jenrunsaustin

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  1. jenrunsaustin

    Runner starting Jan 2nd - looking for support group

    I'm going to have to put an asterix on this whole30, I had a half of gu at mile 10 of my race, but had a great race. I haven't strayed elsewise so just going to continue on for another 10 days.
  2. jenrunsaustin

    Runner starting Jan 2nd - looking for support group

    @pags98 I can't believe we are ONLY half way there! I walked 5 miles last night which included a stop at Chipoltes for the Whole30 compliant salad with carnitas, frajita veggies, pico, guacamole it was yummy and nice to get out of the rut and kitchen. My half marathon race this weekends temp forecast is 27 with a north wind of 15mph - luckily that is a tailwind - so feels like is 20 deg which in Austin TX degrees correlates to 0 in northern talk. I usually really like cold runs, rainy runs, etc but while on the whole30 I have noticed I do not want my body to be uncomfortable, I am very protective of it, not wanting to push it out of its comfort level. Has anyone else noticed that? No food dreams for me yet, but I do not dream much (or at least remember)
  3. jenrunsaustin

    Runner starting Jan 2nd - looking for support group

    Got to admit on yesterdays run/walk I did look at all the restaurants that I want to run to (walk home) and eat at after the Whole30 to get miles in on non-key running days to get my 2019 mileage in
  4. jenrunsaustin

    Runner starting Jan 2nd - looking for support group

    Made it thru another weekend, s couple 4 and 6 mile runs with additional miles to get 10 each day towards run the year. Saturday felt pretty dead, but today was better. Crossing my fingers I am making the turn to pos energy since I have a half marathon next sunday!
  5. jenrunsaustin

    Runner starting Jan 2nd - looking for support group

    I am still hanging in there following the program to the letter, but getting really tired of it. I have plenty of food, like the taste, but it just is not fun (like mid point of a marathon). I have been social, but miss eating and drinking (my beer if that a week or mocha latte) while out with friends. I know that this point if hard as it is a lot "why am I doing this" actually the word I use in my mind, I really don't want to type here... I definitely do not feel better in the areas I was hoping would this elimination would help, but I guess that is really typical as well. Still do not have a lot of energy in my legs for my runs I know I'm sounding whinny here, but over all attitude isn't that bad.
  6. jenrunsaustin

    Runner starting Jan 2nd - looking for support group

    Food is still going ok, get to go to a work function tonight and watch everyone else it and drink, I think it will be fine, just a bit boring and cutting into my running time! Body is definitely tired, but I am changing a lot and asking it to stay very active so not surprised. I think doing the running/hike/walk challenge at the same time is actually helping as it give me another thing to obsess about besides food. @GraceMelodie glad you found out you are still a runner @Katrina2428 welcome, first days are very hard, you got this @pags98 six flags definitely hard work! Probably nothing you could eat there
  7. jenrunsaustin

    Runner starting Jan 2nd - looking for support group

    Walk 2.5 miles to get my cup of coffee this morning (5 miles round trip) good to get the miles in, still get out of the house and be whole30.
  8. jenrunsaustin

    Runner starting Jan 2nd - looking for support group

    I thought I Wrote on here about an hour ago wonder where that went Anyways 10 miles today, legs had nothing on th up hills and I am still feel beat up 6 hours later. Foods going ok, had shrimp, bacon and guacamole for lunch and making Chile for dinner. Keep going one step/meal at a time
  9. jenrunsaustin

    Runner starting Jan 2nd - looking for support group

    @samianne724 Thanks for the idea, I never thought of distracting myself with using my hands, have to try it. My run acutually went ok after the first miles, glad I did it. I have been drinking seltzer water with squeezing half of a lime in. It feels like such a treat!
  10. jenrunsaustin

    Runner starting Jan 2nd - looking for support group

    Eating is going ok, I miss chewing on gum and little snacks - but I guess that is why I am doing this. I will need to remember to bring some raw veggies, nuts, fruit etc to keep in the fridge at work. I am hungry more from thinking about food and not really wanting to do the work in front of me (typically when I start eating crap food). My body feels very heavy and tired, I can tell already it is going to be a tough run tonight! Slow and steady...
  11. jenrunsaustin

    Runner starting Jan 2nd - looking for support group

    @GraceMelodie I am doing the 2019 mile challenge with Run the Edge run by Olympian Adam Goucher. I did it in 2017 but very supportive world wide group. They have a tracker that syncs with garmin, strava, or manually enter, medal, etc. You can do it solo or as a team.
  12. jenrunsaustin

    Runner starting Jan 2nd - looking for support group

    Glad to have some company and support! I actually ended up starting today since we just went out for coffee (not breakfast) after our 12 mile run, 7 mile walk (19 miles done 2000 more to go). Had a potato, carrot and small amount of chicken pre work out and a Lara bar for fuel, no stomach upset - yay! Figure I am concentrating on mileage and not speed at all this month. Anyone have any successful fueling ideas?
  13. I'm in Jan 2! Looking for a support group, especially runners who are trying to complete the challenge and not totally have your training program messed up. Interested in hooking up with any type of runner for support whether you just run a couple times a week or daily - a runner is a runner. Done/tried the Whole30 several times, even once successfully - but did not really take the reintroduction seriously - going to do that this time. I am thinking sugar may contribute to my body aches. I have been spending the last couple of days at least cutting down on the sugar so it doesn't hit me quite as hard. Also need to work on cooking food, and eating more veggies are my long term goals. my story - I am a distance runner and this years running challenges include Jan half marathon (day 19 of Whole30 should be interesting), March birthday trail marathon, April trail 50k race, and August run/hike around Mont Blanc and possible an BQ attempt in December (finally old enough I have a slight chance)- so lots of training and have to be fueling my body better. Also doing Run the Year - 2019 miles which I will include running and walking/hiking. I would love to here about your running goals. (I am a total running geek).
  14. jenrunsaustin

    Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018

    thanks for everyone encouragement, still hanging in there.
  15. jenrunsaustin

    Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018

    @Sunshine2020 Not giving up just having a harder time today. I do deal with some depression and when it come on it makes me not want to do anything I should be doing. I can usually push thru the things I really have to get done, but at the same time try not to be too hard on myself. So probably bored isn't quite the right word.