Sunday, March 1, 2009

My weight loss week has started out okay...

I did something crazy Friday morning... I signed up for my first 10K.

Here's the real crazy part... It's in 2 weeks.

I know I can run a 10K, that shouldn't be the problem. I mean, I've done it before. Once.

But this is a competition. I don't know if it's a run/walk.

The race starts at 7:30am and they have the awards ceremony at 9:30am. I hope I'm done running by then. I hope they don't have a clean up bus that comes by and picks you up with they pick up the cones. :D

David started a 5K challenge (you'll see the badge on the right side) and I think I got carried away with it. I'm still doing a 5K with him in April.

So I went running this morning. It was tough. I think I run much better at night. I've been running with David. Funny thing is that his stride is so long that while he's walking (very fast) I have to jog to keep up with him. Then when he does his interval running, I have to step it up into high gear to keep up with him.

It's so cool, actually. I've been wanting to do some interval training to start increasing my pace and this will just do the trick. So when it's just me running, I'll run at my normal slow pace and go for longer runs. And when I run with him, I'll do shorter runs with mostly shorter speeds but then with bursts of fast paced running. Absolutely perfect!

I did great with tracking my points this weekend. And I went running this morning, so my exercise is going great. And I drank all my water both days. So the beginning of the week is going great, so far.

I did actually go over my points both days, but I gained an extra 8 points for running this morning so its okay.

Mind over matter. I can do this. I just need to stay focused.



Laura said...

Keep up the good job!! :)

Andrea said...

Wow! That's awesome!

Leigh said...

Great job! Keep it up! you are doing wonderful =)

David Showers said...

You'll do great this week!

Lauri said...

Yeah you! Last week is history, and look at you go this week! I know this will be a much more successful week. The two of you working together will be unstopable.

MaryFran said...

I'm very proud of you for pushing youself (10K race in two weeks!) You'll do wonderful!

Love your last comment...Mind over matter. That is truely what this journey is about for me!!!