Mickey Marathon Update

On March 9, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

I haven’t done an update in a few weeks or so, but it’s because I’ve been trying to work out some plans in my head. And several of you (Kaitlin, Michelle..) can attest to the fact that my head can be a scary place to be sometimes. (Hush, no details.)

That sticker you see up there? Or one very much like it? WILL BE MINE.

I am just stubborn enough that I will get it, or die trying. Especially since I know a few people expect me to fail. So just to spite them, I will succeed.

And I’m not alone. I’ve gotten a few others interested in doing either a half-marathon or a 5k — either with me at Disney or where they live if they can’t get to Disney in November. And it’s fantastic.

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So it begins..

On February 22, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

Well, I’ve officially begun my half-marathon training.

Yes, I really am going to go through with this insanity. Please remind me of this when I start to whine.

So a few numbers -

Starting weight: 218.5 (would like to get down at least to 200)
Minimum speed: 4 mph (must be completed in 3 1/2 hours)
Distance: 13.1 miles or apx 22 km
Time to train: bit over 8 months

I’m going to start working on short-term goals.. something “due” every 2 months and will report back with those.


On February 19, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

So yesterday, I attended the Bariatric Breakthrough Challenge run by Erin Akey and hosted by Dr. Eric DeMaria of New Hope Wellness.

We were encouraged to set some goals. 3 month, 6 month, 1 year …

In the process, we learned about a half-marathon held down at Disney World in November – the Wine and Dine half.

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a HUGE Disney fan. Absolutely HUGE. I went down to Disney every summer with my dad for 20+ years, my kids and I watch Disney movies on the weekends, etc.

So if there was to be any motivation to get my ass back into a running program? This would be it. Further motivation would be to somehow get my favorite musical artist involved somehow..

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June Challenge – Week 1

On June 9, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

So I knew my daily posting wouldn’t last.  At least I’m honest with myself.

And really, I should have posted this yesterday, so I suck even more than usual.  Sue me.

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June Challenge – Days 3 and 4

On June 5, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

Sorry I’m slow in getting my data up for Day 3.  I really have no excuse, really.

No food data for day 3 because I ate out twice, and there’s no way I could even guess.  So no.

Day 3 had me jogging 3.5 mi on the treadmill for 54:04 minutes (15:27 pace).  Then did some free weights afterwards.

Day 4 had me jogging (this was my distance day in case I don’t get to the gym today, which I think is likely the case) 4.79 mi for 1:12:47 (15:12 pace).

Today I have a support group meeting in Greenville, then probably some yardwork to do.  The gym is having one of their few closings to work on the floor (I use a 24hr gym) so that’s why I think it’s likely I won’t get to the gym in time.  We’ll see if maybe I get some work on the pavement tonight — but it’s REALLY hot and humid out and that really kills my NCS.

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