Thursday, October 01, 2009


With race day being 5 weeks from Saturday, the hands on the clock seem to be moving faster. There is not enough hours in the day to fit everything in.
Training is going good. I am finding myself achieving workouts that I felt would never be completed. I have 2- 100 mile rides in the books. My long run this weekend is between 14-15 miles followed by another 100-miler the next day. There is a tiredness in my body that I have never experienced. It is good but makes me restless at night. My mind is constantly searching to make effective use of every minute.

My biggest obstacle is concentration and focus. I have tried to minimize distractions and surround myself with positives. I am taking control of what I can and accepting what I cannot do anything about. I have learned more about myself that I have ever imagined and there is still a ways to go.

The other obstacle was finding out that I had metabolic syndrome and was insulin resistant. This led to me hooking up with nutrition coach Lisa who has taught me alot and helped me to a 24 pound weight loss since June 1. This was life changing.

I am sure once this journey to Beach2Battleship ends on Nov. 7, I will have much more to share.



21stCenturyMom said...

That is a very impressive post. I am also quite tired and not sure I've trained enough but trusting my coach. I have not been able to lose any weight at all - you must be looking fit and fabulous with 24 pounds off.

I'm so anxious for race day - bring it! When are you getting there?

TriJenPB said...

Great job on the weight loss!!!! Can't believe its October already and your race is coming quick. Keep up the good work!

SWTrigal said...

The race will be fabulous!
I think up mantras beforehand and say them over and over in my head on race day. "go, go, go" "I'm a runner, I'm a runner." "Push, push", Etc..

Irene said...

"Concentration and focus." I am very much with you on that. Other things get in the way. It does seem like you're doing well with everything, though.

Nice job on the 24 pound weight loss!

Calyx Meredith said...

I'd love to hear more about the nutrition plan you're following. Insulin is a tricky thing to have to figure out! Congrats on the consistent training. Those centuries and long runs are money in the bank. Five weeks from today - pay off! :D


Very impressive weight loss. Would love to know how you're training so much and still managing to lose weight. I can honestly say you are the only woman I know who has been able to do that. You are going to have a fantastic race. Keep thinking positive and you will do just great!

amybee said...

WOW ! Twenty four pounds? Congrats! AWESOME!

2 100 mile rides? WOW~! AWESOME redux.

A 15 mile run followed by another 100 miler? You are my hero!

Go girl!

ShirleyPerly said...

I remember you mentioning about your metabolic syndrome but had no idea how much progress you'd made on the weight front. Congrats on that and on your long workouts. See you at B2B soon!!

Nat said...

Two 100 milers?! WOW! Way to go, you will do great!!

Joe said...

An awesome post...there is much behind every...single...word.

Do enjoy yourself in these final what you can. And don't sweat blogging a lot!!