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.
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.