Thursday, July 29, 2010

Counting Down the Days

Fourteen days to go until the stepkids are gone!
That means there are 15 days until my first 10K!

I can hardly wait for either event.

Yesterday I ran 3.5 miles. I feel guilty every time
I run these short runs.
Mainly I feel this way because my body is telling me I can run longer.
I have to remind myself that these are my short runs, and my long run (on Friday)
is soon to come. I burn about 450 calories every time I run 3.5 miles.
Have I told you how difficult it has been to lose weight at this point?
My body is fighting me every second.
I almost want to quit.
I don't mean to quit being healthy and working out.
What I mean by "quitting" is to quit anticipating when I hit 120 pounds.
What is 120 pounds anyway? I'm 125, as healthy as I've ever been in my life with the exception of shin splints and a sore knee. LOL.
Well... goals do change. I'm not holding my breath. Maybe this is something I just need to think about more. Right now I'm focusing on increasing my endurance and stamina to run well and finish the 10K in under 1 hour and ten minutes. Right now (in an air conditioned gym setting and on the treadmill at 1% incline) I can run 10:30 miles. That's ten minutes and 30 seconds per mile. Mathematically that's under 1 hour and ten minutes for the 10K. I'll be running outside early in the a.m. all week next week except for my long run. We're talking 5 a.m. runs. Yikes.

Fuel for Today:  Eating clean
Activity:  Kenpo P90X (first time doing it)

Have a happy and healthy day!


Woodbridge Green said...

I agree, 120 is just a number. You are happy and obviously fit. Your body might be fighting you because it has found a good place. Do what makes you feel the best!

Debbie said...

I use to count down the days until my stepson when home in the summer.. Good luck on your 5k.

Jennifer said...

I wrote a very similar post today about my goals and how maybe I should adjust them. Keep up the good work. You are doing well.


LeeLee said...

You are really doing a fantastic job. I agree with you, forget about reaching 120 in a certain time frame, just continue doing what you're doing and 120 will sneak up on you in no time! I love reading about your journey so, keep up the great work!!
I hope things get better for you on the home front!! All the Best, Leelee!