Saturday, June 26, 2010

2.2 and 3.1

What a couple days it's been! Friday means weigh-in and I had NO idea what to expect. I have a hard time eating in the summer. I get hot and don't want to eat anything. And this week it hit a load of bricks. It was in the 90s almost all week and I just had no desire to eat anything. But, when I did eat, I wasn't making the best decisions. Not horrible ones, but just not the beat. So, it was a big surprise when I weighed in and was down 2.2 pounds this week. :-)

This makes the three week grand total 5.8 pounds and just 4.4 pounds to go to be back where I was before my three month WW hiatus. That's not too shabby. I'm feeling really good about that actually. I know I am not doing the program 100% right now, so, I'm thrilled that even the small things are making a difference. I just have to keep on the water and EAT. And eat healthy.

And now it's Saturday. I made a small goal for myself months ago to run two 5ks back to back, meaning consecutive days. Well, that weekend is this weekend. I ran the Spirit of Gettysburg 5k this morning at 8:00 a.m. It was a crazy day! Up at 5:30 a.m., which is about 3.5 hours later than I normally get up. Drive an hour to Gettysburg, then FIND the race. The race started promptly at 8:00 a.m. (about an 1.5 hours earlier than I normally wake up) and it was a challenge! The temperature at first wasn't bad. I was thinking it might not be too hot, but oh, I didn't realize we went THROUGH the battlefield. If you have been to Gettysburg, you know that the battlefield is basically one large field with nothing on it - no trees, no bushes, nothing. No shade. And crap. It was hilly! I honestly believe the first 1.5 miles were all uphill. There was a tad of leveling off in places, but overall, the first half of the race was uphill. It was a challenge!

I had a good one mile time of 12:50 and a two mile time of 26:57, both of which were faster than last week! Then, mile three hit and again, it kicked my butt. I finished the race at 42:30, 28 seconds slower than last week. I am consoling myself with the idea that it was a really hill course and that 42:30 for this course is good.

After wards, they had a feast of a spread! There were apples, bananas, oranges, watermelon, cups of blueberries and raspberries, and pretzels. I grabbed a blueberry cup and wish I had grabbed two. They were amazing! On the way home, we stopped at Panera and I have the delicious Cinnamon Crunch bagel and an iced coffee. Yum!

And now it's off to Baltimore for the Baltimore Women's Classic 5k. This was the first race I ever ran last year and I'm excited to run it again. I have no thoughts that I'll have a good race time, but that's not the point. I'm excited to be racing in it again and to be doing back-to-back 5ks. Last year's BWC time was 45:25. Think I can top it? ;-)


  1. Congrats on the weight loss! That is awesome! You are my WW and exercise HERO! Want to come to NJ and boot camp me into shape???

  2. LOL! There is no boot camp that I can lead. I skipped WW for three months, so I'm definitely not the poster child.

    I know you can do this. You will hit that 30 pound mark. Want to challenge yourself to hit it by the end of July? As much as I don't want to set myself up too much, I want to lose the last of what I gained by the end of July. That's 4.4 pounds. You have less than I do to hit 30. I think you can do it!