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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Marathon Training and the Fast Metabolism Diet

Happy Thursday to you!

  As you guys know, I talked here about starting the Fast Metabolism Diet. (I hate the word 'diet', I think of it as a change of life!)
 Well, my good friend Gigi asked me how it was going to fit into my marathon training. Can you believe I didn't even THINK of that? She noticed that the plan says I can only run 2 days a week. Of course since I'm training for Chicago, I run 4 times a week, including a long run on Saturday! She was nice enough to ask the author, Hailey Pomroy, about it. Hailey said the diet is not designed to be paired with marathon training. But you can still do the 'rules'. Stay away from refined sugar, wheat, dairy, soy and corn. 

 So, that's what I'm doing for now and I've already lost 5 lbs.! I'm not following the plan exactly, but will still follow the rules of it. (I'm already going through ice cream withdrawals...and it's bad!!) 

  
 Last night I ran 7 miles on the good ole' treadmill. I could've ran outside, but decided to stay in and watch a movie instead. 


 This morning I signed up for the Run The Bluegrass half marathon next March! It was the hardest race I've ever ran. But it was beautiful and I can't wait to do it again!



katie
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  1. Good thing your friends are looking out for you. And way to go on that loss! Amazing =)

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  2. way to go on the five pounds! that will keep you motivated :)

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  3. Great job on the five-pound loss!

    Now I'm thinking about that half marathon ... I have a friend who lives in Lexington. Hmm.

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    1. Thanks Jina! Oh, please please please do it with me!! It's a difficult course, but it's crazy beautiful. Let me know if you sign up!!

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  4. Nice 5 lbs!! Maybe I need to give up icecream....

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    1. Thanks Christa! Believe me, it's VERY hard to do! :)

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  5. Yayyyy!! 5 lbs gone!!! half way there, right? (I am thinnking you said a while back that you had 10 to lose)

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    1. Thanks Lorenda! Well, I gained back about 15, so now I'd like to lose 30. Ugh, I hate starting all over. Of course not starting back at the beginning, but I did get a little off track!

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  6. Run the Bluegrass sounds really cool! I need to consider getting a treadmill myself so that I can run indoors while watching a movie. I think that would be a major game changer for me!

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    1. Yes, it makes a huge difference. Time really goes by fast when I'm watching a movie- it's a good distraction!

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  7. I have a hard time giving up ice cream too. Ice cream was a staple in my family when I was growing up. We even owned an ice cream shop when i was a kid and i'm totally addicted. I've cut WAY back, but I can't give it up all together :)

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    1. That's so neat that you owned an ice cream shop! I also had it all the time as a kid, I guess that's why it's so hard to give up now! (Not give up, just cut back)

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  8. Great job on the weight loss!

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  9. Hooray for your weight loss! :) SO proud of you!

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  10. 5lbs loss is great!!! I'm glad you have somebody guiding you about your diet keeping in mind your marathon training.

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  11. I probably wouldn't have thought of that either. Congrats on the 5lb drop. :)

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  12. Congrats on the recent weight loss!

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  13. Thank you for sharing, I would do it. But I'm lazy.

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  14. Thank you for sharing this thought provoking post

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