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Thursday, July 5, 2012

I'm a slacker

Wow it's been a while!  I'm a slacker with posting to my blog when I have stress.  Without going into it, I have had MAJOR stress in my life the past few months.  I'm glad to say it hasn't affected my fitness routine horribly.  I haven't really lost any more weight (still right around 88-90 lbs lost) but I have definitely maintained during what has probably been the most difficult time of my life. 

I feel myself getting stronger - both physically and emotionally and that is encouraging.  I went for a run by myself last night at the trail - this is a first for me, I think.  I just wanted to do a quick 3 miles because it was still fairly humid - I ran the first 1.5 miles in 12.5 minutes.  That's FAST for me!  I finished all 3 miles in under 27 minutes so that's a milestone in itself.

I'm doing great with my weight routine for the most part.  The only negative thing is if I don't do it regularly (I prefer to do it Mon, Weds, & Fri), I feel the effects after...i.e.  I'm more sore if I do legs/back only every 10-12 days as opposed to once a week. I'm working on getting back in my regular routine though. 

My next goal with regards to running is to run in the Hartford Half Marathon in October.  I've been regularly doing 4-5 miles, that's pretty much my norm now.  I just need to start stretching it out, adding in a longer-distance run combined with shorter, faster ones to mix it up. 

I think I do want to lose that last 10-12 lbs to make it an even 100.  I think I could do it without being too thin.  I definitely have more toning I could do, inches I could lose if I really worked hard. 

I'll try to update more often, stress or not!  :)