Seattle Half Marathon – Fatbet.net – Ragamuffin Challenge

So in the on-going saga of running in this half marathon . . .

I ran last night in the rain and wind.  Not great.  My mile time improved though.  I have a lot of work to do to get ready.

Michael H, Matt T, and Nate (who I don’t know)  have entered a fatbet.  This is a great idea, because as a dude, I don’t like losing, and our wager is the loser has to shave their legs.  My leg hair is actually quite full and lustrous (think Absolom, but on my legs).  So I really don’t want to shave.  As of right now, I’m winning.

I also jumped into the the Ragamuffin Top Challenge with blogger extraordinaire Carlos Whitaker.  


I’m trying to do this thing right.

And now for the hard part.  My initial weigh in on Sunday was 288 lbs.  that’s a lot!  It’s still not my highest weight ever, and my 6’3″ frame hides my flab well.  No one believes me when I tell them my weight.  So my goal is to get down to 268, which was my lowest point before Judah was born.  I think I can go even lower than that, but 20 lbs is definitely do-able and I need to break my goal down into chunks.

So far I’ve actually lost 3lbs since Sunday.  Which is is encouraging.

If you are considering doing this, I found this website which was helpful Half marathon training.

Let’s do this thing, and let’s not lose sight that we are running to give 5 girls a future that they would otherwise never have.

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