Thursday, March 13, 2008
So I dropped off my pre-registration for the 5K today - it's official! HAHA. :D No backing out now!
I did my Making the Cut workout and then tried some running. It felt really good -- but I didn't last long because I got some terrible cramps in my lower abs. It wasn't like a side stitch or anything. I'm thinking it might be eating too much/too much fiber before my workout, or all the ab work I was doing right at the end of the MTC workout... but either way, it didn't feel like it was a result of the running.
My breathing felt good, muscles felt good (except the abs), joints felt good. So I'm feeling more confident about my participation in the race. Just gotta get some more practice in before the day of.
Someone told me today that I was looking skinny. HAHA. It's SO WEIRD. I'm definitely not used to the overall impression I give physically now as opposed to how I used to be. I used to just be... BIG! 6'2" and obese is ... massive in general. I felt like a giant. Now, because I'm so tall, I look TALLER. And I think those proportions make me look thinner than I actually am even. I doubt people would guess my size as a 14. (YES, I'm actually really fitting those size 14 jeans now. WOOHOO!! I started wearing them a week/two ago, but now they're not so TIGHT and more just FITTING.) But yeah. I'm just starting to get used to the idea that I'm not that big anymore. It's very surreal and weird, but also awesome. I'm DEFINITELY NOT COMPLAINING. Just sharing the feeling of somewhat a disconnect between my image of myself and my actual self.
I would like to be a size 12. I think that would make me really make me feel ... NORMAL sized. Which I know is kind of a crazy idea, but I think it would really allow me to shop pretty much everywhere I'd want to shop. Even if I don't have copious amounts of money to do all this theoretical shopping, it's the ABILITY to do so that makes it so desirable. :) hahah.
I'm looking forward to this weekend -- we're going to visit my in-laws. They're not far, and we keep meeting in the middle to go out to eat, but it'll be nice to actually VISIT THEM and not just meet for an activity. Maybe I can go for a jog around their gorgeous neighborhood. It's all country feeling and very cute. There are horses across the street from them.
Well -- I guess that's about it for now. LOST TONIGHT! :D WOOHOO!!