I couldn't resist the scale this morning. I mean, it was just sitting there... staring at me! Anyway, I found that I've just gone over the line to 15 lbs lost!!!!!! YAY!
I started this journey on May 24th, and 15lbs in 2 months ain't... Read more
I finally scheduled (and registered for) my first 5K (and my second and my third!) Here is the schedule:
26th August: Breda, NL (5K)
9th September: Namur, BE (5.8K)
23rd September: Mechelen, BE (5K)
I'm excited! The races look ... Read more
Today is the first day that I really *feel* thinner. I noticed that my jeans wrinkle and move freely around my thighs when I walk, the "muffin top" is gone, and my waistband is starting to gap at the back!
They say 10 lbs is roughly a dr... Read more
So, back in January I was diagnosed with benign PVCs (premature ventricular contractions - basically my right ventricle is a little ADD and likes to jump in and beat when it isn't his turn, causing me to lose a heartbeat or two) and the doctor p... Read more
Did 4.5 km in 37 minutes today, with only 4 minutes of walking breaks. Friday I will only have 2 minutes of walking breaks! yikes, this is getting serious! :-)
I'm down to a 12 minute mile, which, while not fast, is feeling great becaus... Read more
Oh man, I bought a proper-fitting technical sports bra yesterday. Previously, I had been running in low-tech cotton wal-mart or yoga bras, and clearly all of the bouncing I had been doing was using up a lot of my energy.
Because today,... Read more
I went to the physical therapist yesterday for the first time. She did a very thorough exam and gave me some stretches to do until I see her again. She also gave me a massage at the point of attachment of the ligaments and muscles on my hip,... Read more
Finally getting in to see a specialist about the "tendinitis" in my hip (IT band pain, I think). My hip pain wasn't caused by running, as started before my running (I think due to wearing high heels while teaching earlier this year), but has ce... Read more
I've been in a little plateau for a couple weeks, but I got on the scale today, and saw that it had budged a little past 10 lbs lost! I hope I can pick up a little more speed here. I still have 40 to go, but I'm 1/5th of the w... Read more
We slashed 3 minutes out of our 4.1 km route this morning, making it 4.1 km in 36 minutes :-) Our schedule had us running for an extra 3 or 4 minutes and walking significantly less. I haven't run the actual numbers today, because I have, wel... Read more
So as many of you know, Gudrun and I are busy working on the Belgian version of C25K. We just finished week 5 day 1 (of 10 weeks, 3x per week). You can check out the schedule here: www.start-to-run.be/loop schema/loopschema-0-tot... Read more
I had a "suspicious mole" cut out of my scalp today at my dermatologist appointment. My head is still numb from the anesthesia, and it feels weird. I'm not supposed to get my head wet for 3-4 days, which means not washing my hair or sweating... Read more
Finished day 3 of Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred today. (Well, I did it three times two weeks ago as well, but then I took a break due to my leg and cold) I don't believe I can sweat this hard from a fitness DVD. I already notice a big differe... Read more
Thankfully, my strained calf muscle healed over the course of a week... thankful that it was probably just pulled and tight and not actually torn! It was also convenient that I came down with a cold during that healing.... two reasons to sit a... Read more
Hi blog world. This is my first SP blog, inspired by injury. This is really a story of a trail of bad decisions, "the parade of dumb" I called it on Facebook.
To explain how I ended up here today, I need to take you back at least a ... Read more