Monday, August 16, 2010

Half Marathon Training Wk10

For the last few years, I've been slowly losing weight. Total now of 38lbs. I've worked hard to get here. But there are two things that will always be my trouble spots...My legs. They are too big. Always will be. I run. I cycle. I eat healthy. The muscles get bigger the fat stays. WTH! It's genetic, even the skinny people in my family have big legs.

When I was heavier, I only ever wore pants. Even in the summer. Seriously. But I've more or less made my peace with my legs. I wear dresses and skirts, all the time. So much cooler and easier. Still no shorts, though. Too difficult to fit.

Then "Take a photo of your legs, those powerful running legs of yours!  Post it on your blog saying that you accepted this challenge. And for the hard part: Do lunges at least 3 times a week from tomorrow, Aug. 10 until Sept 10." And to post pre-and post-challenge legs pictures. Well, this was my comment. "I'd be more comfortable taking a pic of my naked, saggy, mom boobs and posting it on the internet than my legs. My big ole thunder thighs have have been the bane of my existence my whole life (Ok. that's a bit dramatic but you get the point)" It's true. I would. But I like a challenge. So I'm signing up. I'm already a week behind. And I do plan take before pics but I'm not going to post them until I can post them with my after shots.

I guess everyone has a body part they hate. Make me feel better. What's yours? Why?

This weeks half-marathon training plan:
Sun Mon Tues Wed T hurs Fri Sat
08/09 08/1008/1108/1208/1308/1408/15
RestSpin bike
30min run
Spin Bike

Spin Bike
4mi runBike Ride

Above is my planned schedule for the week. I may change it up and run a true long run on Friday. Depending if Christy is feeling better and wants company for a long run on Friday. Believe me, it is much easier to convince myself to get out there in 90deg heat if someone else will be there.


Shelley said...

We all have those trouble spots - for me, it's my thighs - still so big and heavy, although I can see changes verrrrry slowly happening from the running. Maybe by next year they might look presentable in true running shorts.

Lori said...

My thighs are still big and muscular (with loose skin). I actually love them now, though.

I don't care for my teeth. That is the one thing I would love to be able to afford to change. Braces at age 42 :D

Melissa said...

Mine is definitely my deflated balloon mommy tummy!