Friday, June 15, 2012

a tangent...

I keep thinking of posts to write on my runs, but fail at putting them down. So, here is a tangent for you :). 1. Some days I really REALLY hate my job. I am fairly certain that I have one of the most thankless jobs on the planet. Basically I get yelled at for things over which I have no control and the higher ups show no concern for the beatdown I get on a (near) daily basis. It pretty much sucks. BUT, the hours, although quite early, aren't that bad. I go in around 6:30 and get to leave around 3:00. I still feel like I get a lot of time with Piper and MBL in the evening. 2. I'm back to diligently running several times a week. I have signed up for this race: I am following Hal Hig.don's half marathon training plan and so far it is going well. I do three shorter runs during the week, ranging from 3-5 miles long, and then one long run on Saturdays. I'm also supposed to do a day of cross training, but I've only succeeded at that once. What I've been doing is packing my running gear in the morning and then skipping lunch and heading out to run from work. Then, when I get home, I am able to totally focus on my family! 3. I would love to lose at least 10 pounds. I have been running since Piper was 7 weeks and counting points, but I've only lost 6 pounds. I know that if I lost that weight, I wouldn't feel like I was dying when I run and I would feel better about getting pregnant (meaning I would have lost some of my infertility/IVF weight). I'm going to try out a new way of tracking my eating habits by using my fit.ness pa.l instead of just doing the Wei.ght Wat.chers points system. I'm hoping that counting calories will help make the scale move! 4. I started following some running blogs and it's nice to spend some of my time focusing on my physical health rather than just my struggle with infertility. It's funny because I'm really enjoying getting back into shape, but I still really want to get pregnant. I have a blog post ready to talk about our family building plans. 5. I've been looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow ALL WEEK. As much as I am thankful for getting off early in the afternoon, the early wake up call is not my favorite. But, tomorrow is supposed to be 90*. And I'm scheduled to run 9 miles. I cannot run 9 miles in that heat. So, I will have to get up early on my day off in order to run NINE MILES. Oh boy. I promise to not go two weeks in between updates again. Things have just been really crazy and I'm finally getting back into my groove. How are you all? Anybody else out there infertile and a runner? How are you all enjoying your summer?


  1. Ha! I only run when... well really I don't ever run. I don't even think I'd try running away from danger. But I'm glad you're liking it! I've heard it's very cathartic and a good endorphin rush. :) As far as weight loss, if you're like me at all (with autoimmune disease) you are very likely intolerant to some basic foods. If you can stand it, I'd try a short "elimination diet" and see if you get any results. Not focused so much on "how much" you're eating, but cutting out things that are common allergens (gluten, dairy, etc) for a few weeks, and then add them back in one at a time to see if you react. It's the only time I've ever lost weight since being diagnosed. Eh. Worth a shot.

    As for work... that sucks. I'm sorry. :( But at least you get good hours??? I guess it counts for something. And I'm with you on trying to decide when to TTC again. *sigh* Wish I were healthy, and fertile, and skinny, and independently wealthy. LOL.

  2. I'm a runner! I swear its what keeps me sane through the infertility process. I'm not running as much now as I was at the beginning of the year, but I've still done a few small races. Can't wait to follow your half marathon journey! I've run a few so if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask!

  3. This is such a good and positive post! Good for you for training for a half-marathon! I did one a few years back and it felt SOOO good to accomplish something that required so much training! 9 miles today? Whew! I applaud you! :-)