Weight Watchers Update

Today was my 14th Weight Watcher’s meeting….

The 1st night (May 31st) I joined and weighed….

The 2nd night (June 7th) I lost 5.4 lbs.

The 3rd night (June 14th) I lost 3.0 lbs.

The 4th night (June 21st) I lost 1.8 lbs.

The 5th night (June 28th) I lost 1.4 lbs.

The 6th night (July 5th) I lost 1.8 lbs.

The 7th night (July 12th) I lost 1.4 lbs.

The 8th night (July 19th) I lost 1.2 lbs.

The 9th night (July 26th) I GAINED .8 lbs.

The 10th night (August 2nd) I lost 1.8 lbs.

The 11th night (August 9th) I lost 2 lbs.

The 12th night (August 16th) I GAINED .6 lbs.

The 13th night (August 23rd) I lost 1.6 lbs.

Tonight (August 30th) I lost .6 lbs.

That’s definitely the least amount of weight I’ve lost, but I guess a loss is a loss.  I have had such trouble with my heel this week that I’ve barely run, other than the 5K.  So, I’m sure me not working out as much has taken its toll on my body (and the fact that I’ve eaten my weight in pizza and ice cream this week)!! 🙂

 

 

Old Settler’s 5K

Today was the day….

On June 20th I started 5K training….all leading up to today!  This is what I trained for!  And I did it!

If you remember this post, you know that I pretty much counted myself out of this race because of my heel. Yesterday I was on the ropes course for 8 1/2 hours and my heel was very swollen when the day was done.  So, I thought I was done.  I convinced myself I was just going to walk.  It wasn’t worth the pain.

Well…..that didn’t work out so well.  I don’t know if it was determination, wanting to prove something or just plain stupidity, but I ran!  The whole thing!  I did it in 32:38

1st mile:  10:04

2nd mile:  10:12

3rd mile (plus some): 12:22-the 3rd mile was by far the hardest for me.  The route wasn’t hard, but by this time, my heel was hurting BIG TIME!

I kept repeating myself over and over, “Come on, Callie.  You can hurt later!  Just run!”  And I did.

My time in Wenona was 30:48, so I was a little bit slower today, but the route in Lacon is also way harder (in my opinion).

Here I am before:  (I went by myself, so these are self-portraits)

my official shoe tag

 

my bib number

 

our official 5K Training shirt (front)

 

and the back (Paul took this one when I got home)

Paul did tell me I was completely crazy for running, so I guess the shirt holds true!

before (all smiles)

Here are pictures after the race:

my friend, Stacy-she did her best time ever!!

 

me, Stephanie, and Julie-Julie, the ultimate encourage-er!!

And a sign I found that I thought was cute!

I’m already thinking about signing up for a 5K in September!!  🙂

5K Training Update

Well, I’m about 2 days away from the “official” 5K that I started training for back in June.  In June I had never “run” before (except, of course, under the false pretenses that something was chasing me) but now I can run 3.1 mile with no problem.  And, yet, I don’t think I’ll be doing it on Saturday.  (I’m so glad I did the 5K in Wenona)…

I think my body is telling me I’m done for awhile.  Last Thursday, if you remember, I ran with the Advanced Group.  Bad idea.

My right foot (my heel, really) started hurting Thursday night.  And it hasn’t let up…at all.  And then, on Friday, my left leg started hurting (I think primarily because I was limping, compensating for my right foot).

I have implemented RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation off and on since Thursday.  Here’s my foot on Friday:

I didn't have any ice, so I used frozen fruit

Everybody kept telling me to rest, but I didn’t want to rest.  I wanted to run.  To prove something.  So, I tried to run on Sunday.  I did the 1st mile of the 5K and that’s all I could do.  I barely made it back to my car, walking (which was another mile a way).

I rested again on Monday.  Tuesday night I went “running” (more walking, than running), trying to “get over the pain.”  It persisted.  I was limping….BAD….

Today I went to the doctor.  Of course, he couldn’t really tell me anything.  They did X-Rays, but nothing was cracked or broken (they thought it might be my heel bone).  But, alas nothing.

So…here I sit.  (or lay, as the case may be).  In pain.  Disappointed.  Frustrated.  I’m not sure what to do.

I REALLY, REALLY want to run on Saturday.  I still may.  I don’t know.  At this point, I want to do it just to do it.  Not for a specific goal or time, but just to complete it.  We’ll see.  I’ll let you know.

But, as my friend, Julie, said, “I get a T-shirt; I have to do it!”

 

Weight Watchers Update

Today was my 13th Weight Watcher’s meeting….

The 1st night (May 31st) I joined and weighed….

The 2nd night (June 7th) I lost 5.4 lbs.

The 3rd night (June 14th) I lost 3.0 lbs.

The 4th night (June 21st) I lost 1.8 lbs.

The 5th night (June 28th) I lost 1.4 lbs.

The 6th night (July 5th) I lost 1.8 lbs.

The 7th night (July 12th) I lost 1.4 lbs.

The 8th night (July 19th) I lost 1.2 lbs.

The 9th night (July 26th) I GAINED .8 lbs.

The 10th night (August 2nd) I lost 1.8 lbs.

The 11th night (August 9th) I lost 2 lbs.

The 12th night (August 16th) I GAINED .6 lbs.

This morning (today) I lost 1.6 lbs.

I reached my 20lb mark!!  🙂

When I stepped on the scale the 1st time I missed the 20lb. mark by .02….I asked her if I could weigh again, just to make sure.  She said that was fine, but be sure to take off my necklace and glasses!

I did and it worked!! 🙂

So, 20lbs off!!

There’s No Crying…

There’s no crying in….RUNNING!!!

(Like Tom Hank’s said, “There’s no crying in baseball!”)

Tonight I ran with the Advanced Running Group.  It was definitely a blow to my ego and a very humbling experience.

When I run with the Beginner’s Group I am usually one of the first to finish.  Tonight, I was LAST….dead LAST….

After I ran about 2 miles (off/on sprinting and running), it got to my head that I couldn’t do it anymore….

At one point, I even thought to myself, “If I trip myself and fall, maybe I won’t have to run anymore!”  (Lovely thought, huh?)

So, I did what I do best.  I started crying.  It’s hard to cry and run at the same time, so I stopped.

Amanda, being the loving person that she is, yelled at me to keep going….unless I was hurt, I was running!  So, I did…..

I talked to her while I was running, telling her that I was struggling with being last b/c I was used to being first.  Her words of advice:  “Somebody’s gotta be last.  Now you know how the other girls feel.  Now, let’s go!”  (She’s wonderful, I tell you)!!  🙂  But, she’s right….

So, I ran.

The one good thing that came out of tonight.

On July 16th I ran .25 mile (one time around the track) in 1:44.  Tonight I did it in 1:37.

 

Welcome to the 31 Club!

That’s what my neighbor told me today….

Today is my 31st birthday!  🙂

I woke up this morning, looked in the mirror and said, “Happy Birthday!”  (Paul’s not home-he’s still on vacation), so I had to wish myself a Happy Birthday!

I worked this morning and then went and had a FABULOUS lunch with Ember, my neighbor!  🙂  And, tomorrow I’m having lunch with my other neighbor, Shannon…..

Do I look older?

29th birthday-2009

Look how long my hair is!!

30th birthday-2010

My love affair with Chick-Fil-A shines through!

31st birthday-2011

I had to take my own picture b/c Paul wasn’t around!

Happy Birthday to Me! (And, to my brother-in-law, Scott)!