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Running update – 4 mos. February 12, 2012

Posted by mareserinitatis in family, food/cooking, personal.
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I’ve been jogging for about four months and am very close to going a full hour at my abominably slow speed.  I’m finding it’s great stress relief.  A few days ago, I was so stressed out that I made dinner, put it on the table, and said, “Have fun guys.  I’m going to run.”

Given a choice between running on my treadmill and having dinner with my family, I usually prefer the latter.  However, I think it says something about how positively it affects my mood that I made another decision that night.

One thing that perplexes me is that it’s obvious something is going on with my body despite the fact that the scale has barely moved.  I can now wear clothes that I haven’t been able to fit into since before I started my PhD program almost 4 years ago.

Mike told me there was an easy explanation: “You’re just getting denser!”  Of course, he had a huge grin on his face.  I find that ironic coming from him, of all people.

Actually, after a comment like that, maybe it’s obvious why I skipped dinner…

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1. Antoinette (@variolax) - February 13, 2012

You aren’t slow, you are so much more faster than everyone sitting on the couch!

Awesome job!

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mareserinitatis - February 13, 2012

I’m even a lot faster than I was a year ago, so that makes me pretty happy. 🙂

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2. FrauTech - February 14, 2012

I hear you. I am into month…10 or something. People are always going “oh I see you’re losing weight.” There’s no way I’ve lost more than 2 MAYBE 4 lbs (and let’s just say I have plenty to lose so that’s not an issue). Running does shape you differently but I wonder the same. I sincerely doubt (knowing what I do) that I’m gaining THAT much muscle that it’s really outweighing any fat I’m losing. I agree with your spouse’s explanation of being denser, it’s my best guess as well. Or I think maybe my fat has gone into hiding like in my appendix and such, but it’s obviously still there somewhere…

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