I must say, this week has been awesome. I still haven’t missed a day running, and am keeping ahead of schedule, which is SOOO unlike myself. I’m also just excited about running again. It’s been a long time since running has been fun. When I run 3-4 times a week, running is hard. I think about putting one foot in front of the other. I get tired. I dread a short hill. That’s not fun.
After two weeks of running daily, the little hill don’t bother me anymore. Running extra distance doesn’t seem as taxing, and pushing the double jogger has become less harrowing. (Although I stopped feeding the kids so they won’t gain any extra poundage. Just kidding, although it did cross my mind when Will ate a 5th pancake the other day).
Let’s hear it… are any of you out there getting ready for our Official 100 Mile Mom Challenge in July? We’re firming up the details but I can tell you this: We’re extending the 100 mile portion to include bicycling, swimming and elliptical distance, and of course running/walking. Basically if you propel your body without the use of a motor, you’e good to go. And you’re going to be motivated to do so with some of the treats we have for participants along the way!
Let’s be honest, though. Rewards are nice, but seeing the difference in numbers is what really makes the difference. So here goes: My guinea pig stats for Week 2:
61.21 miles complete, 38.79 miles to go
Weight: 121.6 (down 1.8 pounds in two weeks)
Body Fat: my scale has me at 18 feet tall this morning, so I’m guessing my body fat is off. Thanks Will.
BMI: 18.5 (down .3 in two weeks)
5k Pace: 28:59… a major achievement for me! Down 8 seconds from last week.
Longest Run: Capped out at 5.4 miles this week, .06 shorter than last week. Had I known this when I was running, I promise you I would have run an extra .06 miles. Grrr…
Weight: 123 (down .4 lbs)
Body Fat: 26% (up .8%)
BMI 18.7 (down .1)
5K Pace: 29:07 (down 1:37)
Longest Run: 5.46 miles
Weight: 123.4 lbs.
Body Fat: 25.2% (as measured by scale, not that fat pincher device that gives me nightmares)
5k Pace: 30:21 minutes
Most Single Distance Run in last 6 weeks: 5.1 miles