"...In the end, people either have excuses or experiences; reasons or results; buts or
brilliance. They either have what they wanted or they have a detailed list of all the rational reasons why not."

~ Anonymous
(taken from Matt Erbele's, It Takes Time to Get Good)

Friday, October 26, 2007

I can rest on my laurels no more

Fri, 26 Oct 2007 22:32
I can rest on my laurels no more

Thank you all for your kind words and congratulations. I really, really appreciate all of your support. This has been a great journey. It didn't work out the way I hoped, but thanks to your encouragement and well wishes, I completed my goal and learned a lot in the process.

However, I have basked in the glory of my marathon long enough. It’s time to get real about my eating and exercising.


I went to weigh in on Monday after the marathon to record a 0.8 lb GAIN. Nice. Run 26.2 miles and promptly gain almost a pound.

I went to JC to weigh in today and I was down 1.6 lbs. Hmmm, let’s see Wednesday I had 1.5 doughnuts, cheese ravioli, tons of bread with butter, and a slice of ice cream pie. Apparently, THAT is how you lose weight.


My knee is still very unhappy. I haven’t done any exercise since the marathon. I need to find something to do other than run until my knee is better. I HATE swimming, so that is out. The bike won’t be much better on my knee, so I am considering trying the elliptical thing at the gym. I am afraid to look like an idiot on it since I have no idea how to use it. I also am considering trying a strength training class like Pilates or something. But I am also afraid of looking like an idiot there.

I wonder how many calories “considering” exercise burns?


I have an appointment with Derek “the torturer of sore knees” masseuse on Tuesday and I am trying to get a referral from my doctor for a Sports Medicine Specialist.

Next Marathon

I have decided on Napa Valley March 2, 2008. That gives me 4 months to get my knee healed and train. I may have to re-evaluate if the knee takes more than 2-3 weeks to heal.

New/continuing Long term Goals:

1. Run the entire Napa Valley Marathon.

2. Lose these last 2 damn pounds!

3. Decide on my masters program: research and thesis or comp. exams

4. Make more time for family and friends

Goals for the week:

1. Drink 80 oz.water per day! Since school started the water consumption is lagging. Too much coffee, not enough water.

2. In bed by 10 pm every night

3. Gym on Tuesday morning to try out scary elipitical thing-a-ma-job

4. Research the Pilates options

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