It's interesting how I've gained about seven pounds during this training cycle. I have not been as disciplined with my diet, despite running more miles than ever to get ready for this marathon. I was running 5-6 (usually six) days every week and logging over 150 miles every month. Still, I gained weight. Just how many calories was I actually consuming these past few months?
However, ever since I started tapering after that twenty miler a week and a half ago, I finally saw my body changing. And, so has everyone else. I've had so many people comment on my "weight loss" and change in body shape. However, I'm not.
I'm noticing my waist is a bit slender and I'm comfortable wearing belted shirts again. My pants are a bit looser in the back and in the legs. And, now I'm proud to wear running skirts around the neighborhood, and am not embarrased about how they snug my tooshie and hips.
Still, my weight is up from before. However, just this week I've lost three pounds. After running my lowest mileage week in months. Go figure.
That number on the scale just gets me. I should be more focused on that time on the clock on race day.