I was excited to weigh in at 154.6 pounds, the Friday morning we were leaving for the Rockin' K in Kansas. I had made it to my goal weight, and a little beyond. I was even more excited to get my 6-month lipid panel check up done, to see that I've completely reversed my numbers. I feel lean, mean, and green. The end of the month, however, has me seeing green a bit as my weight is up. Though, it does shift daily between 159 and 157. I'd like to be comfortably below 155. I'm obsessed with the weight loss. I've weighed myself twice a day, every day, since October. I'll admit that I've slipped a little this month, mostly due to my ongoing struggle with depression. I need to get back on the horse, and keep this magic carpet ride moving in the right direction. My goal is to be a solid 150 lbs at the starting line of the Vermont 100.
I expected April's miles to be lower than the last few months. Everything since October has led up to the Rockin' K 50 Miler, which took place at the very beginning of April. I hoped to be recovered, rested and running a lot sooner than I was. But ultimately, you have to listen to your body. I've been doing so well, that the last thing I want is to get injured. So, the first two weeks after Rockin' K were rocky. Partly to blame was sacrificing my weekend long run's to direct Niwot's Challenge. With those two weekend runs, I would have pushed 200 miles again. So, I have to look at it from a positive perspective and remember that I still have two months to go. The final week of April featured a good push to try and get close to 200, with a 56 mile week. I felt good, but at the end of the week, tired. Still, I just endured one of the snowiest April's in Denver history.. strong.
The Grand Canyon Rim 2 Rim 2 Rim happens this month. A 43 Mile training run right smack dab in the middle of the month. It's not a race. It's a "time on my feet" event. I'm excited for it as I play host to 14 friends who will be joining me in the big ditch. Beyond that, May and June are HUGE months for my Vermont 100 Training. If May goes according to plan, I'll put in a personal best 243 Miles in May and follow it up with 262 Miles in June. The key is to stay healthy. I've done a great job getting my pace up, now it's time to slow it back down to a comfortable "go all damn day" pace. The real work begins now.
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