Thursday, November 15, 2012

Three Things Thursday

1. MARATHON #3
Ever since the flight home on Tuesday, I've thought of nothing else but my next race... The Route 66 Marathon on Sunday in Tulsa, OK. The taper flew by (thank you Disney trip); however, now I'm feeling unprepared. I came home from Florida with a head/chest cold (which is better today). I've been doing more resting than running this week. Physically, that might be good for me, but it sure messes with my mental preparation for 26.2 ... or in this case 26.5.

My bedroom floor is a mess as I try to piece together an outfit...
Geesh, I can't even decide on a color!

which has me stalking the Tulsa weather forecast...
My guess is that the 8:00 am start time will be somewhere in the low 40's?



2. MISSING RACE RECAPS
I realized today that I failed to write blog recaps for two races this year... the incredible Ragnar Chicago Ultra Relay (June) and the Monster Dash 10k (October). What do you think? Should I voyage back in time and write it? Will you read it? Do you care? My OCD nature feels compelled to fill the holes. I'm just like that...

3. WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE
I joined a holiday weight loss challenge two weeks ago (Halloween-to-Christmas time frame).  The first week, I lost 3 pounds. Then I went to Disney World and gained the 3 back. Ah, the roller coaster of weight loss. My eating habits have been trashed this fall by our hectic schedules. It is time to refocus. I've got absolutely no wiggle room going into the holidays... literally. Last spring, I was at my lowest weight in years and got rid of my loose clothes. So things are tight and I can't go naked all winter, right?!

My ultimate goal is to lose 30 before the Eugene Marathon (OR) in April. I'm considering hosting another Weight Loss Challenge starting January 2 - bigger and better than the fall one. Anyone interested?

26 comments:

  1. I'd be interested! And I can't wait to hear how the Route 66 Marathon goes.

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  2. I'd definatly be interested in a new challenge they seem to keep me on track and held more accountable.

    I love reading race recaps helps to motivate me on days I am feeling blah.

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  3. Definitely count me in on a weight loss challenge! Come January I'll NEED it! LOL

    And I say it's your call on the missing race recaps...I'm always happy to read a recap no matter WHEN it took place!

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  4. MEEEE me me me! I am so interested in your Challenge. My first Marathon is in March, and I'm having trouble maintaining my lost weight (I lost ~40 last year, and have kept it off since then) but it's slowly creeping up on me. I want to be at my fittest and ready for my marathon!

    I would also love to read about Ragnar, heard good and bad things but I would love to try it out next year.

    Good luck on your 3rd Marathon! You are definitely ready, after some rest of course. Recovery is key :)

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  5. I'd love to hear your recap on the Ragnar Chicago!!! :)

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  6. Yes, please! I always like starting something on Jan 1. It's like a fresh start.

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  7. I would be interested again! I think the Facebook page was a great motivational tool for me and for many others.

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  8. I'm up for a challenge. And enjoy reading recaps.

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  9. I'm always up for a challenge. :)

    Also, I saw that you'll be running the LR 1/2. I'll be running the marathon. It will be my first.

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  10. I would totally read the recaps...I love recaps!!!!

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  11. I'd be so interested in a challenge!!! :D

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  12. I would definitely read it since I've ran both races! :-)

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  13. I have been hoping you'd get around to the Ragnar one. I'm obsessed with any relay race! lol

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  14. Challenge YES!!!!! Also id love to hear about ragnar and monster since both are on my list is races to do.

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  15. I'd be interested in another challenge too!

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  16. I'm really interested in your challenge! I'll definitely be needing it this holiday season too. I'm looking forward to hear about the monster race too.

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  17. I would LOVE for you to do another challenge! I recently had my baby and need some good motivation.

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  18. Good luck this weekend at the Route 66 Marathon. I am sure you will do great and I look forward to hearing all about it.
    I am up for another challenge! It always helps to have motivation from others.

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  19. I would LOVE to do a challenge!!! Good luck Sunday!!! You always look awesome in races so I'm sure you will for this one too!!

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  20. Yes to the recaps and the challenge!!

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  21. I'm in for the challenge. Gained what I lost before while on these darn crutches.

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  22. I am in for a challenge! I have had 30 lbs stuck to me like glue. Would love to work to get rid of!

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  23. I am new to your site but I am definitely interested in a weight loss challenge! I did my first half marathon in April and promptly gained back 18 of the 40 pounds I had lost! So....I am doing another half in April 2013 and hoping to lose the 18 plus some by then! Love your site. :)

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  24. I'd love to do the challenge! I missed out last time!

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