Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I've settled on some new weight loss goals -

30 pounds lost by December 31, 2008.

20 pounds lost by March 22, 2009.

This means I will hit my goal weight by my birthday next year. All totally doable, I just have to stay the course.

Obviously, getting through the holidays will be a challenge, but I'm going to meet it head on.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Shut up Brain

I've turned a corner with my running again.

From the beginning I have had huge struggles with figuring out how to pace myself. It's just not something that comes easy to me.

Recently, my body has been trying to set a pace from the start of my run that just seemed too fast, so I would always slow myself down to be able to maintain my speed.

I mean this literally, I would start running and think, "oh no, this is way too fast. I can't possibly keep this up for the next 30 minutes".

Well, one day last week I was lost in thought, or I had to pass someone, or something that took my attention away from running. And when I got to the end of my run, I had run the farthest I have ever run in 30 minutes. Awesome to say the least.

And then, 2 days later when I ran again, I made the same distance (which is miraculous since most of the time I've had a huge spurt in my distance, it takes me weeks to repeat!).

And now, all I can think about is how much I must be holding myself back, not just in running, but in life. How many times have I over-thought something, given up before I've even started?

As of right now I'm about 1/4 of a mile away from finally running a 5k in 30 minutes. I guess I should get around to finding a "real" 5k race to run.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Push Up Challenge Week 2

Here's my numbers for week 2 of the Hundred Push ups Challenge.

Day 1 - 9, 8, 6, 4, 10

Day 2 - 11, 9, 7, 7, 15

Day 3 - 10, 10, 8, 8, 15

Grand total of 137!

I can really tell a difference already in the fact that my arms are not so tired at the end of the workout. Also, they don't ache in the middle of the night after we do the workout.

Although, I am a little worried from here on out - weeks 3 through 6 - the numbers jump pretty quickly - so it's going to be fun to see if I can keep up!