!

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  5. Love the shirt!! So, you feel that it's going to be warm enough to wear a tank top? I sure hope it is! I hope that I see you! I will definitely yell out something!

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  6. I LOVE your shirt! One of my motivational songs is "Never Going Back to OK" by The Afters. Super excited for you and your race. You're very inspiring.

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  7. Have a safe trip and a great race! Just think of all the hundreds and hundreds of your readers rooting for you!

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  8. Good luck! You are going to rock the marathon!

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  9. Love the shirt!!! I know I'm never going back to my start weight again!! I'm leaving for Chicago tomorrow and still haven't packed. Afraid ill forget something! Worst case I buy it but as long as I got my race day essentials ill be good to go!!
    Can't wait to meet you soon!

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  10. my John usually
    brings me a
    salt bagel on Mondays :)

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  11. good luck for marathon :) waiting to hear all details...

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  12. That's a great loss! Congrats! And have a safe trip to your sister's house.

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  13. Good luck! Cant wait to hear all about it!

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  14. I'll be thinking of you Sunday, silently cheering you on. I've dropped most of the other running blogs I used to read. You really talk about the struggle running sometimes is mentally, physically and emotionally. I also love hearing about your cutie pie boys. As a mom of 3 adult boys I love the recall of their sweet innocence. Go get 'em

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  15. I love the salt bagels they are my favorite. Good luck, I think your shirt is awesome!

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  16. I LOVE the shirt! Good luck this weekend - I will be a spectator and will most definitely give you a shout out if I see you! :)

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  17. LOVE the shirt with your picture! Never think it's nerdy to be proud of all you have accomplished. I'm glad you said you're going to wear it proudly. You've got so much to be proud of!!!

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  18. What a great shirt and great job staying on track this week!! ANd losing!
    Good luck Sunday!

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  19. ove the shirt, best wishes to you on your run! Also I was wondering ...I know you do WW points but do you know approx the calories you eat?

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  20. I love the shirt, too! Great idea, and very inspiring for others! Good luck on your race :)

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  21. Good luck but mostly just have fun!!

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  22. I love that saying and it would make a great tattoo! The shirt is AWESOME! Good luck on your race!

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  23. Good theme song from one of my favorite bands: youtube.com/watch?v=VVfiMFoCl3k

    Have a great trip!

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  24. Katie, I have tears in my eyes right now from your post. You see, I'm at work, trying to find the motivation to get to the gym, so I went to your blog. I'm down 50 lbs but have 50 more to lose. This was exactly the post I needed to see! Thank you! You continue to inspire!!

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  25. Have fun! Safe travels. Love your blog! You get me off my butt daily!

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  26. Katie, you are an inspiration to all who reads your journey. I am a runner but its such a roller coaster for me. Love hate relationship. I receive inspiration from you and do not go a day with reading your post. Have fun in Chicago, you have worked so hard good luck!!! cant wait to hear all about it

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  27. Good luck and have fun! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  28. Have a great marathon!

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