I participated in the Johnnycake Jog yesterday and it was nice to see Laura and Desirea. I am not a runner by trade, and actually hate it as an exercise aside from sprints or hiking. I need to have some sort of action when moving (hitting a ball, climbing a mountain, etc). Running just seems boring to me. I arrived at the Fairgrounds about 45 minutes prior to race time and people are already running around, practicing I guess. Needless to say, I am thinking to myself, “Save yourself, you only have 5 miles in your tank today”. I also should not of stayed out so late Saturday night or imbibed as many beers as I did. I actually woke up after about 5 hours of sleep and felt like staying home. But, I made a commitment to run and I was not going to back out.
I finished the Jog in a little over 53 minutes. I ran the 1st and last mile, and the 3 miles in between I did a circuit of walking/sprinting every 200-300 meters. So I ended up getting a good workout from this event. It was great to see the support from the community.
By the way, not only do these crazy runners practice before the race, once they are finished, some of them turn around and run the track in reverse.
I was imagining my legs would be sore today, but they are not too bad. I am guessing all the racquetball I have been playing has gotten them into somewhat decent shape to endure what I accomplished yesterday.
Kudos to other Lighten Up folks Desirea and Margaret for participating in the event yesterday. 12 more days. I am up a little bit since last weigh in due to Holiday Week. I am aiming for a total of 35 pounds lost, which would mean I need to average over a pound a day for the next 12 days. I need to stay on track with nutrition and exercise to accomplish that.