Saturday, June 28, 2008

A Quick Update

I am still recovering from the 5K race and haven't run since then. Of course, getting my period on Friday hasn't helped -- it's really knocked me out and I've got pretty bad cramps this time. However, I do still plan to run the Wee Little Virtual 5K (see sidebar) tomorrow morning, first thing, no matter how long it takes me. Then, starting next week I want to implement my 4x a week running schedule, with one "long" run on the weekend. I think maybe two 2-mile runs, one 3.1-mile, and a 3.5 to 4 mile run for my "long" one each week to start sounds doable. I really want to kick it up a notch.

Also, my weight seems to have stalled, or stabilized, however you want to look at it. I've pretty much maintained it between 307 and 309 since the first week of June. One one hand, I'm disappointed that I haven't done more, but on the other, I'm glad that I am capable of maintaining. Now that I am approaching the six-month mark of weight loss, it is something interesting to test. But, now I need to really get back into it and start losing consistently again. I really want to get into the 200s soon!

So, I am officially declaring July as the month I enter the 200s (sorry, I refuse to call it "twoterville", ew. It can be done! It must be done! It will be done.

Last, but not least, I must sincerely thank each and every one of you who commented about my race report! I felt completely overwhelmed by the response, between here and Livejournal (where I keep a personal journal and belong to various fitness communities) -- I felt like a superstar. :) It made me feel like coming in last is its own kind of honor. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your support! It really keeps me going!

That said, I am trying to figure out which real-life 5K I will do next. I have a couple picked out for August, but I'd like to fit one in July also. Don't worry... I will keep you posted! I am totally addicted to racing now!

Yours in hangover recovery,

Amy

PS: Hey, look! I really am losing my double chin! These was taken just a moment ago.





And this was taken back in January, when I started.



I can see a difference!

6 comments:

Kitzzy said...

I can definitely see a difference. Great job! Good luck in the 5K tomorrow :)

Poonie said...

Definite difference, that's awesome. That must feel great to see!

Cammy said...

Oh definite difference!

So glad you're opting out on the twoterville thing. That just brings up an unpleasant image of something else entirely. :)

Good luck with your race tomorrow!

weelittleme said...

WOW that is a really awesome and VERY noticeable difference. That is great.

I'm in exactly the same situation as you with weightloss I'm stalled since beginning of June and it is driving me nuts. Time to kick it into high gear. (ps I hear ya about the twoterville - it sounds like a place where people would go to fart a lot).

Fab Kate said...

LOL is Twotown better? Yeah, Twoterville just doesn't cut it.

Good luck with your race! I think it's great that you're doing this. You're a big inspiration to me!

Michelle said...

I can see a huge difference! You're doing so great. I'm glad you're excited about future races. This is for fun, too, right? Yes!!