Sunday, June 26, 2011

Still Here

Yup, I am still here and still going. I am up to 4 miles now. There hasn't been too much to report. I tied going back on Atkins, ran a 5K (me+low carb+running=out of gas)that was my worst time ever, 36 minutes. Then I got the stomach flu, now I am back to just plain counting calories. In the midst of everything, I have lost 10 pounds. I have another 5K coming up on the 4th of July, lets see how much better I do with carbohydrates. It feels better running with carbs - I feel like running is less work and more fun. I know their are people out there that run on low carb diets, but I can say, for me, it is too difficult.

The best thing about Atkins is that it forces me to cut out sugar completely. I need to watch my sugar intake, my Grandma had diabetes, and my mom is pre-diabetic. I could probably eat sugar for every meal if I could actually keep a stash (instead of eating it all in one sitting). So, along with calories, I have incorporated some of the sugar free products (as a replacement). It was definitly a great jumpstart to my weight loss (stomach flu included).

I have really been doing great with running - my old TM finally died, so I bought a used one off of Craigslist for $250 - it was hardly used and is much quieter then my last one. I have been running about every other day - about 4 days a week. The consistency has been helping me to get my mileage back up and I seem to getting zero injuries/pain this year.

My goal is still a 27 minute 5K. I doubt I will get there by next week, but I am aiming for 32 minutes on the 4th of July. I am doing one more 5K in August at the OC Fair - I am determined to hit my goal by then. We shall see.