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Last night I did 65 minutes and 4.43 ‘miles’ on the elliptical trainer.

Tonight I did 60 minutes and 4.59 ‘miles’ on the elliptical trainer.

My girls are too big and my favorite jog bra is tight. Tonight my neck hurts. Otherwise I end up with a less-than supportive jog bra and the girls get sore. My one plastic surgery wishlist item: reduction surgery. Nick insists over his dead body.

I went to the gym tonight and did 4.6 miles on the elliptical. The one that has the arm thingies on it too. I did an interval session. It was a good sweat.

Saturday: 1.3 miles

Sunday: 2.2 miles

I was supposed to do 3 miles today, but my calves were still sore from the step class I took Tuesday, coupled with all the lifting I did yesterday. Not even my music could get me motivated. So, rather than push it through the pain, I took it easy. Plenty of time to make that up.

I can’t remember why I didn’t make it to the gym last night. Oh yeah…the pounding tension headache. I got home at 6, sat on the couch, and within 10 minutes I was asleep. Nick attempted to wake me. I finally roused at 9:30 pm, ate, went to bed at 10:30, and lay awake until nearly 2 am. At least I managed to read Reader’s Digest cover-to-cover.

I could have had a really good excuse to not go to the gym tonight. But I went.

2.28 miles on the treadmill

For some reason, I’m not getting my Daily Kick in the Butt. Must check out and figure out what the heck is going on.

P.S. Go vote for Dirk for the All Star Team.

Me. That’s who. Sillies! Who else would I be?

My two races for this year are:

May 4, 2008 Heels & Hills Half Marathon

November 2, 2008 New York City Marathon

I’ve deferred the NYC race 2 years now…that’s close to $300 in registration & processing fees down the tube. I’m NOT deferring another year. In my most fabulous year of 2005, I had a new motto. No more excuses. Somewhere along the way I kind of forgot that. I made lots of excuses and bought some new pants as a result. I still have those ‘skinnier’ pants in my closet, hanging in the back, mocking my thighs. Shirts I can’t wear because the girls have gotten a bit hefty.

I made effort over the holidays, going to the gym 5 times in the two weeks I was off (5/14 ratio…not too bad for a heretofore slacker). I have my shuffle packed with high-energy songs, and even Nick has remarked how I’m a different (read: better) person after I’ve run.

I’m not going to try to keep a food journal just yet. That’s too tough to update multiple times per day. I’m also not going to reveal my current weight, because frankly, I am deeply ashamed. But I will keep a running total of weight lost per week, as well as exercise totals daily, with a weekly recap. I have my trusty Excel spreadsheet with formulas, calculations, etc. all ready and waiting to go. Based on the training plan I will follow, I will run over 1,000 miles this year in traning for both of these race. *baby steps baby steps baby steps* Gotta start somewhere, right!

Catching up for yesterday:

Gym: 15 minutes on treadmill warm up, 60 minute step/kickboxing/abs class. (Yes, I am sore today.)

Weight: -0

Miles to Date: 4

Daily Kick in the Butt: Even if you fall flat on your face at least you are moving foward. -Sue Luke


January 2008