August 16, 2011

Still going, still growing

It's been a while since I've been on here. We were without a computer for quite some time.

I have been running still, though. I haven't transferred all of my pictures over yet, so I don't have any of the race I just ran but I'll post them later.

I just finished running the half marathon I've been training for. My time was 2:06. I was pretty thrilled about that. My last half marathon took me 2:18, so I was excited about how much faster I did this year. Maybe next year I'll do it in under 2 hours! Wishful thinking, I know. But that would be awesome!!

I've been running since. 4-5 miles a day (except Friday and Sunday), and then long runs on Saturday. I did 15 last Saturday and wasn't too sore afterwards so I feel pretty good about it. I am having crazy knee pain though, and I've been icing them like crazy. But so far nothing that's going to keep me from being able to continue running. It feels good to run and push my body. I really enjoy it.

The thing that's getting me kind of depressed lately is that I'm gaining weight like crazy. I am up to 135 right now and there is just nothing I can do to drop it. I feel like my legs and arms are looking really muscular and toned, but my tummy is just flabby and gross. I never started running as a means to lose weight, but I never expected that I'd be able to gain so rapidly while training so vigorously. The worst part is, I'm eating healthier than I ever have in my life. I don't hardly eat any fats at all anymore because they were making me so nauseous when I'd run, so I've been eating mostly lean meats, fruits and vegetables, and healthy carbs. How do you gain weight when you're eating well and exercising every day?!?! I am baffled. Truly. Baffled.

Anyway, that's where I am now. Just running running running. And lifting weights when I feel so inclined. I ran today. 4.8 miles in 34 minutes. That's less than a 7 1/2 minute mile. Now that makes me feel good!!!!!!


Nicole said...

Amazing, Shannon. Simply and completely amazing! You are so incredible. I don't really know what else to say other than I am really in awe of you!!

shelley said...

love the title. i think the same thing about myself. except it's more along the lines of "i don't understand why after having 3 kids and never exercising, i can't seem to lose any of this baby weight. hang on a minute, i need to take another bite of this cupcake before i type anymore... gosh, it's just so frustrating!"

Jennifer said...

Muscle weighs more than fat my dear. keep it up!