Thursday, March 31, 2011
It's only been a short time but my weight is already coming down! On the weekend I weighed myself and I was a bloated, nasty 174.5. Since then I've completely changed my eating habits and started getting more active and I saw 169.2 after my run yesterday. I know I was dehyrated but I was SO happy to see the 16x on the scale. I rehydrated last night and this morning I was 171.2. I don't mind because I know how much of that weight is just water and I know that what I'm doing right now is going to lead to healthy weight loss.
My short term goal is to be able to run my HM in the 160s. My brain doesn't think that I can run well in the 170s and I believe it. I think back to last summer when I was 162 and I wish I was there again because I was so comfortable with myself and I think running this upcoming race would be easier. There is no way for me to safely drop 10lbs in 2 weeks so I'll just have to work with what I've got. Since this is my first HM, I plan on taking it easy and using it as my benchmark for future races. If I can break 2 hours I'll be thilled but I am not going to push too hard. There is no need to injure myself on the first race of the year.
On the sucky side of things, I think I am suffering from a bit of Hammer toe on both feet right now. The 2nd toe on the outside of each foot is bruised so walking is a bit uncomfortable. I think I did it when I was running on the treadmill last Saturday. I was running way too hard for too long. Lesson learned. I only hope that they heal before the race. My blister wounds are getting a lot better though. They didn't really bother me during yesterdays 10k. For the race, I'll wrap those 2 toes (toe next to big toe) with a comfortable bandaide.
Today's weather is kinda crappy so I won't be running this evening. I was thinking of doing a quick 5km for speed training but if it's raining then I won't be going out. Instead I may do P90X Legs and Back for ST.
Alright, back to work.
Thanks for reading. I'm sure I'll write more tomorrow or this evening.
Have a good day, Sparkers.