# of Workouts: 7
# of miles ran/hiked: 23
Weight: 188.2 (Down 0.4 lbs. from previous week)
Chest: 41.5" (No change)
Hips: 48" (Down 1" from previous week)
|Monday:Ran 4 miles, ST with Adam|
Tuesday: PT, Ran 2 miles
Wednesday: Unintended rest day
Thursday: Ran 4 miles, PT
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: Ran 9.5 miles, walked dog 1 mile
Sunday: 2.2 mile weighted walk, 16 lbs
This morning, I found myself disappointed after my check-in with the scale. I feel like I've been at a bit of a plateau regardless of the actual numbers. Several people have asked how far I've come, and it seems a good time to remind myself as well.
Avery was born on August 10th. The first weight I wrote down after her birth was on September 6th. That rather large weight was 220.8 lbs. Today, I weigh 188.2 lbs. That means that I have lost 32.6 lbs in 5.5 months.
|August 16th - the first week Avery was home|
Although, I'm not where I'd hoped to be by this point, goals are sometimes meant to be adjusted, and the point is that I am making progress. This weekend, I ran 9.5 miles COMFORTABLY. I felt good after the run with only minor knee tenderness, despite my patellar tendinitis. I still have time to work on the weight I can comfortably carry during a workout, and the weight I need to lose, before my climb in July. My goal is to lose another 30 lbs before that climb, and to be able to carry 50 lbs comfortably.
Thus, I also need to start carrying more weight, and build up my endurance for carrying weight. I took the dog on a walk yesterday wearing my fancy new weighted vest (and my mountain boots).
It has 40 removable weights in the vest, each weighing 1 lb, allowing me to adjust the weight of the vest from 1 lb to 40 lbs fairly easily.
|Some of the 1 lb weights.|
It is ideal for me to train with my actual pack, but for some things, the vest will be easier and still allow me to train carrying weight.
Besides - the vest looked slightly LESS odd than the pack for a walk around the neighborhood - in theory. I still got many odd looks and my husband said I looked like I was heading out to war wearing a flak jacket.
|But, I go to war with a smile damn it.|
In other news from this weekend...
...Avery was baptized
...My Dad reached the summit of Orizaba in Mexico, a grueling 18,701 feet! An accomplishment to be proud of!!! Once I have pictures - I will share.
For your viewing enjoyment - this video is of Avery finding my fake fart noises almost as amusing as me wearing the weighted vest around the neighborhood. (This is not the same one I posted on Facebook)
What's the funniest looking thing you've worn for training?
What activity/outfit has merited the oddest looks from your neighbors?