Day 61 - Woot!
Well, I had a nice post prepared last night and when I tried to 'publish', blogger lost it... grrrr! I've had this happen a couple of times lately, but all other times I've copied the post to the clipboard and had a recovery path. Anyway I wanted to give a quick update since it's been almost two weeks since my last post. Also, a quick shout out to johnboy for checking on my progress and to my neighbor vivian for her support... thanks friends!
In the quest for 100 continuous days of areobic exercise, yesterday was day 61. The good news is I've lost slightly over 2" in my waist. The discouraging news is it comes off pathetically slow. Now that I'm well into my 40's I miss those twenty-something days when a couple of weeks of serious exercise would yield some dramatic results. Oh, well. If your in that enviable age range, enjoy it. My attempts to hang onto it have been in vain, my sincere hope is that it won't slip through your grasp as well.
Now that the weather here in East Tennesse has turned absolutely gorgeous, I'm trying to run outside. My favorite path lies up the hill from my house where a 2.8 mile jogging trail wraps around the city's high school, middle school and civic complex. About half way around the trail is a hill I've affectionately named, Skateboard Hill because of the skate park that lies at its base. Skateboard Hill continues to defeat me in my quest to complete this almost 3 mile loop. Ever since we've lived here I have been unsuccessful. On a few occassions, I've made it to the top, but my heart rate was so dramatic I feared an explosion of nuclear proportions. On these occassions I've stopped running and walked till my heart rate returned to at least the three digit range and then began running again.
Again last Sunday I met with defeat. About half way up the hill I had a meltdown. I think with a little more training and some rockin' music on the mp3 player I can win this battle. My hope is to complete the loop while running, including the conquest of the infamous Skateboard Hill, by the middle of May. I'll keep you posted on my progress.
Skateboard Hill is goin' down!!!