Monday, July 20, 2009

Odds and Ends

So it's been a little bit less than successful staying on the diet lately.  I weighed myself last week and it was less than heartening.  

Fortunately when I weighed myself this morning, it was more in line with where I want to be going.  I'm back down to 203, and certainly still need to drop some more weight to speed up things on teh bike, but I feel alot better than I did at last week's weigh in.  It was ugly.   Maybe someone had their toe on the scale or I was chock full of water, but it wasn't a good number.

Anyway, this weekend was pretty stresssful.  I had a bunch of stuff unrelated to fitness going on, but exercise wise it was good.  I did my first training run with the Striders and I feel good about it.  I ran 6 miles at a 10:47 pace, which I was pretty pleased with.  My right calf is a bit sore after whatever I did to it a couple weeks ago so I am pretty hesitant to push myself lest it blow up again and sideline me.  Fortunely I feel like I'm somewhere around 90% with it and hopefully in the next week or so it will get back up to 100% so I can push myself when I run.  

All in all I feel good about meeting the 12 minute pace and securing the awesome swag.   If all goes well today, hopefully I will be able to get home tonight and catch a bike ride.  Yay!

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