So much has happended since running my 10K in mid-July!
My physique has changed; my feelings about running have changed; my feeling while I am running has changed, and my overall fitness has changed - ALL FOR THE BETTER!!
I'll address my physique today. As you may remember, I mentioned in one of my July posts (as I was nearing the end of my 10K training) that my weight loss had stalled out. I wasn't getting any leaner, but I was working mega hard! I was also disappointed that I still had a soft mid-section (YEESH!)
Well, I am happy to report that I am in the middle of a very exciting body transformation cycle that is extremely encouraging. Yes, I have lost a few more pounds (I am now down to 117 lbs, which is what I weighed on my wedding day over 12 years ago)! But what is even more exciting than that is how lean, strong and fit I look and feel. I really feel healthy and vital. My mid-section has even lost its underlayer of flab!
Sure, it's taken 5 months to get to this place. The work has been tough at times. Thirty minutes of running seemed unattainable on March 14th. A 10K seemed a little excessive on July 15th. Now, I eat those races for breakfast!!! ;-)
My current workout regimen is Interval Speed Training, where the warm-ups and cool-downs are 1 1/2 mile runs, with 400m and 600m sprints sandwiched in the middle. It seems impossible, but it's not! I don't have special powers, but I do have the drive! Come on; put it in gear and join me!!!
Get your motor runnin'!