Monday, November 19, 2007
Week 42 Weigh-In
Last Week's Weight: 278 lbs.
Today's Weight: 276 lbs. (-2.0)
Total Lost: 104 lbs.
Fat Ratio: 27.4% (-1.0)
Lean Mass: 200.4 lbs. (+0.5)
Fat Mass: 75.6 lbs. (-3.4)
Waist: 51 inches (-1.0)
Obviously, this was a good week weight-wise, but also fitness-wise. On Saturday, my daughter and I went for our regular run, except we went to the new bike trail which runs through a mostly residential area along our main highway. In other words, we weren't in rifle range of the deer hunters, lol.
Anyhow, I decided to run to the end of the bike path and back. That's a total of 6 miles. I was hoping to make it in 60 minutes, but no dice. I did make it 1:07:28 which roughly works out to and 11:15 pace. I ran the race with an 11:14 pace. However, I am sure I ran the race at a faster pace than I had been running, so I am thinking that my pace is improving. I will need to a fixed distance run more often to get a better idea of my pace.
Normally when running with my daughter, I run ahead a couple of blocks then run back to her and turn around again. Obviously, I would never be able to figure out my distance. On the bike path, she agreed to run for 30 minutes one way and then run back and I would meet her at the end. I bought her a stop watch, but she was goofing around with it when she was running and screwed the time up. Anyhow, it all worked out in the end, but we were unable to determine a pace for her. Not that it's all that important. I am just thrilled that she is continuing to run.
It's kinda of funny. I feel like we are developing a deeper bond with each other. We don't talk much while running since we aren't together. I do give her words of encouragement when I turn back to her. Perhaps, it's that we are sharing a common determination, will, struggle, pain, challenge, and mental struggle that is causing this bond. Maybe it's just the fact that we are doing something regularly together. Perhaps it's just me and she doesn't feel it. Anyhow, I am thankful for her and this special time we share.
Back to the good fitness week. Our local ice arena recently opened for the season. They only have open skating on Friday and Saturday nights. I took the 2 oldest skating. They didn't rent skates, but had used ones you could borrow. The oldest found one in her size, but my other daughter had to wear a pair that were 2 sizes too big. The poor girl ended up with some nasty blisters. I guess it's off to the thrift shop this week to find skates.
For kids learning to skate, they had walkers. I had never seen that before, but it's a great idea. I was dreading having to bend over holding my daughters up while they learned to skate. With the walkers, I could just skate around on my own. I can't wait to go next week.
"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do." --Epictetus
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