First I want to say I miss blogging. On top of a fun, active summer my computer has been having all sorts of problems. Most recently, last week I had to have the track pad replaced. I’m just not ready to put my 6 year old MacBook down yet! I love technology and my electronics, but everything I own is considered old by technology standards. I tend to read blogs on my phone, but that’s been giving me a headache too; it’s slow and freezes up. I have an “old” iPhone 4 (no Siri). I cannot comment on many blogs from my phone for some reason. So Carina, Biz and Marion I’m reading! I love keeping up with my favorite blogs and I enjoy commenting because it’s nice to know people are out there reading and caring about what you write. I honestly can’t tell you how much I appreciate your comments and feedback.
This is an exciting week for a couple of reasons. I’ll start with the upcoming weekend. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon is this Sunday, September 22nd. I am ready! This week of training is very light. I’m focusing on my diet, stretching and a few easy runs. This training was incredible. I enjoyed every moment of it even the 22 mile run and my 20 mile runs. I endured the hot summer and surprisingly didn’t mind it too much. I tried some new things this time around including incorporating more strength training, different types of fuel for long runs, and more stretching. I feel great about this marathon. I have goals (I’m looking at you Oprah!), but no matter what happens on that day I know I am going into the race well trained, strong and healthy.
The other exciting news is that I am this week’s interview on Half Size Me. I have been listening to Heather’s podcasts for over a year now and I have drawn so much inspiration from the stories she features. Heather, herself, has an inspiring story that motivates and encourages others to stay on the road to a healthy lifestyle. I contacted Heather of halfsizeme.com first for some motivation during a time of frustration this past spring when the scale just wouldn’t budge despite my efforts. She kindly offered some advice and suggestions to help me along. I’m happy to report that I was able to push past the plateau and lose a few pounds before beginning marathon training. I then contacted Heather again after listening to one of her podcasts where a listener asked for advice about maintaining healthy habits and losing weight while working the night shift. I was honored that Heather asked me to participate in an interview.
You can find the interview today at Half Size Me. I hope you enjoy it.
Yep, for some reason when I read and try to comment on my iPhone 4, it doesn’t work either – I only paid .99 cents for it so I am not worried about it – thanks for reading me though! 😀
I can’t believe its marathon weekend already – eeek! You’ll do great – I am channeling Oprah’s marathon time your way – hugs!
Off to check out your interview! 😀
So excited for you this week!!!! Take good care of yourself — water and sleep particularly. Look out Oprah, there’s a target on your back and Aimee is locked in on it!
Hi Aimee, I listened to the entire podcast and you sounded AWESOME. You gave such a great interview. You sounded so articulate. And you certainly deserve all of the slim body and fitness you’ve acquired because you ate right, did the work, and you get the triumph. You are so inspiring, and you will endlessly be. 😀
I listened to the podcast while I was making baby food today, and you sounded awesome and inspiring! Loved it!
I am having the same issue keeping up o commenting. Doesn’t work from my phone, and limited reading time. Way behind! Can’t wait to check out the podcast you are on, going to download for my drive to work. Best of luck on the marathon, you are sure to beat that Oprah time.
EEEEEEEeeeeee!!! What a race!!! I was tracking you and I know you’re going to share, but really, who goes back to read old comments? So I feel safe saying, boo-yah Oprah! And sub 10 minute pace no less! VERY NICE! So excited and happy for you! Take good care of yourself this week, maybe even more so than last week. You know all this, but be very gentle with your body. Lots of water and clean eating this week (treats too if you want of course), lots of hand-washing, lots of sleep, easy walking and stretching. Can’t wait to hear about it!
Carina thank you so much for your enthusiasm. The marathon was incredible. I am still in a state of shock. I exceeded all of my expectations. Thank you for the post marathon suggestions. I have to admit I was ready to jump back into action so this was a helpful reminder to take it easy.
I can’t find an email for you on your blog, but I want to wish you all the best this weekend. I will be thinking of you on Sunday (which also happens to be my 12th wedding anniversary!). I have found a lot of inspiration from your training and your running accomplishments. I know you will be running the race of a lifetime. Good luck! I’m looking forward to reading all about it.