Thursday, June 14, 2012

I'm a real runner

Ever since my huge victory over the weekend, my attitude towards running has completely changed. I don't feel like a fat girl trying to run anymore but more like a runner trying REALLY hard to lose some weight. I used to scowl at the people I saw running in the morning as I drove by them on my way to work but now that I'm one of them, I smile. I smile because I'm already done :)

This week has been a little challenging. I ran 2 miles Monday morning and then nothing on Tuesday or Wednesday. I used my "one night a week drinking and eating out treat" on Tuesday. It was a hard decision but it was all my neighbors who are all our best friends and it's so rare we ALL get together. We had Mexican which is all I really need to say about that...

SO, after having skipped yoga, I was too hungover to run Wednesday morning and promised myself I'd do it in the afternoon. I even wore my running clothes to work. We had a group lunch at a pizza place and every single person at the table had pizza. I had a spinach salad with bbq chicken and it was delicious! I don't need no stinkin' pizza. Crazy deadlines all afternoon meant no running. Not even a dog walk.

This morning, I turned it ALL around and destroyed my 5K personal best on the treadmill. By a full 2 minutes. 

This is proof to me that this once a week treat thing is working for my brain. I know I'm done for the week. It's going to be a long weekend but I made my choice. I still have my weekly cupcake to look forward to :)

Weigh in is tomorrow. I'm not expecting anything but you never know!


  1. I like the idea of a once a week treat meal. My boyfriend loves fast food and he honestly looks let down when I tell him that I don't want any. He understand why and is good about it. Maybe I should start doing the once a week mentality and allow myself to enjoy that meal with him once in a while :)

  2. One of the rules in Bob Harper's book that I just reviewed on my blog is to have a once a week splurge meal. Not a whole day, just a meal. I've done that for years and it works for me. Plus it keeps the tension down in my house when Mr. Helen wants me to eat things that are really not on my weight loss plan. I just say, "I'm not eating that sort of thing until Saturday" and he's fine with that.

  3. Wow good for you for not eating pizza and you know what I'm sure people are even envious that you have such good self-control :) Shaving 2 mins off your 5 km is amazing! Good for you :)

  4. Yay!! Congrats on resisting the pizza!! Way to make good food choices! :)

    Also, congrats on being a real runner and killing that 5k PR--you are awesome!!

    Keep up the great work!

  5. I love that you are owning your runner status! It just amazes me how if you keep working at it, all of a sudden you realize that wow, you're getting faster! Nice job killing your treadmill PR! :)

  6. Ive been currently trying to eat better and work out, although Im into the whole running thing, I do other things to make up for it! Good for you though, running is really hard!!
    I also do the one treat a week thing, I use my saturday nights for drinking and my sundays for a "treat" lol
    Works for me! And Ive lost 10 pounds!

  7. I just caught up on your recent posts. I love the more regular journaling of your work. And it IS work!! You're doing awesome. I'm proud of you!

  8. This is fantastic!! My blog is about learning to run for those who think they can't. This post is inspiring and motivating and is just the kind of thing that helps anyone who wants to be a runner become one. Keep posting your progress because I'm excited to read about it :)))