Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I Just Felt Like Running Recap....and a Biggest Loser Type Challenge

Look at me, two race recaps in a row!



I decided to join in on Jeff, The Detroit Runner's Virtual 5k.  I had hoped to run it outside on Monday, but we had an unexpected snow day, so with the kids home, it was kind of hard to fit it in.  So this morning while Eliza was occupied with stickers and princess dolls, I got on the treadmill to pound it out.  My legs were still a little tired from the hills on Saturday, so I kept the incline at 0.5, and started watching Kathie Lee and Hoda.  They crack me up, but I needed music, so I flipped between all the MTV and VH1 channels, and tried to avoid as much Charlie Sheen coverage as I could. 




When I was finished, Eliza gave me a purple sticker, that read WOW, as a running prize.  I know I beat Johann, but I'll bet plenty of people beat me : )


Well, my Biggest Loser weight loss challenge is on.  My friend Heather and I both want to drop ten pounds by summer.  Some of the weight I lost marathon training has crept back on, which is annoying.  But I really want to improve my performance running wise, and I know if I dropped this extra weight it would make a difference.  So here are the details:
  • we're starting tomorrow, Wednesday March 9, and ending Wednesday June 1.  That gives us 11 weeks to lose 10 pounds.
  • Heather is following Weight Watchers, I'm doing the "pay attention to what I put in my mouth" program. I'm giving up chocolate for Lent, and I'm going to stop picking at the kid's plates, or if Mike asks me if I want a bite of whatever he's eating, I'm going to say NO.
  • We're keeping up the running, and I'm determined to get some time in the pool. Besides the Cupcake Marathon, we're going to start doing the weekend training runs for the Mountain Goat 10 miler that takes place on May 1.
  • We're going to encourage each other, and hold each other accountable.  Heather is also my neighbor, so just by looking at her house, I'll get motivated.
  • If one of us doesn't make our goal, the have to give the other a $20 gift card, to either Fleet Feet or Sports Authority. 
  • If anyone else wants in, (Annie?) just let me know.

Game On!!

23 comments:

Nicki said...

Great 5K!

I'm in, Molly! I guess I should buy the gift cards now as I haven't been able to budge my weight in over six weeks but maybe a little healthy competition will help. I will weigh in tomorrow morning at kick boxing to have a start weight. And, I will see you May 1 at the Mountain Goat!

Kovas said...

Starting off the weight loss by running the Cupcake Marathon just sounds wrong.

Christi said...

I wish you the best of luck with your biggest loser challenge! Congrats on your virtual race. I need to get my run done!

Emz said...

awesome 5k. love these race recaps.

Julie said...

Good job on your virtual race!

Lent DOES start tomorrow doesn't it...

Carly said...

I like your challenge. I certainly have the pounds to lose too... so I guess I'll be following along!

Copychic said...

Love the challenge! I've been trying to lose 10 pounds for the longest time. Maybe this will be better motivation :)

giraffy said...

Totally in, I love the challenge... 10lbs sounds awesome :D

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Cool challenge Molly! Pass for me - if I drop 10 more pounds I might end up on the side of a milk box.

Annie said...

I'm in. I am going to also follow the watch what I put in my mouth plan. I will not eat the same portions as Jeff anymore, since I am not training for an Ironman!

Pam said...

Sweet 5k time!

Good luck on the pounds-sheddage! Funny how you lose weight when you stop eating everything in sight... I'm down 3 lbs so far! Which reminds me, I'm hungry....

Wells L said...

I want to join your Biggest Loser type challenge, would you mind? I think this is precisely the added accountability that I need to keep on the right path. I've done REALLY well on my lifestyle revolution (started 1/28) (posts to detail my success coming soon). What a great challenge - thanks, Molly!

Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

Nice report. Under 30 is always a bonus. Nice job and thanks for participating.

Terri said...

Can I join you in your Biggest Loser Challenge? I need to take 5 lbs off and I really need the accountability! Did I mention that you have the best ideas?

Teamarcia said...

Nice race--especially the sticker swag!
Best of luck with the weight loss.

Suzy said...

Nice report! Enjoy loosing the 10#. Want to lose 5 for me too?

kristen said...

A pound a week for 10 weeks. No problem! Good luck. Love your "pay attention" diet. you should write a diet book about it and become rich.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I need to get to my racing weight, not there yet, so sure, I will join in.

PS thanks for reminding me of fitblog chat last night, I liked it, can you remeind me again next week

Kelley said...

I like watching Hoda and Kathie Lee too.

Jill said...

Hey .. nice 5Ks girl!!!!
I did a Biggest Loser thingie at work. 12 weeks. You'd think being in charge of that would have kick me in the right direction. Um, not so much. 6 lbs, but unfortunately this damn heel has made me put on way too much!

Steel Springs said...

Great job on the 5k! I love that your medal was a "WOW" sticker.

Kelly said...

I'm behind...Can I join in on the challenge?? I would love to drop 10 by June!

Camilla said...

Hi! I'm new to your blog, but was referred because of your Biggest Loser Challenge. I'm trying to lose about 12 pounds in the next three months, so I thought I'd join even though I'm behind. Here's my blog where I'll be updating my progress: runninathena.blogspot.com