I'm nervous and excited about it all at the same time. I'm nervous for a couple of reasons though. I don't do well with crowds and I think this will be a crowded race. I'm extremely shy and self-consious and well just awkward in social situations. I did ok with my first offical race since there was only about 20 people. And even though I came in dead last, I survived. First one is the hardest, right? I hope anyway. Next cause for nervousness... I don't like getting dirty. This part is probably causing me more anxiety than the crowd part. I know that these are just issues that I need to deal with and this whole lifestyle change really is about me getting out of my comfort zone so that is another reason why I've decided to just knuckle down and commit.
So, my goals for the week are these:
- I am closerthanthis to a 40 pound loss. I want to see that number sometime this week! 204.4 will put me right at the 40 pound mark. As of this morning I'm at 206.6.
- RUN! Seriously. Get off my duff and get out there. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Rain or shine. (Well if it is raining, then I'll go and run indoors at the gym). That will give me 5 times to run before the 5K. Hopefully by the time the 20th gets here I can get some of my stamina back and at the very least run the majority of the race.
- Jillian has moved to the backburner too as of last week but I do want to pick up the 30 Day Shred again. I made it up to D7L1 and I want to keep on with that. Maybe not every single day though. I'm thinking 3 to 4 times per week. I don't want to get burnt out or overwelmed again like I did last Tuesday/Wednesday. I will round out Level 1 this week and next week I will start on Level 2.
Monday - 30 Day Shred, Weight Training, Bowling (Weekly league and yes, I do count it!)
Tuesday - Run, Elliptical
Wedneday - 30 Day Shred, Weight Training (Normally I'd do elliptical here too but I'm going with my daughter to see Colin Mocherie and Brad Sherwood's improv that night)
Thursday - Run, Elliptical
Friday - 30 Day Shred, Walk or Elliptical
Saturday - Run or Elliptical, Weight Training
Sunday - REST!
***In the time that it has taken me to write this post (busy work day...boo!), I have gone ahead and registered for the race on the 20th. That's why visa cards were invented, right?!