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!

1 comment:

  1. Hey bitch....I signed up for your 10 pound club too with Lisa and Cara so that makes 3 of us. Thanks for thinking about running with me. Since you are so fast and I'm so slow, will you run with the camera? This is the first race we've ever been in without anyone there to take pictures of us? How will I blog about it. AND- I'm excited for the endeavor of binding my boobs Saturday AM before the race so it doesn't hurt my incision- blog about that one!