Saturday, January 21, 2012
The good; I've finally made it to ONEderland!!! It's been 17 to 18 years since I've been under 200 pounds and it feels great. 14 months ago I was 254 pounds. Today I weigh 198. I'm not at my goal weight yet, but I already feel more confident, fit and healthy.
Last week I rode with a local cycling group. I was chatting with another rider who was on a new bike - some expensive Italian job. He was telling me his new ride was 3 pounds lighter than the one he had last season and expected to climb much better this year. He was surprised when I told him I was down 30 pounds since last season and was pretty sure climbing would be a whole new experience for me - which it was.
The bad; I caught a bug Thursday night. It hit me during spinning class. I finished the class, but just barely. I almost never get sick. In fact it's been three years without so much as a funny nose, so I'm not very good at it. Friday was spent in bed with a fever. Today the fever broke so I went ahead and ran in the Frosty's Frozen 5 mile race. Obviously I didn't set any records, but I did finish. My time was 53:02. I guess since I've never run a 5-mile race before this is a PR.
The ugly; Those of you with weak stomachs might want to stop reading now.
Okay, but don't say I didn't warn you.
My ugly feet on the bathroom scale. 198.5 Woo Hoo!