Hello readers! Thanks for coming back around to check out my progress. Things are moving right along for me quite well here in the early days of April.
As you may recall, back at the beginning of February I was all set to transition out of Phase One of the HMR program and move into the Maintenance phase where I would just be working on maintaining my weight. But then, alas, I was sidetracked by an emergency gallbladder surgery that caused me to need to go back onto Phase One while I recovered and got myself totally back on track.
Well, I am all back on track now and my weight is about what it was back in February. So it took a little doing to get myself back where I was, but with the help of the good people at Sarah Bush Lincoln, and the support of those around me, I made it happen.
My current project is getting all geared up for my first ever 10K which I will be running at the end of the month on April 30th. And let me tell ya, with the winter cold that just seems to refuse to leave the area, that has been more of a challenge than I would like. I can always go to the gym and run on the treadmill but actually running the distance outside is a totally different experience than being stuck on a treadmill and not actually moving for an hour.
But it’s just been too darn cold to run outside. I’ve tried it once or twice and was just a shivering, blubbering mess by the end of the run because of the cold. My fear is that the cold is going to persist all month and my April 30th run will be a very chilly one. Keeping my fingers crossed in the hopes that it warms up by then.
But I’ve been doing pretty well in my conditioning for the 10K. I can manage a full 6.2 mile run on the treadmill all in one bout without stopping, and my current best time is 66 minutes. I’m not sure if that is good in comparison to other runners, but I know it’s insanely good for me, considering that a year ago I couldn’t run a quarter mile without needing to stop. So, I’m optimistic moving forward towards that goal of completing my first 10K.
Also, despite the cold weather, it is officially spring and that means the amusement park season is upon us! I’ve got my season pass to Six Flags and I’ve already been once this season for opening weekend, which was crowded but a lot of fun. I’m already planning another trip in early May, this time taking a bit longer drive and hitting up Chicago’s Six Flags Great America. Because my season pass works at any Six Flags location. So I’m spreading it around a bit more this year.
Alright, well, that about does it for now. I’m actually about to head over to the gym and get a little conditioning in today. Gotta keep moving forward, you know? Thanks for stopping in, you stay classy, internet!
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