Saturday, June 29, 2013
I'm sitting here at the end of June. Still at 234lbs. Frustrated. But in all honesty, I haven't done anything to change it. It's my goal to reach. It's my hard work going to get me there. Or it's my sloth that will keep me from reaching it.
Anyhow, I'm running out of time, literally. My next race is on Sept 8 - 10 weeks from tomorrow. My training program is 10 weeks long. I'm so out of shape, I don't know if I can get through all 10 weeks. That's not that big an issue though for me. The training peaks at week 7. If I can get through the 7 weeks of the program, I'll be okay. I'm going to do my best to get through the 7 weeks right away. I've just finished week 1 this morning. I was not able to run the full 40min, but I didn't give up. I kept pushing. I was able to finish the full 40minutes. I pushed right to the last minute. My Garmin results showed that I kept my heart rate up, even though I needed walking breaks. I would only let myself walk a few steps, or a half a block. That kept my HR up. So I'm counting it as a success.
I went out before 8am this morning. It was still so hot by then that I peeled my t-shirt off. I ran most of it in my sports bra and shorts. I don't really care who didn't like it. I was focused on doing the best I could on my training run for the day.
While I was running, I was thinking about it. Yes, I still have a belly. I started calling it "resistance". It was resisting my run today. It's also an extra 20lbs of dead weight I'm carrying on my run. Both of those thoughts made me laugh while I struggled to run.
So the plan is to go by 7am every morning. Training runs are only every second day. Between days I will go for an easy run. Just keep my body moving. Keep my body used to running. I remember in 2009 I always found my first day back at running the hardest. I would force myself to take one day off a week. The first day back at it was a tough run. I'm going to try that again. See if I can't get my running mojo back again. Maybe help me burn off this excess weight.