Good afternoon everyone! For the next three weeks I’m going to be a bit of a pain in the ass and start all my posts with a reminder to vote for me and my BIG STRIDEA….it’s simple to do. Just click on my idea below and when you get there you will see a “Vote for This Stridea” button. You enter your e-mail address and the 2 words they give you and you’re done.
Then you enter your other e-mail and 2 words,etc. 🙂
My ridiculous Stridea is to try completing 40 races in one year before I turn 40. I’ve recently dropped 105 lbs and was trying to think of a challenge to keep me fit and lose the last 45 and this was what I came up with. To date the most I’ve done is 4 in one year so it should be quite the challenge! As well with Stride Gum’s permission I’d do all these events as “Strideaman” wearing a shirt and cap with their logo on it. All races would be timed and a min. 5k up to marathons and Half Ironmans.
You can check yesterday’s post for background on my idea and what I get if I win this contest($10,000!).
Ok so I still have a blog to take care of while trying to win this contest so back to regularly scheduled programming. Yesterday morning I weighed in as usual and was surprised to see I dropped 3.4 lbs this week! I didn’t do anywhere near the normal exercise I usually do and I also didn’t cut my calorie intake so I wasn’t expecting such a big drop. This weight loss puts me at 100.9lbs lost since starting the blog! It took just 200 days to lose 100.9 lbs which is a lot quicker than I was thinking when I first started back in January.
Current Weight: 243.7 lbs
Previous Weight: 247.1 lbs
Blog Starting Weight: 344.6 lbs
Highest Weight(Dec27/09): 351 lbs
Loss this Week: 3.4 lbs
Loss this Year: 100.9lbs
Loss overall: 107.3 lbs
I’m in marathon training mode now so Sunday I got 10 miles in for the first time in 3 weeks. This coming Sunday I’m shooting for 14-16 miles. I bought a Camelbak off the Running Room this morning so I’ll be better prepared with hydration on these long runs to come. I’m hoping to go out and run another 6-10 after posting this but not sure as I’m doing repairs to my work truck. If it’s fixed when I go out then I run. If not…not sure what I’ll do!
Ok that’s it for now. Remember to vote for your new Super Hero….Strideaman! 🙂