The ups and the downs.

I was in a great place the other day – hit my lowest weight in months, maybe even years.  Bad news, it crept right back on.  I suspect this is due to my somewhat relaxed approach to recording my food intake, as my exercise has been rather consistent.

I returned from Denver, and the first day back I was scheduled to do my first 20 minute run with no breaks at all.  I completed that, surprising myself.  Then my plan had me drop back to intervals – 8m run, walk, 5m run, walk, 8m run.   Next day was 10m run, walk, 10m run.  Today it jumps to 25 m run.  No breaks.  Yikes!  I’m scared, but I know if I can do it, I will be very proud.  No, I know WHEN I do it I will be proud.  Challenge right now – wind.  Wind and hills.  I’ve mapped a course for today that has the first mile or so uphill, then the last 1.5 downhill.  I think that will help.

I also purchased a bike – wheeee! It’s been fun to ride for short trips around the neighborhood.

My one letdown – I guess I kind of thought I would arrive in Denver and everyone would tell me how skinny and great I look.  In my mind I’m a changed person.  I guess in reality I still have a long way to go.  There’s something about having the ability to run that fools my brain into thinking I am as skinny as a super model now.  No one really said anything.  Bummer.  There is a part of me, however, that doesn’t care.  I just want to be able to run.  And wear clothes without looking awful.

In other emotional news – all my friends are pregnant.  I’m having a really hard time with this.  Really hard time.

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About vegastrigirl

I'm a tri baby who's just started to participate in this crazy circus of triathlons.
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