Friday, October 3, 2014

Being comfortable in your own skin (and in cute running clothes!)

I love going to the doctor, and they ask "So, do you exercise regularly?". I get to respond "Yup ... I run marathons". So thankful!!!!!  I get on the scale and although the numbers haven't moved much lately, I didn't cringe jumping on it.  I am feeling awesome in my skin right now.  I've seen a real difference since I was able to start focusing on my own training a couple months ago.  My body is changing tremendously and my clothes fit awesome.  I'm fitting into pants that I haven't worn in a long time.  I actually feel happy when I get dressed in the morning.  I love how my tops are feeling looser around the middle. 

I did a double on Wednesday night.  I ran a quick 5K around the neighborhood before my husband got home for our four mile run together.  Seven miles - just like that.  He's tapering for Lakefront Marathon in Milwaukee this weekend.  I am looking forward to cheering him on and spectating and looking for a few other bloggers and running friends from the Milwaukee-area.

Last week, I did 20 miles on my day off.  Today, I decided to do 10-16.  The forecast was for rain and wind.  But I woke up and the ground was wet by the skies were dark and cloud and it wasn't currently raining.  I fueled up and stored one gel in my handheld water bottle and headed out without any real expectations.  I headed on a really nice route through a few different areas and felt really great.  I conquered hill after hill after hill.  I got in a lot of hill work this morning.  And I still felt strong coming in at home at mile sixteen.
I'm ready.  Madison Marathon is just over one month away.
I'm ready Madison - you're mine.

I tried the Rootbeer flavored energy gel from Gu this morning.  And, um ... it's amazing.  YUM!!!  Unfortunately, just like rootbeer, this one doesn't have caffeine.  It's just what I needed from  mile 6-7.


  1. I have been feeling the same way when I get on the scale. It's not all about the number. Congratulations

  2. It's a wonderful feeling when clothes fit better and all your hard work pays off. Great running, very impressive x