Moooooo.... It's Monday!
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.
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..
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