First – the line:
Two Week Gain / (Loss): (1.8 pounds)
Total Gain / (Loss): (54 pounds)
Last week was a no-weigh-in week because of the travel for the race, and when you stack that on top of travel I was a bit concerned about this. This week has been OK, though my mileage was a bit lower than planned (I think I got a bit aggressive with post-event recovery runs) and the food situation is only “meh”.
HOWEVER – that number went in the correct direction, which is fantastic. I bought a dress shirt today with a neck a full inch smaller than I was wearing a few months ago … and it isn’t even that snug. I’m legitimately too small for many of my clothes. And the mileage is getting ready to slowly start ramping up. So I feel optimistic going into the holidays.
Also – I have lost 54 pounds. I was walking around with the equivalent of 4 or 5 fat babies strapped to my waist. And they’re gone. It’s a remarkable state of affairs.
My long run this morning was scheduled for an easy six miles. Because I missed a day out of the schedule this week, I extended that a bit and did about 7 ¼. Overall felt OK – not great, but OK. No pain, just tired.
Travel again next weekend, but also a 5K next weekend, too. So much going on.