Thursday, July 28, 2011

You Asked.. I Answered

So I left myself wide open for questions and didn't get that many, but I had several views that day.  Either a lot of you know all there is to know about me, or I have a lot of lurkers.... 

Lindsey asked, "When you start running after a long break, do you run every single day or do you give yourself breaks?" 

My plan for this week was to run every day I had planned but listen to my body.  I have slowed down or walked when I would've normally just pushed myself.  It has worked so far.  I have been sore, but I haven't noticed much difference besides that.

Becky asked, "After all your years of trying to lose weight, what was the moment or the one thing that moved you to do it a different way?" and "What is a good way to help others to find that way for them?"

For me personally, I had to hit rock bottom.  I did not want someone to tell me I needed to lose the weight, I already knew that.  I just needed to want it bad enough.  Knowledge was power for me.  I went looking for ways that other people had done it and then planned to make their program my own but with my own personal flare.  My grandpa Ron died the week I started working out as well.  Part of the reason he did pass was because he didn't take care of himself, and I am built a lot like him.  I sat by him in his final hours and decided I did not want that.

I find that the best way I can help others is to keep doing what I have been doing.  Be an example and show that if I can do it, they can do it.  I will be there as an example and ready to give advise.  I will never push it on someone.  I will be your biggest cheerleader, because that is what I needed and still need.

Erin from "See Mom Run Far" asked, "If you could run any race (distance, location, etc. are no issue), what would it be?", "What is your ultimate "fitness" goal?", "Would you rather have super speed or super endurance?", and "Who is your favorite blogger from Wyoming?"

If I could run any race, I would want to do the full Ironman in Hawaii.  I have never been to Hawaii and just to be able to do such an amazing race in a beautiful place.  It would be amazing!

My ultimate fitness goal is to be able to just run and run and run and love it!  I am still struggling.  I want to be a Marathon Maniac and run a marathon in every state.  I think that would be "ultimate."

I would rather have super endurance.  I see those people that can run forever and I just watch in awe.  I want to be one of those people!

Fav blogger from Wyoming would be ERIN!!!

Terzah from "BQby40" asked, "What is the "new you's" favorite food treat? Favorite NON-food treat?", "Do you have a sweet tooth? If so, how have you successfully kept it under control to lose the weight?", "Do you ever run with your wife?", and "Tell us about your best, most transcendent run, the whens, wheres, whys."

Asking what my favorite food treat is is asking me who my favorite child is.  For dessert lately, I have been craving crepes.  My wife makes really good crepes with Nutella, banana, and whip topping.  For a meal I would say a treat for me would be chicken tacos.  We found a healthy recipe that tastes amazing! If you want it, I can share.  My favorite NON-food treat would have to be the GARMIN I JUST ORDERED!!!!  It is a early Christmas gift.  Way excited for it to get here.

I do have a sweet tooth and the best way I have kept it under control is by trying to set goals.  I will not eat that cookie or whatever till Saturday.  I have something to look forward to, but I am not eating all week long.  I have not been as good as I should be. But, I am reminding myself that this is a process, and I am not out to lose the weight fast but just to keep it off.

My wife is FAST.  I am SLOW. So we do not get a lot of chances to run together in a race.  She just finished 24th out of 1000 in her last race a few weeks ago.  She is a rock star.  We also have three little ones, and so one of us is watching the kids when the other runs.  We do plan on running together when the kids get older and I get faster.  We want to run marathons together.

I think the best run I ever had was just a quick three miler.  I was putting it off; I wanted to watch TV and just relax but knew I needed to get my run in for the day.  I forced myself to put on my shoes, and I just ran.  The sun was setting, the temp was just right, and I was able to just enjoy it.  I was able to think about life.  There were a ton of fireflies on the road.  It was one of those runs that when I finished, I knew that running was something I was going to really enjoy.  I have to think about that run when I am running one of those that just SUCK.

Thanks everyone for your questions!!!


Angela Brown said...

I didn't know you asked for questions so I'll ask one now anyway because it's an issue I seem to be dealing with: When you started running did your body give you any problems, aside from wanting to pass out. My shins and knees hurt ALL the time? If so how did you conquer it?

~Becky~ said...

Thank you for answering my question! :)