Friday, October 3, 2008

Weekly Weigh In: 20 minutes to save the world

I've been having a crazy last few days. On Wednesday, I went to school/the office and felt off. You know those days where your balance is just off, and you're not feeling on your game? Well, that was me. Taught my class, ran to Kroger for some BRATs supplements (bananas, rice, applesauce and toast for those of you who don't know the ultimate upset stomach diet), and came home to my jammies. Spent the rest of the night on my couch with stomach cramps instead of going for my planned run. Ugh.

It must have just been a passing bug, because yesterday, I was feeling fine. So fine that I decided to go for a run. It really is autumn. It was chilly, the wind was a bit blustery, and the leaves were everywhere. This was my night for my 20 minute run, in order to finish out Week 5 of the C25K. And it went really well. Around minute 17, I seriously thought I was going to die, mainly because I didn't realize what kind of an incline this one hill is that I run on... and at that point, a little incline was a REALLYBIG incline for me. So, I walked for 15 seconds and ran the rest. I did a mile and a half in 20 minutes. I'm really proud of that. Sure, it's about a 13 minute mile, but I'll worry about speed later, after I build up my endurance.

The problem? I didn't Shred when I came home because I was still feeling a little nauseous/not hungry yesterday, so I did an old Biggest Loser strength training video. And I can't decide if it was that or the run, but somewhere along the line last night, I think I twisted my knee. It hurt a lot more last night that I does this morning, and it doesn't really look swollen, although I was good about icing it last night during the debate and then again before I went to bed. So, I'm taking a few days off. I don't want to push my knee and I definitely don't want to hurt it more if I'm healing, so I'm not going to do anything physical today or tomorrow. E and I want to go hiking on Sunday, so I'm hoping that I'll be ready for that.

Weight wise... can I just say how happy I am that my little weight loss ticker at the top of the page is moving positively?? I lost two whole pounds this week! I don't know how much that has to do with my tummyache on Wednesday, but I ate pretty normal yesterday, so maybe it's not reflective of that. Either way, I would have been happy with 1 pound... but 2?? That just makes it that much better :) Have a good weekend!!


Jason said...

Congrats on the run!!!

Listen to your body. If you're hurt, don't push it. R.I.C.E.---Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation.


Felicia said...

Congrats on the run and the loss! You are doing AMAZING!

Keep up the inspiring work!


KK said...

WOOHOO! Congrats on the weight loss. I am sorry about the stomach ache and the knee. Rest and Ice!

Angie Eats Peace said...

Woohoo on your weight loss!

ptg said...

Great job on the run AND on the weight loss!! I think I caught those 2lbs!

RooBabs said...

Poor Kiki- I feel your knee pain (literally unfortunately). May you get better soon.

But on the 2-lb loss- wahoo! You are rockin it! Can't wait for the Day 20 Shred update (or whenever it comes). = )