Thursday, October 13, 2011
I have a few things that I need to cover, but none of them individually would make an entire post. So you get them all in no discernible order.
1. I did 3 pull-ups in one shot today on the playground. I have never done 3 pull-ups in a row, ever! I think that may have scored a C or better on those Presidential Skills Tests in school. I think my 7th grade gym teacher, Coach Bob, would be proud. I did 6 pull-ups total, plus 6 chin-ups, 20 tricep extensions, and 10 dips. I think it is working!
2. I couldn't sleep last night very well, so I watched the "World's Fittest Man" competition on ESPN2. It is a competition where contestants perform all manner of CrossFit exercises. First off, those contestants are freaking amazing! Second, I think I have come up with a couple of different moves I can try if I get complacent with what I am doing now. I need to build a box to jump from.
3. I have 2 more races scheduled in the next month. The first is the 5K race at Illinois State's Homecoming celebration. The race starts at 7am; that is really early, even for a race! Katie is very concerned about her ability to run so soon after her surgery. We have a plan to make her more comfortable, and even though I have an inkling to burn up the course, I think I am going to stay back and run with Katie. We don't get to run together very often, and this would be a great opportunity. Plus, if I wasn't with her, all I would be able to think about was if she was okay. The second race is the Allerton Trail run. It is one of only 2 races in Monticello all year, and when I used to work at the park, the race always intrigued me. I have never run a race on a trail, so that will be a new experience. However, I am very concerned about shoe selection. I don't want to ruin my current running shoe on the muddy trails, but I don't really have any other shoe suitable for running. It is quite the dilemma!
4. Lastly, I gained some sympathy weight during Katie's recovery from surgery, and with the holidays looming near, I am concerned about gaining too much weight. So, I have committed to losing 10 pounds before Thanksgiving. I even proposed the idea to my weight loss support group and 2 of them have decided to join me! That is awesome! In keeping with this commitment and my need for accountability, I will be reporting my weight every Thursday on this blog. Today I weigh 194 lbs. I have 6 weeks to get to 184. Bring it on!