Saturday, November 13, 2010
I have been stalled out in my weight loss for around 8 months. Finally, I have a loss of 2 lbs. I guess with all of the running, I have been at a balance but not losing. I found it pretty tough to create a deficit and keep my energy levels up. That may not be true for all but it is for me. i am planning to take the next 2 months off approximately and just focus on walking, strength training and other forms of cardio to allow myself to heal up and lose the weight.
I need to lose around another 30-40 lbs not only for health but for safety. running a half is a challenge but everything changes when you go to 26.2 just like things really got intense when I went form doing 10K's to a half marathon. The last thing I want is to get hurt and this IT issue and other things have been a wake up call.
If I have to drop my spring marathon then so be it. he who turns and runs away lives to fight another day. It is not that I wish to and if I reach my goals, it is a green light..BUT... I am not stupid nor ego driven.
i want to be the 75 yr old marathoner not the 75 yr old that fondly remembers doing those things.
It is not losing 40 lbs, it is losing 1 lb 40 times. keep it small and stay focused.
You guys are really my community and you have no idea how much you help me by just being you.