According to the site I use to track my running - Daily Mile - as of this morning I've burned 96.68 donuts.
Man, that's a lot of donuts!
Yesterday marked my 2 month 'runiversary' and in that time I've gone from walking 1.25 miles/running 1.25 miles on my first day to running a little over 3 miles at least every other day.
At one time.
Without passing out.
Apparently it takes 119.93 miles to burn 96.68 donuts.
Ran my 2nd 5k this past weekend and shaved almost 3 minutes off of my time from the 5k I ran 3 weeks before.
I have to tell you, when I crossed the finish line after both races, I was a little emotional. I honestly never thought I'd run a mile, let alone do a 5k.
Interestingly enough, the scale hasn't changed much. I lost 20 pounds between November and January and pretty much NADA since then. Maybe a few pounds, but I would expect it to register quite a bit less after almost 120 miles! I know, I know, I know - I'm building muscle and muscle weighs more than fat. Yah, yah, yah, whatever.
What has changed? My entire body. My arms, my neck, my thighs, my ankles, everything. Even that damn 'tube' I've carried around my middle for YEARS has gone from looking like this
Granted, it's still a tube, but a much SMALLER one...
My clothes fit so much differently, and that feels good. And I have to keep telling myself that what the scale says doesn't matter, it's how I look and how I feel.
And I feel good. I still have a long way to go, but I'm on my way. And I've kept at this for 2 months now, arguably the longest I've kept at any type of fitness regimen at one time.
Toying with registering for a 10k 'all woman' race in October. Still toying at this point, got a long way to go to get there, but I think know I can do it if I set my mind to it.
96.68 donuts - makes a good title for a layout, don't you think? ;)