Monday, August 31, 2015

New Focus.

Happy Monday Ya'll!

I can't believe today is already the last day of August! Seriously--has this summer not absolutely flown by? After last winter, I'm no where NEAR ready for cold weather again. Ugh. But on the bright side, fall isn't so bad, right? And, umm, can we talk about how my 1 year wedding anniversary is coming up in a little over a month?!?! Holy cow. I started this blog after our wedding so I can't wait to talk about it again! It was such a wonderful day. :)

Anyway, today I'm talking about food. And marathon training. ha.

I typically try and eat pretty healthy about 85-90% of the time. I don't believe in completely banning certain food groups and although at one point in my life I was a slave to the scale, I no longer let it control my day-to-day actions. I maybe weigh once a month, if that?

That being said, marathon training is pretty brutal. And afterwards, I want to eat EVERYTHING IN SIGHT. And much to my dismay, I've been reaching for the wrong foods afterward. Cookies, chips, cake, candy... pretty much whatever I can get my hands on. As I said, I don't believe in getting rid of food groups completely because I think we all need to indulge occasionally but I am going to make a commitment during the month of September to clean up some of the pesky little habits I've gotten myself into before it becomes more of an issue.

This is not me saying I need to lose weight. I'll admit, I've gained 5+ pounds since starting training but my race times haven't suffered any so I'm not too concerned. I know that I'll get back down to my "normal" weight in time. I like being strong, I like maybe not looking exactly like the "runner" type and surprising people... I love my body and this is simply about me giving it what it needs.

Will there still be junk food?! Umm, duh. Have you seen my sweet tooth? It's insane. But in moderation. Everything in moderation, right?!

So, here's to celebrating my body in September and giving it what it needs.

Have a wonderful week ya'll! I'll be back tomorrow with a recap of my big 16-miler on Saturday!



  1. Um your arms are amazing. And I always gain about 5+ pounds during marathon training, then about two weeks out for taper it all falls back off as the runger dies down a bit. I'm with you though... post long run - I want all the carbs/sugar/sweets/everything not nailed down basically!

  2. YES to moderation! It's so important for a long term healthy lifestyle.