Getting back in the saddle

Moving to Florida one thing has become a bigger struggle than in Delaware: my weight. This time last year, I was almost 70 pounds lighter than I am now. 


But, I don’t know where to start or what to do. All I know is I do have a half marathon in November (the Avengers 1/2 to be exact, in Disneyland), then planning on Glass Slipper next February. So I gotta do something.




It’s Kinda Fun to do the Impossible.

That was the quote my iPod gave me last night for my week 2, day 1 c25k run (which I did outside… more on that later). Talk about a Walt Disney inspiration.

But, I want to counter it real quick… which is something I usually don’t do to Disney quotes, but I feel like this one is even better than what Mr. Walt said….

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m Possible’ ” ~Audrey Hepburn

So, while I sit here eating meal #1 one of the day (oatmeal, 3 mini Babybels, and a thumb-sized portion of peanuts), I’m contemplating what those two mean to me… possibilities vs impossibilities.

For me, what I thought to be impossible would have been things like:

  • Running a marathon, half marathon, or ten-miler
  • Running in general
  • Finally seeing the 150s
  • Giving up soda
  • Actually liking water

And so on and so forth.

But… none of those are impossible to me now, they’re all things that I would have to work for, but they’re in my reach (now impossible would consist of walking on the moon, dating a superstar, being on Broadway, etc). Because I have so much more motivation to get there, that I know I can do it.

Speaking of impossible… I’m already on Day 3 of the Game On! diet… and I’m kicking butts and taking names. I weighed myself this morning, and I am now down 20.8 pounds (my mom gets to buy me a pair of shoes!!!). Meaning, I am less than 2 pounds from being in the 180s for the first time in AGES.

Yesterday was a tough day for me, all I wanted to do was go back to bed or have some caffeine/sugar. I kept crashing throughout the day. Especially when I had to proofread a letter for the bossman. That one was really tough. But, I survived it and am here to tackle another day ahead of me. 🙂


As I said, last night I did my first day of week two for the program… and it was outside. I got to school a tad early (ok, an hour early), and went “gee, I have time, and it’s actually pretty nice out. Why don’t I do a run?” So I did. Outside. Through a neighborhood. I forgot how different it is to run outside versus the treadmill… with the way the weather has been recently, I was so afraid to run outside because you never knew what would be thrown at ya. But, for a January run, yesterday was perfect. It ended up being 33 minutes long (as compared to last week’s 26 minute workouts), and yes I had to go slow. And my shins were so sore afterwards, but I felt good. The first runs, which were 45 seconds in lenght, were nothing for me… the minute runs were along the same lines of the 45 seconds. But, this week adds in the 90 second run (minute and a half), and I am not a runner, so this was really tough for me to do. The third of the 90 second runs, which was the last run of the training, I started to stop during the run because it was getting to be that hard… and then I looked at the timing and was like “stop being such a lazy ass, Courtney, it’s only 18 more seconds. You can do that no problem!” So I went back to the run.

I apologize to anyone in my class last night that thought I smelled very bad… oops.


So, a look to the future of what’s to come:

  • Disney is in a month from today. A MONTH. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. I’m excited, but I think it will really hit the week before. (Related, Beauty and the Beast is out today in 3d!)
  • Kay’s Kamp 5k is May 26th… this was the 5k I did last year, where I ran 3 different times during it. I want to run the whole thing this year.
  • Delaware’s Mud Run in September… I’m determined to actually be able to do more obstacles than last year, and make our Kamp team look good. 🙂
  • Tower of Terror 10 Miler in September… I’m pretty sure this and the Mud Run are a week apart. I want to figure out how to get to Florida to do this, because a run in Disney is one of those things that is a dream for me and such. And since this is a really big, special one for my favorite ride (and a bunch of internet friends are going too), I really want to go to it. I need to talk to Jess and see if she’s figured out what logistics might be for a weekend trip down for this… (Jess??? Thoughts?).

That’s what I’m looking forward to as of right now… and of course, Kamp is in the summer, student teaching next fall, and hopefully doing the College Program the following spring (so I can do the Princess Half Marathon that weekend and already be there!). 🙂