Last week we set out with goals in mind. I could never have imagined the things we would accomplish. We’ve done more than I ever thought we could have and I’ve never been more proud. I’ll have to get with Daniel to confirm the “Officially” tracked number of miles we’ve done but it’s somewhere around 25 miles on foot in the last week. This week we’ve done some light walking but unfortunately real life has made it almost impossible to be able to do what we’ve wanted. Last Saturday we went walking to the Plaza, you can see me up there sitting on one of the many really pretty fountains we have. That was an eight mile walk. There’s so much of this city we would never have seen in a car. It’s so rich with history.
I don’t have a running phone case yet, Daniel does and I might get one this week, if so I will take more pictures on our adventures to chronicle the beautiful and unique things we get to see. We saw a retaining wall at the hospital the other day that struck me. It was made out of old railroad ties. The heat was causing the old tar to come out of the boards and it was dripping down them. I’ve driven by that same hospital many times and never noticed that.
Monday we went trying to find me a swim suit as I had lost mine and I’m certain that even if I had found it it would not have fit. Prior to any of this running I was already losing weight from eating better and work, in the last year and a half I’ve gone from a size 12/14 down to a size 4/6. As such, even if I could find the suit, it’s much larger than my current size. I don’t know if many of you ladies have tried going swim suit shopping this time of year but I assumed everything would be on clearance and I’d at least have a semi decent selection. That….was delusional, to say the least. Target…why you have such UGLY swim suits for twenty dollars per piece? Finally ended up at an Old Navy where I was able to get something not crazy or stupid for 10 bucks total, THAT was more like it. On Tuesday we worked in the pool for about an hour and a half, which helped my lungs a lot. Attempting to avoid looking like a wounded manatee was a bit harder LOL. After that we hit the bikes and the elliptical for a bit and decided to go for another walk. This one was another four miles. We stopped for dinner and to look around, found a cycling shop in Waldo we intend to visit, it was closed at the time. We also got to see all the really nice historic homes around here. It was a wonderful journey.
The rest of this week ended up being a little bit of a bust we didn’t get time to go do anything and I’m not sure what we will be able to do this weekend. At the very least I would like us to hit the gym and pool again Sunday but everything is so busy lately I don’t know. Next week has to be a different story, the run is the 28th and it’s coming up fast. Next week we will secure our entry and find out when to pick up our packets. My last day at work before this coming shut down is the 26th, then i’ll be off for another two weeks, this will give us plenty of time to do some more training as we intend on running more of these in the future. I work this coming Saturday so it’s going to be a little tough to squeeze all our time out right so we can do what we need to, but I am more determined than ever.
Official Weight as of Tuesday : 155. On the nose. (Must have gotten a lot of muscle for me to be a four and weight that much lol)
I will start tracking that on here, every time we go to the YMCA i will make sure to weight myself and later tonight I’m going to try to get a scale for the house.
Thank you for reading and I’ll keep updating! 😉