As of Sunday morning I've lost 36 lbs :) I tried to post a blog yesterday but Blogger kept acting up. Super lame. Anyway, 36 lbs down feels like a huge accomplishment. I have so much more to lose, but I'm making great progress. I took my month two picture yesterday night and there was definitely a marked difference from last month's. I'm thinking that when I get closer to my goal I'll post my month by month pictures so people can see. For now, there are four or five people that I send the pictures to. It helps keep me accountable and it reminds me that I have a great support system in place.
I got new running shoes on Friday! The shoes I had been running in were not really intended for running, and they were a couple years old. I decided to try out Nike's new LunarGlide+ 3. Here's a picture
They're a bit louder than my typical exercise shoes, but they fit great and the cushioning is excellent for long runs. I think I still need to break them in a bit, but overall, I think they're great.
Today I decided to add a bit of length to my run and try to kick up the pace a bit. Here's what my work out looked like:
1 mile @ 5.5mph
1 mile @ 5mph
1 mile @ 5.5mph
.5 mile @5mph
1.5 miles @4mph
It is amazing that 5 mph feels pretty easy for me now. A few weeks ago I was struggling to jog @4.5! I'm really hoping to make my way up do 6+ mph. Will and I were running next to each other today and he had his treadmill up to 8.4 for a little bit and I was green with envy. I can't wait to be able to run that fast even for a few minutes!