I want to be a runner. I'm not there yet. I think I might be getting close :) I went for a run this morning, and was really consciencious about paying attention to the time (still haven't picked up a cheapo running watch at Walmart, even though I was there on Sunday). I ran for 25 minutes today... WOOT! There was a 30 second lull around minute 17 where I was running uphill and about half way up, I decided to walk it instead of run the rest of it. I'm glad I did it because I was able to last for the next 8 or so minutes with no problems. Week 7 Day 1: Complete. And thanks to those of you who pushed me to take my running outside. This morning was gorgeous with a nice breeze in the air. It definitely helps me feel strong and powerful, and not worried about falling off the back of a treadmill.
So... I won't be posting for the rest of the week. I'll actually be in Boston at a work conference. To me, there are two staples of any good conference: Subway lunches (cheap and nutritionally okay) and decadent dinners. I'm sorry, but when I go to a *real* city, I like to indulge myself with some great food. My attitude on weight loss and living a healthy lifestyle is that once in a while, you have to indulge! How can you keep going if you cut everything great out of your diet? Speaking of, Bob and Jillian seem to agree with me in this article. Treats are necessary to keep on keeping on. Now if I was eating rich dinners every night... not good. But once in a great while? Why not? So, no weekly weigh-in on Friday. . . we'll get back to that next Friday. Have a great week.