Text conversation I had with my friend Angela:

Me: Shit, I've gained 6 pounds in like 2 weeks.
Angela: Mother of pearl! Jesus.
Angela: You're still totes bangable though, so it's okay. No more though.

What a good friend.

Ima be real honest, I've been preeeeeeeetty lax about what I've been eating lately and I've been skipping runs because ew, it's cold outside. Or I'll skip my lunch time workout because I want to go eat with coworkers. Or I'll be sad for whatever reason and eat an entire bag of cheetos and/or allll the cookies. WHAT. Like everybody doesn't feel sorry for themselves sometimes and eat all the things. Puh-lease.

It was six, and I can't tell if this ecard is laced in condescension or good intentions.

This weight gain doesn't actually have anything to do with the holiday season for me. I always fall into a slump after a race because I just want to rest for one goddamn minute. I mean, shit. 13.1 miles is far as fuck. I'll take a couple of days off, and then that turns into a week. Then I'll go for a short run and hate every second of it, so I'll wait a few more days, try again, hate it again. And it goes on.

That's not to say I'm not going to the gym. Running is just my bread and butter, so without it as my cardio I gain weight more easily. It's super cool how that works - how you can work reallyfuckinghard and then relax for a minute and BOOM 6 pounds. 

I've already lost 2 of them since I told my friend. The bad news is I'm still unenthused about running. Maybe it's because my time sucks now after surgery and I know how much work it's gonna take just to get back to where I was, which wasn't even awesome in the first place. Maybe it's because my knee hurts when I run sometimes and I'm scared I'm fucking it up for the long term. Maybe it's because it's cold outside. Maybe it's because I bless the rains down in Africa. I don't know. I think I'll try another form of cardio for a while - who's down to take a Zumba class with me?


The good news is that I have on good authority that I'm totally still bangable. Form a single file line, fellas. I'll only jiggle slightly more than normal.


  1. I'm in the same boat. Today I make a new plan and write it down with some deadlines. Hopefully setting some dates will help keep me in check. Cheers to getting back on track :)

  2. I didn't run a 13.1 and I somehow gained three pounds in the last two weeks too.

    blah, It has to be the weather. That or around here its all the coworkers bringing goodies and luncheons and what not. Okay fine, its also time for wallowing in bummed times for me. Christmas/holidays are supposed to fun and positive times, but I would rather skip the entire month.

  3. I NEED a friend like that. On your ass, but totally supportive. Jealous a little bit.

  4. This sums up my life right now. It's too cold. I don't have enough time. I can't stand running on my treadmill. It gets dark out too fast. I have excuses for DAYS! Ugh...I have already decided I'm doing a long run (at least 5 miles, for me) tonight. No matter what.

  5. Bahahahahaha! Dude. It's just the most wonderful time of the year. No one should have to exercise or mind their eating.

  6. Angela (@Spamgela twitter and @Cookiemomster IG)December 17, 2013 at 7:29 AM

    I'm pretty much famous now. And just an all around awesome friend. I still want to thank you for taking all of my holiday JUNK a year ago that started me on my 40 pound weight loss journey! KTHXBAI.

  7. You should "totes" Zumba. You'll like it.

    Did I do that right?

  8. I have not run once since the half marathon... And yeah. This time of year, items really hard to stick with things, even if you are feeling motivated. It's all of the darkness, I swear.

    The pool is the best in the winter. Seriously.


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