I’ve been very frustrated for the last 3 weeks. Since Thanksgiving, I have done nothing but gain weight. I know I’ll get on the horse again and hopefully lose these pain-in-the-butt pounds. But part of me is worried that I won’t and by Danielle’s wedding I’ll weigh 300 pounds. I know that once I get through this Christmas time and get back to work in dreaded January, I’ll be able to focus again and try and lose this weigh I gained plus much, much more.
I haven’t given up on the running so that is good. I am very excited for the 2015 race schedule. I have 22 or so races I’m planning on doing. I’ve only registered for 5. Some aren’t open to registration yet and some I have some time before the price goes up. I need to spread out the spending on these since it will be well over $1,000 for registration fees alone…just for me! Bold ones are already registered so I have a race in each of the first four months of the year:
1/1/2015 Commitment Day 5k
1/25/2015 Lake Minnetonka Flurry Scurry 5K
2/14/2015 Valentine's Day TC 5K
3/1/2015 Frosty Foot 5K
3/7/2015 Hot Dash 5K
4/11/2015 Goldy's 10 Mile Relay
4/18/2015 Hot Chocolate 15K
5/3/2015 Minnetonka Half Marathon
5/17/2015 Esprit de She Lakeville Duathlon
6/13/2015 Summer Breeze 10K
7/4/2015 Red, White & Boom! Half Marathon Relay
7/22/2015 Torchlight 5K
8/22/2015 Maple Grove Triathlon
8/29/2015 Women Rock 10K
9/12/2015 Suds Run 5K
9/13/2015 Sioux Falls Marathon Relay
9/27/2015 The HealthPlus Brooksie Way 10K
10/3/2015 TC 5K
10/17/2015 Mankato 5K
10/18/2015 Mankato 10K
11/26/2015 Joslyn Castle Turkey Trot 5K
12/5/2015 Reindeer Run 5K
As you see, I’m already registered for a 15K and I have half on the list. I guess we will see. I ran 6.5 miles on Saturday (after which Eric asked “Why didn’t you go 7?” and I replied “Shut Up!”). After that I thought to myself, crap, how am I going to do 3 more miles…or worse double that effort? What have I gotten myself into????
Life and Lights
We had a nice weekend in Mankato. I helped Danielle on the wedding invitations and Eric and Bradley helped DJ fix things in her basement. Q and Pumpkin were very cuddle on Saturday…not so much on Sunday.
We had dinner at Applebee’s and walked through the Lights at Sibley Park. It really is quite a lot of lights!
Sunday we did more stuff in the basement and went shopping. It was a nice weekend away.