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Rediscovering My Love For Running Post Marathon

by Nellie

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Happy Friday yall!!

First and foremost I wanted to tell you guys thank you so much for your super supportive comments, emails, texts and tweets about my post on moving past fear. As you guys could probably tell I’m in a very raw, scary and transitional space–and nothing helps more than knowing that so many people have your back regardless of what you decide to do. 

Thank you. 

Without further adieu it’s time for Friday Fitness!

Has she found the time to workout? Has she lost any weight? Is she keeping emotional eating at bay? Has she been running? What is going on with this girl?!

You are waiting on the edge of the seat for ALL the answers. 


Well a couple of interesting things have happened since my last update. 


I ran a turkey trot. I was very nervous. I have barely had the urge much less the time to run since the marathon. I was starting to fret because I hadn’t run more than 2 miles in the whole 3 weeks post race. Last year’s turkey trot was a bit of a disaster so I didn’t have high hopes for this one! 

Somehow my legs still worked and I’ve run the fastest and most confident miles in months. Prospect Park was gorgeous, it was 50 perfect degrees and I was in heaven. I could have gone another 5 miles. I felt that good! So hurray. I still like running. It’s a good thing because several very expensive races are all ready booked for next year!


Speaking of next year, Princess is right around the corner. Unfortunately I will have to go by myself this year due to scheduling and babysitting woes. 

You guys know I’m an only child so I don’t mind going anywhere by myself and I’m actually looking forward to the solo time. I get to take the pictures I want, ride all the rides I feel like, all in my favorite place in the world!

I lost 2.4 pounds so far! 

Yes! This is very exciting but I’m cautious because I have a long road ahead. I haven’t noticed any change in my clothes but the scale doesn’t lie. (Right?!) I’m just happy to make it out of Thanksgiving weighing less!

Emotional eating 

So miraculously I have been good about not letting the crazy overwhelm my good judgement of food. The one time I did slip into junk food it tasted so gross and salty. I was mad–but it taught me a lesson!

Finding time to move it, move it

It’s still really hard to find the time to workout but I’ve been making it happen. I managed to workout properly for at least 30 minutes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. My workouts included kettlebells, stationary bikes, resistance bands, wall sits, stair climbers and so much more. I’ve been really pushing myself to do more in a very short period of time. 

Plus I’m so obsessed with my TomTom Spark watch. It’s bae. 🙂

Next week I am hoping for more of the same, some really good short sessions at the gym with a continued focus on my food intake. 

How was your food and fitness week? How was your thanksgiving? What are your favorite short workouts??


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CARLA December 4, 2015 - 5:44 am

Good lord woman you are so so so very emotionally healthy.
It all makes me smile.
And as I shared with you yesterday about my mothering —- Im right there behind you working on it too.

Allie December 4, 2015 - 6:22 am

Hooray!!!! I found that my legs are so happy post marathon. I think the key is lots of rest after that epic event 🙂 So happy you are getting your legs back and finding time to work it!!

Janine Huldie December 4, 2015 - 6:48 am

Aw, so, so happy to read this and knew you had it in you totally. Awesome and seriously you never cease to amaze. Have a great weekend now, Nellie 😉

Britt December 4, 2015 - 3:52 pm

Congrats on your race and your weight loss! Both are great! Keep on keeping on Nellie. 🙂

Tamara December 4, 2015 - 4:56 pm

I love that blue shirt!!
I feel like I’m in a weird and scary place right now. It’s nice to think that we’ll all overcome and get to even better places. I know you will! I imagine I will.

Leslie December 4, 2015 - 9:28 pm

So glad to hear you’re in a good frame of mind, and congrats on the weight loss! In my experience, it takes a good 10 pounds to really feel the difference in clothing, so don’t worry about that right now. Can’t wait to hear about how you do with the princess this year. Does 3.1 miles feel like a joke now that you’ve run a marathon?


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