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!