Another pound off for the cause! I actually stepped on the scale once this weekend and it said 265, but this morning….what you see above. It was nice to finally see the scale moving the other direction for once.
I had a great week last week and an outstanding Memorial Day weekend with my daughter. I also went for a nice 3.16 mile jog without stopping. I was so pleased with my accomplishment that I think I had a grin on my face all day. I started out with a half mile on the track recalibrating my Nike+ iPod device. .25 miles walking .25 miles jogging. I then walked about .75 miles to where I started my jog in the country. I went 1.6 (approx.) miles out and then turned around and came back. I was a bit discouraged at first when I turned around, because it looked like it was entirely up hill. It was a gradual grade, but by the time I hit the top I could feel it. All in all when I got back to where I started jogging I felt that I could have went for another mile at least.
I think I found the trick (for me at least). I need to walk for 1+ mile(s) before I start a jog to make sure I am thoroughly warmed up. Versus when I just start jogging right after stretching. I feel like I can go for miles and miles. So, from now on that is what I am going to do.
I have found a 10k for July and August. In July I am going to run the 10k in the Prairie Rose State Games in Bismarck. It is the weekend of July 10th and 11th, with the race on that Sunday. It looks to be an exciting weekend.
In August I found the Dru Sjodin Purple Elephant 10k. If you are unfamiliar with the Dru Sjodin story, you can read about it HERE. The race is on August 13th in Pequot Lakes, MN. It should be a fun weekend as well.
And now the pièce de résistance…I am planning and will start training next week Monday (6/7) for the Sheyenne Shuffle Half Marathon on September 18th. The course starts at Bald Hill dam and wanders its way, following the Sheyenne River into Valley City and through town. It is a fairly flat race with a few gentle rolling hills thrown in. Plus, it is on the scenic byway, so the scenery will not be disappointing.
So, there you have it. I am committed (or should be committed) with my entire summer schedule. I said it here, so I expect each and every one of you constant readers to hold me accountable to it. Unless I get swept up in a tornado I will be there. I have already walked the course….10 miles of it anyway.
I am planning on doing a 4-day a week (hopefully), 10 week training schedule starting next Monday. It is going to hurt, but it will be well worth it in the end. It should be a humbling experience.
92 Pounds down! Nothing can stop me now.