Weekly Gain / (Loss): +2.8lbs
Total Gain / (Loss): (-51.4lbs)
February absolutely sucked. I mean, it sucked enough that my wife and I have solidified the decision that we’re going to move in the next couple of years so that we can limit the number of similar Februarys we have to go through for the rest of our lives. Snow and freezing rain and sickness and cabin fever and you name it and February sucked.
OK – got that out of my system.
March is here, and brings with it hope. And slightly warmer weather. I ran yesterday, and I got my long run in today, and in both cases I wore shorts. Shorts! Also, with those two runs, I’ve now run in March about 30% of the miles I ran in February. On March 2nd.
Did I mention that February sucked?
OK – the half marathon is two weeks from yesterday. I’m not prepared for it, and though I still intend to PR I won’t be as prepared for it as I’d like to be. However, these last two days of running have given me a shot of confidence that I badly needed, and I’m now feeling positive about the half. It’ll be a big event, and I’ll get my shirt and a medal and hopefully a PR … and it will be fun, which, after all, is the point. And then after, when the weather has begun to be consistently warmer and more runner friendly … then I’ll start bearing down to absolutely hammer my May half marathon.
Also – I’ve begun to get my food in-line as well, and increasing miles helps. I’ve got some work travel coming up in the next couple of weeks, which is always hard. BUT – I’m motivated, and I’m determined. This weight plateau has been fun, but this isn’t where I want to land. I still have 50 pounds to lose, and it is time to jump start this.
Come on, spring – we’ve missed you.