Running For Weight Loss – Week 5 – 1lb Weight Loss
I’ll start again tonight with a thank you to all of the recent Indiegogo contributors.
Thanks very much for your contributions. I will make this book the best I can make it and I love all of you!
Tonight I’m very glad to announce that I’ve lost a pound!
I’m aware that my campaign to transform myself from a half-arsed Irish lackey into a finely tuned athlete hasn’t exactly been awe-inpsiring but I’m doing my best.
Tomorrow I’m flying out to London to stay for a while as I love the City and I’m bored beyond hell of living here.
It means I’m gonna be running the Brighton Half Marathon after all.
My post tonight is about signs that you’ve progressed as a runner without necessarily losing weight. For the past 3 or 4 weeks I haven’t really been losing anything but I’ve been growing stronger and these are the things I’ve noticed.
- How your running clothes fit you (not always good) – The disadvantage about losing weight is that you will find yourself pulling up your running shorts a lot on your trek out. Especially if there is no tie mechanism at the front end.
- How strong you can finish – I’ve been finishing my 10 milers with a lot of strength recently and it’s only become fun with my new Asics. Before I felt every stone on the way down home.
- How you feel after each run – This is the most important factor for new runners. If you feel like shit after every single run then there’s more chance that you’ll just stop. I’ve been feeling great after most of my recent runs with a few exceptions!
- How long you can run for – I did 16 miles on a casual run around the hills around town on Tuesday which led to me thinking I’d fucked my knees up good. Thankfully that was not the case.
- Your strength on hills – On yesterday’s run for the first time ever I sprinted up a hill. A couple where peacefully walking their dog together and there I was fucking storming up past them with a face like thunder.
- Mental strength on the run – I only really get negative thoughts when my body is struggling. If my mind is clear or there are positive thoughts in my head then that’s a sign that I’m getting better.