Tuesday, May 28, 2013


New start, new cold.

First though, a little bit of the past. I was never a very fit person in my young days, and during nursing school I saw my weight hit the highest it ever has, 210 pounds. I was miserable, I was always tired, short of breath and never felt comfortable in my own skin. I was in an unhappy relationship, working overnights as a dispatcher and finishing up nursing school.

It was the beginning of 2010, when I packed up, moved out, and joined a gym. It was part to be more active and get myself back after being so miserable for so long and part that the place I was living didn't have the water on at first. I went to the gym and would go late at night, I would put the treadmill on 3.1 mph and I would take my notes from class and I would walk for 1 hour. I would shower at the gym so I didn't stink and I would go home.

I signed up for a 5K. I had wanted to do one for years but had never had the motivation or the training to complete it. I didn't run the whole thing but I finished a 5K in 43:43 and I felt great. For some reason though I didn't run another race for a year and I did the same race and finished in 40:46. I ran another 5K and my first half marathon that year.

In 2010 and early 2011 my weight dropped from 210 to 170. In June of 2010 I was hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to a medication. I was placed on steroids and I was scared that I was going to die.

In 2012 I managed to run 12 different races, including 3 half marathons. I was motivated and enjoying my new hobby but my weight slowly crept up in spite of my running habit.

By 2013 my weight had reached 185 but I didn't do anything about it. I was depressed and stopped training for a marathon that I had been hoping to run this year. By May my weight was back up to 196 and I was starting to feel pretty upset about myself. To top it all of, since I've started living with my new boyfriend and have lost my in home washing machine (he lives in an apartment but moving in to my rental house wasn't an option) I had to wear a pair of scrubs to work that I wouldn't normally wear. I had almost completely replaced my wardrobe after losing 40 pounds and after gaining 26 pounds back somethings are tight again. Well I wore these tight scrub pants to work and my manager pulled me aside to let me know that I needed to buy bigger scrubs. That was Friday night...

Saturday afternoon I woke up a little under the weather but I had a baby shower to go to and some errands to run. Later in the day I joined the gym down the street from my new domicile. I prepaid for 24 months and 4 personal training sessions. Problem is I have been in bed with a nasty head and chest cold so no workout for me during the holiday weekend. With my history of asthma and chronic bronchitis who knows how long I'll have this dry, hacking cough.

Looking forward beyond this minor set back...

*I never, ever want to weigh more than 200, ever, ever again.
*I want to get back to 170 by August 31, 2013
*I want to get to 135 (GW) by November 30, 2013
*I want to complete Couch to 5K by June 23, 2013
*I want to complete Couch to 10K by August 3, 2013
*I want to complete my training for a half marathon by October 3, 2013
*I want to complete my training for and run a marathon by March 15, 2014

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