I see you looking hella fine, I wish you'd come over and tell me that you want this in Public

  • Jan. 25, 2019, 12:16 p.m.
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RAN AGAIN LAST NIGHT. I wrapped my legs but shit did not fly for me. I don’t know if it helps with shin splints at all, but it did seem to slightly restrict my calves, which cause them to get tired way faster. And my right shin is STILL HEADING TOWARDS SPLINTSVILLE.

Gonna get some whatever tape and see if I can tape my shin without restricting my calves.

Definitely bouncing too much with my stride but trying to correct it seems to make my muscles go wonky. I almost feel like “gliding” engages my core more, which is weak as shit, so if I don’t use my core my legs get really tired? NOT SURE. But it’s something to think about.

I think I’m gonna blow through this Couch to 5K program faster than they want me to, which is great. After reading some other run/walk programs, I realize Couch is very lenient. Only three runs a week (others suggest every other day), and the run periods are shorter for a longer time. If this continues to not feel challenging, I might try something else. I just really like having someone shout in my ears “K STOP RUNNING, WALK SOME.” It forces me to pace myself, which is something I am horrible at. Without reminders to stop, I tend to just go hard until I can’t anymore, and then I hurt myself. Lol.

LEGS NOT SORE AT ALL THOUGH OH MY GOD AM I A LITERAL FUCKING WIZARD?

My current plan is to, at least on weekends, bus to the park I’ve been running to and run on soft ground. I’ma also see if there’s an elliptical in our work gym and do that for a few days instead of running, if my shins are still being fuck-os.

I need to start doing some core work. Oh, did I mention I was gonna finally FINALLY learn all the fuckin’ basic yoga stuff I need to know to actually follow a yoga video?

I have mixed feelings on Adriene. Sometimes I find her charming and other times I find her annoying. But she has a vid for every basic pose, so on my non-run days, I’m gonna go through 3 or 4 of those, until I can start doing actual yoga on my off days.

I historically haven’t been able to do that because my legs are always SO SORE the day after a run and I know yoga will just exacerbate that, but with my muscles magically recovering now, I think I can pull it off.


CW: Diet shit!!!!!!!

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Went up to 30 carbs yesterday. Peed on a stick this morning and I’m still in keto, so I’m feeling good about slowly easing out of this and into a more Atkins-style diet.

Remember that first time I did keto and I lost like 9 pounds in 9 days? That is not my experience this time, BUT I have lost 5 and who fucking cares if I feel better?

Clocking in at about 112. Still got a little bit of that belly chub and, honestly, I don’t know why it’s hanging on. On days I run, I come in WAY under my calorie count (it adds my Fitbit data to my carb app), and I come in under on other days too, just from how much I walk to/from/at work. And I try to overestimate servings when I’m not weighing my food, which, WEIGHING MY FUCKING FOOD IS NOT A SUSTAINABLE PRACTICE. Who has that kind of time/forethought? Fuck that noise forever.

Didn’t have time for my butter coffee this morning so I just put TERRIBLE FUCKING MONKFRUIT in regular coffee, along with heavy cream, and it was tolerable. I may cut out the butter coffee altogether since that might be part of why I’m not losing the chub.

Drinking this coconut “drink” thing that has a couple grams of sugar in it but still clocks in at only 5-ish net carbs a serving, and it has potassium in it which I think I’m always running low on.

Adding more spinach/arugula to my daily consumption.

Got a kale caesar salad for lunch the other day even though we were at a sandwich place I love. Came back to the office and immediately begged my coworkers to praise me for this reasonable decision.

Zero desire to drink beer at home since the first couple days I decided to stop.

I will, however, be drinking tonight. I get two drink tickets at the holiday party and WHO SAYS NO TO FREE DRINKS?

Correction: Who with an addictive personality, moderate social anxiety, and the mindset of a poor person SAYS NO TO FREE DRINKS?

UGH THE FREE DRINKS ARE ONLY BEER AND WINE. I can drink wine. I just don’t like it. LOL.
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Diet stuff over!!!

Thanks for your input on the potential flirting. Y’all landed on the same page I did–not flirting, just, you know, banter.

I specifically didn’t tell you it was Milquetoast cos I didn’t want to influence your opinion, since y’all know I’d totally put his D in me.

We text shit like this all the time, the only reason I thought of it as potentially flirtatious is because it was a series of jokes about dick pics, lol. And considering his tendency to be so very STIFF UPPER LIP with coworkers, I was like… is this a thing?

IT AIN’T, THOUGH, I think he just matches my lowbrow humor when he talks to me. Because he knows I don’t get all his goddamn literary references and 4-layer puns.

K I GOTTA GO DO MY FUCKING JOB BYE FOREVER.


girl in recession January 25, 2019

In my personal experience, and the experience of a few seasoned runners I know, if I'm trying to lose fat and I begin a brand new running routine, I actually hold onto my weight/gain a little weight at first. It usually takes me 3 months of a solid running routine to see big losses...but when I was thin I could drop 15 lbs in 3 months no problem with a consistent diet and exercise routine. Id say just be patient if you dont see the scale dropping/flab falling off just yet

Yours For Now... girl in recession ⋅ January 28, 2019

Yes this. I also tend to lose and then gain back muscle and then level out from there.

Yours For Now... January 28, 2019

Are you stretching a lot before and after you run? Like at least 5 minutes of stretching before and maybe 10 after? I also find that I have to remind myself to like...flip my feet fully back when I run. Otherwise they stay at like 90 degrees (foot/ankle) and that’s when I get shin splints. So like. Point my toes before they come back under me. Does that make sense? Probably not... it’s like a complete follow through of the movement I guess? I dunno. Running sucks.

One Angry Dwarf Yours For Now... ⋅ January 28, 2019

LOL, running does indeed suck. I'll pay attention to my foot positioning today! I THINK I know what you mean, and I can see how it could help to not keep those muscles tight the entire time.

I stretch afterward, and it is a godsend. I used to have horrible calf cramps/hamstring issues/hip flexor problems, but just a 10-minute stretch routine has helped immensely. I read that stretching beforehand could potentially lead to injury, so I haven't been doing that. We'll see! If it's cold in my apartment, stretching first probably WILL fuck me up, as my muscles and joints are super tight when it's chilly, but if I crank the heat for a bit first, it might be beneficial to stretch before a run.

Yours For Now... One Angry Dwarf ⋅ January 29, 2019

If you don’t stretch first, definitely warm up by walking/brisk walking. I can’t imagine just breaking out into a run is good for you.

One Angry Dwarf Yours For Now... ⋅ January 29, 2019

Oh for sure, Couch to 5K integrates a 5-minute warm-up walk and cool-down walk. Tho I might pre-stretch anyway because it's cold as fuck outside and my muscles are fuckers in the cold.

ALSO MY FOOT WENT NUMB DURING MY RUN LAST NIGHT LOL I really can't win. Here I am bragging that my body is great at athleticism and then EVERYTHING BREAKS AFTER 2 WEEKS OF RUNNING

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