Sunday, March 30, 2008

Back at it...

We had a fantastic time at St Croix! We were only there for 3 days, but soaked up every bit of it.

Now, I'm back at it. Here are a couple of pics of me... This is as big as I'm gonna get. Ugh!

My computer is acting up, so the pictures of the kids will have to wait for another time...

Monday, March 17, 2008

Swimsuit Season Approaches

One week from today, the kids and I are off to St Croix, Virgin Islands.

Saturday, I took the kids shopping for swimsuits. I was planning to use one that I already have. Mind you, all of my swimsuits are 2-piece since I used to be super hot. I figure, I'll be on vacation, what do I care?

Last night, I decided to try on a couple of my suits. Let me just say, YIKES!

My sleeping is starting to get a bit better, so I'm running more now than I had been. And, my daughter is now talking about wanting to join a gym. I think that joining a gym and forcing myself to go there, rather than fooling myself into thinking that I'll lift weights at home is probably the way to go. It's becoming crystal clear that this extra flab is not going to magically dissolve- I'm actually going to have to DO something about it...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Insomnia Sucks

So, here I am, not to report on a particularly great run. My runs have been few and far between lately.

I'm here because I'm sick of feeling like a slug. I'm adding some big races to my schedule, and hoping I can force my training to prepare me for them.

On April 6, I'm planning to run the St Louis Half Marathon. A friend volunteered to drive over if I wanted to run it, so I'm taking it as a social day more than anything.

On May 4, I'm planning the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati. Not because I'LL be prepared to run a marathon, but because my BFF is going to try to qualify for Boston. She ran a 1:44 in the Half we ran last month, with no speedwork.
I'm going along for the ride, and hoping that scheduling the race will force me to do the training. Unfortunately, I'm exhausted all the time and I can't sleep. This is wreaking havoc on all of my plans!

Maybe putting it in writing will help me to make it happen.