Fat. Girl. Runs.

Jan 23

(via meet-mebytherivers-edge)

Off my game.

This weather is killing me! It’s been hovering around 3°F for the past week and I have NO IDEA how to run in those temperatures. I don’t have the proper gear and am really too broke to buy anything Under Armor, or whatever. I hate making excuses, but I’m honestly quite scared to run in this cold. If not for the cramping, but because my lungs will suffer. I’m just not that brave.

Should I just suck it up and try treadmill running? Am I really going to need a gym membership for days like this? Ugghhhhh This 5K feels impossible!

Jan 21

This was originally a vegan quinoa salad I made for my birthday party.

Quinoa, shredded beets, carrot, raisins, cilantro, cumin, salt. This morning, I made it not-vegan by adding feta cheese.

This was originally a vegan quinoa salad I made for my birthday party.

Quinoa, shredded beets, carrot, raisins, cilantro, cumin, salt. This morning, I made it not-vegan by adding feta cheese.

Jan 14

Dinner. Persian cooking is traditionally pretty healthy (aside from all that white rice nonsense) and tonight is no exception.

Shooli. It’s a soup made with beets, lentils, kidney beans, spinach, and vinegar. That’s how I make it anyway. It’s sweet and sour and full of great nutrition. Yum!!

Dinner. Persian cooking is traditionally pretty healthy (aside from all that white rice nonsense) and tonight is no exception.

Shooli. It’s a soup made with beets, lentils, kidney beans, spinach, and vinegar. That’s how I make it anyway. It’s sweet and sour and full of great nutrition. Yum!!

Jan 12

My legs are DYING. Help!

Ok runner/fitness types: How the HELL do I beat these shin splints? It’s like my legs are sand bags on fire. I never had this before. What am I doing wrong? Or, be honest, is it the consequence of being a beginner of my size?

Other than the searing pain during the last half of my training, today was probably the best day all week. My pace feels less sluggish already and I’m focusing more on my form and not on whether or not I'm going to collapse. Improvements, yes?

 

Jan 11

Late lunch: half a pita with salmon, sprouts, tomato, avocado and a touch of low-fat dressing. An orange and water to boot.

Also, I’m thinking of going paleo. Not sure though.

Late lunch: half a pita with salmon, sprouts, tomato, avocado and a touch of low-fat dressing. An orange and water to boot.

Also, I’m thinking of going paleo. Not sure though.

Jan 10

Even Marathon Runners Hate Running -

My friend thedookness sent this to me as encouragement for when I have off runs. Thanks Alyssa!

I overslept and skipped breakfast today (bad Naseem) so I made a pretty hearty brunch for myself after my run.
Brunch included a hash consisting of chick peas, half a potato (I know, I know), grape tomatoes, and 2 eggs, topped off with low fat/sodium cottage cheese, avocado, and Siracha. And, of course, several glasses of water. It’s not the worst thing I could have done to myself.. Right?
The run today, if I’m going to be honest, was rough. I can’t seem to beat these shin splints. Am I not stretching enough? Is it the cold? Do I just have too much weight for my bones to carry? It’s so hard to see myself cross that finish line when it’s so very discouraging right now.
On the upside, I do think back to the days when I was running consistently every day in Portland. So I know it isn’t impossible. I did it once, I can do it again. I just have to push and clear my mind of doubt.
Oh that pesky doubt…

I overslept and skipped breakfast today (bad Naseem) so I made a pretty hearty brunch for myself after my run.

Brunch included a hash consisting of chick peas, half a potato (I know, I know), grape tomatoes, and 2 eggs, topped off with low fat/sodium cottage cheese, avocado, and Siracha. And, of course, several glasses of water. It’s not the worst thing I could have done to myself.. Right?

The run today, if I’m going to be honest, was rough. I can’t seem to beat these shin splints. Am I not stretching enough? Is it the cold? Do I just have too much weight for my bones to carry? It’s so hard to see myself cross that finish line when it’s so very discouraging right now.

On the upside, I do think back to the days when I was running consistently every day in Portland. So I know it isn’t impossible. I did it once, I can do it again. I just have to push and clear my mind of doubt.

Oh that pesky doubt…

Me, after my less-than-awesome run this morning. More on that later.

Me, after my less-than-awesome run this morning. More on that later.

Dear Brain,

I know you’ve had an exciting day, but you need to calm down. You have to support your organs and muscles during a run in 5 hours. Just chill and stop thinking so much.

Much love,

Naseem