Sep 4, 2011

Day 233 - 246, New Year

Hi everyone!

Hope most of you are enjoying the long weekend. I am so glad I have an extra day to not get up at 430 a.m.

Some exciting news to tell you all....last night I ran 5km straight. No stopping, no walking. Just running. It took me just over 46 minutes. I have to admit when I got to about 3.5 km  I started worry I wouldn't be able to make it and I slowed right down, but I finished and now I know I can do it, I'll aim to go a bit faster those last two kilometres next time.

That marked the end of Week 7 for Couch25K. 2 weeks to go. We start Week 8 tomorrow morning.

I have to come up with a plan to continue running after the program is over, and I've got some thoughts but haven't made a decision yet.

I've also been hiking three weekends in a row in different areas and am loving it. I am not an "outdoors girl". I hate bugs. I hate sleeping on the ground and I hate eating outside, but hiking is different, I love the trees, the colours, the sounds and the trails.

Weight. Well, the scale is not loving me. I am bouncing between 198 and 199.9 the last 7 weeks and am starting to get a bit fed up especially in light of all the activity I'm doing. I am just going to keep going on and try not to get discouraged. Whats the alternative?

Quitting and going back to 250 lbs. Not happening. No way.


  1. Whoo hoo 5k that's awesome. Had to laugh at the not being an outdoor girl. I hate bugs and eating outside too but enjoy hiking

  2. Congrats on your first 5k!! Personally I'd rather bike than hike. :)

  3. Congratulations on running 5K!!! You are a running machine! Your hikes sound great!

  4. That is FANTASTIC!!! High Five! Keep up the good work. I am dying to get into C25K, but I am not sure my knees will cooperate, as well as all the bouncing my excess flab will do. LOL!

  5. Congrats Enz! That is HUGE in my books, keep up the great work, so happy for you ;-)

  6. Congratulations!!! 5k is AMAZING!

    And you definitely have the right attitude about the scale. Sure, it's frustrating, and it sucks not seeing losses every week... but we have to keep going anyway! I'm proud of you!

  7. Again... congrats to you...

    We seem to be both having the same problem with the pesky scale.

    And no - you can't go back.

    It took me a couple of weeks to figure out what I want to focus on after I completed LTR... but I finally did it. I want a 10K on New Years Eve. You are the only person I have told this to :) So I am going for it. Why not, right?

  8. SO happy for you! Your determination inspires me!

  9. Way to go on running that 5k distance. You should be very proud of yourself.

  10. How fantastic about the 5K! Congrats!