Current Exercise and Weight Loss Goals

Friday, November 30, 2007

On Track

So, Mikayla woke me up to tell me goodbye before she went to the bus stop. I got up and "weighed in" and I was so happy with the numbers that I couldn't go back to sleep, even though I had another 40 minutes that I could sleep!

I got up and went down to the dreadmill (actually, Savannah didn't create that term, I saw it on a Runnersworld discussion board a couple years ago and I loved it!). I decided I would again go for a 45 minute workout, hopefully completing 3 miles.

I started out walking at a fast pace. At one point I was talking in my head and planning to put off running until I have lost 9 pounds. Within another minute I was running. The reason: it is easier to "run" 4 miles an hour than to "walk" 4 miles an hour. So, I ran awhile even though I was not planning on it. I ran at 4 mph at times. I also took the incline from 1 all the way up to 4 at times. (I made my own hills.) I finished 3.1 miles in 45:32 minutes! I'm going for 21 more 45 minute workouts by Jan 1st!

My goal is to run the Flying Pig 10K in May 2008.
My other is to hit my goal weight by July 4th, 2008!

(After another frustrating hour on the computer this morning, I finally did the right thing and hopefully fixed my "cookie" problem so I can blog again!!!!!!!! I'm so happy!!!!!)


Leslie said...

What?? You need cookies again?? Seriously, way to go! I'm so happy for you! That's awesome. Having been raised by the man who would drive FOUR houses down the street to do his Home Teaching, I always thought running was only something done in life-or-death situations. You are inspiring me to see beyond this way of thinking. Hmmm. . . . what were we talking about??

chelle said...

Congrats Maura. I am very impressed. You always look great and I know you will accomplish both goals. Well , three including the flying pig!
Keep up the great work!

Papa D said...

"Show me someone who likes to jog and I'll show you someone with a strange thing for pain." - Garfield, my hero

Seriously, congratulations! I hope you reach your goals.

ANTSYLLI said...

I am right there with you my friend! Thanks for inspiring me and offering to be my buddy. I got the text message last night and the cruise is on for Oct. 2008 so the pounds must come off!
We will do it, I know we can.
And I think it is a bit ironic that your computer finally decided to accept the cookies it needs at just the same time as you decide that you don't need any cookies! Big grin :D

lou said...

Alright- I need to get on the ball (not on the cookies) (or the 11 boxes of Little Debbies in the pantry [my father-in-law works for them]-[Little Debby, not cookies])-ANYWAY- I have a wedding in May and must drop 2 dress sizes by then. Keep talkin and walkin (or runnin)- You're my inspiration.

Mama D said...

Congrats! I know you will work hard to reach your goals. What an inspiration you are!