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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I have not been on Spark for a while. I have been really busy with a lot of things. I was originally VERY upset with the way Spark was tracking my fitness, because I have turned into such a fat slow runner - it kept telling me that I was walking, when I wasn't. It pissed me off...

Anyway, here's an update:
I ran the Flying Pig Half marathon in May, in a VERY slow time of 2:45. It was extremely humid, and I DON'T do humid. At. All. I almost passed out on mile 3. It was horrible. If I had a good day, I might have gotten around a 2:24, but humidity really affects me in a bad way!

I ran a short race in June called Hyde Park blast. It was a 4 mile race, and my time was somewhere in the 43's, so I did a 10-high per mile pace. That was good for me. Up until I started fall marathon training, I had been running shorter runs (5 miles or less) at under 11:00 per mile.

Then comes marathon training, and my pace has gotten slower and slower. I did an 18 miler this past weekend, and will do my 20 this Sunday. However slow I've gone, I've remained un-injured and will most likely complete my 5th marathon.

I have also decided that my 5th marathon will be my final marathon. I want to get faster, and you can't do that by running marathons. I also want to lose weight, since I am now the heaviest I've been since my son was born and I don't like it at all. I know that I will need to exercise approximately 90 minutes a day and it will need to be a variety of things. Running just makes me eat and then I get tired and don't cross train like I should. So, I want to go back to doing what I did before. Hopefully now that I have significant weight to lose (20 pounds) it might actually be easier????

I don't know, really because it seems as if I can't lose weight at all. I am pretty much a failure at it. In fact, I think I would be a failure at anorexia, too, because I wouldn't lose weight even if I stopped eating altogether....

I got my son involved in competitive swimming. I coached a swim team this summer, and put him on it. Right now he says he hates it, but he'll learn to love it. I believe that you can't put a little kid on a team for one short season and expect them to instantly be good at it or love it. They need to be on the team for 2-3 years before they make a decision to stick with it or drop it. My son hated every sport he did the first time he did them. Now, after 4 years, he loves baseball, after three years he loves football, so I'm sure that he will love swimming in time....

Anyway that's it for now. Hopefully spark won't piss me off again. I see there are a lot of changes to the site. It's going to take me a while to get the hang of things again.
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    Hi Molly! Welcome back!!!
    Awesome about being injury-free, too Super awesome!!!
    3521 days ago
    Molly, GREAT to see you around here again. I am so glad to hear you are running injury free! That is WAY better than running fast, IMO.

    You know what bugs me about Spark tracking? It doesn't give you credit for anything more than 120 minutes of exercise per day!!! I am marathon training and it's short changing me on my looooonnnnngggg runs.

    Anyway, when is your 5th marathon? Good luck and enjoy!
    3524 days ago
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