Showing posts from January, 2014

Virtual 5K!

This morning I did a virtual 5K. If you've read many posts, you know that I'm a fan of Katie over at Runs for - she lost about half her body weight, and has kept it off for three years or more. Along the way, she became a runner, and her story reminds me that I can do this. 

Anyway, today is her birthday, and the second annual RfC Virtual 5K. Basically, you sign up on her site, say you want to run, print out a bib, and then run at some point. You can report your times, be entered in a drawing, and just have a little fun with it. 

I set a 37-minute goal. It's been long enough since I've run the entire 3.1 mile distance that I wasn't sure I'd be able to do that -- my only 5K official time (from TWO years ago!) was 39:40ish. I've run 3.1 miles since then, but only used my Garmin to track time. I've never been below 38 minutes. I picked 37 minutes for this one, and knew I'd be happy if it was 37:59!

I did a tenth of a mile walking warmup, then …

I'm way more than five.

I've been avoiding this blog post like the plague.

I know it has to be done. I don't want to do it. 

Suck it up, buttercup, and go.

It's time to get back to the serious business of health and weight loss. 

Two years and two weeks ago (roughly), I made a commitment on this site to finally get to my goal weight. What actually happened was that I lost about half of the total weight I needed to lose, and stalled. For.over.a.year. 

On the up side, that means I maintained a 35-pound loss for a year. Yay. I've never done that before, so congratulations to me.

On the down side, that means I've not reached that goal weight yet, and the clock is ticking. I'm not getting any younger, and I am going to slay this demon before I die. [Morbid, yes?]

I've done a little soul-searching to figure out why my head wants to lose this weight when my body fights with every fiber of its being. I'm not 20 anymore, my life is pretty great -- why does it matter to me? I've earned the…