Just to let you know- this blog is no longer active. I'll be keeping up my 101 in 1001 list until its completion, but will not be writing new posts. You can read the post below if you want the long version. Thanks for the journey to all my friends in the blogosphere!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Exercise, nice to meet you again!

Whether I wanted it or not, I think my body was just bound and determined to have a month off after the marathon...at least that's what I'm saying to make myself feel better about how lazy I've been the past three weeks.

I've been really surprised, that despite a plethora of poor fitness and nutritional decisions, I haven't gained back any weight since the marathon. That puts me in a scary place though because I've had this feeling before and it's always right before the weight sneaks back up and attacks me!

I got back on the Jillian Michaels/running train today. I need a race though. Both my old college roommates are planning marathons in 2010; one will run the Nashville marathon in April with her husband and the other is contemplating a June marathon in Minnesota with her mom. I need a plan, too, but I need some more local options.

Anybody know any can't-miss races (from 5Ks to marathon) in the Carolinas?


  1. Myrtle Beach half/full in February--i am kinda playing with the idea--probably the half though!

    also-Charlotte Thunder Road half/full--Dec 12th--i wanted to do this one but my Girls On The Run 5K is that day!

  2. I want to run the Thunder Road half next Dec in Charlotte!

  3. I'm hoping to do either the full or half Nashville Marathon, I hear it's a fun one! I'm not sure of any in your area though - good luck!

  4. Some friends of mine and I are thinking of doing the Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston.

  5. Just stumbled across your blog -- I am a new runner training for a half-marathon in VA. I LOVE reading about other runners' experiences. CONGRATS on your first marathon -- I'm VERY impressed!!! :) You can stop by my running blog at www.runningnicki.blogspot.com