Monday, May 18, 2009
Week 116 & M-4
Last Week's Weight: 231.5 lbs.
Today's Weight: 29.5 lbs. (-2.0)
Total Lost: 150.5 lbs.
I forgot to take those measurements this morning.
I hoped to be lighter by now, but I will take what I got. I am just focused on the Marathon this Saturday. Everything else is a blur. So far, I am worried about finishing the race...not really, but then again really. I am even more concerned about injuring myself or getting sick so that I cannot run in the race.
In fact, I got a terrible headache yesterday afternoon. I slept most of the day and all night. I still feel like it might come back. I am not sure if it's allergies, not enough sleep, anxiety, a bug, or some combination thereof.
I can hardly believe I am going to do this. I think about what things were like before 2007. I did nothing that could be considered exercise. I ate candy and sweet baked goods every day. I was miserable and disgusted. I was a medical disaster waiting to happen. Since then I started exercising and eating healthy. In a relatively short time, I lost a lot of weight, became active, and have a much more positive outlook. I have run a 10 mile race, a sprint triathlon, and a half-marathon. I have given three talks about my journey of fitness. I have learned a lot of valuable lessons on this bumpy road. I have many more to learn. I expect to learn a few over 26.2 miles I will be running.
Looking at where I have been and where I am, I am humbled. It seems like something that happens to other people. It sounds like something that other people accomplish. I am in sort of a surreal haze this week. All I can do is thank God.
Weight: 231.5 lbs.
Strength Training: none
Weekly run total: 0 miles
Last Week's Total: 45 miles
This morning's weight: 229.5 lbs.
Yesterday was a rest day.
This is my full blown taper week. No hard runs. No long runs except the big one of course. I plan to run about 20 miles: 5 miles each day Mon-Thurs, rest on Friday, complete a marathon on Saturday.
"Good captains are not made on still waters." I couldn't track down the source for this one, but I heard it somewhere.
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