On account of expected crazy rain this weekend, my 4.01K has been “postponed.”
I would be a liar if I said I wasn’t relieved. I never made it past the “run 2 miles” training session in the C25K program, and I’m feeling generally exhausted. I’ve been working too much at work and working too much at home, and mama needs some sleep. Plus, it’s nice to have a day of my weekend back to try and recoup before having to launch right into the next week. Even though it was the shortest distance race that I’ve ever heard of, I wasn’t ready for it, and I’m glad I don’t have to be mad at myself for either flaking out or not being able to run as much of it as I wanted to. Hopefully, if/by the time it’s rescheduled, I’ll be in better physical condition to meet my own expectations in it. (Equally hopefully, my schedule will permit me to participate on the new date!)
I’m also not disappointed that my race is off this weekend because… I think my heel spur is on the way out. It may have even already healed. With that terribly annoying injury potentially eliminated, I want to be careful not to resurrect it. It would probably be a good idea to give my feet a bit of a rest for a few more days.
By way of another quick update, the first Diet Bet I ever hosted recently closed, and I just barely eked out a win. Hosting well is no joke, and it wound up being more time consuming than I’d imagined, but that was because of my own meticulousness and the type of game it was. I think most people had a good time playing, though, and I know that several got close to their goals and/or busted through plateaus while playing, so that makes it all worth it! I had a lot of fun hosting (in spite of what may have just sounded like complaints0, and I look forward to being able to do it again before too long. For the near future, though, I’m taking a hiatus from DB.
I’m still in a kickstarter (that ends next week) and 2 transformers (of which one is ending in 2 weeks), which I feel I can handle because the monthly loss percentages are lower than the kickstarters, so I’m by no means leaving the community. For practical reasons, I have to take a break because I won’t be able to weigh in while traveling internationally late this month into early November. I also want to be able to enjoy that trip instead of worrying about being absent from a website, so it’s a good time for a sabbatical. Beyond that, judging by nothing but the way my body has changed over the last couple of weeks, I believe I’m in the midst of a change in fat-to-muscle ratio that accounts for the slowdown I’ve hit recently. That means I’m still losing fat, but it’s not reflecting as a loss on the scale because of the increased muscle mass. It’s fantastic, but not the right scenario in which to be betting money on averaging a 1% drop in weight every week.
NOTHING IS CHANGING, THOUGH! I’m still 100% in this. I will still be interacting on DB and I will still be blogging like a crazy old cat lady with stories to tell. More importantly, I will still be eating the right things and taking care of myself. I will fit into more oh-honey clothes. I will wear my new skinny jeans in public. I will shake my shit at Zumba. I will work my muscles. I will elevate my heart rate. I will get enough sleep. I will drink enough water. I will be BFF with Jiminy. I will have a happy birthday. I will lose inches. I will lose weight.
When my race is rescheduled, with any luck, I will jog it!