Sunday, June 1, 2008

Still in it, I wanna win it


It's only been two days since my last post, so why does it feel like forever?

The no-weigh business still has me a bit discombobulated. I feel lost somehow.

I did take my measurements today. I don't see drastic differences when I measure, but my waist, my thighs, and my neck have shown the most change. I know the waist decrease is the best, since it's not good to have all that extra bulk around my innards, so I am happy about that. Also, my hips are now a full inch smaller than my measuring tape, hooray!

I did something crazy this morning. I guess I am sort of not really following the C25K plan anymore, though I did count this as my W9D2 run, which was supposed to be 30 minutes. Well, it was going so well and I felt so comfortable that I just kept going. I ended up running for 40 minutes total, plus seven minutes of warm-up and cool down. My whole outing took me just over 2.5 miles. Wow! It was AWESOME. And my knees are still with me, so far, so good.

My next run on Tuesday, I've decided, I'm going to go for the distance: 3.1 miles. I've already mapped out a route, and we'll see how it goes. Hopefully it'll take less than an hour, but I will take it on the easy side and just concentrate on getting the mileage done. I'm pretty excited.

As for my eating, well... I haven't been pristine. I've been pretty crappy and lazy about it, to tell the truth, not making the best choices overall. OK, really it was just yesterday that I ate so poorly, but it feels like forever. Especially after today's accomplishment, I'm fully into eating well until I leave for my NYC trip, and while I am there I will try to make healthy choices as much as I can, but I am not going to be overly stringent, either. I will have some free meals throughout that I want to take advantage of, so I will just do the best I can. Also? I am going to try a run or two while I am there, believe it or not! May as well. At the very least I'll take advantage of the workout room at the hotel. No, really. I am looking forward to that part!

Oh, I should also point out another facet of my achievement running today: I have my period, and I still did OK. I remember trying to do one of my earlier runs at that time of the month and how difficult it was... those were the days! Har.

I feel so powerful. Unfortunately, I am also a little stinky, so I think I will treat myself to a nice bath.

Have a great day!


Cammy said...

Great run! I'm glad your knees didn't go south on you. :) Oh, and you *must* run in NY. Central Park, maybe? That would be cool.

Have a great week!

Bella said...

What an achievement! Congrats on pushing yourself that far and making it. Have fun on the rest of your vacation.

Megan said...

That's great.

Anonymous said...

Way to go!

Roxie said...

Good for you!

Anonymous said...

Hope you are still planning to run the V5K. I just wanted to let you know that I put up a little questionnaire thingy for people running the Virtual 5K. It is meant to set you up to share some details about yourself and your running with the other V5K runners. If you have a chance pop by and check it out. I’ll link to your response, just let me know you did it. Find it HERE