My journey to lose 55lbs and run 13.1 miles...it should be quite the ride!
Sunday, 3 May 2009
So BLBE is over - all 16 weeks.
I started at 220, and am now 196.6, so have lost a grand total of 23.4lbs. Not spectacular if you consider the average per week, or compare it to the show, but a respectable amount none the less.
I've also taken up running, and since I started in January, when I had severe issues running for 3 minutes at a time, I can now run for an hour non-stop. Yesterday, I ran 5k in 34 minutes. Followed by another 5k today. I've learned to run on a treadmill, but for the past week have been trying it outdoors. I thought the hills, the sun, the wind, the bugs (yesterday I almost swallowed 2!) would make it so much harder, but the first attempt at outside running I ran for 10k. It was brilliant.
So, five months into my healthy new years resolution I'm a runner, and I'm no longer obese...I don't think you could ask for much more.
So a big thank you to Angie and Lynn for hosting the competition and here's to the next 5 months on this journey!
I started this journey January 1st, 2009 at 220lbs.
After following the Couch-to-5k programme I officially caught the running bug and ran my very first half-marathon in September.
I lost 25lbs in 2009 and now my goal for 2010 is to finish Project 55 and get down to my goal weight of 165. Only 30lbs to go!
I'm also running another half-marathon in October and hoping to beat last year's time of 2:37