So anyways, I've moved to the fun part of running and I'm very excited about it. I wish I could always be in this phase! This might surprise non-runners, but not I don't lose weight when I train for a half. However it does tighten me up nad I've probably lost an inch from both my waist and hips. I have tried for many years to "be a runner" and for years I thought I could lose my weight BY running. But it was not until I got to my goal weight and was much lighter on my feet that I could actually, truly run. Until then I just hiked a lot and ran the downhills.
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I will probably allow myself some simple carbs the day before and directly after the half marathon. I've read that it helps repair your muscles. I don't know for sure, but heck, who cares! We leave for Spring Break in Hawaii a few days after the race. I'm really excited that I'll be at in my best shape for a swimsuit vacation! W00t!
I want to encourage YOU to step outside your comfort zone and try something new and different. Something that sounds crazy and impossible. Something only a strong person could, something only the new and improved YOU could do!