Random Thoughts about Running, Blubber, Camel Toes and Clothes

It’s Tuesday and time for some random running thoughts.  Time escaped me last week and I forgot to prattle on in a post about my running but there’s plenty to fill you in, if you like that sort of thing.

My Gasparilla Half Marathon is this Sunday and I’m feeling pretty good about that race.  Sunday morning’s race forecast is predicted to be 58 degrees, which isn’t too shabby.  A little warmer than I’m sure other Gasparilla runners would like, but I’ll take it over wind and rain.   Later that day the high will hit 81, so hopefully I’ll finish before the heat creeps up.

My running progress over the past couple of months has been steady and my time for my 3 mile runs has steadily improved (about a 10:00 pace).  My friend, Faith @fmc3, has been running with me a couple of mornings and her pace is much slower than mine and that’s totally fine with me.  I save my faster pace for when I run alone and maintain an easy pace when I run with Faith.

As for other BFFs, I’ve been totally flaking on my work-outs with Sharon Mann.  I really need to get back into the boot camp stuff because swimsuit season is right around the corner and this baby blubber has got to go in order for mama to fit back into a bikini.

On the topic of blubber that has got to go, I lost another TWO POUNDS!  WOOHOO!  Since January 1st, I’ve lost a total of 20 pounds and I’m halfway to my goal.  Of course, if you saw me, you would probably say 20 pounds is way too much, at least I think so.  Another 10-15 would probably be a more reasonable amount for a less emaciated look.  Truthfully, it doesn’t matter to me as long as I can fit back into some of my old things.

Old things leads me to me next random thought…with the weather being positively perfect the past week, I decided to slip into some of my old summer dresses and THEY FIT!  How great is that?!  I’ve doubled my wardrobe and I feel pretty…oh so pretty… I feel pretty and witty and gay and I pity any girl who isn’t me today.

Now for something less pretty, I’ve also fit back into my old running pants.  In the beginning of my New Year running dedication, I tried to squeeze into the same said running pants and they formed an ugly camel toe.  Since it was a dark early morning, I ran in them anyway and as you can imagine, it was NOT a good idea!  Stupid me camel toe bruised my nether regions!   To avoid further injury, I hadn’t worn them in a while until a couple of weeks ago.  They fit and now, there’s no reason for me to bruise myself again buy new work-out clothes!

Have I ever mentioned that I wear girls’ XL work-out clothes?  Since I’m petite, the girls’ Champion line at Target fit me perfectly lengthwise.  The real bonus is that the girls’ line is always cheaper and goes on clearance quite often, more often than the ladies’ active wear at Target.  Good little tip, huh?  😉 This has been your Run DMT money saving tip of the week.

Speaking of work-out clothes, I wish my Gracie Gaear long tank still fit me so I could wear it in Sunday’s race.  I can’t justify spending $40 on a new one when my old one will fit in a few more weeks.  But don’t tell my husband I said that in case I do buy a new at the Gasparilla expo this Friday!  PROMISE ME!  PINKIE SWEAR IT!

It really is only a matter of time before that cute Gracie Gear tank fits again, because I’m still sticking with the portion control thing and watching my serving sizes.  Faith was convinced I was only eating water and air to lose all the weight.  So not true, if you saw how much I eat throughout the day!  In case you’re curious, I made a vlog about the foods I eat.  It’s FREAKING FANTASTIC!  Watch it and you’ll see what I mean.  I apologize for the length, but it’s totally worth it.  I’m funny as hell!  lol

And now for the running stats…

2/12

11 miles

Time 2:25:26

Ave Pace 13:13

Max Pace 9:28

Calories Burned 1086

2/14

3.1 miles

Time 31:46

Lap 1 – 1.63 (Distance) 16:37 (Time)

Lap 2 – 1:47 (Distance) 15:08 (Time)

Ave Pace 10:15

Max Pace 8:05

2/15

3.1 miles

Time 38:41

Ave Pace 12:29

Max Pace 9:26

2/16

3.1 miles

Time 31:06

Ave Pace 10:02

Max Pace 8:09

2/18

3.1 miles

Time 37:05

Ave Pace 11:59

Max Pace 9:39

2/19

6 miles

Time 1:14:07

Ave Pace 12:22

Max Pace 9:14

2/22

3.1 miles

Time 37:24

Ave Pace 12:05

Max Pace 8:53

Proudly submitted at The Un Mom’s Random Tuesday Thoughts, because when I blog about my runs, it’s usually pretty random.

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7 thoughts on “Random Thoughts about Running, Blubber, Camel Toes and Clothes

  1. Congrats on the 20! Back when I used to run I was a rail & ate more than the guys (non runners were always shocked) I do miss those days. Good luck this weekend & have fun!

  2. Pingback: Random Thoughts About 26 Miles and A Review | Run DMT

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