Couple of updates since my last "crazy blog".
1. Initial 12 week challenge with an actual cash prize did not go well. But now I know, I'm not going to really lose, or atleast not enough to "compete" during training for a half marathon.
2. My 11 mile run this past weekend didn't happen. I mean it kinda did. I went, I started my return journey about a half mile early. I did 10 miles instead of 11. Also the second half, I didn't run all of it. I hadn't done a long run in a few weeks, so I'm not surprised.
So.. this week. I did four miles on Monday. I felt miserable. I somehow hurt my hip, or maybe my hip is just tired. either way, I was in pain, so didn't run the whole thing. Last night, was much better though. I had six miles to run, and I did the whole thing. I was a bit slower, but I did it. I have 10 miles to do this weekend, and after last night, I'm feeling much better about it.
Tomorrow the San Antonio SparkTeam kicks off our SPICE challenge. We did this challenge about 2 or 3 years ago, and it was very successful. I'm really looking forward to it.
Part of the sign up is writting down how much weight you'd like to lose during the challenge. I initially put about 15 pounds, because that's how much I need to lose to be in the BMI "overweight" weight range. Right now I'm still in "obese". Well, after some reflection I'm going to have to decide to be happy and pleased with a much lower number. Since my HM isn't until the first week in December and even after that you're supposed to wait about 2 weeks or so to really let your body re-coup before you start running again. I can walk or use my eliptical during those two weeks, but I don't think I'll be doing anything particularly "fast". On the other hand, my eating habits should go back to normal! haha So, after I post this, I'm going to put some thought into a more realistic goal for myself and edit my sign up.
If you're curious about our SPICE challenge, you can find more info here. www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
If you'd like to sign up, you can sign up here. www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
And no... you don't have to be a San Antonioian to participate!