Monday, October 18, 2010

Does size really matter?

I signed up for more runs in one month than ever before! I signed up for two turkey trot 5k's and just signed up for the Hot Chocolate 15k. All in November. I googled what a 15k is and it's 9.3 miles! Yikes!

I usually don't run more than 6 miles on my own unless I'm doing a half marathon!

But since I have decided that I will definitely (yes, I said definitely!) be doing the Chicago Marathon next year, I need to pick up the mileage on my runs starting NOW!

The Hot Chocolate 15k is on November 6th. They have an awesome goodie bag including a nice running jacket! However, since I registered so late for this run, they do not have all sizes on the jacket available. I could opt for a sweatshirt but I really don't need a sweatshirt. I liked the jacket!

Unfortunately ALL of the women's jacket sizes were gone except the XL. Since I have pride in the fact that I'm not an XL, I thought about getting a Men's small. Good idea except the Men's small is bigger than the Women's XL. Really? Really. They have the measurements listed on the site.

So after much debate, I succumb to getting the only available women's size jacket, a Women's XL.

Actually that should be fine because you don't want the jacket too small anyway. It's just a matter of pride in the fact that I lost over 90 lbs and still have to get a XL! I'm over it though. It will be nice!

Another thing too. I hate spending money on these runs! I'm over that too and worked it into my budget by taking money out every month to support my running habit! :p

How do you feel about buying clothing sizes that are too big for you?

On a food note, I'm not doing great. I did great most of yesterday but the end of the night was an epic failure. I know what to do and what not to do, I just don't do it! With the holiday's coming up, I'm having a mini-freakout. I know how EASY it is to gain 5 lbs and how HARD it is to lose it.

I guess I just have to take it one day at a time. Track, track, track is the key! I need to write down EVERYTHING that I eat and just track it and move on. I'll start today!


  1. I don't think I would buy clothes that are too big for me :p

    Although it seems strange to pay cold hard cash to put one foot in front of the other, at least you're helping good causes. Exercise and helping others, that has to be a recipe for a healthy body and soul :)

  2. I totally feel you. If it were anything but a jacket, however I like room in my jacket for the layers that go underneath. I don't like having to buy up a size. Once I've gotten to that size it is that or nothing. Then of course I go somewhere else and their sizes are different :( but I know exactly how you feel.