I’m going to try my best to keep this short. I know that’s hard for me. lol If you read my posts on a regular basis, you know that I like to talk err…write. You know what I mean!
This week was a very successful week. I’ll take it after the previous two weeks. Also, it feels good after making healthy food choices and exercising every day to see it pay off when you weigh in.
So two weeks ago I had a gain of 2 lbs. The week after that, last week, I had another gain but this time only 1.4 lbs. This week, I had a loss of 4.4 lbs!
My nice weight loss followed up what was already a good weekend. Saturday was my second race of the year. This was sort of a redemption race for me. I’ve had a couple really. I need to do what I want to do rather than succumbing to those around me. I’m not sure that’s fair. I’m not really pressured. I make the choice myself but then regret it later.
You see, I did this same race last year. I was terrible at it. I don’t know why but I hurt, I walked more than I ran and was flat out embarrassed it took me as long as it did. This area of town is know as the flattest courses there are. Flat should mean that you’ll have a good time. There are no hills to climb slowing you down or tiring you out. (Although hills can sometimes be good because usually you also get to run down them. Anywho.)
I had a similar race in the same neighborhood, but not necessarily the same course, last December. That race was supposed to be my redemption race. It was my 5th race in 5 months. I had just had one of my best times to date the month before. I was ready. I was going to prove that I could do it.
I didn’t prove anything.
I ended up walking the race because everyone else I was there with walked it. There were several reasons we all chose to walk, mostly medical. Mine was that I didn’t want to run it alone. I didn’t want to miss out on what might have been said in my absence. I wanted to stay with my friends.
My choice. No one pressured me.
It’s all good though. I just signed up for the same race I did so poorly at last year, Cupid Run, and gave it a go again. This was really my redemption race. And I did fantastic!
I had been preparing for this race since February 1st. I ran every single day, except for one, getting myself ready. To date my fastest 5K was 36 minutes and 51 seconds. Yesterday, my time was drum roll please………35 minutes and 57 seconds! Almost a full minute faster!!!
A new personal record!!!!!
Can you tell that I’m happy?!
To have such an amazing time on Saturday and to follow it up with a 4.4 lb loss this morning, this weekend has been fantastic!!
I won’t be having another race next weekend and I doubt I can pull off another high loss two weeks in a row. But here’s hoping for another wonderful week!!