Its weigh in day over at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans - so hop on the scales and head on over. Then come back and join my party!!!
This past week was rough for me - I missed a run on my training schedule. I also came in about 400 calories short for the week. Since it was a 3.5 mile run (and you burn about 100 calories per mile = 350 calories) I figured it'd be pretty much a wash.
I expected to lose this week, but since I'm so close to my goal I wasn't sure just how much.
My half marathon training program calls for the "short" runs this week to be 4 milers and a 6 mile "long" run. Using quotes of course since 4 miles doesn't seem that short and 6 miles isn't nearly as long as I will be running!
I've already done my two 4 milers this week, one Monday morning and one this morning, so I know missing that one run last week hasn't hurt me as far as that goes.
This morning I felt like a real runner. I got up at 6 AM, put on my running gear, and ran 4 miles in the rain. How's that for no excuses?
For those of you who run - how do you carry your cell phone/keys/mp3 player? My mom wants me to wear a fanny pack (with pepper spray) but I don't want to look like a total dork. Suggestions?
I suppose I've kept you waiting long enough. Time for the weigh in results (which happened post run).
Goal Weight: 125
Last Week: 126.6
Current Weight: 125.0!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was hoping to see that 5, but I was expecting to see a .6 or .8 after it. I'm really there!!!
Of course I'm not 100% happy with how my body look, but that's okay. Training for this marathon might thin out my legs *crosses fingers* or else afterward the first of the year I can shoot for another 5 pounds.
The important part is that 9 months ago I set out to lose weight and be more active. I set a preliminary goal weight of 130, with a ultimate goal of 125. AND I GOT THERE!!!
*pops calorie free champagne cork*
With the addition of another mile later this week, that's 2.6 pounds of food to add to the stash.