Today is the day. Diet: Over. Running: Starting. Me: excited.
Since I ran my half marathon, I have lost 18 lbs. The biggest reason this was crucial is because my hips and back were giving me a lot of pain. I could cover the pain with ibuprofen, but I didn’t want to be on that stuff long term. Loosing that weight will take a lot of stress off of my back.
This morning, I weighed in at 178.4. Exactly 100 lbs since my highest weight July 2011. I am pumped and can’t wait to run this afternoon. I’m going to take it easy for a couple of days and only run 3 -4 miles.
Can I say what has helped me more than anything else in running and dieting? WATER. I have been drinking almost 100 oz of water a day for 18 months. I believe that is close to 3 liters. This has been huge with my running and weight loss. I am almost always hydrated, except sometimes in the middle of the night. I can run 13 miles and not need a drink. It keeps me full and makes me feel so much better than before I used to drink it.
So, going past water, today is the day for my first run in 2 weeks. Of course the forecast is for storms this afternoon. The only weather I won’t run in is storms, especially with lightening. But, maybe I’ll hit is right and get in 25 minutes of running.
I love running. I can’t wait. By the way, congratulations to Emma for running her first half marathon and beating her target pace and raising money for her charity. Very exciting.