I am a 47 year old professional that formerly was 270 lbs at age 30. I was a size 28, suffered many medical problems associated with the weight, and I was miserable. At age 31, I made the decision to have gastric bypass surgery, the roux en y. It was a success!! Today, I am 16 years post surgery and learning how to train for endurance exercise. I am learning to properly carb-up and recover for marathon training, which is very difficult with a small stomach and the first 12″ of my intestine removed. This is a story of my struggle.
After I ran the half marathon just last Sunday, my body let me know that I was not quite ready to continue pushing to longer distances. I could not walk without pain in every inch of my body for at least 3 days and a lasting tenderness in my hips. I felt find during the … Continue reading Redirection
Finished the Marine Corp Half Marathon this morning with a 2:49:12. My goal was 2:45 so I feel pretty good. My knees feel good; hip is hurting. I ran a 10:00 or 11:00 per mile pace for the first 10 miles. After that, I began to lack energy, my bursitis in my hip began hurting, … Continue reading Half Marathon…Done!
Short funny blurb…. I got home late today so I decided to run 5 miles on the treadmill. After 2 miles, there was a slight incident. Ever seen the commercial where Taylor Swift is running on a treadmill listening to some hip hop music? She’s really getting into it, and then all of a … Continue reading “I Meant To Do That” (Funny)
Until yesterday, my last run was the prior Saturday. That Saturday’s run was a great run, a successful run … and then, life happened. I hit a speed bump (a good one). Sunday and Monday were rest and recovery days, recovering from the 10 miler I did that Saturday. However, the training runs scheduled for … Continue reading Speed Bump … In a Good Way