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Monday, March 15, 2010

Moooooo.... It's Monday!

Happy Monday!  It's been about 10 weeks since I started my work-out craziness / clean eating experiment.  I feel great.  I am seeing results and I am so much stronger than 10 weeks ago.  Yeah, me! 

Exercise:
I am going to be running the SOLD OUT GW Parkway Classic 10 miles in 40 days.  ME?  Oh, my!  Craziness!  I haven't run a race since college and that was a 5K.  I didn't even train for the thing - I just ran it.  I was also 40 pounds lighter.  So here I am, somewhat lighter than 10 weeks ago when I started training...  but still carrying quite a lot and hoping to loose more before race day to make it easier on the knees. 

I can finally understand why people get addicted to running.  I have noticed that I get a little crazy about getting my three training runs in a week.  Now I am looking more at my time for each mile rather than thinking about how many miles I have left to go.  I enjoy seeing how fast I can go and how can long I can last.  I use to want to puke thinking about running, let alone running 10 miles, but now I am getting excited and curious about the race.  Through training I have shown myself that with hard work, I will make progress.  I now know after running seven miles last week that I can get to ten miles, no problem.  Still anxious about my first real race (not that I will be racing against anyone...  just want to finish without walking or puking or killing-over). 

So, what makes me feel better about something I am wondering about???  A good old GOOGLE search which made me surf these fine websites/blogs about the race.   I found these two great reviews of the race.

http://dcrainmaker.blogspot.com/2008/04/gw-parkway-10-miler-report-aka-mother.html

http://browneyedmaris.blogspot.com/2009/04/gw-parkway-10-miler.html

This week:
Monday - Boot camp + 2 mile run
Tues. Boot Camp
Wed. 7 Mile Run
Thurs. Boot Camp
Fri - 4 Mile Run - 1 mile walk
Sat. - Boot Camp

I won a free boot camp this weekend... so I have six more weeks of camp.  YEAH!!!  This is working for me... 

Weight Loss -


Yes, I realize I did not report a total weight loss that last few Mondays. I am planning on doing that once a month rather than weekly. Next week I will share inches lost as well as weight.

Check out these inspirational women who have lost the pounds... I love reading these stories..

http://creativehomemakers.blogspot.com/2010/03/jill-gives-me-hope.html

http://www.womenshealthmag.com/weight-loss/running-to-lose-weight

More Great Links I Surfed Upon This Week!

Running for Weight Loss - 5 top eating tips





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1 Comments:

Anonymous amyt said...

You are looking great! Keep up the good work! You derserve the free bootcamp!

March 16, 2010 at 4:36 AM  

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