Erica, if you will please email me with your shoe size and mailing address, I will forward the info on to Thorlo so they can mail you your new socks! Congratulations, and thank you to everyone who entered...I wish you all could have won, as these socks are really great!
Lately, I know it seems that all I've been writing about is exercise, and I hope I'm not boring you too much. It's pretty exciting for me to be doing all of this crazy stuff - things that I never, ever thought I would be doing. Working out with weights? Cardio?? Running??? Seriously, sometimes I look at my "before" pictures and shake my head in wonderment - that person was so not into exercise at.all.
The flip side of this is that I am still dieting, still trying to lose about 15 pounds. So...how's that going, you ask? Well. Not good according to the scale. I will admit to being more than a little frustrated at not seeing those numbers go down, especially since I am still being really watchful about what I eat (weekly trip to the frozen yogurt shop excepted), and of course, I'm working out three times a week and running, for cryin' out loud!
Why haven't I gone all ballistic? Well, even though the scale does not change, my body is. My legs are getting smaller and I fit into size 8 pants now. So take that, stupid scale. Also, about six weeks ago, I had Brad measure my fat blob (the extra roll of fat above my waistline) with body-fat calipers, and last Tuesday he remeasured...and I had gone down 5mm! Apparently there is progress happening; it's just not showing on the scale. After listening to my frustrations once again (poor Brad gets to hear it a lot from me!), he suggested that I take a scale vacation. And you know, that is a darn good idea. So the scale has been banished. I'm thinking for at least a month, but you never know. In the meantime, I'll keep on working out, running, and watching my calorie intake while eating healthy foods. I'm pretty sure that my body will continue to make good changes, and eventually the scale will catch up...right?!?
Blogger Run Day is just about here! A lot of us bloggers will all be doing runs on Sunday, March 7th - and while Kelly and I will be running together in person, we all will be virtually running together. I feel such a connection with all of the runners, and such acceptance into their slightly confusing world (splits? yassos? taper? tempo? BQ?) - I admit that I don't know much, but I do know that I like this running thing. And I'm glad to have so many of you along for the ride - good luck to everyone who runs on Blogger Run Day!
Tonight I will have my first blogger meet up - Kelly and her husband Chuck will meet Jeff and I for dinner! I'm so excited to finally meet her...pictures will be forthcoming, along with my Armadillo Dash 5K recap (I can't believe I'm not nervous about the race yet) - woohoo, wish us luck!