Monday, March 19, 2012

220.8; I AM a runner.

My goal weight before surgery was 220.  My weight seems to go up about .5 pounds one day and then down about .7 pounds the next.  But this morning when I stepped on the scale and saw that 220 I was thrilled!

I am a runner.  I keep repeating that to myself.  I logged 18 miles between Friday- Sunday.  18 miles!!  Friday I completed 2.5 miles, did my hour long BodyPump class and then did another 2.5 miles.  Saturday morning I got up and was determined to burn some calories.  I ended up running 6.5 miles in about 95 minutes.  Hold crap!  6.5 miles at once.  It was amazing to feel the accomplishment.  My legs were a bit sore and tired on Saturday night and I went to bed happy.  Sunday morning Pete and I headed to the gym and I started on the treadmill.  I didn't think I'd get very far because my legs were tired.  But I started the running process again and my drive just continued.  I ended up with another 6.5 miles in the same time. 

All the running got me to thinking and searching.  I'm trying to find a good (free) 5K workout plan.  When I can start running again after surgery I want to try a 5 week plan to a good 5K time.  The ones that I've been searching out have you run farther than 5K on your long run days and have you work on pace the remainder of the days.  I think following something like this would help me develop a good, natural pace.  I'm excited!

18 miles in 3 days and reaching 220 on that scale?  AWESOMENESS!


  1. Great job on the runs!!!!

  2. Oh goodness! That is awesome! You are amazing!