I had a nooner today.  Not the Al Bundy kind. 🙂 The running-12-miles-in-80-degree-heat-at-noon kind.  Crazy?  Maybe.  But someone from my running group was looking to get his long run done before going out of town for the weekend, and I happened to have a meeting over near the lakes where he was running.  So nooner it was. 🙂 And it felt good, except afterwards my ankle felt wonky.  Not sure why because I don’t remember doing anything to it.  Ugggg.

I was talking with a friend yesterday about my training and commented about how I felt like I was over my ideal race weight.  I said I hadn’t weighed myself in months, but if I had to guess, I would say I was at 122.  So when I was at the health club for my nooner, I weighed myself and guess what I weighed??  121.7    Funny how well you get to know your own body when you spend so much time working out (and, in my case lately, eating).  So – confirmed – I’m 5 pounds over my ideal race weight, which – for me – is 117.  Ugggg, no wonder why I’ve been feeling so heavy and icky lately.  (And the non-runner blog readers can hold the comments, because I KNOW I’m not overweight; that’s not my point.  I’m just over my good race weight.  Big difference.)   So, when I officially kick off Chicago training in two weeks, I’ll work on heading towards race weight (which shouldn’t be a problem when the miles increase).   Today, I didn’t worry about race weight and instead I celebrated my 12 mile nooner with a trip to dairy queen and got a medium oreo blizzard. 🙂


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