Weight: 215.8 lb (-1.2 lbs this week, -10.2 lbs total)
I officially require a belt unless I’m going to invest in coin-slot cream. Also, I finally felt confident enough to wear a babydoll tee. It’s been in my closet forever, but I only ever wear it under sweaters.
So yay for me! I’m officially down more than 10 pounds and I feel like my crazy exercise routines (1-2 hours 5-6 days a week) is the only thing keeping me from losing my mind. This is not a fun week. My Strong Body by Rebecca cyber training ends this week, so I need to decide what I want to do next. I’ll post a full review of the program when it is all over, but in the mean time, I’m definitely ready to shake up my strength training. As an aside, my shoulders are sore in that awesome I worked my butt off way. I’m starting to love that feeling.
In other news, I attended a good form running clinic at the local Fleet Feet last Saturday. Ian from Newton Running gave a great workshop about the biomechanics of proper running (and totally spoke my geek language). At the time, I didn’t think I was learning anything, but yesterday I applied his cadence (and saw 8-something minute mile pace on my watch for a brief moment) and then tried to focus on landing on my midfoot and doing the Land-Lever-Lift he demonstrated. I ran a 12:04 mile followed by an 11:29 mile, my new personal best.
Until this morning that is.
I woke up ready to tackle Kari’s “I didn’t peak in high school” virtual mile. Actually, that’s a lie, I didn’t want to run at all, but after doing my Rebecca Black shoulders/abs workout, I decided to do my run. Once I got out the I realized it was time to do my mile. Mile 1 was a warm-up with 11:55 mile/minute. Then I did my forrealsies mile in…
Holy cow, that’s a time that real runner’s with blogs post. I’ve seen that time on people’s DailyMile accounts that aren’t in my pace group. I did start to cramp at the end, and my 0.15 mile recovery walk was punctuated with heavy breathing, but I felt amazing! Did I mention it’s still hot and humid. Should I expect to see this time drop in the fall or winter?
On a final note, what the crap is going on in this picture?
So, who had tried good form or Chi running? Did it work for you? How should I celebrate losing 10 pounds? Anyone want to guess how much longer I can force these jeans to stay on? I only own 1 pair and I’m too cheap/hate pants shopping too much to buy new ones. What is your favorite place to buy pants? I’m almost the right size for mainstream clothing!
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