Friday, March 14, 2014

I'm in Runner's World and so much more to tell!

Hey all.

Sorry for the month lapse in blogging. I've been super busy and took a vacation with the family.

First  off, here is some EXCITING NEWS!

My self, along with a few of my Ragnar Relay / Fat To Finish Line teammates are featured in this month's (April) RUNNER'S WORLD magazine!!! I'm still pinching myself!

ohmygod so cool!! 
Of course it talks about how important my blogging journey is to my running and weight loss - annnnnd this would be the time I go for a full month without blogging ;) oops.

So pick up the issue and read the article if you get a chance I'd love to hear your opinion.

Theeeeen there's this - the trailer for Fat To Finish Line the Documentary. We are still editing but just seeing little pieces of it come together is thrilling.  You can check it out on the Fat To Finish Facebook page - it was posted on March 11th so just scroll down a bit on the page. 

Next is some running stuff. My running has been like my blogging lately - not doing it as much as I'd like. I have been grabbing a mile or two here and there - but nothing big and suddenly I just realized that my spring half marathon is now only 6 weeks out. Gulp. I'm going to have to figure out how to safely get there because my base miles are just not there. I have run a few 3 or 4 mile runs but that's about it. This week I'm going to add a five miler, and then a six, etc... and hope that's enough.  :/  The race is April 27th.

But, I did get to run an unexpected 5K this past Saturday. I took a 3 day cruise on the Disney Dream with the family and when I got on board discovered they were doing a 5k on their private island of CoCoKay. What's even better than an impromptu 5K in the Bahamas? A FREE 5K! They didn't have a race fee so I signed up on the spot.

It was a pretty race. I ran it in 34 mins or so and even got a Micky medal to show for it.


Lastly I'm still trying to lose weight. I enjoyed the Whole30 program but for now I'm back to watching calories. Angela got me a fit bit as a surprise gift so I've been using that. It's working. I'm going in the right direction. I've stuck to some Whole30 rules like avoiding sugar, MSG, artificial sweeteners and food chemicals, etc. But I've brought brown rice and oatmeal back. Those foods work for me. 

I am sure I'm forgetting a million things.

How have you been?

Do you use a fitbit?

Have you ever done a race on vacation?

Lemme know what you think of the trailer and the article!!



Frickin' Fabulous at 40 said...

I <3 my Fitbit! I was such a slug this winter, not even walking mych, let alone running. Even if it's dozens of trips back and forth to put away the laundry, I'm MOVING, so that's a plus!!!

Tibou1421 said...

I have a Fitbit Flex and I love the way it pushes me to walk more everyday.

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

Love the article!! I was so excited to get my copy this month!

I have a Fitbit Flex that I like more than the ActiveLink from WW.

Unknown said...

Thanks all - I can't believe how much I'm enjoying this little fitbit thing! And thanks Michele!

Amy said...

Loved the article in Runner's World!

Unknown said...

Thank you Amy!

Unknown said...

You Rock! Awesome story & congratulations!

Unknown said...

I just read the article in runners world, and it is my story too! I just started my blog two weeks ago, and have 18 followers. It is so nice to know that I am not alone! If you feel like it check me out at:

Colleen said...

Wahoo so awesome!! Can't wait to get a copy to read the story!

Sally @ Sweat Out the Small Stuff said...

Saw the article in Runner's World! Congrats....I saw you've run the NJ half. I ran the full last year and loved it (and the amazing race director Joe!) so much i'm running it again this year. Those medals last year were awesome!

Fairytales and Fitness said...

This is a fabulous post! So many exciting things! Congrats on being in Runner's World, i'm gonna go open that issue right now and check it out! I was in RW in the January issue but nothing cool like that, I was basically just part of the background..haha! I am a huge disney fan and would love to do the Castaway Cay 5K. So glad I found your blog! Have fun!

Unknown said...

Thanks everyone - I really appreciate the feedback and comments :)

Unknown said...

Enjoyed reading about you and the others in the recent RW issue.
Congratulations on your successes, I anticipate they will continue.
I don't use a Fitbit I merely pay a lot of close attention (lately) to what I ingest and more importantly what I avoid.
Running almost everyday and the above is leading to encouraging results.
The lesson I learned, though I have been running quite regularly since the Fall of 2008 is to not get lazy about it. Running is only part of the story, eating well, feeling good about life, and doing more than just sitting when not running are keys.

Alicia said...

Great article! Very inspiring.