July 31, 2013

What’s Up Wednesday July 31st Edition

What’s up this week?? Color Me Rad, weight gain, and getting out of my head. 

4e9263162e2acdcb9185317399723100Up first is my head. I’m an over thinker, it drives me nuts, but it is who I am. I have a math/ science mind and will sit and dissect my runs split by split, and now that I am much slower then I was last year it is driving me nuts!! This led me to decide that starting this week I am making an effort to just do it and not over think it. I have told myself I am going to take it workout by workout and see what happens. I’m not going to get any faster if I allow myself to get so discouraged and I need to look at the bigger picture.

Next up is weight gain. I keep comparing myself to what I was this time last year, and well as of right now I am up 20 pounds, and on my 5’4” frame that is a lot! I keep trying, in vain, to get my weight under control and I just can’t seem to get there. So this week I started, once again,  logging my food in My Fitness Pal, which I hate by the way. Right now I am trying to take more of a Weight Watchers points type of approach by sticking within my calorie goal and macronutrient break down, but I’m not follow all the no carbs after 1pm type of things. I’m hoping to at least get back to my “normal” weight by the end of September, which means losing 10 pounds. So far this week has been iffy, but I plan to shop and prep this weekend and I am hoping next week will start to go better.

201208logoLast but not least I have been selected to be a Color Me Rad ambassador!! As an ambassador not only do I get to run a race, I also get to offer my readers a 20% off discount code (radfun) that is valid until midnight August 1st. My mom and sister ran the one in Houston in March and really enjoyed it so I am really looking forward to it. Right now I am trying to decide between San Jose and Orange County since the Fresno race is the same day as RnR Las Vegas.

Have you ever ran in a color run before? Love or Hate it?  


  1. I totally feel you- I'm slower and heavier, too. It's so annoying but I'm dealing.

    Congrats on your Color Me Rad ambassadorship! That race looks like a ton of fun!

    1. I really feel they go hand in hand so I am hoping as I lose I will get faster and as I get faster I will continue to lose. :)

  2. Congrats on your ambassadorship! I've never done a color run before but I've heard mixed reviews so I'm still kind of on the fence about them. I'm having the same issue right now too. I'm actually 3-6 minutes slower than last year and about 15 lbs heavier. It's hard but I can't point the finger at anyone but myself. :(

    1. Thank you! My mom and sister did one in March and my mom talked about it for months. Even when we were doing the Neon Splash Dash, which I thought was pretty fun, she kept talking about how much better Color Me Rad was. I like the shirt they give out, and I get to run it for free so I figure why not. :)


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