Go Becky Go

I'm Becky, 23 year old Florida native living in Colorado. Marathon runner trying to get back into running, I also do capoeira on occasion and like to go on adventures sometimes. I'm a certified EMT (but still trying to get a job as one). I like to lift, and am currently working on "getting back on the wagon" for weight loss. I originally started this blog and lost 25 pounds and kept it off for a long time, then life happened and I'm up higher than my original starting weight.. I am pretty ambitious and am signed up for some races this year to boost my motivation, including a half that goes up a 14er, and a 50k in the mountains.

This is not a weight loss blog, it's my blog and I talk about whatever I want including weight loss and food and boys and running and drinking and lots of pictures of myself. I have little to no filter when it comes to the things I say, I am kinda opinionated, so sometimes I'm awkward, but I'm pretty awesome.


Height: 5'1"
HW: 174 lbs
LW: 142 lbs (Sept/2011)
CW: 172.4 lbs (3/11/13)
Goal: to run fast and be healthy.


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My old trail! How I have missed it.

Today my favorite trail and I became reacquainted after a long hiatus.

3 miles done. I felt really out of shape, but it was good.

I am possibly looking at doing a marathon in the fall, so I am going to start incorporating more running for training. My only thing is figuring out a balance between CrossFit and running without hurting myself. Been doing research but everything keeps pointing to doing CrossFit Endurance workouts, which I’m kind of ehh about because I want to do the wods at my gym, not do something different from it.

Also, today was beautiful. 70 degrees out! But of course that means nothing in Colorado, we can have a blizzard tomorrow. But today was perfect! And look at my cool CrossFit shirt!

Do you think I have running shoe problem?

Especially with Brooks… only 3 of those shoes are NOT Brooks!

I might have spent a little more money than I intended today, but holy wow sales!

So for Christmas, my boyfriend got me a $100 gift card to my favorite running store. He’s been nagging me to go get stuff but I just hadn’t gotten around to it yet. Well, today I went. I got all those running things with exception of the shorts there today.

The running store (Boulder Running Company) had a get 3 pairs of shoes for $100 sale. Well, guess where the money from my gift card went. Shoes I got:  Brooks PureConnect 2, Brooks PureDrift, and Saucony Kinvaras just for fun. I got the drifts for my lifting mostly, because they can have a zero drop heel or whatever.

Everything else I bought myself, they had a buy 2 get one for $1 running apparel, so I got Moving Comfort bras for $25 each (which is a steal, as my other bra from that company cost me over $50 for 1 bra), and then I got the long sleeve running shirt for a buck. They only thing I paid full price for was the smart wool socks, and they were 16 bucks. I think I made of pretty well today at the store!

Also, I got the running skort yesterday from Dick’s sporting goods for 20 dollars, marked down from like 50, they’re Pearl Izumis and they fit better than any pair of shorts I’ve ever worn!

So.. Yeah.

Also today I went to the dentist for a replacement filling, on Friday I got a cleaning and I figured to just get everything done at once. And the big surprise today: he did a tooth colored filling! I’m so excited, I didn’t even know that was going to happen, now it only looks like I have one (which from talking to him sounds like I will need to replace that one in a few months as well)! And I got a haircut today, just a trim, but I like it :)

Super excited about everything!

30 miles away from 500 miles in 2013! Dammit!

But yay I almost hit 500 miles!

Ran a little more than a 5k in 45 minutes. Beautiful start to my weekend! It was 24 degrees out, but I ran in shorts because it felt “warm” from all the extra cold temperatures we’ve been having!

Very long, very cold 5k run!

I wore so many layers!

Underwear/sports bra
1 pair of wool socks
1 pair of knee high socks
2 pairs of gloves
1 pair of running tights
1 pair of “waterproof”  pants
Long sleeve shirt
Tech t-shirt
Running jacket
Weatherproof/fleece Columbia jacket
A scarf
Fleece headband
… and two beanies.

And I was still cold, but while I was running out want too bad! Took me 50 minutes to run because of the all the snow I had to run through, but I was wearing my new Brooks PureGrits and they did well at gripping to the ice and snow!

Things are “warming up” here in Colorado Springs! Our high temperatures have been like, 6 the last few days, and with windchill the temps have been in the negatives (Fahrenheit) 

Today I’m going to try and run with a running group in just a little bit and hopefully someone will be there and I won’t be on my own! If there isn’t anyone, well oh well!

Trying something new!

New shoes from Boulder Running Company, got the Brooks Pure Grit :)

They’re grippy and seem awesome so excited to try them on my run tomorrow!

Went on a 33 minute run today, 2.65 miles! A little more than yesterday and yesterday I ran for 37 minutes :) all about the little wins!

This is from this afternoon, but I ran 2.5 miles today on my lunch break! Longest I’ve run in a long time!

Ran two miles yesterday- no pain, but lots of trouble catching my breath thanks to my meeting out of shape.

Also yesterday I did two capoeira classes in a row, it felt great.

I had a vegetarian taco salad today it was delicious.

I deadlifted 90 lbs yesterday and squatted 65 lbs today. Slowly moving up in the world.

I’ve been feeling uncertain about my relationship with my boyfriend lately. I was feeling on the verge of breaking up with him because it’s been feeling like he has given up on wanting to do anything with me, I had decided I was going to give him a week and see if there was any change (i didn’t tell him this)… then Monday night he asked if I wanted to go up to a cabin in Glenwood Springs for the weekend. So he definitely surprised me. Things have been feeling differently with him and it just.. I’m hoping it is just a slightly rough spot. I’m approaching the longest I’ve ever been in a relationship with someone with him. We’re at 5 months (I’m not experienced at relationships lol).

I’ve decided diet-wise I’m gonna be “mostly vegan”. Most of the things I eat are vegan but there are times that I won’t eat if I’m strictly vegan and that is not good. I’m satisfied with this decision. Still getting all my veggies in so I’m happy.

I bought super cool compression socks this weekend and I’m going to try them while running tomorrow and see if they help with my Achilles issues.

If all goes and stays well with my injury I have decided I want to do this 4-race winter series that begins in January. And a spring marathon. Looking at either the Colorado marathon or the Greenland 50k, one of the providers at my clinic is a marathon runner too and I love her and I’m trying to get her to do these too!

Finally.. it’s getting cold outside. That is all.

My mom wanted to scope out this park for walking because it’s by our house, so she had me come with her so I could measure and get my “long” run in for this week. I’m for real working on getting my distance up again, I am trying to be as careful as possible here.. 
This is the furthest I’ve run in months. It was run walking, obviously, and I was doing good the first mile but the second I could shake this ache I had by my calf so I walked like 4 minutes straight. 
Still.. better than nothing!

My mom wanted to scope out this park for walking because it’s by our house, so she had me come with her so I could measure and get my “long” run in for this week. I’m for real working on getting my distance up again, I am trying to be as careful as possible here.. 

This is the furthest I’ve run in months. It was run walking, obviously, and I was doing good the first mile but the second I could shake this ache I had by my calf so I walked like 4 minutes straight.

Still.. better than nothing!

So… I ran today! At lunch around my beautiful job (see above)!

I’m restarting again and seeing if I don’t get injured again. The schedule called for 15-20 minutes of run/walking, I did 1.38 miles in 18:30 :)

Today was our first snow…it was really light but it was snowing on my run! So cold! Hopefully you all will be seeing more of these posts of me getting on track because due to some recent enlightening conversations my lack of discipline has been pretty uncool.

John will be leaving for a month for national training camp or whatever so I’m going to take advantage of the free time to get back on the wagon so by the time he gets back I’ll be on a set schedule.

Loved my run! :)

So I had resolved everything with my boyfriend supposedly last week, but last night I got mad because we had the house to ourselves (I live with my mom at home) and he spent the evening I was so excited for playing GTA5 and went to bed at ten. We didn’t do ANYTHING. No sexy times is what I was particularly pissed about.

I refused to go to bed at the time, not like out seemed he cared that I tried to look extra cute and shaved my legs and everything. So instead of staying home, since none of my friends were answering their phones, I changed and went for a run. Not a long run, and I definitely needed to take walk breaks, but I was like, sprinting, for a “long” period of time, with no pain. That made me happy, and even though I was still pissed at my boyfriend when I got home, I accepted being mad won’t make him want to sleep with me any more so I just went to bed.

At sooner point throughout the night his hand found mine, but that was it. Now he’s up at 8 a.m. and I am not totally sure what is going on..

I’m not entirely sure if this picture depresses me or inspires me.
This picture is of me beginning of October 2011. I looked great, felt great.
Fast forward to me now, almost 40 pounds heavier, I don’t feel bad or anything, but I do miss my semblance to abs. Where did I go wrong? I got lazy, I started a full time job so I don’t cook, moved back home again. Add the boyfriend and there was an additional 10 pounds. It’s all my fault though. I have had the option to make better choices but I haven’t.
Coming across this picture yesterday, made me realize I need to stop being lazy and get over the fact that I am an adult that works full time and just make time to workout and eat right.
Which is why today I got my ass up before work and worked out. I didn’t do much, but it was a start. And I may be going to capoeira later, but it depends because my sister is in the hospital and has been since last night due to some crazy stomach issues.
My goal was to run a mile, I didn’t run the whole way because I was trying to fix something on my garmin and walked a bit for that, but I think I did good. I am thinking of maybe doing a small goal of trying to run a mile and do some kind of WOD each day.
Today’s WOD: (And I’ll call this a WOD very loosely, it is a CrossFit type thing but I maybe only really did like half of this because my strength is shit right now)
5 rounds:
1 minute handstand
1 minute hold at bottom of a squat
Killed me! Especially after running even if it was just a mile. I’m out of shape. But I will go back to being strong again. And umm..yeah.

I’m not entirely sure if this picture depresses me or inspires me.

This picture is of me beginning of October 2011. I looked great, felt great.

Fast forward to me now, almost 40 pounds heavier, I don’t feel bad or anything, but I do miss my semblance to abs. Where did I go wrong? I got lazy, I started a full time job so I don’t cook, moved back home again. Add the boyfriend and there was an additional 10 pounds. It’s all my fault though. I have had the option to make better choices but I haven’t.

Coming across this picture yesterday, made me realize I need to stop being lazy and get over the fact that I am an adult that works full time and just make time to workout and eat right.

Which is why today I got my ass up before work and worked out. I didn’t do much, but it was a start. And I may be going to capoeira later, but it depends because my sister is in the hospital and has been since last night due to some crazy stomach issues.

My goal was to run a mile, I didn’t run the whole way because I was trying to fix something on my garmin and walked a bit for that, but I think I did good. I am thinking of maybe doing a small goal of trying to run a mile and do some kind of WOD each day.

Today’s WOD: (And I’ll call this a WOD very loosely, it is a CrossFit type thing but I maybe only really did like half of this because my strength is shit right now)

5 rounds:

1 minute handstand

1 minute hold at bottom of a squat

Killed me! Especially after running even if it was just a mile. I’m out of shape. But I will go back to being strong again. And umm..yeah.