This is definitely an update post! It was needed.
First up, if you haven’t already please check this post out. The fact that Bryan could barely walk up a flight of stairs a year before training and completing his first half Ironman is amazing and inspiring to me. He is almost to his goal, and he needs your help in raising money for cancer research!!
Remember when I wrote this post a few weeks ago talking about how I was getting two periods a month and was unmotivated and lethargic all the time due to a chronic Vitamin D deficiency? Well, the new birth control (Yasmin) and the prescription of a buttload of Vitamin D have worked out well. I’ve been on this new regimen for the past 3 weeks, and I can’t even explain to you how happy I am that I was actually proactive with talking to my doctor about the problems I was having.
Besides the 1st emotional week on the new birth control, everything has been smooth sailing so far. My acne has almost completely cleared up and no period so far! Whoop!! My husband is happy for this as well. I’m not a crazy hormonal lunatic anymore.
Vitamin D. Vitamin D. Vitamin D. A-maz-ing!! I’m not going to say that I felt energetic the 1st day or week that I started to take my prescription, but over the past few weeks, I have felt my energy levels slowly start to increase. This is soooo encouraging.
After reading (Never home) maker’s post on the Daily Mile, I decided to join. I love how I can get my nerdiness on with all of the analytical possibilities for my workouts available on that website. Plus, you can motivate others regarding their workouts. It sort of holds me accountable for my workouts too because it is on a public forum.
Also, if you want to be competitive, they have a leaderboard of all of your friends. Sometimes, that is enough to get my butt up and out the door!! So, definitely think about joining and becoming my friend!
So, I’m slowly starting to add some races to my 2011 schedule in addition to IMAZ. Would I really like to add them all at once? Heck yes, but considering I still don’t have a job (don’t worry, when I hear back from who I really want to hear back from, I will be tweeting from the rooftops!), that is sort of out of the question.
I signed up for these last night:
If I can run this 5 mile race in less than 37 minutes, then I can start the following race with my Swift’s Running Team. No pressure. No pressure. Yeah, right. I’ve never ran a 5 mile race that fast before so we shall see if I can do it. If I don’t make it, I start in a corral behind what I would have. No biggy.
Every runner here talks about this race. It is a big deal in Spokane, evidently. This will be my first time running it since the hubs and I moved here last summer.
I’ll be running this the weekend before Fitbloggin!! I’m so excited to be running a half marathon. To me, it is the perfect distance. It is less than 2 hours, and you don’t feel like you need a nap afterwards! I’m sure I will probably want to sleep a week after my Ironman in November.
Races I’m looking at signing up for…
I need to gain back my dignity from last year…
Do you have your race calendar already set for 2011?