Thursday, July 24, 2008

Making Progress

Weight: 303.2
Total Weight loss: 46.8 pounds

Steady dropping all week, and here I am at another low! Ah, the power of accountability and regular exercise. I am STILL in awe about how this works, even after months and months. You'd think I would be used to it by now. I had my second 1.5 mile run of the week, and I pushed myself a teeny bit -- not enough to kill myself or anything, but just to see what I could do -- and lo, my pace was an amazing all-time low of 16:06! I'm almost running 3.73 mph, people! That is huge for me. And I must note that it really didn't take a lot more conscious effort, it's happening naturally. I can feel a difference in my gait, most definitely; it's doesn't resemble a shuffle at all anymore. It's cool.

Another neat thing was that I came across another runner who was just finishing up her run. We totally did that runner's acknowledgment thing, and I didn't feel like a poseur even though the other runner was obviously experienced and very fit. She said, "That was a good run!" and I said, "Good! Keep it up!" and we went on our respective ways. I was about halfway through my run and it really spurred me on.

Finally, I had the biggest treat yesterday. I heard from a long lost cousin, who emailed me after she found me online -- including this blog! It was wonderful to reconnect with her and an added bonus was that she said how proud she was of what I am doing here. S., I kept that in mind when I was out this morning! It means so much to me.

I also want to thank Wee, whose comment about walking in addition to running really helped me a lot this week to come back into a regular training schedule. And Michelle? Holy crap, talk about kicking ass. She amazes me more and more each week and has really raised the bar for my own expectations for myself.

Love, love, love! It's a good day.


Kitzzy said...

Congrats! You are doing awesome! I know I don't comment often, but I always read your posts. I am so proud of you and your accomplishments. Keep on keeping on :)

Michelle said...

Thank you for the kudos! You are doing so great yourself. I'm so impressed with your dedication. You really have the right approach to this...just keep at it. And you are getting speedy. Doesn't it feel good? It's trippy feeling a part of this new niche of humanity, runners.

kickpleat said...

hooray you! keep up the awesome work, amy.

Kate said...

Whooo Hoooo! Congrats! I KNOW you'll make it under 300 by August 1! I have faith in you!

Fabulous @ 50

Cammy said...

I'm so thrilled it's all working out so well for you. It's going to be so much fun in the next few weeks, watching you achieve some big milestones!