You know I could almost start this post with “Good Morning Everyone” as it’s 11:50pm now. I had every intention of posting this oh, about 5 hours ago. The only problem was I fell asleep for 5 hours instead! I didn’t feel tired at all today but maybe I was still on my runner’s high from my HM yesterday? Nice thing about falling asleep is that I couldn’t change my mind and go swimming tonight. I had every intention to swim tonight but as the day went on my quads were starting to say “hey I worked hard for you yesterday and we want the night off!”. I listened and took the day off completely. No biking, no swimming, no running, no walking, just slept.
Ok so most of you have come to expect my weekly weigh in today but I’m delaying it one day this week. There’s two reasons for the delay. First since I knew I wouldn’t be eating the healthiest for my post race lunch with my mom I wanted an extra day to shed any water weight I might gain. Second reason is that I usually weigh in for my monthly challenges review and that is tomorrow so I figured I’d just wait a day and do them both at the same time. So tomorrow night I’ll post this week’s loss. It just means this week’s weigh in may be a bit better with the extra day and next week’s may be a bit less because I lose a day…….big deal!
Now on to the main part of today’s post. Biz from “Biggest Diabetic Loser” has started a challenge for herself and anyone who chose to join. I’ve decided to join and my challenge will be to seriously train for the full marathon with my likely goal date being Oct.10th. I realize that’s longer than 101 days away but my main challenge will be to not let a cry inducing long run to derail my training for a marathon. 3 years ago I was almost bawling on my cool down walk home and talked myself out of training for it anymore rather than figure out a way to do it without pain. So Biz’s challenge will hopefully keep me focused if that 17 mile long run turns out to be a killer again 🙂
Now you don’t have to train for a marathon to join this challenge. Here’s what she said:
” So here’s the deal – who’s with me? My plan is to have each participant come up with their own goal – whether you break it down weekly, monthly, or just a total at the end. Every Saturday I would ask that you send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know if you were successful or not. I’ll post a recap on Sundays with everyone’s successes! This does mean that my regular posts will probably dwindle to just Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I do plan on having a “101 Day” page that will have my own individual progress.
Here’s the big deal though . . . I plan on taking a “before” picture for all the world to see, stretch marks and all! If I am willing to do that, you can at least join in the fun! What do you think? Any suggestions?”
The challenge started today, Memorial Day and ends Labour Day. I just committed myself this morning so I’m betting if you were quick she’d let you join still. My first day of the challenge was to recuperate from the HM. Either tomorrow or Thursday will bump up my short runs to 6 miles from now on and this week will work out a long run plan to start this Sunday. My long runs for the next 6 weeks will be a bit eradict because I have 2 triathlons coming up but after that they will be pretty steady.
Ok that’s it. Good luck with your challenges if you care to take it on this summer!