I know I've been dreadful about updates lately- but with 2 kids about to turn 1 and 4, and work and working out- life has just been nuts. The good news is that I'm getting my workouts in still and very consistently. So what's been taking the hit? online time!
Today- I went for a quick run- only about 25 minutes but it felt pretty good. I was holding myself back on speed in order to make sure I ran the majority with few walk breaks - it's hard to hold back some times- but I have to really force myself or else I tire out too quickly. I had forgotten my Nike + so I wasn't able to record it for pace or distance - which stinks for reporting purposes, but was kind of nice for the freedom of it.
The endurance will come- but darn set backs with asthma! I've had my fifth, yes FIFTH, sinus infection of the year last week and that always starts to settle in my chest and make things difficult. But after 5 in a year, you learn a thing or two - I learned the symptoms very early on and halted all strenuous cardio so not to encourage it to settle in- I think it mostly worked!
In total- in almost 11 months, I've lost 63 lbs. In the last 2.5 months I've also lost over 12 inches total on my body- 2 in the waist, 2.5 in the hips and the rest come from combo of arms, chest and thigh measurements.
I've got my first race since June on November 6th. A 5k. I have also signed up to do another Ragnar Relay! Our team (most of the same original members) is doing the Madison, WI to Chicago, IL race in June 2011! I'm so excited to have another big race to train for.