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14 Sep 2009
Categorized As: Hogzilla

The summer is over.

The book has launched. (have you bought your two copies yet? why not?)

and now I’m back.

I’m officially down 35 lbs from January. I’m a happy girl about that. But I’m getting flabby because my workouts have been sparse and erratic. Need to get back to a regular routine.

It seems that setting small deadlines work for me. I hit my book launch deadline so now I’m going to set another one. -10 lbs in 7 weeks. Can I do it?

Sure I can. I’m going to get back to doing Jillian Michaels 30 day Shred at least 2 days a week, plus circuit training 2 days a week, and walking 3-4 days a week. The diet has to get better. I’m not eating too many calories, but I’m not eating good for me food either.

And then there’s the booze. (It’s always the booze, isn’t it?) Empty calories. So I’m cutting back again. Now that summer is over, giving up the beer will be a little easier. Red wine…not so much. :)

Anyone still out there? What’s been going on?

12 Sep 2009

Remember back in February when my OCD manifested itself  in racing goals?

You might remember it better if you see:


Yup,  just more proof that a picture *is* worth a thousand words. For those who prefer text you can check out the details HERE.

Anyway, the dates (SF is just added) at the moment include:

  • Long Beach International City Bank Marathon – October 11, 2009
  • Surf City USA® Marathon – February 7, 2010
  • The San Francisco Marathon™ – July 25, 2010

Now, I’m not sure how I’ll get to SF in the summer. There is no way I can afford it at the moment. Especially since hotels in the area must cost a friggin fortune and my recent 3AM Disney debacle tells me I need to stay nearby…

We will see, but at the moment I’m aiming for the first two races and hoping for the third.

Go! Go! Gadget Goals!

10 Sep 2009
Categorized As: CarbKiller, race details

I feel like I owe this blog some pictures, pathetic though they are. So I thought I’d post a couple image detailing my activities over the past couple weeks.

I learned early that treadmills weren’t for me. This is what tripping on a treadmill looks like.

I kick some serious bike butt, though. And I do it regularly.

As for my Disney half marathon, the closest I came to it was picking up my racing bib

The shirt is this really pathetic grey color so I didn’t bother take a picture. Notice my name? I love that it had my name on it but I didn’t get to use it. :(

Looks like a track right? It’s a carpet. I walked on this to get to the Health Expo/t-shirt pickup. It was the closest I came to the race.

7 Sep 2009
Categorized As: CarbKiller, gear, race details

I scratched my race this weekend. At last I think that’s what you’re supposed to call a no-show. I started out, of course, with the best of intentions. I knew I couldn’t finish the race, my ankle is still sore, but I wanted to do the first 5 miles. The first 4 miles or so of the Disneyland half marathon takes you through the park. Let’s be honest, I’m shallow. I wanted the Mickey medal and I wanted to invade the Mouse’s home turf before before the park opened.

Just because goal #1 (the medal) was highly unlikely didn’t mean I could go big on #2. Particularly since the race officials wouldn’t allow me to change my race entry to the 5K.

Every plan, however, has its challenges and mine was no exception. To fully allow you to understand the situation let me give you some numbers:

Half marathon entry fee- $120 (absurd)
Parking to pick up race packet- $8 (I really wanted the damn tshirt)
Race day parking for participants-$12

So really the whole race basically costs $140 and that’s assuming you don’t buy anything to prepare for it (gatorade, clif bars, whatever).

Now what do I get for my $140? Shuttle service. On race day from 3AM until 4:30am, shuttles are available to transport runners to the starting area. The race starts hours later but if you don’t make it by 4:30am you are out of luck according to all race literature. I woke up at 3am (after finally falling asleep around 1am). Closed my eyes and woke up again at 8am. So I missed it. And in doing so saved myself a $12 parking fee. On the other hand it means my shirt cost me $128.

In a moment like this I should probably say next time I’m just buying Armani shirt or something like that. But mostly, I want revenge.

Someone warn the mouse because come 2010 I will be avenged. Probably.