Race over, must keep running!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Well the race went great!
I ended up running my distance twice before the race and then race day, I kicked major butt making the distance in 46 minutes! I suspect that it was 4.2 miles instead of 4.5 but to me the difference is between a 10.2 minute mile and a 10.9 minute mile. I'm proud of either one!
However, on a slightly more somber note, I let myself get WAY out of shape after the race. In the 2 weeks following the race I biked once and probably went for 2 or 3 30 min walks. Then I tried to run and I was back down to 3 minute intervals again. I can't believe how easy it is to lose that! Crazy. I think I only gained 2 lbs from our Atlanta trip (which I tactfully didn't log) but when I went to my annual doctor's appointment, it finally added up, I've lost 15 lbs since last year! That feels great! I'd like to shed a little more before I get crazy and start buying new pants, but 15 lbs feels good!
I'm getting back in the groove of things, in the last couple weeks I've been running at least once a week, biking a couple days a week to work (10 min) and going on plenty of 30 min walks. And Sunday I went running for 0.9 miles nonstop, and I just need to keep working on it. Now I just want to get my own scale to keep myself accountable. I didn't realize how much that helped me when I was in the weightloss competition with my work back in May, but it kept me honest and motivated, hoping to see another pound come off when I'd weigh in.
I want to get back into my yoga dvds too, but it seems like when I'm home I have all these other things I'd rather be doing like sewing, knitting, or baking. I just need to get my workout on my brain and go....