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Why I'm Weighing In Part 2

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I wish that I could write that I'd done it... that I had reached my goal weight. But the reality is I let others' opinions and self doubt creep into my head. So my 2lbs a week weight loss came to a grinding halt and I hit a massive plateau. This snowballed into a self destructive pattern that has resulted in a very unproductive month. Well, to be honest, I can't say that. Because you can learn from every situation right?

Give Me A Two, Give Me A Zero, What Have We Got? 20 Miles

I'll admit I was nervous. Why? Well, because 20 miles (to me) is a pretty big deal. I'm still at the point that I'm still convincing myself that I'm a distance runner. So to go out and run/walk/crawl/complete 20 miles is still a pretty big milestone for me.

The weather on Saturday was warmer than what it was earlier in the week. It was humid and super foggy. Oh, and it was dark. Yeah, I started around 6am so it was still dark out. I ran the first 12 miles solo before I met a friend who ran the last 8 with me.

Meeting my friend at 12 miles was great. It really helped to break up the run and it gave me something to look forward to.

My last 8 was tough, and my friend had to push/nudge me along. But I did it. I completed my fastest 20 miler yet.

And the downside is that Saturday night I started having leg cramps, and by Tuesday they haven't stopped :( So, I've had to take 3 days off to try to recover. I imagine that I didn't hydrate properly after the run. And I'm thinking I depleted some electrolytes. 

I wore my compression socks today.. I've pushed the fluids. I've eaten bananas, raisins, and drank some gatorade. I'm starting to feel some better. I'm really hoping to get in a slow run/walk tomorrow. 

The marathon is fast approaching! 





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  1. 20 miles is serious! OMG check you out! I wish I could do that many, but that takes practice.

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