Grandma's Marathon

T minus less than 2 weeks until the Grandma’s Marathon 2015!!!

Happy Monday everyone!!!!  I hope this post finds you well rested from an amazing weekend.  My weekend was filled with movie watching (we rented McFarland on Friday night, and it was amazing!), long runs (12 miler on Saturday) and run club coffee with friends, grocery shopping for the week, Cougar’s baseball game on Saturday night, and my nephews graduation on Sunday.

These ladies helped me find my smile...I had misplaced it for a couple weeks...<3
These ladies helped me find my smile…I had misplaced it for a couple weeks…<3
MMMMM, the only time I drink beer is at a ball game.  I even had 2!!
MMMMM, the only time I drink beer is at a ball game. I even had 2!!

As you can probably guess, there was very little rest for me this past weekend but I am NOT complaining at all.  It was a much needed escape from the stressors of normal every day life.

With that, I’ve been thinking A LOT about my weight, and how since turning 40 I just can’t shed these dreaded 10 lbs.  So starting today, I am biting the bullet and doing the military diet to see if I can jump start shock my metabolism so I can run Grandma’s marathon at least a couple lbs lighter.  Thankfully I am still just shy of 2 weeks out for race day so I am not worried about my system getting upset.  I think this is much needed reset, and have heard great success stories from others who have tried it.  You can read about the 3 day ‘cleanse’ here. Disclaimer: I am not an advocate for quick diets, nor am I a certified nutritionist.  I’m simply trying something new to jump start this 42 year old body that wants to hang on to weight I’d rather be rid of. 


Last week wrap up: I managed to run 21.55 miles, 3 core work outs, and added in weighted side bends to help firm up my muffin top. LOL!   I missed yoga due to National running day being the same day as my previously scheduled yoga work out, but still did a lot of stretching.  I also took my own advice and took a nice long Epsom salt bath Friday night which really seemed to refresh my legs for my long run on Saturday.

How was your week, last week?  What are your plans/goals for this week?  Have you ever done a cleanse/restart diet?

Have a great week, y’all! Remember, keep movin’ forward!!!!!!

❤ Michelle

41 thoughts on “T minus less than 2 weeks until the Grandma’s Marathon 2015!!!”

  1. Ahhh I can’t believe it’s so close!! I hope I get to meet you next weekend (NEXT weekend! OMG!)!

    I’m sure your active weekend actually helped you more than the lack of rest might have hurt you. I’ve found that “active rest” – aka, not exercising but keeping busy and moving and doing something besides sitting around – is really helpful for me. It keeps the blood circulating, keeps my mood up, and relaxes me!

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  2. Yes beer and baseball go together, don’t they?!. From what I’ve read (I’m also not a nutrition expert) is that it is beneficial and normal to gain weight during taper time as the body is building up for the huge task it’s about to undertake. You’ll be burning thousands of calories come marathon weekend! 🙂 You are going to rock the marathon!! Woo hoo! 🙂

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    1. Sadly my knees are arguing in regards to the benefits of weight gain, but my doctor did say I am at a healthy weight, it’s just not a weight I am happy with currently. Thanks Pete, and I agree, beer and baseball are a perfect pair!!


  3. Good luck with the weight loss! I’m stuck where I’m at now – I would like to lose 15 more pounds. I used to do those “cleansing” diets when I was young, but now I don’t think I could do it – if I can’t because of my celiac disease, then the hypoglycemia would get me! LOL

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  4. You are almost there my friend!! So glad you found your smile again. The reason you are starting this military diet is the reason I started Isagenix. I’ve been amazed by the results!

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  5. I’ve been thinking exactly the same about trying to bump off a few pounds before race day. I have a week extra before my marathon and I figure if I cut out a lot of the rubbish that I’ve felt entitled to eat (because of all the extra kilometres I’m running) something’s got to give. Surely?!!

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  6. I can totally relate! I don’t have 10 unwanted pounds (well, maybe 5 could go…but I’m tall and they’re not that obvious LOL)…but my body needs a kick-start! I’m feeling soft in spots that haven’t been squishy in a long time. I”m drinking tons of water, so I’m at a loss as to what’s up. At least my wonky foot is feeling better. Grandma’s will feel like an Ironman to me!

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  7. 2 weeks! You got this! I had to look up the Military Diet, I had never heard of it before. It looks hard, good luck! I’m still having troubles adjusting to Atkins, I don’t think I could ever do a cleanse/ restart.


  8. I’m glad you found your smile. It’s a beautiful smile!

    It seems like you had a really weekend, as did I. 🙂

    I’ve never heard of the Military Diet; I tried a 4-day juice cleanse once…and made it a day and a half before I thought I was dying and was told to stop. 😐 But, I am trying to healthier choices when it comes to food and beverages. Good luck on your diet!

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  9. SO CLOSE! I’m glad that you “found your smile” again–you are going to need that extra mental energy to get through the last few weeks before and then the marathon itself–but what I love to think is that you will be able to merge that smile with a new one as you conquer the marathon!


  10. G’luck on that diet! Sounds interesting!! I try not to diet around marathon training time but every one is different with their bodies and ‘racing weight’. You are going to do great. Trust your training!! You’ve got this, lady! XO!!

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      1. Great job! I’ve lost 60 and have kept it off for more than 7 years from just running and eating fresh, whole foods. Hard work absolutely pays off and it’s possible to run lots and keep the weight off for GOOD!! 🙂 I’m living proof of that! Keep rocking it!


  11. So cool that you are doing Grandma’s marathon. It I ever do a marathon again (outside of a triathlon) I am interested in Grandma’s. Good luck with the taper crazies – I’ve got the same this week for my half Ironman on the 21st.

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