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Monday, July 23, 2012

In For 10 Miles

Last week we went on a little family vacation with family friends. It was the hubby and the two boys and I. We went to Star Lake Camp where I spent many a summer during my teen years. We stayed at the family camp side and we were the only two families there the week. There's nothing like the sounds of nature and kids playing to put me in a good mood.
Entrance to camp

We hiked, swam, canoed, kayaked, boated, star gazed, and cooked over an open fire. All the activity helped me lose 2.6 pounds! I can't complain one bit!  I feel like I'm getting myself back on track again. :)  And when working out doesn't feel like work, that's the best part!

Before going on vacation, I ran The Color Run. It was so much fun!!  It was a 5K race and so hot!  It wasn't timed, but my watch says I completed it in under an hour.  It was so much fun to see other Fat2Fit Pack members! I thought everyone truly had a good time!  Who wouldn't with all that color?


Today I got some great news! I had entered into the Twin Cities 10 Miler during Twin Cities Marathon Weekend, and my "team" was chosen!  We're not racing together as a team, but with the way the lottery worked, either all of us or none of us would be chosen to run. I'm so super excited!

So what does this mean?  I now have 10 weeks to accomplish training for 10 miles.  The race is on Sunday October 7th.  I know I can do it, I just may not be very fast, which makes me nervous.  I was not as fast as I wanted to be when I ran the 10K, even though it turned out that I had a raging sinus infection.  But negative thoughts aside, I have a goal!

Tonight at my gym, I have my first session of Body Blast class. I'm hoping that this will jumpstart my body even more into losing fat and gaining muscles. I haven't done pole class in about 3 weeks and at this point, I can't afford the next session. Hopefully this fall I'll be able to.  So I'm counting on continued gym visits to keep myself active and in check for training.  I know I'll have have to add more mileage week by week.  I also have to keep tracking the food I'm eating. I remind myself that weight loss is 75-80% dependent upon the food you eat, not just the exercise.

I'm planning on blogging again soon after these Body Blast classes!  Maybe I'll surprise us and it'll be tomorrow!

What fun things have you done that didn't feel like working out, but were actually good for your body?  I'd love to hear some responses!

1 comment:

  1. Let's see, something that doesn't seems like exercise, yet involves heavy breathing and sweating-which should mean it's good for the body. Kinda hard not to comment on that one :)