That is what happened at my 5K today. I am very proud of myself. I fretted, worried and scared myself all week long because I was sure I had set myself up for failure when in the end I proved to myself that I can do it and I can do it better then I thought. I pushed myself and did exactly what I wanted to do. I wanted to be faster then 2 weeks ago and I wanted to jog 80% of the race. I jogged a full two miles and then had to slow down and walk some and then I finished with running. I felt awesome.
My best supporter, my Mike. He took the day off again, for me, and was there from beginning to end. Even came to the half way point to cheer me on and take my picture.
I have had a lot of debates, issues and more this week. It was a hard week with more stress then I could handle or even imagine. I had thoughts of just quitting this whole diet and exercise thing cuz it’s just so hard at times. I worked 70 hours this week and didn’t have much time to do anything that was good for me. Family needed me, daycare needed me, scouts needed me, everyone needed me and I didn’t get I needed me time. Like everyone I can handle a fair amount of junk but when my boat starts to sink it sinks fast and I was sinking. THANK GOD for today, the sunshine, the perfect weather and the ability to get out there and push myself and prove to myself I can do this for me because I needed it.
So there you have it. My race, a peek into this past week. Now I have two challenges to work on this summer, Allan’s phase 6 and I am still working on getting to 165 lbs. Slow and steady is working for me and I guess that is just how it’s going to keep going. I am sitting at 173 lbs. That’s down 1.4 from last week. I’ll take it, since it’s down and down is great.
I also have Debbi’s Slimmer this Summer challenge. I need to set some goals and I did in a previous post but after much thoughts I am going to cut back on those goals. They were a bit aggressive and with the way this summer is turning out to be there is no way I could keep up with them and life too. So I will work on two goals.
1. I need to work on my stomach muscles or lack there of. I am way to fluffy around the middle. So in the 12 weeks of this challenge I am going to work on that. How you ask? By fish flopping exercises. Crunches, planks, bicycle crunches and leg lifts. Two times a week for a minimum of 20 minutes.
2. I want to be able to run a full 5K by October 1st. And I want to do it in 24 minutes. So that will mean keep going on my jogging. I am going to start up the C25K. I did most of it before but I was just starting to jog then so now this time I am going to work on it faster and further. The program C25K is 3 days a week so that is what I’ll do.
So there are my goals for Slimmer this Summer. Not as aggressive as my first thoughts but still something I really need to do.
My city has a fitness walk planned for June 23rd in the evening. It’s a grand opening of our Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative/Touchstone Energy Loop. It’s a different loop then our Fit City 5K loop and will be exciting to see what else they have planned. So this is my next event.
So onwards and upwards to this week challenges. I am hoping for a bit more peace this week but just as many physical challenges since those keep me on my toes.
Take care my friends and have a blessed weekend.