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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Run complete!

What is this a picture of?? This is me just seconds after crossing the finish line for my very first road race. Not a 5K but a whole 5 miles!! I finished at 1 hour and 20 minutes. Not bad for someone that weighs 238 pounds!! (I gained a few during my 3 day carb loading binge) When I finished the run my Nike+ monitor showed that I burned 929 calories!! Wow!! I enjoyed my run so much and I feel super proud that I was able to complete it. I'm signed up for 2 5K races this summer and I can't wait to improve on my per mile pace!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Tomorrow is the big day!!

I am leaving in a few hours to get ready for the big 5 mile run! I'm super excited and super nervous. Wish me luck!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

May Picture Update

I guess it is time for a picture update. I changed up the wardrobe again. No more hiding behind baggy clothes for the pictures. Although the pants have a part on the top that seems to hold my middle flap in pretty good. So don't let that part fool you. I'm in no way sporting a toned midsection.

Making More Progress

I weighed in this morning at 237! My running is progressing at a steady rate and my 5 mile race is less than a week away. So much preparing to do this week. I've really been working on getting my protein intake up and I think I'm finally going to be successful at it. This past week I was able to fun 3/4mile solid in 9 minutes. That isn't super fast, but if I kept going I would have run  a full mile in about 10 minutes. Back in the high school days I could run a mile in around 6 minutes. I'm nowhere near that level right now but I'm not going for time, I'm going for distance. I want to be able to easily run 5 miles a day and feel good about it. I am currently running and walking just over 3 miles comfortably most days. I know that I won't be able to run the entire 5 miles this weekend, but as long as I get through it all I will be happy. I hope to have updated pictures of myself posted next weekend. I really think that my body has changed shape since the last picture. Maybe I'll even have a picture of me crossing the finish line!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Quickie Update

I'm down to 240 pounds! I've been getting better on my treadmill. I ran for 5 minutes straight on Friday. My training program ups my running time to alternate 5 minutes of jogging anyhow so I thought I would get a head start. My 5 mile run is fast approaching and only 2 weeks away! I'm having a protein problem. I need it and that's my problem. I'm not getting it and that's my bigger problem. I have to figure out something soon or my weight loss is going to stall and I won't be able to work out as hard as I have been. Stay tuned to hear if I figure something out soon!