Thursday, March 27, 2008

Weight loss update - ConocoPhillips Fun Run

In the 4 months I've been working out at the gym, I have lost a sum total of 10lbs. I'm not at all satisfied with that seeing as I have another 100 to go, but at least it's -10 instead of +10.

To further complicate matters, I have made a commitment that I can't back out of even though a big part of me wants to. It's a good thing that an even bigger part of me wants to do it. The other day over lunch with two of my co-workers, we decided that the 3 of us were going to run the ConocoPhillips Fun Run (5k). I'm the one that's going to struggle the most with this, but will, I think, get the most from it. My co-workers are men, they're in fairly good physical condition and are used to running. Jonathan did a 5k a few months ago and Rene could be on the cover of Men's Fitness magazine showing off his chest and abs. That will be some nice eye candy to run behind!! That sight alone will keep me running for at least a mile! Doh, did I say that out loud???

Anyway, tonight I met Kim Martin at Fitness 19, where we both have memberships, and worked out for a little over an hour. I did about 20 minutes on the elliptical and then the rest of the time was spent working upper body; upper and lower chest and back. I am sooo going to feel that tomorrow. I already feel it tonight!

I'm excited that Kim agreed to train me. Can you believe she's run 6 marathons and 3 half marathons? Holy cow - that's over 200 miles of running!! I'm going to keep focused on my 3.2 miles! :-)

The Fun Run is held the weekend before the rodeo opens, so I have just under a year to get fit enough to at least finish. I have to say I'm pretty excited. Excited to accomplish something that has never been easy for me, even when I went through boot camp I just barely squeaked by so that I could graduate. That was 16 years and 75lbs ago! I will need all your prayers and encouragement.

I am so having a "I Finished The 5k Fun Run" party. Everyone is invited!! It may have to be a few days later after I've recovered somewhat and am able function again!



Heather said...

Wow! I am so impressed, with the weight loss and the goal. That is awesome! Just remember, muscles weighs more than fat so you are losing more inches than you think - go by that!

Kathie said...

Your awesome Dallas! I hate running but I know that it is good for you - just have never had the willpower to get any good at it. I think that you will do awesome and by that I mean I think you will finish with flying colors! Love ya lots.

Blarney Girl said...

Let me make something abundantly clear -


But, for years I have felt this inner something or other that keeps telling me that I can do it. On top of that are the countless dreams I've had where I could run like Forrest Gump. Those two things combined have brought me to where I am today - training for a 5k run.

I'm way more excited that I ever thought I would be about running. With that said, I have not actually gone out and done any actual running yet. All of my training has been on the elliptical machine and loads of upper body strength training. I'll let you know how I feel about it after I do my running session. LOL