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Chicago Marathon Training, W8D2: 4 miles
Yesterday was a crap day. I spent the entire day in a funk, largely because I got on the scale and I’m up again. It sent me into a panic spiral about continuing to gain weight throughout marathon training despite doing everything I think is right. I know it’s really difficult to actually lose weight while training, but I actually am really nervous about continuing to gain. I’ve cut way back on added sugar. I don’t eat back all the calories I burn (in general I’ll eat back around 2/3 so that my training doesn’t suffer). I allow myself one “cheat” meal a week to keep myself sane. These are all things that have worked for me in the past but they’re not now.
But today is a new day. After another terrible night of sleep, I woke up to gloriously overcast, mid-60s weather. And so I pulled myself out of bed and did my run this morning, which I haven’t done in forever. The first run after a rest day is always so nice, isn’t it?
And now I’m eating a beautiful breakfast (return of the PEANUT BUTTER CEREAL BOWL) and drinking Jose’s beautiful coffee and getting started on a school project. I’m going to try my damnedest to avoid feeling sorry for myself today.

Chicago Marathon Training, W8D2: 4 miles

Yesterday was a crap day. I spent the entire day in a funk, largely because I got on the scale and I’m up again. It sent me into a panic spiral about continuing to gain weight throughout marathon training despite doing everything I think is right. I know it’s really difficult to actually lose weight while training, but I actually am really nervous about continuing to gain. I’ve cut way back on added sugar. I don’t eat back all the calories I burn (in general I’ll eat back around 2/3 so that my training doesn’t suffer). I allow myself one “cheat” meal a week to keep myself sane. These are all things that have worked for me in the past but they’re not now.

But today is a new day. After another terrible night of sleep, I woke up to gloriously overcast, mid-60s weather. And so I pulled myself out of bed and did my run this morning, which I haven’t done in forever. The first run after a rest day is always so nice, isn’t it?

And now I’m eating a beautiful breakfast (return of the PEANUT BUTTER CEREAL BOWL) and drinking Jose’s beautiful coffee and getting started on a school project. I’m going to try my damnedest to avoid feeling sorry for myself today.

  1. jbizzle329 said: You’re killing it.
  2. runningwithguts said: I would seriously advise you to put the scale away until a week after your race. Just my two cents, though!
  3. straightarrowlife said: Multiple times I have had to shake up what has worked before to get different results. It stinks and it’s frustrating and I’m sorry! Still, I mean, how bad can a day be that starts with a peanut butter cereal bowl?
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