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Boston, running, and still counting down.

Monday, July 13, 2009

So I'm still going strong on the couch to 5k program! I am in week 6 of 9, and I finished day two on Saturday. I should have run day 3 today, but after I ran on Saturday I went to Boston for the weekend. I walked all around the city carrying my backpack full of stuff for two days while I explored and shopped. I must have burned 100,000 calories in the hot sun, and the trip left my tired and mildly sore, so I decided to put off my week 6 day 3 run until tomorrow so that I don't sabotage myself. Its 25 minutes straight tomorrow!

I'm also still dropping the pounds. I have lost 13.4 lbs so far! Pretty soon it will be 15 down and 8 to go until I am no longer technically overweight. Then its just 14 more lbs until my goal of 135. I am feeling better already. My clothes are not only fitting better, but are starting to be a little too loose (luckily I have an entire "skinny" wardrobe of old clothes waiting for me at home in California). I am more approving of what I look like in the mirror, and I am just feeling healthier. I can see in my legs that I have gained muscle, and my stomach is looking flatter. Its a good feeling! I also feel like I am developing habits that will stick with me. This isn't a diet its a lifestyle change.

Now I only have 24 days left doing this job in Massachusetts, and then I get to go home to California! I have been here for 43 long days and I can't wait to get back to sunny, non-humid weather, my friends, my home, my bed, my pillows, my car, my favorite haunts, and most of all my boyfriend (we had to celebrate our 5 year anniversary on July 1st from 3000 miles apart! boo!). But its only a few more weeks now, I can make it. And when I get home he will get a skinnier, healthier, farther-running me.
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