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Let's wrap this shit up...

Yeah, yeah...I know.  I missed 4 posts  I actually missed 5, but The Capillary was nice enough to hack into my blog and post her vision for me.  I freaking loved the "suspicious activity on my account" email!  That was the greatest part!
Here's a wrap up of the A-Z challenge.  I'd write 4 separate posts, but that would just take more time and, quite frankly, I'll probably be wasted by the end of this one.  Go wine!
W
What I should write in regards to my Commit to be Fit Challenge: Drink water!  It's really good for you and shit.  Hydration, detoxing, blah blah blah.
Jesus could turn water into wine.  I can too!  23L of water and a $60 home made wine making kit, and BOOM!, I am Jesus!!!  Okay, fine, I'm not, but I have a shit tonne of wine and you don't. 

V is for Vision

Hi, this is The Capillary.

I've hacked this account to bring you the letter V on behalf of the Drunk Runner.

This came about during a conversation earlier today when she told me she went for a "naked run". Naturally, I had a vision of this:


What she meant was simply running with no timer or pace monitor.

Just before I say goodbye, I'd like to point out that by typing in "naked run" into Google search, all you get thousands of pictures of naked runners doing naked miles.

There is no mention of monitors.

Sincerely,

The Capillary
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U is for me.

I'm finding that I'm really enjoying this A-Z Challenge.  My Commit to be Fit Challenge has been an amazing learning experience for me.  I appreciate the knowledge and experiences I've gained in just matter of a month, but I think what I appreciate the most is being able to understand myself.  Writing 20 post on me has helped me to understand who I am a lot better.

Get up and TRY.

Try.

Start. Stop. Start.

Races.

R is for Races!  One of the best ways for a runner to get motivated is to enter a race!  My newly annual race is the Woody's RV World Half Marathon in Red Deer, Alberta.  This year will my third year running it.

Year 1/2011 ~ 2:18
Year 2/2012 ~ 2:08
Year 3/2013 ~  Goal 1: To finish strong    Goal 2: 2:05
You'll find out on May 19, 2013 how I do!

I've had a very "different" time training for this race.  It started out as training for the full marathon and realized that the full wasn't for me this year.  I'm now gearing up for the half again.  I'd like to come across that finish line very close to 2 hours, but my main goal is run a confident and strong race!  I'm very eager for our Alberta weather to smarten up and tax season to end so I can get out on the trails and get some serious miles in.  I don't have much time left!


Quitting? Hell no!

I think my post yesterday made it sound like I had given up on my April A-Z Commit to be Fit Challenge.  I'm absolutely not!
 As you can tell from this past weeks posts, this weeks has been really difficult.  I'm struggling through some very emotionally draining personal stuff.  I've only made it to the gym one time, I did not stay within my calorie limit even one day, and I have drank copious amounts of alcohol....with a straw...beer with a straw!!  (We went to see Marianas Trench on Wednesday.  I LOVE stadium beer!!).  My week of not caring has not helped with the Commit to be Fit Challenge.  Friday morning weigh in was not pretty.
Oh well...moving on!

Personal Training! Woohoo!

Well, this A-Z Commit to be Fit Challenge isn't going as well as I had  hoped.  Shit.  The first 2 weeks were great, but now I have several reasons as to why I'm not doing so hot.  My number one reason: I'm freaking tired.  My real job (the thing I do when I leave the house to get a paycheck) has been very draining lately.  I'm utterly exhausted.  2 more weeks until tax season is over!
In my sadness about not accomplishing my April goals, I researched our local gyms and personal training services and booked a consultation with a trainer named Candace.  I'm quite excited about this.  I have taken a couple of weekend courses to educate myself in personal training, but I've never actually had a trainer...personally.

Ooops....I'm drunk.

I was going to write an uplifting and inspirational post about the power of optimism for my 'O' post.  
Instead I got drunk.
Oops.

No to Negativity.

There's really no other way to describe this week so far than to refer to it as crappy.  It's a crappy week.  We had a ton of snow on the weekend that has decided to stick around (it's April damn it....I JUST WANT TO RUN OUTSIDE), I'm in a super bitchy mood, awful things are happening all over the world, my family is coming down with some type of  illness, and I'm losing motivation for both the A-Z Challenge and my Commit to be Fit Challenge.  Everything is just plain crappy.
So N is for Negativity.  I feel negative...and crappy.

M is for BitchyD.

This post is about me because, really, who doesn't like talking about themselves?  
I spent a significant amount of time searching the internet for a set of questions to answer about myself that didn't seem like too much work and might provide a minuscule amount of entertainment.  After viewing many websites, I finally came across this set from this blog:

Letting go.

Some people think it's holding on that makes us strong...sometimes it's letting go.
We hold on to so much that clutters our life and drags us down.  Why?  Because letting go is sometimes the hardest thing to do.
During my A-Z Commit to be Fit Challenge, I've had to focus on letting go of a lot of things.

Kick Ass.

Day 11, Letter K, and almost 5 pounds gone!  I'm kicking ass at my A-Z Commit to be Fit Challenge!!  
I'm quite certain that the next 5 pounds are going to be quite a bit tougher than the first 5, but I'm willing to do the work.

Be Inspired.

in·spi·ra·tionnoun\ˌin(t)-spə-ˈrā-shən, -(ˌ)spi-\ Definition of INSPIRATION1 a: a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation
b: the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions
c: the act of influencing or suggesting opinions 

H is for Nelly.

Nothing gets you pumped up for a work out like a great song!
Enjoy it and work your ass off tonight!

Good choices.

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope your week is a good one!
We're on Letter G for the A-Z Challenge, and my commit to be fit post is about making good choices.
Making good choices isn't always easy for me.  Mainly, because I'm usually really drunk and not thinking about what's best for me in the long run.
You're probably thinking that I'm talking about making good diet choices and, of course, I am, but they aren't the only choices that need to be made when choosing to live a fit and healthy lifestyle.Nutrition and diet choices are, actually, probably the easiest of all them all.

The F word.

Well Fuck.  I've apparently Failed at abstaining from alcohol.  I'm just not a good non-alcoholic.  I tried it for awhile.  It's not very Fun.  Kudos to all of you who can handle not drinking.  I'm just not one of you.  
In relation to yesterday's post about doing enough and Finding a lifestyle that is maintainable, I've realized that not drinking just isn't going to work for me.  Enough is enough already....BEER ME!


I distrust camels, and anyone that can go a  week without a drink - Joe E. Lewis

enough IS enough.

I can think of many 'e' words that are relevant to my commit to be fit theme for this A-Z Challenge: energy, exertion, educate, excel...the list could go on and on.
I finally settled on the word 'enough'.  
Christmas of 2010 I was at the lowest weight I had ever been.  I remember being very happy and very, very hungry.  I was over-exercising and under-eating.  The weight didn't stay off because it wasn't a lifestyle that I could keep up with.  By summer 2011, the weight was back on.
In my commitment to be fit and my quest to lose the last 10 pounds, I will be doing enough.  
I will exercise enough and I will eat enough.  I will change my body and change my life in a healthy, and maintainable way.
When I run, I will run fast enough.  When I lift, I will lift heavy enough.  When I stretch, I will stretch far enough.  
I will, simply, do enough.

Da. Bomb. Diggity.

Definition:
1.  something you say to emphasize awesomeness or amazingness,it is a new way to express AWESOME!
Dang! that girl is Da Bomb Diggity 

Let's C if this works.

Caesars.
DAMN IT.  Who's idea was this to change my theme?

Counting Calories.
Sometimes I count my daily caloric intake and sometimes I don't.  Sometimes I'm a little fat and sometimes I'm a lot. ........
Counting calories it is.

Feel the burn.

B is no longer for beer and I'm sad


I really should have thought this theme through a little bit more.  Words that start with B and are relative to my "commit to fit" challenge aren't the easiest to come by.  I've decided to go with "burn"  because I am already feeling it!!
On Saturday I decided to terrorize exercise my core and upper body after my run.  DOMS set in late on Sunday and after an intense work out tonight, I dread laughing.   
My commit to be fit challenge will include 3-4 strength training sessions per week in addition to my half marathon training program. 
It's time to feel the burn


Can you feel it?


A is for...

April 1st marks the beginning of the A-Z Challenge.  I didn't exactly write out a plan for this challenge because I knew what my posts would be about: alcohol.  It was kind of a no brainer.  
What I didn't expect was for my first post to be about abstaining from alcohol.  

WHAT???