Well, falling into old ways the past couple of weeks has really shown at the scales!
Christmas week I didn't take any control over what I was eating, and minus the regular running schedule for 2 weeks and... BAM! I'm up 7 pounds! This is week 40 of my year of trying to loose 100 pounds. With 12 weeks to go and going the wrong way the past couple of weeks... I'm going to miss that mark by a lot more that I was originally thinking a few weeks ago. I need to focus more and start keeping an eagle eye on what I'm eating again to get my progress to get going back in the correct direction.
A small reminder to anyone that hasn't been following me, my starting weight at the beginning of this year was 282#! March 22nd was the time that I finally started exercising by starting the C25K program. It was also at that time that Dad and I entered into a little contest to see who could loose the most weight by our Disney trip at Labor Day.
On to the last 2 weeks of the training schedule:
5 m Run
3 m Run
5 m Run +
10 m Run
4 m Run
3 m Run
2 m Run
Reality on that schedule so far has been:
12/26 - 4 Miles
12/27 - 2.5 Miles
12/28 - 5 Miles
Tonight is a rest night and my legs have needed it badly this week. I'm still going to need to do SOME stretching tonight, as I can really feel my calves and hamstrings tighten badly tonight.Tomorrow night, I'll be doing a 60 minute walk.
My last long run was 6.25 Miles on 12/18. I skipped the long run over Christmas Weekend, for no good reason. It was to be a 9 mile run. I've done as much to keep on track this week though, with last night's 5 miler being an okay run. The house with heat going has kept it VERY HOT running on the treadmill. I was sweating buckets last night, and couldn't keep it at a solid run. So I did a Run/Walk method of 1/4 mile each just so I could get through the 5 miles.
I'm hoping the forecast for Saturday keeps, as it's supposed to get to 50 and be partly sunny. I'll go for my long run outside, just so I can get some feel for running on pavement again. I'm worried that the past many weeks on the treadmill might have softened me up too much! Well, that, and being a lazy ass the last couple weeks.
I fly down to Walt Disney World on the 4th. My flight out of Indy is at 8am and I'm due into Orlando International at 12:45. I'm hoping to be on the path at Pop Century around 2 PM to complete my 2 mile run. I've got to try and remember to try to hydrate on the plane ride down... hellooooo $3 bottles of water at the airport!
On to another little product review:
| Body Glide|
This is one of the investments that I should have made when I started running back in March!! This stuff is awesome. My problem area that I've been having is no longer a problem with this stuff! It runs on the more of an expensive item, as the little stick is usually sold for around $10.00. So far, it's been worth every penny.
Also to remind anyone that missed my last post, go view it to find out how to track me live while I'm running on the 7th!
Thanks for Reading! Regards,
Running to 2012... and BEYOND!
Walt Disney World 1/2 Marathon - January 7, 2012