Monday, November 30, 2009

Big black hole... Looking for light

I feel like November was this big black hole that sucked the life right out of me.

I am so ready for the light.

I'm sitting on my couch now, finally watching The Biggest Loser "Where Are They Now?" from last week, and I am INSPIRED. Matt's story of the Ironman Triathalon made me cry. I've been scared that the marathon in April isn't going to happen. I ran last week 3 days, which is more than I have run in weeks & weeks. But I have to do more than 3 days a week. There's just no getting around it.

And after watching the inspirational "After" stories (I'm still in the middle of watching it... how's that for multitasking?) I can't wait to put on my running shoes & hit the pavement.

Since it's almost bedtime, I'll wait until tomorrow.

A very good thing to report--my husband has finally relented & agrees we need a treadmill. WOOHOO! We are reading reviews, looking at Craigslist, trying to decide on the best deal for the money. But, baby, we are finally going to get a treadmill in da house.

It won't just be a coat rack, that's for sure.

Thanksgiving was good. We went to Indianapolis & spent 3 days with Mark's family. We went to the zoo one afternoon, which was wonderful. I didn't over do it, food wise. I ran 3 miles Thanksgiving morning (in the bitter cold & wind & even some sprinkling rain...yeah, it sucked), and I felt great all day because I did. This morning I weighed and was 160.0. It's a flabby 160, though. I have lost so much muscle tone, it's ridiculous. I can still wear my size 10 pants & my size 12 jeans are loose, but I miss my muscles even more than loose size 8s.

Mark is ready to lose weight too. So we are going to eat well together, get the treadmill, & get this body back into fighting shape.

Marathon training officially starts on Monday.

6 comments:

Vickie said...

glad to hear from you. I am sure it will not be a clothes rack - you will love having it always available.

Doc Manette said...

Hoping you find some great deals on treadmills!

Sounds like your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. But I hear you on the big black hole - felt like November was the worst month of the year so far - nothing nice happened!!!

I hated saying goodbye to my treadmill (I didn't have room for it in the storage place I rented) so I hope you enjoy the treadmill as much as I did (though I used it as an escape from the vileone).

Jill said...

Yay you're back!!! Craigslist is a great place to get a treadmill - just make sure it's practically brand new and a good model. I think I have a treadmill guide on my blogroll - you might want to check it out.

Hey it's December now, so no more big black sucking hole!! I know you've had a rough couple of months, but you sound really good! And good job on the running - at least you are doing something, unlike SOME people I know *coughMEcough*!

I love having my elliptical at home - you will love the convenience of having it right there at your beck and call!

Glad you blogged! :)

Cindy...154 said...

Glad you are back. I have been hovering around 160 myself but we can do this. The treadmill will definately not be a coat rack. Good time to get it, too right before the coldest days. So glad you posted! Everything is going to be ok!!

FitFunk said...

Hey there - just found your blog via PastaQueen. I envy you your treadmill! No room in the wee NYC apt. I'm doing C25K (week 4 baby!)

Had to laugh at your Biggest Loser reference - I dvr it and watch before I head to the gym and then use it to keep my head in the game ("If that 300 lb chick can work out for 6 consecutive hours, surely you can finish this 5-min run segment!")

debby said...

Its always so good to hear from you Laura. Prayers for you and your family to have a blessed Christmas season.