Running in the rain…and snow!

I just ran 3 miles without stopping for the first time ever.  Yeah, did you just ask if that’s the same distance as a 5K?  Well, a 5K is 3.1 miles actually, but who’s counting?  I might just make running the damn turkey trot next week.  It will be slow going, but I’ll make it.

For some reason this week, despite running every morning, my weight has been pretty consistently 243-246.  I’d be frustrated if it weren’t for the fact that I’m doing pretty well on my the whole running goal front.  I’d still like to drop to under 240 by Sunday, but that may be a pipe dream now.  We shall see!

Losing my law school pounds

I’ve officially lost my law school pounds.  I’m not 100% sure what I weighed prior to law school, but I think it was in the mid to low 290s.  On one hand, it’s nice to be back at this point, though I still have a ways to go before I reach my goal.  On the other hand, it’s also somewhat depressing to learn that I gained over 30 lbs. in a year-and-a-half time period.  Well, at least it’s off!

My next target is to eliminate my Mercury pounds, a.k.a. the weight I gained in my post-Whitworth years.  I think I weighed about 250/260 after Whitworth, so that means I’m tackling another 30-40 lbs.  And after that, I’ll be working on my Whitworth pounds, which is about another 30-40 lbs. since  I think I weighed in the 220s when I started Whitworth.  It’s kind of interesting that you can divide my life up since about High School in chunks of 30-40 pound weight gains.  But anyways, once I delete my Mercury and Whitworth pounds, I’ll be at my goal!

I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself, but even though my blogging (and New Year’s goal) is to lose 100 lbs. this year, I don’t plan on stopping there.  I’d feel real good to be under 200 lbs. again and ecstatic to be under 180 lbs.  It was either Sophomore or Junior year of High School that I weighed in the 170s, which is the thinnest I ever remember being (since I stopped growing taller, anyways).  BMI says I should be roughly 150 lbs., but if I made it to the 170s I’d be happy just to maintain that.  Of course, we can have that conversation again when I reach the 170s, because mark my words, I will.  It will take more than a year, but I will get there.