10k, new goal, new focus
Sunday, May 05, 2013
Well, I "ran" my first 10K last weekend! My partner organized it with her work, and it was a fundraiser for Duchenne's Syndrome (her boss' son has it). It was totally fun! It was a trail run, so there was a lot of terrain and up and down hills. I walked the "uphill" parts - and think I ran about 3/4ths of the race and walked the rest. We ran through a little village and a lot of farm land. We saw lots of cows and the first flowers of spring!
I came in dead last! haha. I consider it a public service, really.... someone has to do it!! :-)
I did it in 90 minutes. Not to shabby for my first 10K - with a pretty rough terrain and walking the uphills!
New goal ----
I reached my first goal, which was 149 lbs - putting me in the "normal" BMI range, but at the top. So I've decided to set a new goal - 140 lbs. This will put me squarely in the middle of "normal" I've decided to dedicate the entire summer on these 9 lbs - because I want to focus on strength training and building much more muscle. (I just did some push ups and yesterday I did an ab exercise - ouchie today).
I'm still going to be running, and working up my endurance to be able to run a full 10K without breaks - and doing interval training to work up my speed.... but I'm going to focus more on strength training on my off-days.
I also need to get back to tracking my food. I am back to "guessing" how many calories I am eating, and I want to make this more precise. I also want to focus (and see on paper) on eating healthier foods and much more greens.
That's all for me for now! How is everyone else doing? Happy Spring!!!