Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I have so much to talk about! Well let's start with the most pressing thing:
There is this 10K called the Belin Run that happens every year- and ~20,000 people crowd into Green Bay and run this thing for the great Hospital organization in this area. My office is the primary sponsor for this so the entrance fee is waived. My only qualms about it is that I've only been training for 5K- which I have to walk 1 mile of yet at this point.
The Belin is June 11. My 5K time last night was 44:38 (not awesome). But I only started running in mid December (only could run .45mi) and last night I ran 2 miles non-stop. I can do a mile fairly easily, even on a bad day. I am nervous that my time is going to be super bad (which is, like, not even an issue- not even going to be close to the top) and also im worried about doing damage to my body. I also get like, half blisters, from friction on my socks and my knee starts to twinge, just a lot of things happening at 3 mile mark.
Come June THE PLAN is to be at 220 lbs at least. SO I am thinking I might be okay. And if I have to walk half of it- then SO WHAT!
Okay, I just talked myself into this. Thanks guys hah!
Secondly- I got a severe wave of pride with myself today. Since November 19, 2009- I have smoking ( was at almost a pack/day) and I have lost 54lbs. Yes my job is terrible and my advancement opportunities keep getting stomped on- BUT unlike I planned- my job isn't my life. Im realizing there is more to life than work, you just have to focus on what you want.
I can only imagine what is yet to come in the next year and a half, but I know that
1. there will be a Las Vegas blowout vacation
2. more weight lost.
3. Debt reduced so I can focus on living life- not paycheck to paycheck.
Thanks to my mom and grandma- my two biggest supporters- for sending my congratulatory $50 for 50lbs lost. I bought a new pair of Brooks Ghost 3 shoes last night, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE them. Ill post a separate blog about those, they're worthy of it!